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  • Previously Business & Company Resource Center. Company profiles and histories, industry news, business case studies, investment reports and rankings.
    The Business & Company Resource Center is a comprehensive research tool that meets core curriculum requirements in undergraduate and graduate case study work as well as the business research needs of the job seeker or casual investor. It offers dynamic, accurate and up-to-date topical business information and company and industry intelligence on thousands of global companies.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • I need investment reports for Molson Coors Brewing Company and news articles about the beverage manufacturing industry.
    • Is Wal-Mart involved in any law suits or claims?
    • Who is the CEO of Sears Canada?
    • Is the Comfort Ultra shoe a Reebok Brand?
    • I need an article from the magazine Canadian Business Review on the trucking industry in Canada.

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    • Training - Tours, Fact Sheets, Tutorials

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    • CENGAGE
  • Company financial data, case studies, country reports, SWOT analyses..
    a comprehensive research database which provides full text information from over 11,000 sources, including numerous academic journals, searchable cited references provided for more than 1,200 journals and detailed author profiles for the 20,000 most-cited authors in the database. It also includes country economic reports, detailed company information and in-depth industry profiles. Database includes Harvard Business Review full text from 1922.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • I would like a company profile for Nova Chemicals.
    • I am looking for articles regarding the demise of Enron.
    • What is the state of Ireland's economy?
    • Can you help me find an industry profile for the book publishing industry?

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    • EBSCO
  • Listings for associations, financial, library, environmental organizations and Canadian government offices.
    Canada's Information Resource Centre Desk integrates the content of 6 directories into a single online resource: Associations Canada,Canada Info Desk, Canadian Almanac & Directory, Canadian Environmental Directory, Directory of Libraries in Canada, Financial Services Canada, and Governments Canada. It provides telephone and fax numbers, mail and e-mail addresses, contact names, profiles, and direct links to organizational websites and is searchable by many fields including postal code and area code. The Almanac and Miscellany section contains some Canadian statistics, images and miscellany.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • Who is the Minister of Education in Alberta, and what is his mailing address?
    • I need a list of environmental consulting companies based in the Calgary area.
    • Are there any associations for writers in Alberta?
    • What newspapers are published in Moncton, New Brunswick?
    • How can I contact the public library in Fort McMurray?

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    • GREY HOUSE PUBLISHING CANADA
  • Canadian Business and Current Affairs includes full-text articles from Canadian magazines and newspapers on all subjects.
    Articles, in full text, from hundreds of Canadian newspapers and magazines, and indexing for many more titles

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    • Training - Proquest Content, Subject Coverage, Title Lists,
    • Training - Customer Training, Product Demos, Vendor Tutorials, Fact Sheets and Tours:
    • Training - Training in Proquest databases

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    • PROQUEST
  • Canadian tax, employment and labour law, benefits and pensions, and guide to human resources [USERNAME = cch001831 / PASSWORD = calgary]
    CCH Online is an Internet research tool providing expert information to professionals in the tax, legal, business, and financial segments. CCH Taxworks resource package supplies searchable information resources that provide access to Canadian federal and provincial legislation, case law, and commentary on taxation. It provides access directly to specific sections of the federal Income Tax Act or to the CCH Canadian Tax Reporter. [USERNAME = cch001831 / PASSWORD = calgary]

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • Are there advantages to incorporating a business in Canada?
    • Where can I find court decisions relating to tax law in Canada?
    • Where can I get some information about the law governing GST / HST for my small business?
    • Is there an online source to help with tax planning for my small business?

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    • CCH
  • News and reviews of computer products and industries.
    This database provides an extensive combination of indexing, abstracts and full text articles from 700 key business and technical publications in the computer, telecommunications, and electronic industries ranging from 1980 to the present. Over 150 publications offer full text articles to the present day, with an additional 125 offering full text articles from publications with various start and end dates. 245 publications are indexed to the present day. Suitable for browsing or detailed research.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • How can I find background research for my job hunting in the robotics industry?
    • Where would I find reviews of the latest consumer products?
    • I'm looking for analyses of high tech companies and their products, as well as industry trends.
    • I need to find articles on digital imaging as well as LAN products.
    • Where would I find articles about the satellite television industry that mention competition?

    Documentation

    • Training - Tours, Fact Sheets, Tutorials

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    • CENGAGE
  • Make better purchasing decisions using expert independent product reviews, ratings, and comparisons. Includes "Extra Canada" with Canadian pricing and availability.
    Known as one of the most trusted resources for information and advice on consumer products, this award-winning website contains information that enables consumers to make better purchasing decisions on the products they are shopping for. In addition, users will find advice and tips on saving money on home improvement plans, how to shore up personal finances, ways to improve health and much more.

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    • EBSCO
  • Gale Directory Library assists researchers with their questions related to marketing and market research.
    The Gale Directory Database is a tool for research and marketing. This database allows searchers to find contacts - persons, companies or publications - searching by keyword by multiple fields or titles. Words can be searched by their own unique data fields or the entire direocty collection can be searched at once. The Gale Directory Database currently contains three databases: Ward's Business Directory of U.S. Private and Public Companies, Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources and Publishers Directory. Researchers can use Ward's to identify market participants and study market share, locate potential clients and create targeted mailing lists, determine parent/subsidiary relationships, and analyze market position and find specific data on targeted companies. The Encyclopedia of Business Sources identifies live, print and electronic sources of information listed under alphabetically arranged subjects - industries and business concepts and practices. The Publishers Directory covers 30,000 Canadian and American publishers, distributors and wholesalers. THis directory represents a broad spectrum of interests, from small presses to major publishing corporations.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • What company has the greatest market share in bubble gum?
    • What is the address for Key Porter Publishers in Toronto?
    • What is a Keogh Plan?

    Documentation

    • Training - Tours, Fact Sheets, Tutorials

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    • CENGAGE
  • Full text research books, including Business Plan Handbooks and Grizmek's Animal Life and travel guide books. Always available.
    This collection of reference books in eBook format gives full text access to thousands of articles on a wide variety of topics. Users can search a single reference book or the entire collection from the library or from home on a 24/7 basis, using keyword or article title.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • What is the definition of postmodernism?
    • What will make up alternative energy in the future?
    • Do you have any information about insurance for small business?
    • What is the history of British royal funerals?

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    • CENGAGE
  • Information on more than 2200 Canadian grant-making foundations
    Grant Connect is the next generation upgrade of Imagine Canada's Directory to Foundations & Grants, an online database containing updated information on over 2,200 Canadian grant-making foundations. Together these foundations hold assets of almost $12 billion and award grants with a total value of over $1 billion. In addition, we include over 150 American foundations with a history of granting in Canada, and over 500 partial records (for which we print only the Purpose statement): most of these are either dissolved foundations or foundations that restrict their giving to a few specified charities.

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    • Imagine Canada
  • Canadian business information, including: industry news, company profiles, reports, surveys and more
    Financial Post / Infomart is a searchable database for business, company and investment research involving Canadian publicly traded companies. Company snapshots provide concise reports on all publicly traded Canadian companies and are a jumping off point for related information, such as competitors, news and other reports. Features include tools for Industry and Company Research; Investment and Stock Analysis; Researching New Issues; Lead list generators which enable custom profile lists; plus FP Predecessor and Defunct Companies and Company Histories; and FP Directory of Directors.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • What became of the "Hudson’s Bay Oil and Gas Company"?
    • Do you have a list of airlines with headquarters in Calgary?
    • I am researching the company "Sun Life Financial Inc".
    • Where can I find company history and financial information?

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    • CANWEST INTERACTIVE
  • Comprehensive law resource including: Canadian Encyclopedic Digest, Canadian Abridgment, the latest Supreme Court of Canada cases and Index to Canadian Legal Literature.
    Access comprehensive law resources, such as Canadian Encyclopedic Digest, Canadian Abridgment, the latest Supreme Court of Canada cases and Index to Canadian Legal Literature. KeyCiteCanada, a powerful industry citator, allows you to note up cases and legislation. Access is also provided to current Canadian Federal, Provincial and Territorial legislation; U.S. Federal and State legislation; and Acts of the U.K. and Scottish Parliaments. What's In LawSource - The Canadian Abridgment eDigest ICLL New Subject Titles Case Law Legislation The Canadian Abridgment Commentary KeyCiteCanada The Canadian Encyclopedic Digest

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    • Thomson Carswell
  • Provides access to Canada's Criminal Code at a particular point in time with commentary
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    • Thomson Carswell
  • Global business and industry reports, financials and news, plus country profiles.
    Mergent provides the tools for advanced and in-depth analysis of publicly traded companies, both US and international. Features include business descriptions and histories; company financials, including ratios and analysis; tools to create custom reports on a company or comparing companies and industry reports for North America provide in-depth, up-to-date, intelligence on current environment and market trends in Canada and the US.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • I need an industry report on the Food and Beverage industry in Canada. I also need information on market trends.
    • Do you have company financial information on "Canadian Natural Resources Ltd"? I’m also interested in any business news articles. How many employees do they have?
    • I would like to compare the financials of two publicly traded companies in the Netherlands. Is there a resource that can do that?

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    • MERGENT
  • Canada and U.S. company profiles, including: reports, documents, and filings.
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    • MERGENT
  • Encyclopedia of forms for wills, trusts, and leases.
    A comprehensive collection of forms which can be easily customized to suit your individual needs. Covers a broad range of legal subjects including wills and trusts, contracts and agreements, leases, organizations and bylaws, financial, labour and employment and computer and IT.

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    • Thomson Carswell
  • Canadian Business profiles, and the Canadian White Pages. Includes US Job Search.
    This database includes lists of Canadian company profiles in either summary or detailed format. It provides information on type of business (using SIC codes); company size (number of employees and sales figures); type of location (headquarters or branch); type of company (public company searching by ticker symbol) and key contact. 1.3 million Canadian businesses are covered with the capability of using multiple criteria from a variety of categories to tailor your search. For example, you can search for companies in a particular postal code area in Calgary or search for companies Canada-wide. The database contains brief company profiles compiled from telephone directories, annual reports, government data, chamber of commerce information, business magazines, newspapers, specialty directories, and postal services information. Reference USA / Canadian Business replaces the defunct Canadian Business Disk and Key Contact Calgary Business Directory.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • I would like a list of companies in the downtown area of Calgary so that I can send them information about my new café.
    • I am working on a business plan and I need to find my competitors in Calgary.
    • I need a list of companies in Calgary with more that 200 employees and that have a sales figure of more than 10 million dollars.
    • I need a list of accounting companies to send my resume to.

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    • INFOCANADA
  • Full-text Canadian and U.S. business newspapers, scholarly journals, and trade publications.
    Excellent resource for locating news about U.S. states bordering on Alberta. This collection provides full text articles from over 70 American publications, including business journals, newspapers and newswires. Total publications reach almost 100 with the remainder indexed with abstracts. Although the coverage for most publications runs from the mid 1990's to the present, some begin earlier and not all run through present day. Most metropolitan and rural areas in the U.S. are represented.

    Use this database to answer questions like

    • Can you help me to find information on coal bed methane production in Montana?
    • I have to write an essay about dollars spent on tourism in Arizona?
    • Do you have any information or articles on banks and risk management?
    • I saw a program on PBS about Colorado’s T-Rex project and want to read more about it.

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    • EBSCO
  • Investment information on the most actively traded U.S. exchange-listed stocks, including: ratings, reports, summaries, statistics and more.
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    • VALUE LINE