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Recommended resources for research related to entrepreneurship, startups and commercialization: from science and technology literature to market research and patents.

Quick links

Whether you're new to commercialization or an experienced entrepreneur, this guide is a quick and easy way to access the most useful resources the library has to offer, including market research, journals, books, toolkits, and information on financing and business plans.

Note: The cross-disciplinary nature of entrepreneurship is reflected in the resources highlighted here - some of which are scholarly while others are from the business trade. What's the difference?

For information about startups and entrepreneurship at U of T, click the "Community Links" tab above.

If you have questions about these resources, or about your research in general, please get in touch. We love to hear about your ventures!

If you're stuck in your research, don't stress! Your librarian can help.

Send me an email and let me know what you're working on and where you're having trouble. We can try to sort it out via email or we can meet for a consultation.

What we can do for you:

Help you identify the best resource(s) for researching topics in commercialization, entrepreneurship, and market/industry/competitor intelligence

Create and review your custom search strategies and suggest alternative tactics

Manage your information using citation management software

Track down hard-to-find information through the many options available to you through the University of Toronto Libraries

If you don't have a UTORid, please see the Community links tab.

These resources are freely available online, or accessible with free memberships.

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Upcoming workshops and events

Upcoming library workshops and events

Feb. 15, 12-2 p.m.: Demystify business research with the Business Model Canvas – Gerstein Science Information Centre

Feb 16, 11-1 p.m.: The Entrepreneurship Hatchery Circle presents Going Against the Flow film screening - BCIT, Rm 1160

Feb 16, 1-3 p.m.: ASSU Presents: Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship - Trinity Junior Common Room, 6 Hoskin Ave

Feb 22, 8:30-4:30 p.m.: Health Innovation & Technology Unconference - MacLeod Theatre, Faculty of Medicine

Feb 28, 1-3 p.m.: Primary Research Strategies and Tools - Gerstein Science Information Centre

For information on library workshops and to register, visit the Entrepreneurship Research Workshops page.