Monday, February 24, 2014

Business/Economics Resources

Required reading
Finding Numeric Data: Financial Information on the Web
Chapter 8 of U of W Library’s eManual. Includes description of, and links to, Hoover’s, Bloomberg, New York Stock Exchange, and Nasdaq databases.

Finding Numeric Data: Statistics Canada
Covers The Daily, E-STAT, CANISM, and Statics Canada Community Profiles. [Access E-STAT and other statistical sites from RRC Statistical Data page For help in using E-ST AT, see the E –STAT Research guide

Recommended reading
Commerce 209 Industry and Company Research Handbook
Provides a basic understanding of how to locate company and industry information. Produced by University of Saskatchewan Libraries.

Research Companies Online
This business research tutorial presents a step-by-step process for finding free company and industry information on the World Wide Web. From the US but includes information on international business.

Associations and think tanks
C. D. Howe Institute
Independent, Canadian non-profit, economic and social policy research institution.

Canadian Association for Business Economics
For applied economists in business, governments, associations and other organizations, and those interested in business economics, the economics outlook, and policy.

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives offers an alternative to the message that we have no choice about the policies that affect our lives. We undertake and promote research on issues of social and economic justice. We produce research reports, books, opinion pieces, fact sheets and other publications.

Canadian Economic Association
The organization of academic economists in Canada.

Canadian Foundation for Economic Education
To help improve the economic capability of Canadians, CFEE has a wide range of resources and programs including publications, multimedia, teacher training, curriculum consultation, and research.

Conference Board of Canada
The Conference Board of Canada is the foremost independent, not-for-profit applied research organization in Canada. We help build leadership capacity for a better Canada by creating and sharing insights on economic trends, public policy issues, and organizational performance.

The Fraser Institute
An independent public policy organization, The Fraser Institute focuses on the role competitive markets play in providing for the economic and social well-being of all Canadians and as an international forum for policy ideas.

Online encyclopedias and dictionaries
The Biz/ed Glossary and Diagram Bank
This site “has over 1000 business and economic definitions and nearly 200 of the most common diagrams for you to search or browse.” Also includes a list of acronyms. From a British “provider of Internet-based learning materials for the economics and business education community.”

Dictionary of Small Business
Provides definitions as a ready reference to 2,500 of the most commonly used terms encountered by the start-up entrepreneur, the small business person, and the student of business theory.

EH.NET Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History
Designed to provide students and laymen with high quality reference articles in the field.

Encyclopedia of Law and Economics
Attempts to survey the whole law and economics literature. Most entries contain two elements: a review of the literature, written by an authority in the field, and a quasi complete bibliography. Produced by the University of Ghent, Belgium.

New Business Glossary of Terms
From a Canadian provider of business start-up and related services.

Subject guides
There are numerous subject guides available from the Red River College Library on business and economics. Check the Subject Guides Index at


Economics (print-only)
From the University of Winnipeg Library. List print and online resources.

Resources for Economists on the Internet
Annotated directory of economic resources on the Internet. A WWW Virtual Library site sponsored by the American Economic Association.

Business Links
From Winnipeg Public Library. This page provides links to selected business and financial websites. Links include general resources for business news and financial data as well as specific sites for company information, currency and exchange rates, government business, investing, real estate and small business. Includes links to stock exchanges.

Company Information and Trade Directories (Canadian)

Company Information and Trade Directories (U.S. and International)
Both compiled by Edmonton Public Library.

University of Manitoba. Elizabeth Dafoe Library. Virtual Reference Shelf. Business and Management

Recommended reading

Goldermann, Gail and Bruce Connolly. “Getting Down to Business.” Library Journal, Winter 2003 Net Connect, Vol. 128 Issue 1, p38, 6p. (fulltext on EBSCOHost Academic Search Premier)
Reviews electronic general business resource databases. ABI/INFORM by ProQuest Information and Learning; Business & Corporate Resource Center by the Gale Group; Business Source Premier by EBSCO Publishing; RDS Business Reference Suite by the Gale Group; Wilson Business Full Text by H. W. Wilson Co.

Major index for economics literature, produced by American Economic Association. Indexes and provides citations to >600 journals, books, working papers in the field of economics and finance.

Business Source Premier
World’s largest full text business database. From EBSCOhost.

Regional Business News
Provides comprehensive full text coverage for regional business publications. Incorporates coverage of 75 business journals, newspapers, and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. From EBSCOhost.

CBCA Current Events News: Newspapers, Newswires, Transcripts, Magazines
Includes Canadian titles focusing on current events. Current events is interpreted broadly to include politics, business, the arts, sports, and any other kind of news, whether happening in Canada or abroad. Newspapers, newswires, newsmagazines, as well as television and radio transcripts constitute the titles in the subset.

Reference General Reference: Journals, Magazines, Newsletters
This collection provides in depth access to a wide diversity of Canadian periodicals, ranging from academic titles to special interest publications to general magazines.

The following titles are all available via OCLC First Search:
Business and Industry
Contains important facts, figures and key events for international public and private companies, industries, products, and markets for manufacturing and service industries. Covers all the primary business information sources—from leading trade magazines, newsletters, and the general business press to international business dailies.

Business Dateline
Includes information about library resources that describe regional business activities and trends and major stories on local firms, their products, and executives. Provides online articles from regional publications, Business Wire press releases, and major newspapers.

Business and Management Practices
Contains online articles about the practical aspects of business management. Includes case studies and how-to articles.

PAIS International
Provides selective subjects and bibliographic access to periodicals, books, hearings, reports, gray literature, government publications, Internet resources, and other publications from 120 countries. Includes materials in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish with English language abstracts and subject headings.

PAIS Archive
Contains more than 700,000 records, originally published in the PAIS Bulletin, 1915-1976. Complements the contemporary coverage of the PAIS International database, also available on FirstSearch.

Web sites
Canada Business Network
The main Government of Canada portal for Canadian businesses. Includes links to provincial and territorial government business sites.

Canadian Business News
Links to Canadian business news and company information search sites from JournalismNet.

The EDGAR database is the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission portal to company filings.

Canada’s EDGAR. Annual reports and other securities information for Canadian companies.

Owned by the Economic History Association. Site includes a book review series, a collection of course syllabi, a directory of economic historians, the EH.Net Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History, several databases, numerous links to websites related to economic history, and the popular “How Much Is That” service which allows users to easily look up historical prices, interest rates, wage rates, GDP statistics, exchange rates and inflation rates.

Innovation in Canada: Business Intelligence
Internet based sources of information useful for understanding and implementing market research or competitive intelligence strategies within an organization. Contains company databases, how-to guides and websites as well as lists of experts in market research.

MetEc was an international academic effort to improve the communication of Economics via electronic media. It consisted of: Information on printed working papers on BibEc, data about electronic working papers on WoPEc, and World Wide Web resources in Economics on WebEc.

Standard Industry Classifications
The current classification in use at Statistics Canada is the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Canada, 2012. Site also links to other classifications and concordances to other industry classifications.

Industry Canada
Contains business and consumer information in the form of directories, industry overviews, reports, legislation, regulations, standards and statistics.

VIBES: Virtual International Business & Economic Sources
VIBES provided over 2,800 links to Internet sources of international business and economic information that are in English and available free of charge.

globalEDGE: Your source for Global Business Knowledge
From Michigan State University’s Broad College of Business. Global Insights provides international business and trade information on over 200 countries. Offers reference desk and knowledge tools.

Canada Manitoba Business Service Centre
The Canada Manitoba Business Service Centre website contains a collection of information on government programs, services and regulations as well as other items of interest such as E-Commerce, accessing technology and financing information. There is an extensive collection of relevant website links compiled by a librarian. The Reference and Trade Library has over 10,000 books, magazines and audio-visuals on Business Information.

University of Manitoba. Elizabeth Dafoe Library. Business.

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