Business Databases in Alphabetical Order

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  • 990 Finder (Candid)

    Provides access to nearly 3 million of the most recent Forms 990 and 990-PF filed by nonprofit organizations with Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

  • Bloomberg Professional Service

    The interactive financial information network that seamlessly integrates data, news, analytics, multimedia reports and e-mail into a single platform. It is used by market professionals around the world to make informed decisions and to complete transactions — in any currency and in a way that is meaningful, accurate, and consistent.

    Access Restrictions: Off-campus access is unavailable.

    Only available in the C.B. “Bud” Johnston Library. Please book a time to ensure availability.

  • Canadean Company Reports

    Examines and identifies key information for each listed company's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT). Included are business operations, company history, major products and services, prospects, key employees, locations and subsidiaries across 74 countries.

    Only available for 2013-2017.

  • Canadian Industry Statistics (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)

    Analyses industry data on many economic indicators using the most recent data from Statistics Canada.

  • Capital IQ

    A single source for a powerful array of financial data, analytics and research. A web-based platform combines deep information on companies, markets and people worldwide with robust tools for analysis, idea generation and workflow management.

    Access Restrictions: Access is only available in the C.B. “Bud” Johnston Library. Please book a time to ensure availability.

  • Country Watch Reviews

    Offers publications for 196 countries including demographic, political, economic, business, cultural and environmental information.

    To access this publication, click on the top Menu button (beside Nexis Uni logo) and select All Sources. Search for CountryWatch Reviews. In the results, click on the three dots beside the name to see more information about this source, add it to your search, or to see all of the documents.

  • EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval)

    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) makes all submissions by U.S. public companies since 1993.

  • FAO Country Profiles & Mapping

    Country information on the agricultural sector, food security and safety, diseases and pests, economic situation and more from the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).


    The world's largest and most comprehensive database on food, agriculture and hunger, which is now open to the public. Provided by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

  • Financial Performance Data (Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada)

    Provides access to more than 1000 industries across Canada, including more than 30 performance benchmarks to help small businesses determine how they measure up to their competitors.

  • Global Competitiveness Report (World Economic Forum)

    Assesses the competitiveness landscape of 144 economies, providing insight into the drivers of their productivity and prosperity. The Report series remains the most comprehensive assessment of national competitiveness worldwide.

  • Global Consumption Database (The World Bank)

    Source of data on household consumption patterns in developing countries. The data are based on national household surveys, which collect information for a group of households representative of the entire country. For each of the countries covered, the resulting datasets have been used to calculate the share of the population at different levels of consumption.

  • Global Development Finance (The World Bank)

    Focuses on financial flows, trends in external debt, and other major financial indicators for developing and advanced economies. Includes over 200 time series indicators from 1970 to 2014, for most reporting countries, and pipeline data for scheduled debt service payments on existing commitments to 2022.

  • Grant Connect

    Provides searchable, detailed information on all Canadian grant making foundations, hundreds of corporate community investment programs, as well as government funding programs and American foundations that will fund Canadian charities.

  • Hoover's Company Records (Nexis Uni)

    Contains information for major public and private companies worldwide. In-Depth records include overviews and histories, up to 10 years of key financial and employment data, lists of products and key competitors, names of key officers, and contact information.

    To access this publication, click on the top Menu button (beside Nexis Uni logo) and select Business. Look for Hoover's Company Records - In-depth Records under the Featured Publications Heading in the right column. Click on Get documents and enter a company name under Search Within Results.

  • ICD Research Reports

    Reports include data and analysis at the company, country and industry level, competitor and market data, valuations, and trends and forecasts.

    Available for 2013-2016.

  • Innovation, Science & Economic Development Canada

    Government of Canada resources for Canadian businesses. Including information about: business taxes, permits and regulations; managing money and finances; international trade and investment; directory of Canadian companies; consumer affairs; and more.

  • Just – Auto

    Market research reports on the various areas of the automotive industry including forecasts.

  • Just – Food

    Market research reports on the food industry. Most recent reports from 2017.

  • Just – Style

    Market research on the fashion and apparel industry.

  • OECD.Stat

    Includes data and metadata for OECD countries and selected non-member economies. OECD.Stat enables users to search for and extract data from across many databases under different themes such as agriculture and fisheries, development, economic projections, education and training, energy, environment, finance, globalization, health, national accounts, productivity, regional statistics, etc.

  • Reportal

    Company annual reports from 1978 to present.

  • Sector Source (Imagine Canada)

    Connects charities and nonprofits with resources that help support their work, including practical tools to support organizational effectiveness and current research about charitable and nonprofit sector.

  • SEDAR (System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval)

    Provides access to most public securities documents and information filed by issuers with the thirteen provincial and territorial securities regulatory authorities ("Canadian Securities Administrators" or "CSA") in the SEDAR filing system.

  • TechNavio Reports (Factiva)

    Detailed reports & forecasts on a variety of markets, including: IT, energy, engineering, consumer products, automotive, telecommunications, and more.

    In the search box input: rst=technv AND your industry

    Only available for 2013-2017

  • UNCTADstat

    An integrated treatment of trade and development and the interrelated issues in the areas of finance, technology, investment and sustainable development, UNCTAD compiles, validates and processes a wide range of data collected from national and international sources.

  • UNdata

    Search and download a variety of statistical resources compiled by the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) and other international agencies. Covers a wide range of statistical themes including agriculture, crime, communication, development assistance, education, energy, finance, etc.

  • World Bank Data

    The World Bank's Open Data initiative is intended to provide all users with access to World Bank data, according to the Open Data Terms of Use. The data catalog is a listing of available World Bank datasets, including databases, pre-formatted tables, reports, and other resources.

  • World Competitiveness Online

    Analyzes and ranks the ability of nations to create and maintain an environment that sustains the competitiveness of enterprises.