Company & Industry Information Guide

Company Profiles

Company Profiles

When researching a company, try using a combination of our databases as set out in the steps/links below: 

  1. Get started by searching our Hoover's Online and/or Mergent Intellect database (links below)
  2. Find out what type of company it is: public, private, subsidiary, foreign-owned.  Private companies are not traded on stock exchanges and therefore information tends to be very limited.
  3. For detailed financial statements, use authoritative databases such as Infomart (Canadian public companies) or Mergent Online (U.S. and some International companies) (links below).
  4. Access company profiles using Business Source Premier
  5. For historic company financial statements, try Mergent Archives
  6. Check for journal/trade/magazine/newspaper articles about the company using Business Source PremierABI Inform Complete and Canadian Business & Current Affairs (CBCA) Complete (links below)
  7. Check the company's public website as it probably contains current news/information. Look for links on the website such as: About Us, Company Info., News, Investor Relations, Corporate
  8. Find current news about the company via Hoover's Online or by accessing our newspapers. Use UNB Databases tab above to access our newspaper databases (e.g., Canadian Newspapers and PressDisplay)

Getting Started

  • Hoover's Online
    UNB-subscribed database. Provides quality company research. It's a great place to begin researching an unfamiliar company. Alongside basic company information, Hoover's can help with product/operations data, brand name listings, competitors, competitive landscape, officer names and salaries, and some financial data.
    Using Hoover's Online Video: http://www.lib.unb.ca/research/video/Hoover'sOnline.php
  • Mergent Intellect
    UNB-subscribed database. Mergent Intellect is a web-based application powered by D&B/Hoover’s business datasets for over 100 million public and private North American/global companies. Alongside company research, the enhanced features of the Intellect interface offer users the opportunity to look up executives, build contact/mailing lists and perform market research queries.

Canada


  • Infomart
    UNB-subscribed database. Provides access to a wide range of Financial Post (FP) electronic products including the Analyzer, Dividends, Profiler, and Reports databases. The FP site features historical, investor, corporate information and industry reports for 500 of Canada's leading publicly-traded companies

  • SEDAR
    (System for Electronic Document Analysis and Retrieval) Free resource containing official regulatory filings (1997 - present) of Canadian public companies to the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA).

  • Business Source Premier
    UNB-subscribed database. Detailed company profiles for the world's 5,000 largest companies are available. Select "Company Profiles" from the blue navigation ribbon at the top of your search screen and search for company name; detailed reports are from MarketLine.

  • ABI Inform Complete
    UNB-subscribed database. Search company/organization name or use Document Type:Company Profile.

  • Canadian Business & Current Affairs (CBCA) Complete
    UNB-subscribed database. Search for company/organization using Canada's largest full-text current events database.

  • Million Dollar Database (MDDI)
    UNB-subscribed database. Offers users a valuable source of in-depth information on both privately held and public businesses in the U.S. and Canada with business profiles on firms in over 200 countries worldwide. Please Note: Mergent Intellect will replace MDDI in 2016.

  • Mergent Archives
    UNB-subscribed database. Provides access to a vast, indexed collection of historic corporate and industry-related documents covering over 100 countries and industries.

  • Canadian Company Capabilities (CCC)
    Free Resource. Industry Canada's database of Canadian businesses (aprox. 60 000) - volunteered information

 

United States


  • Mergent Online
    UNB-subscribed database. Provides access to current financial data for over 25,000 public U.S. and international companies. Results include: company details/history, executives, ownership, key financials, equity pricing, reports, filings, news, competitors, plus a customized Report Builder. Mergent also offers access to real-time company filings to the SEC (U.S.) and SEDAR (Canada).

    Additionally Mergent Online contains company financial reports for up to 15 years which can be downloaded via Excel spreadsheet software.

  • EDGAR
    (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis and Retrieval System) Free resource containing official regulatory filings (1994 - present) of U.S. public companies to the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC).

  • Researching U.S. Public Companies Using EDGAR: A Guide
    http://www.sec.gov/investor/pubs/edgarguide.htm

  • Business Source Premier
    UNB-subscribed database. Detailed company profiles for the world's 5,000 largest companies are included in Business Source Premier. Select "Company Profiles" from the blue navigation ribbon at the top of your search screen and search for company name; detailed reports are from MarketLine.

  • ABI Inform Complete
    UNB-subscribed database. Search company/organization name or use Document Type:Company Profile.

  • Million Dollar Database (MDDI)
    UNB-subscribed database. Offers users a valuable source of in-depth information on both privately held and public businesses in the U.S. and Canada with business profiles on firms in over 200 countries worldwide. Please Note: Mergent Intellect will replace MDDI in 2016.

  • Mergent Archives
    UNB-subscribed database. Provides access to a vast, indexed collection of historic corporate and industry-related documents covering over 100 countries and industries.

  • ThomasNet - Product Sourcing & Supplier Discovery Platform
    Free Resource. Thomas Publishing Company database containing a wealth of information about U.S. and some Canadian suppliers/manufacturers.

International


  • Mergent Online
    UNB-subscribed database. Provides access to current financial data for over 25,000 public U.S. and some international companies.

  • Business Source Premier
    UNB-subscribed database. Detailed company profiles for the world's 5,000 largest companies are included in Business Source Premier. Select "Company Profiles" from the blue navigation ribbon at the top of your search screen and search for company name; detailed reports are from MarketLine.

  • ABI Inform Complete
    UNB-subscribed database. Search company/organization name or use Document Type:Company Profile.

  • Companies House
    Free UK Government site. Offers access to UK company listings, regulatory filings and officer information.

  • Million Dollar Database (MDDI)
    UNB-subscribed database. Offers users a valuable source of in-depth information on both privately held and public businesses in the U.S. and Canada with business profiles on firms in over 200 countries worldwide. Please Note: Mergent Intellect will replace MDDI in 2016.

  • Mergent Archives
    UNB-subscribed database. Provides access to a vast, indexed collection of historic corporate and industry-related documents covering over 100 countries and industries.

  • UNdata
    United Nations statistical data for the use of the global user community. Useful features like Country Profiles, Advanced Search and glossaries are provided to aid research.

  • World Bank Data Catalog
    The World Bank's Open Data initiative provides users with access to World Bank data. Searchable by Country, By Topic, by Development Indicators

Company Rankings - Free Internet

Industry Reports

Industry Reports

When researching an industry, try using a combination of resources as set out in the steps below: 

  1. Access Reports via the UNB-subscribed database links provided below
  2. Find the appropriate Industry Classification codes (information below). You'll discover that some of our business databases and government websites organize their industry information using these special codes for each industry.  
  3. Use the Internet Sites tab above for free resources for particular industries
  4. Look for current news about the industry by accessing newspapers. Use UNB Databases tab above to access our newspaper databases (e.g., Canadian Newspapers, Press Display, or CBCA)

Reports

  • Statista
    UNB-subscribed database. Statista is a statistics portal that provides business, marketing, demographic, and economic data on 80,000+ topics from over 18,000 sources. Statista has an international focus and the site combines government data that is freely available with proprietary industry facts, reports, dossiers and high-quality infographics.
  • Frost & Sullivan
    UNB-subscribed database. Frost & Sullivan provides in-depth full-text market research and strategy reports in various emerging high-technology sectors.
  • Mergent Online
    UNB-subscribed database. Alongside quality U.S./international company financial reports, Mergent provides industry and equity reports. On Mergent front screen, select "Industry Analysis" tab then select the appropriate report OR search for a company and then select the company's "Reports" tab then select "Industry Reports" link.
  • Faulkner Advisory for Information Technology Studies (FAITS)
    UNB-subscribed database. Faulkner Advisory for Information Technology Studies (FAITS) is designed to help researchers keep up with the issues, trends, market conditions, products, services and vendors driving the information technology industry. This database provides reports covering IT infrastructure, telecommunications, wireless communications, data networking, convergence, information security, enterprise systems, Internet and technology vendors.
  • Hoover's Online
    UNB-subscribed database. Provides quality company and industry research.
  • Infomart
    UNB-subscribed database. Infomart features historical, investor, corporate information and industry reports for 500 leading Canadian publicly-traded companies
  • Business Source Premier
    UNB-subscribed database. Provides company profiles, industry reports, and articles from journals and trade publications.  On BSP's Advanced Search screen, set Publication Type to Industry Profile and then type the name of the industry.
  • Passport GMID
    UNB-subscribed database. A quality international market research database containing business intelligence and reports across key industries, companies, markets, and consumer-oriented industries in more than 200 categories for 80 countries. Particularly useful for the retail, food, drink, apparel, automotive, health, appliances, electronics, toys, travel, and personal care products industries.
  • Mergent Archives
    UNB-subscribed database. Provides access to a vast, indexed collection of historic corporate and industry-related documents covering over 100 countries and industries.

Industry Classification Codes

Two of the most important industry classification systems used in North America are NAICS and SIC. Both systems are organized by broad industry categories and subdivided into more specific industries.

  • NAICS (North American Industry Classification System)
    Developed in 1997, NAICS codes range between 2-6 digits in length. The most current version of NAICS is 2012. To browse the NAICS codes, click this Statistics Canada link.
  • SIC (Standard Industrial Classification)
    SIC codes are an older industry classification system; and NAICS was supposed to replace SIC. Some websites still use SIC codes to classify their industry information. To browse for SIC codes, click here.
  • HS - Harmonized Coding System
    The Harmonized System (HS) is a special six-digit commodity classification used by U.S., Canadian and Mexican customs agencies. The main purpose of HS is to identify the tariffs that apply to goods. To export to the U.S. or Mexico under NAFTA rules, Canadian companies are required to establish the HS number of your product. To obtain the HS number for your product, contact your nearest Canada Border Services Agency Office: click here for more information.
  • International Classifications
    International and European (NACE) industry classifications also exist.  To browse for international codes, click here. The United Nations Statistics Division has created a Classification Registry. To browse the Registry, click here.
  • Concordances
    To browse descriptions of the direct relationships (concordances) between various classification systems, click here

UNB Databases & Journals

When searching for journal/magazine articles, the Business Source Premier and ABI Inform Complete databases are usually the best places to begin.

For additional databases, check the Article Databases page of the library website.

Key Resources

  • ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest)
    Indexing, abstracts, and full-text of scholarly and trade journal articles in business, management, and trade. Also covers dissertations, SSRN working papers, market reports, industry reports, business cases, local and regional business information, and global and trade news. Includes full text of The Wall Street Journal and digital images of selected key business journals from the first issue to the present. ABI Help Guide
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Business Source Premier
    Business Source Premier provides full text for more than 3,700 scholarly business journals and other sources. Coverage includes virtually all subject areas related to business. BSP provides full text (PDF) for more than 350 of the top scholarly journals dating as far back as 1922.
    --- Try EBSCO's specialized Business Searching Interface for Business Source Premier. ---
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Canadian Business and Current Affairs (CBCA) Complete (ProQuest)
    Canadian Business and Current Affairs (CBCA) Complete is the nation's largest and most comprehensive bibliographic full-text reference and current events database. Available through the ProQuest Web interface, CBCA Complete combines full text and indexed content from all four CBCA database subsets (Business, Current Events, Education, and Reference). Subject coverage is comprehensive and information is available from the broadest range of Canadian sources anywhere.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Canadian Periodicals Index Quarterly (CPI.Q)
    Indexes over 400 Canadian periodicals (English and French) with full-text and reports from 165 periodicals.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Infomart (formerly FPinfomart.ca)
    Infomart provides access to a wide range of Financial Post (FP) electronic products including the Analyser, Dividends, Profiler, and Reports databases. The FP site features historical, investor and industry reports for 500 of Canada's leading publicly-traded companies and supplies corporate information on all Canadian publicly-traded companies. In addition, Infomart allows you to retrieve, manipulate and analyse basic data for over 1400 companies. Also offers a personal name search function and a Directory of Directors.
    4 simultaneous users.
  • Mergent Online
    Mergent Online provides access to financial data for over 25,000 public U.S. and international companies. Results include: company details/history, executives, ownership, key financials, equity pricing, reports, filings, news, competitors, plus a customized Report Builder. Company financial reports for up to 15 years can be downloaded via Excel spreadsheet software. Mergent also offers real-time access to company filings submitted to the SEC (U.S.) and SEDAR (Canada). Additional attributes include a Global Private Company database for over 20 million private companies, reports (industry or equity), economic indicators, and country profiles.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Hoover's Online (D & B/Mergent ; FLASH REQUIRED FOR ACCESS)
    Hoover’s Online is a quality business database from Dun & Bradstreet (D& B) that offers reliable and comprehensive insight and analysis on more than 85 million companies, 100 million contacts, and 900 industry segments. Whether you are generating leads, researching companies and industries, or comparing competitive strategies, Hoover’s data provides some of the most up-to-date information available.
    10 simultaneous users only
  • IBISWorld - US/Canadian Industry Reports
    Our IBISWorld database contains a range of comprehensive industry reports that offer valuable insight into U.S. and Canadian industries. Industry analysis includes key statistics, market conditions and forecasts, supply chain information, and competitive landscape. • US Industry Reports: The core collection has 30-40 page reports on more than 700 U.S. industries. The reports are written to the official North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). • Canada Industry Reports: The Canadian collection has over 400 detailed research reports on a wide variety of Canadian industries with new reports added every month.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • First Research - Industry Profiles (Mergent Intellect)
    First Research offers knowledge tools (Industry Profiles and State & Provincial Profiles) that are essential for enhancing presentations and learning about key issues within 1000+ U.S. and Canadian industries. Canadian Industries: Select the International/Global Content tab on the Blue Navigation ribbon.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Mergent Intellect
    Mergent Intellect is a web-based application powered by D&B/Hoover’s business datasets for over 100 million public and private North American/global companies. Alongside company research, the enhanced features of the Intellect interface offer users the opportunity to look up executives, build contact/mailing lists and perform market research queries. Use Mergent's Quick Tips and/or Help Guide to discover more about the features that Mergent Intellect provides.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Passport GMID (Global Market Information Database)
    Passport GMID is an international market research database and analysis tool from Euromonitor. The database contains business intelligence and reports across key industries, companies, markets, and consumers in more than 200 categories for 80 countries. Also available is research on lifestyle, demographic and socio-economic country data that spans 206 countries.
    Passport GMID User Guide PDF
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Statista
    Statista is a multidisciplinary database that aggregates information covering 80,000 topics. Access to data from over 18,000 sources covering 1.5 million statistics. All statistics can be directly downloaded in PNG, PDF, Excel, and PowerPoint formats. Data prepared according to academic citation standards, with a citation tool (APA, Chicago, Harvard, MLA, and Bluebook) and links to the original source for further research. Statista also covers industry reports, studies, forecasts, dossiers, digital market outlook , aesthetically pleasing infographics, and more.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.

Additional Resources

  • Million Dollar Database (D & B/Mergent)
    Million Dollar Database (MDDI) is a valuable source of global information from Dun & Bradstreet on 34 million private and public companies and their executives. MDDI offers comprehensive coverage on U.S. and Canadian businesses plus business profiles on firms in over 200 countries worldwide.
    Unlimited simultaneous users
  • Financial times (FT.com)
    UNB has purchased a premium online subscription to FT.com which provides our academic community with the current Financial Times newspaper, the latest international business, finance, economic and political news, analysis, data, tools, plus RSS feeds. Users can also view the Financial Times on mobile devices by downloading their apps: http://apps.ft.com
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Econlit
    Produced by the American Economic Association, EconLit is a bibliographic database that indexes and abstracts more than 700 international economic journals back to 1969. The database contains over one million records and is considered the foremost source for journal articles, books, dissertations. book reviews, and working papers in the field of Economics.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Academic Search Premier
    Academic Search Premier is a multidisciplinary resource that "provides journal coverage for most academic areas of study."
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Mergent Archives
    Mergent Archives provides access to a vast, indexed collection of historic corporate and industry-related documents covering over 100 countries and industries. Digitized content includes: Mergent (Moody’s) manuals (1909 -), Ford Equity Research Reports for over 4500 U.S. and Canadian companies, 85 years of annual reports beginning as early as 1925, and access to the entire collection of Mergent’s semi-annual industry reports (2003 -).
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Canadian Newspapers FULLTEXT (Infomart)
    This database offers fulltext access to a variety of Canadian newspapers, (coverage dates vary by title). New Brunswick newspapers, The Daily Gleaner, The Telegraph Journal, and The Moncton Times Transcript have coverage from 1998-date.

    DURABLE LINKS TO PDFs
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    https://login.proxy.hil.unb.ca/login?url=
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    Sample: http://www.fpinfomart.ca.proxy.hil.unb.ca/download/pdf/irvinglibrary_20141007_0827_gdqd_3.pdf

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    4 Simultaneous Users
  • PressDisplay - Newspapers From Around the World (Library Press Display)
    Thousands of newspapers, magazines, and other news sources from 100 countries in 60 different languages. News sources are searchable and current with up to a 60-day backfile at most -- access varies per news source.
    4 simultaneous users.
  • JSTOR Archival Collection
    JSTOR provides access to back issues of a variety of scholarly journals. UNB Libraries currently subscribes to the Arts & Sciences (I through X) collections, along with the Life Sciences and Ireland collections.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Public Affairs Information Service (PAIS) International and Archive (ProQuest)
    The PAIS International database contains references to journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference reports, publications of international agencies, microfiche, Internet material, and more. Newspapers and newsletters are not indexed. Also included in PAIS are the PAIS Archive and ProQuest Deep Indexing: Public Administration and Policy databases.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete (CMMC)
    "CMMC incorporates the content of CommSearch (formerly produced by the National Communication Association), and Mass media articles index (formerly produced by Pennsylvania State University) along with numerous other journals..."--About the database.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • LegalTrac
    Provides references to articles in major law reviews, legal newspapers, bar association journals, and international (including English-language and French-language Canadian) legal journals. Also includes references to selected law-related articles from business and general interest publications.
    LegalTrac also provides access to over 100 full-text journals covering the aforementioned fields of study.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Canadian Patent Reporter Plus
    Canadian Patent Reporter Plus includes the full-text of the Canadian Patent Reporter cases, current and historical consolidations of the Canadian Copyright, Patent, and Trade-Marks Acts and other relevant statutes, plus relevant accompanying regulations and legislative history.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • OECD iLibrary
    NOTE: Content from 1998-2009 accessible to UNB Libraries. "OECD iLibrary is OECD's Online Library for Books, Papers and Statistics and the gateway to OECD's analysis and data. Once fully featured, OECD iLibrary will replace SourceOECD. OECD iLibrary users at subscribing institutions are able to conduct searches, retrieve listings of publications meeting the search criteria, and choose to download selected titles in various formats, or selected statistical data in spreadsheet format. Access is available for titles published from January 1998 onwards."--OECD iLibrary About page. OECD, based in Paris, is a forum permitting governments of industrialized democracies to study and formulate policies in all economic and social spheres.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Dissertations & Theses (ProQuest PQDT: formerly Digital Dissertations)
    ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (formerly Digital Dissertations) "is the single, authoritative source for information about doctoral dissertations and master's theses. The database represents the work of authors from over 1,000 graduate schools and universities."
    All PhD dissertations and Master's theses from depositing universities are available from 1997 onwards, unless the document's author has requested a temporary delay.
    It is also possible to search within an interface exclusive to Dissertations & Theses @ University of New Brunswick.

    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Google Scholar
    Google Scholar searches a subset of the Web that Google has classified as "scholarly literature". They do not publish a list of chosen sites, and they do not state how often sites are checked. Some important sources are not covered at all. Thus, Google Scholar alone should not be relied on for comprehensive research.
    By accessing Google Scholar via the UNB Libraries website, you benefit from technology that lets on-campus and off-campus users connect directly to full-text articles in journals to which UNB subscribes. Just click on the blue Title link in the Google result list.
    Off-campus users can also set Scholar Preferences to show the "Check for fulltext @ UNB" link in search results. See "Scholar Preferences" at the Google Scholar site.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.

UNB Libraries subscribe to a wide variety of academic journals, magazines, and newspapers, both in print and online. A few titles in Business Administration include:

Journals
Magazines
Journal Packages
Electronic Newspapers - Current

 

Document Delivery

If a journal article is not available at UNB, it can usually be obtained through our document delivery service.  See the document delivery page for the electronic request form.  Article delivery in print or electronic form takes between 3-7 days.

 

Reference Tools

UNB subscribes to a substantial collection of print and electronic reference tools (dictionaries, encyclopaedias, handbooks, guides, and standards) in the field of Business.

To find additional reference materials, check our Reference Materials database.

Key Resources

  • Canadian Key Business Directory [HIL-REF HF3223 .C24]
  • Blue book of Canadian business [HIL-REF HD2809 .B54x]

    The two most recent editions are held in HIL-REF, and the rest are shelved in HIL-STACKS.

  • FP markets, Canadian Demographics [HIL-REF HC111 .B9]

    The two most recent editions are held in HIL-REF, and the rest are shelved in HIL-STACKS.

  • FP Survey, Industrials [HIL-REF HG5151 .F56]

    The two most recent editions are shelved in HIL-REF; the rest are in HIL-STACKS.

  • Guide to Canadian Manufacturers [HIL-REF HF3223 .G84]

    Current volumes held in HIL-REF.

  • Canadian Trade Index [HIL-REF HF3223 .C25]
  • 2016 Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios [HIL-REF HF5681 .R25 W55 2015]
  • Faulkner Advisory for Information Technology Studies (FAITS)
    Faulkner Advisory for Information Technology Studies (FAITS) is designed to help researchers keep up with the issues, trends, market conditions, products, services and vendors driving the information technology industry. This database provides reports covering IT infrastructure, telecommunications, wireless communications, data networking, convergence, information security, enterprise systems, Internet and web, and technology vendors. In addition, FAITS features links to NewsFactor, CBS Marketwatch, the BBC and other IT news sources.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Vividata (formerly Print Measurement Bureau)
    Vividata (formerly Print Measurement Bureau) provides member organizations with statistical data that tracks Canadian consumer demographics, media usage, lifestyle, attitudinal data and brand/product usage across 300+ categories. The data is derived from a quarterly survey of a sample of 38,000 Canadians (age 12+) and is released quarterly as rolling 12 month data. Tables are in exportable formats.

    PMB LEGACY DATA
    Please go here to view legacy data from the Print Measurement Bureau: Access 2015 data only
    Unlimited simultaneous users
  • Business Plans Handbook
    "Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans."
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Wiley Encyclopedia of Management [HIL-REF HD30.15 .B455 2014]

    This updated edition of The Blackwell encyclopedia of management has thirteen subject volumes plus an index.  Each volume charts the major developments that have occurred in: digital technologies; ethics and governance-related issues; innovation; emerging markets; organizational networks; and new avenues of sustainable business growth. 

  • Blackwell Reference Online: Business and Management

    The home of quality reference resources for students and scholars, featuring Wiley-Blackwell’s acclaimed companions, handbooks, dictionaries and guides from across the social sciences and humanities.

Additional Resources

  • New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics
    The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics is the key scholarly reference tool for economics. It offers access to over 3,000 articles written by leading figures in the field and is updated on a continual basis.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Standard & Poor's Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives [HIL-REF HG4057 .A4]

    The 2007 and 2008 editions are available in HIL-REF.

  • Financial Post Directory of Directors [HIL-REF HG4090 .Z5 D46]

    The latest three years are in HIL-REF. Older volumes are shelved in HIL-STACKS.

  • Scott's Atlantic Business Directory [HIL-REFDSK T12.5 .C3 S26]

    Scott's Atlantic Business Directory lists East Coast manufacturers, manufacturers’ sales offices, wholesalers, wholesale agents and distributors, and transportation firms.

  • Who Owns Whom. North & South America [HIL-REF HG4538 .W423]

    The most recent edition is available in HIL-REF. The 1998/99 - 2007/08 editions are shelved in HIL-STACKS.

  • NAICS Desk Reference: The North American Industry Classification System Desk Reference [HIL-REF HF1041.5 .N35 2000]

    Developed by JIST Editors based on data from the U.S. Office of Management and Budget Ideal reference for professionals in law, banking, insurance, and other fields -- provides the classification information most organizations need in a compact, organized format that helps people pinpoint the information fast.

  • Canadian & American mines handbook [HIL-REF HG5159 .M5 C3]
  • Blackwell encyclopedia of management, The
    This title is part of the Blackwell Reference Online e-book collection.
    Unlimited simultaneous users
  • Dictionary of business and management, A
    "This dictionary is a wide-ranging and informative guide to all aspects of modern business, which will prove indispensable to both students and professionals. There is broad coverage of marketing, taxation and accounting, investments, banking, and international finance. It includes up-to-date coverage on all aspects of management, including business strategy, organizational behaviour, human resources management, and operations management. The vocabulary of e-commerce and interactive marketing are key features of this edition."
    5 simultaneous users.
  • Directory of business information resources: associations, newsletters, magazines & journals, trade shows, directories & databases, web sites [HIL-REF HF54.52 .U5 D567 2015]

    The Directory of Business Information Resources offers a complete picture of the information resources needed to participate effectively in a chosen industry.

  • UNdata (formerly United Nations Common Database (UNCDB))
    The UNdata database (formerly the United Nations Common Database (UNCDB)) provides access to selected statistical sources from a wide range of UN organizations including the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Labour Organization (ILO), UNICEF, UNESCO, and the World Health Organization (WHO). In addition, the UNCDB features databases from other international organizations such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • AMA handbook of business writing [HIL-REF HF5726 .A485 2010]

    This guide takes the guesswork out of more than 50 commonly used business documents, including: reports, proposals, business plans, presentations, press releases, memos, email, newsletters,

  • Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios [HIL-REF HF5681 .R25 A45 2013]

    Provides financial ratios for companies in various asset ranges by SIC code. Data reported are based on aggregate numbers from IRS records.  2013 edition available in HIL-REF.

 

Find Books

UNB WorldCat is our catalogue for searching UNB Libraries' collections.  It is useful when you don't have a particular title in mind and are instead searching by topic or keyword(s) to see what is available.  Note that UNB WorldCat also includes links to selected article records by default.  After an initial search you can limit results to books, if desired.

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Books and other materials appearing in your results and not held by UNB may be requested for loan from another institution.  Please refer to the document delivery page for electronic request forms and more details.

To browse the shelves for books on Business, try the following Call Number ranges:

HA-HC Statistics, Economics and Economic History
HD 4801-8943 Labor
HD 6958.5-6976 Industrial Relations
HE Transportation and Communications
HF Commerce
HF 5387-5387.5 Business Ethics
HF 5410-5417.5 Marketing. Distribution of products
HF 5546-5548.6 Office Management
HF 5549-5549.5 Personnel Management
HF 5601- 5689 Accounting
HF 5717-5734.7 Business Communication
HF 5801-6182 Advertising
HG Finance
HG 1501-3550 Banking
HG 8011-9999 Insurance
HJ 9-9940 Public Finance

 

Document Delivery

Books and materials not available at UNB can often be obtained through our document delivery service.  See the document delivery page and fill out the electronic request form.  Delivery in print or electronic form usually takes between 3-7 days.

 

Free Internet Sites

Free Internet Sites

While there is a wealth of information freely available on the internet, not all sites are created equal. Careful evaluation is a critical part of conducting research on the free internet. 

Some reliable industry overviews are produced by Canadian, U.S. and various intergovernmental organizations.  Trade/Industry Association websites can also be an excellent source of information (some sites do require a fee for access). The following sites are just to get you started:

Canada

United States

Supplier Discovery/Product Sourcing

International

Trade/Industry Associations

Company Rankings - Free Internet

Searching Google More Effectively

Many students are not aware that a Google search can be targetted to search specific government websites.  The following examples offer a couple of strategies to get to industry information on government websites:

Try the following searches in Google:

  • nanotechnology site:gc.ca  (will search only Canadian federal government websites)
  • nanotechnology site:gov    (will search U.S. government websites)
  • nanotechnology site:gov.au (will search Australian government websites)
  • nanotechnology site:gov.uk (will search UK government websites)

N.B. Domain names for a particular organization or country can be found at:

Norid:Domain name registries around the world

Along with targeting specific sites you want to search, try using quotes around any words that should appear together e.g., "solar energy" or "geothermal energy."

Government Documents

Our Government Documents, Data, and Maps Department website also provides access to a variety of materials. This web site includes a list of Internet sites of federal, provincial and international governments which provide information sources and publications for downloading, to supplement the collection found in UNB WorldCat.

UNB Libraries is a depository library for the federal Depository Services Program (including Statistics Canada publications), the European Union, the Asian Development Bank and the United Nations. Contact the Government Documents Information desk for help.

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