EconLit is a comprehensive database of economics publications, including peer-reviewed journal articles, working papers, books, collective volume articles, dissertations, conference proceedings, and book reviews. Topics include: Capital markets, country studies, econometrics, economic forecasting, and environmental economics.
EconPapers provides access to RePEc, the world's largest collection of online economics working papers and journal articles. RePEc is a distributed data set resident in over 1100 archives operated by research organizations, academic departments, and publishers. The majority of the full-text files are freely available, but some (typically journal articles) require you to access this database via the UofT Libraries website.
IBSS includes over two million bibliographic references to journal articles, books, selected book chapters, and book reviews dating back to 1951. The database covers international material and incorporate over 100 languages and countries. Topics include: agriculture, business, demography, economics, finance, geography, globalization, history, human behaviour, industrial relations, international relations, policy studies, public administration, social sciences, statistics, and urban and rural studies.
The ABI/INFORM Collection is comprised of ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry, and ABI/INFORM Dateline. The collection features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals such as The Economist and Sloan Management Review, country-and industry-focused reports, and major news sources like The Wall Street Journal.
ABI/INFORM Global is one of the most comprehensive business databases on the market, offering the latest business and financial information. It includes in-depth coverage from thousands of publications, including scholarly and trade journal articles, dissertations, working papers, business cases and global and trade news. ABI/INFORM Global includes ABI/INFORM Archive, which offers a deep backfile of many of the most important business journals of the last century.
Business Source Premier is an essential research database for peer-reviewed, full-text business journals. It covers all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, accounting, banking, finance, and more. In addition to peer-reviewed, full-text business journals, Business Source Complete includes case studies, company profiles, country economic reports, industry reports, market research reports, and SWOT analyses. For company reports and SWOT analyses, see the "Company Profiles" tab at the top.
Note: Business Source Complete is the only UofT Libraries database which gives access to Harvard Business Review articles.
The Canadian Business & Current Affairs database is a longstanding, comprehensive Canadian periodical collection covering multiple subjects and topics, with millions of full-text records. It features a diversified mix of publications, including scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, reports, radio and television transcripts, news, dissertations, and more.
The CEIC China Premium Database is a Chinese statistical database which provides more than 230,000 time series of macroeconomic and industry data at national, provincial and city level. Topics include national account, government and public finance, labor market, consumer good market, foreign trade, money and banking, investment, real estate, automobile and lots more. Time series can be exported in Excel format.
*Time series including data on the Coronavirus outbreak are available and updated daily.
From the award-winning, nongovernmental National Security Archive, this resource consists of expertly curated, and meticulously indexed, declassified government documents covering U.S. policy toward critical world events – including their military, intelligence, diplomatic and human rights dimensions.
The EIU provides in-depth country, risk, and industry analysis across 200 countries worldwide. The research and data included provides detailed coverage of political, economic, and commercial developments worldwide.
The Europa World Plus is the online version of the Europa World Year Book. The Europa World Year Book was first published in 1926 and provides political and economic information for more than 250 countries and territories. It also includes information on over 1700 international organizations.
Factiva is a global news database of nearly 33 000 premium sources, including licensed publications, influential websites, blogs, images, and videos from 200 countries, in 28 languages. Factiva provides access to a wide range of information from newspapers, newswires, industry publications, company reports, and more. The broad range of content provides both local insights and global perspective on business issues and current events, especially with regards to research requiring current information on companies, industries, and financial markets. It includes: national, international, and regional newspapers (current content and archives) such as The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Times, The Wall Street Journal, El Pais, The Financial Times, and The Gardian; magazines and trade publications such as Forbes and Newsweek; Newswires such as AFP, Reuters, and Dow Jones; TV and radio podcasts from the BBC, CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox; and photo agencies such as Reuters and Knight Ridder.
Global Commodities: Trade, Exploration and Cultural Exchange provides a vast range of visual, manuscript, and printed materials source from over 20 key libraries and more than a dozen companies and trade organizations around the world.
Global Financial Data provides access to historical stocks, commodities, and other financial time-series, as well as complete information on Consumer Prices, Wholesale Prices, Monetary Aggregates, Production, and other measures of the economy for 200 countries. The database distinguishes itself from other data providers in extending data series further back than any other source. Data can be downloaded in .xls or .csv formats, or graphed in-browser.
Account Required: You will need to create a free account using your @utoronto.ca email address in order to use this database.
Market Research and American Business, 1935-1965 provides insight into the American consumer boom of the mid-20th century through access to the complete market research reports of Ernest Dichter, the era's foremost consumer analyst, market research pioneer, and widely-recognized 'father' of Motivational Research.
PAIS Index was established in 1914 for the purpose of chronicling the world's public affairs, public and social policies, international relations, and world politics. The PAIS Index database contains records for over half a million journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, web content, and more. It includes publications from over 120 countries throughout the world and is updated quarterly with over 17 000 current records added each year. In addition to Englosh, some materials are published in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, and more languages. PAIS Index provides a unique perspective on the 20th century's most important publica and social policies, such as prohibition suffrage, pacifism, civil rights, McCarthyism, the Vietnam War, and Watergate.
Periodicals Archive Online is a major archive that makes the backfiles of scholarly periodicals in the arts, humanities and social sciences available electronically. The database spans more than two centuries of content, 37 key subject areas, and multiple languages.
Policy File Index is a unique resource for U.S. public policy research. It provides access to timely, updated information from over 350 public policy think tanks, nongovernmental organizations, research institutes, university centers, advocacy groups, and other entities.