Finance & Investment Guide

Keeping Current

Keeping Current

The world of finance is constantly evolving.  A great way for students to stay in the loop with what's current is to keep building your skills by scanning Business headlines every morning. Below are links to a few free resources and library subscriptions that can help:

  • BNN Bloomberg
    Free Business and financial news/analysis site via Bell Media. Students can also subscribe to the BNN Bloomberg Newsletter which can be delivered to your inbox.
  • Canadian Business
    Canadian Business is owned by Rogers Media. Their site offers information about innovation, technology and the economy from a Canadian perspective. Formerly a print magazine, Canadian Business is available in digital format only.
  • Globe Investor - Markets (Globe & Mail)
  • Globe and Mail
  • Canadian Newspapers FULLTEXT (Infomart)
    Select either "Latest News" "Current Events" or "Industry News" to display quick overviews.
  • Financial Post
    Free version of Canadian & global business news from the National Post, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. UNB Libraries also has an online subscription  to the Financial Post which is part of the National Post.
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Bloomberg BusinessWeek
  • Barrons.com
    Free financial investment news via Dow Jones & Company. UNB Libraries also has an online subscription to Barron's. 
  • Financial Times (UK)
    Our premium subscription enables students to access the latest international business, finance, economic and political news, analysis, data, and RSS feeds. Students can also view a scanned image of today’s Financial Times by selecting “Today’s Newspaper” from their Open Drawer menu.
    To ensure access to all the premium features of the FT website, faculty/students can sign up for an individual account using a valid UNB/STU email address.
  • PressReader - Worldwide Newspapers
    Access thousands of newspapers, magazines, and other news sources from 100 countries in 60 different languages via our library subscription. News sources are searchable and current with up to a 90-day backfile.

Company Info/Finding Articles

Finding Data/Articles

When searching for journal/magazine/news articles about finance, our subscriptions to Business Source Ultimate 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

  • D&B Hoovers (formerly Hoover's Online)
    D&B Hoovers provides company information through a global database of over 120 million company records and business analytics (including financials, contacts, news, reports, triggers, and industry information). It's a great place to begin when researching an unfamilar company. Alongside company information D&B Hoovers can help to build a list of companies to match a customized set of criteria.
    10 simultaneous users only
  • 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.
  • PitchBook
    PitchBook is a private equity and venture capital database covering a wide range of companies, as well as startups. It can be used for competitor research to help identify companies that offer similar products or services. Researchers can also track entire private equity (PE) and venture capital (VC) lifecycles from fund initiation to company exits, private mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions, and the limited partners, fund managers, advisors, and other key players involved. Researchers can save custom searches and set up email alerts to come daily, weekly, or monthly.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Mergent Intellect
    Mergent Intellect offers subscribed access to detailed business data for over 200 million public and private U.S., Canadian and international companies. Alongside detailed company research, the "Advanced Search" feature of the Intellect interface provides the opportunity to find executive contact information, build contact/mailing lists and much more.

    Use Mergent's Quick Tips and/or Help Guide to discover more about the features that Mergent Intellect provides.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • 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
  • IBISWorld - US/Canadian & Global Industry Reports
    Our IBISWorld database contains a range of comprehensive industry reports in the following regions - United States, Canada and Global. Industry analysis includes key statistics, industry performance, up-to-date forecasts, supply chain information, and competitive landscape. Report ListingsUS 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). • US Specialized Industry Reports: NAICS can often be too broad when dealing with small or new industries. IBISWorld is adding new reports every week that follow our standard report format and complement our NAICS collection. • 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. • Global Industry Reports: 75 Global Industry Reports offer the same clear and up-to-date forecasts as our country-based industry reports, but instead focus on industry performance in key regions like Europe, Asia, the Middle East and more.
    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

  • 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 Ultimate (formerly Premier version)
    Business Source Ultimate provides full text for more than 7,200 scholarly business journals and other sources. Coverage includes virtually all subject areas related to business. BSU provides full text (PDF) for more than 350 of the top scholarly journals dating as far back as 1922.
    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.
    Limited to single-user access.
  • 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.
  • Forrester Research UNB-only login

    Use of this product is restricted to students, faculty and staff of the University of New Brunswick and requires login with a *current UNB Login ID*.

    Forrester Research is a global research and advisory firm specializing in information and communication technologies (ICT) in the following areas: IT infrastructure, networking, software, eCommerce, digital marketing and cybersecurity.

    Faculty, staff or students interested in IT assessment, digital transformation, applications development, IT trends, emerging technologies and their impact on businesses and consumers will find Forrester's reports offer important insights to your research.


    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • Frost & Sullivan
    Frost & Sullivan provides in-depth full-text market research and strategy reports in various emerging high-technology sectors.
    Unlimited simultaneous users.
  • BCC Research Academic Library
    "BCC Research produces comprehensive market research reports to assist with market sizing, forecasting and industry intelligence. They cover topic areas such as biotech, engineering, pharmaceuticals, information technology, energy and resources, nanotechnology and photonics."
    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.
  • 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.

UNB Libraries subscribe to a wide variety of academic journals, magazines, and newspapers, in print and/or online formats. A few titles in Finance and Investment include:

Journals

Magazines

Electronic Newspapers - Current

Journal Packages

 

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.

Bloomberg Terminals

Bloomberg Terminals

What is Bloomberg?

Bloomberg is an independent text-based data service accessed using a specialized Bloomberg terminal. The service provides real-time and historical, financial, economic and market data covering numerous industry sectors worldwide.  Bloomberg also offers analytics, company financials, worldwide security market information for equities, corporate bonds, government securities, money market data, currencies, commodities, municipal bonds, macroeconomic data as well as current news.  The service can also generate customized charts.

Who uses Bloomberg?

UNB Student Investment Fund (SIF) students are required to use Bloomberg in their portfolio management course. MQIM students also require access to real-time financial data. 

Are there Bloomberg terminals on the Fredericton campus?

Yes.  The Faculty of Management (FM) has subscribed access via several Bloomberg terminals for SIF and MQIM students; the terminals are housed in the FM's TSX room (3rd floor - Tilley Hall). The TSX Room simulates a stock exchange trading floor.

Activity in the TSX Room is supervised by the Centre for Financial Studies (CFS) which is located in the Faculty of Management.  CFS is responsible for ALL Bloomberg terminals AND access at UNB.   

Who can I contact regarding Bloomberg? 

Please direct any Bloomberg queries to:

General queries can be directed to the Faculty of Management (Room 255 - Singer Hall): Tel: 506-453-4869 or Email: fba@unb.ca

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.

Search UNB WorldCat:     

Advanced Search | Locations Guide | Help

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.

Finance titles (in print) can be found on the 2nd floor in Harriet Irving Library in these Call Number ranges:

  • HG 1 - HG 9999 (Finance)
  • HG 201 - HG 1496 (Money)
  • HG 1501 - HG 3550 (Banking)
  • HG 3810 - HG 4000 (Foreign Exchange. International Finance)
  • HG 4001 - HG 4285 (Finance Management; Corporate Finance)
  • HG 4501 - HG 6051 (Investment; Capital Formation)
  • HG 4551 - HG 4598 (Stock Exchanges)
  • HG 4701 - HG 4751 (Government Securities)
  • HG 8011 - HG 9999 (Insurance)
  • HJ 9 - HJ 9940 (Personal Finance)

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.

 

Document Delivery

Books and other materials not available at UNB may be available for loan from another institution through our document delivery service.  See the document delivery page for electronic request forms and more details.  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 doing research on the Internet. Below are a few recommended sites:

Canada

United States

Global