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COMMERCE 1E03 - Business Environment & Organization
Sources for Canadian company and business research
Online source accessible to everyone, anywhere.
McMaster Users Only
Online source accessible to current McMaster students, faculty and staff only. MacID required.
Company Profiles, Financials & Analysis
Business Source Premier - select Business Searching Interface option
To access company profiles in Business Source Premier go to the ADVANCED SEARCH screen, click on the COMPANY PROFILES link on the right and search by company name. Reports can include a company overview, top competitors and a SWOT analysis.
Canada's Top 100 Employers (current year online)
A guide to Canada's best places to work. Briefly covers issues such as work atmosphere & communications, financial benefits & compensation, health & family friendly benefits, training & skills development, community involvement, and more.
Location of Print: STORAGE HD 2809 .C35 (2001 to 2006)
Includes rating reports for selected Canadian companies. Strengths and challenges are often included. Search by company name.
Contains profiles and financials of companies around the world. Select the Companies/Markets link and then click on the Company option. Search by company name or ticker symbol. NOTE: Access is limited. Only 6 people at one time can use this database. If you receive an error message, please try again later.
FP500: Canada's Largest Corporations
Ranks the top private & public companies in Canada based on revenue/assets. Also identifies leading companies in several industries including finance, insurance, multimedia, telecommunications and more.
Location of Print: MILLS Periodicals HG 179 .F472 (FP500 usually published in the June issue of Financial Post Magazine)
Hoover's Company Records
Includes reports on companies worldwide. Profiles typically include a company factsheet, overview, history, people, products & operations, subsidiaries & affiliates, competitors and financials.
Online access to current and historical annual reports, broker reports, and financial data for Canadian, U.S. and international companies. Select the Industry analysis to view reports on various industries.
Contains reports on public and private companies worldwide. At the Nexis Uni home page, go to the Menu drop-down list (top left) and select Company Dossier. In the Dossier search form, type in a company name or ticker symbol and click Search. Profiles include a snaphsot of the company (e.g., business description, company hierarchy, stock quotes & charts, top executives), news, financials, legal info and more.
Includes profiles for some Canadian companies along with financial, market share and brand information.
Official filings for publicly traded Canadian companies. Contains company annual reports dating back to 1997. Search by company name or industry group.
Includes millions of statistics on thousands of topics from a variety of sources. Includes company and industry related reports. Worldwide coverage.
Conference Board of Canada e-Library
Contains reports covering subject areas such as corporate finance, human resources management, corporate social responsibility, marketing, health & wellness and training & development. Primarily Canadian content. Search for your company and/or topic.
Factiva, 1970s to the present, dates vary by publication
Contains over 2,000 full-text newspapers from 200 countries in 26 languages. Use the Sources section to limit your search to publications in Canada or another geographical location. NOTE: Access is limited. Only 6 people at one time can use this database. If you receive an error message, please try again later.
Search for scholarly content on the web. Adjust the Google Scholar settings to automatically connect to the full-text provided by McMaster libraries. Watch this video to find out how.
Provides access to thousands of high-quality instructional videos on a broad range of topics including business, communication, management and online and social media marketing.
Nexis Uni,1970s to the present,dates vary by publication
Includes thousands of worldwide news sources including some Canadian titles (e.g., Hamilton Spectator, Globe & Mail, Toronto Star and National Post). To find news from the Nexis Uni home page ...
locate the Guided Search task pods
choose News in the What are you interested in? box
type your keywords or subject terms in the Search in all News for box
choose the news timeframe you want to search in from the Choose date range drop-down list
in the results list, use the options in the Narrow By column to filter your results by location, publication type, subject, industry, geography, timeline, etc.
ProQuest One Business
Include thousands of full-text scholarly journals, dissertations, conference proceedings, working papers, newspapers, trade publications, reports and books.
ScholarsPortal Journals, dates vary by publication
Search millions of articles from over 20,000 full text journals covering many academic disciplines, including business.
Sustainable Development Goals (United Nations)
The UN's 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a "universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030."
Web of Science, 1976 to the present
Search for scholarly articles from thousands of journals in this multi-disciplinary database.