FLC Resources



ABI/Inform Collection

Three databases make up this collection: ABI/Inform Global, ABI/Inform Dateline, and ABI/Inform Trade & Industry.  Includes scholarly and industry journal articles, dissertations, market and industry reports, and local and global news.  All three databases are hosted on the ProQuest platform.

Business Source Premier

Includes scholarly journal articles in all business disciplines, business magazine and news articles, and MarketLine company  and industry reports.  Business Source Premier is also the only campus source for PDF versions of Harvard Business Review articles.

Canadian Business and Current Affairs (CBCA)

Includes articles from Canadian business periodicals, industry and trade journals and newsletters, and other sources.


Economic, industrial and financial time-series data for China at a national, provincial and city level.

CHASS Data Centre

Hosts multiple databases, including Fundata (mutual fund data) and various Statistics Canada products with current or historical trade, economic or census data.


Journal articles, working papers, books and other economics literature.  Covers both theoretical and applied economics.

Economist Intelligence Unit

Reports and updates that advise on and forecast business and industry conditions in 189 countries, selected industries, and country-specific credit and operational risk.  Also includes special reports on macroeconomic events, country affairs and industry-specific issues. Produced by the Economist Group, which also publishes The Economist magazine.


Covers digital marketing, social media, advertising, media and e-commerce across multiple industries. Includes statistics, articles, reports, consumer and technology- or media-focused forecasts and performance benchmark or metrics data.

EMIS (Emerging Markets Information Service)

Focuses on companies and industries in emerging markets but includes industry and macroeconomic reports for world and developed markets as well. Includes global market research reports from BIS, MarketLine, BuddeComm and other providers.

NOTE: Click on the "Client Log In" link on the upper right of the welcome screen to access this database.


Articles from newspapers, magazines, industry & trade journals and newsletters, industry blogs and other news sources from around the globe. Includes basic company profiles.

Firsthand (formerly Vault Career Insider)

Industry and career guides, and job search advice. 

NOTE: Users must create a free account, using their University of Toronto email address, for access.

Frost and Sullivan

Market and technology research and analysis covering 15 industries. Global in scope.


Offers reports and insights about technology products, services and trends, and IT strategy and management. Includes Hype Cycle reports that track technology adoption and Magic Quadrant reports that identify and evaluate technology providers within specific categories.  

NOTE: Click on "myGartner login" to access.

Global Financial Data

Offers historical financial data, including stock prices and returns, bond yields, market indices, economic indicators, and exchange rates.  Canadian, US and international coverage varies depending on data item.

NOTE: Users must create a free account to access this database.


Industry reports for traditional and emerging industries, with Canadian, US, and global coverage.


Investment research reports published by investment banks, brokerages, boutique and consulting firms.  Includes MarketLine and GlobalData company profiles. 

NOTE: Available on the Mergent Online platform. https://guides.library.utoronto.ca/investext

Key Business Ratios

Industry benchmarking data, comprising 14 business ratios for public and private companies in over 800 lines of business. 


Hosts selected CPA Canada accounting and tax databases and products. Includes the CPA Standards and Guidance Collection, IFRS, The Accountant’s Handbook of Fraud Prevention and Detection, and the Professional Engagement Guide (for audit).

Marketresearch.com Academic

Market research reports from various providers, including Kalorama (healthcare and life sciences), Freedonia (manufacturing and other industries), Packaged Facts (consumer packaged goods and consumer trends), and Simba (publishing and media). 

Mergent Archives

Historical annual reports and associated filings for Canadian, US and international public companies. Content is fully searchable and annual reports are available as full-colour PDFs. Also includes digitized versions of historical company directories and stock manuals.

Mergent Online

Company financials and profiles of Canadian, US and international public companies, US and Canadian securities filings, private company data, and industry reports.

NexisUni (formerly LexisNexis Academic)

Offers news, legal and business information.  The Company Dossier feature pulls together profiles, news, deals and other information about public and private Canadian, US and international companies, both public and private and supports company list creation.  Also includes industry reports.

OECD iLibrary

The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's online library for books, papers and statistics.

Oxford Bibliographies Online - Management

A collection of 200+ annotated bibliographies for a broad range of management topics. Bibliographies are updated regularly and highlight important resources for each topic - overviews and literature reviews, key theoretical readings, important research and practitioner work, and critiques.


Also known as Euromonitor. Offers reports briefings and statistics for consumer-facing industries. Includes market share statistics by brand and company and consumer demographics at a country level.


Pitchbook is a venture capital, private equity and M&A database. Coverage includes start-ups, global markets, proprietary research and analysis.

Note: users will need to create an account to access.


Articles from scholarly journals covering all areas of psychology, the behavioural sciences, and other related disciplines, including industrial and organizational psychology.


Risk management and derivatives news and analysis.  Also covers buy-side investing and regulation.

Sage Business Cases

A collection of full-text business cases from business schools and other providers for all business disciplines.  Faculty members may request a key from FLC staff for access to the associated teaching note(s).

Sage Research Methods

A collection of resources and tools to support research in the social sciences, from planning to analysis to reporting.  Includes guides to quantitative and qualitative research methods, sample cases and datasets, checklists, videos, and more.


An easy-to-use tool for mapping and analytics, using Canadian and US business, census and demographic data. Lists of businesses can be downloaded into tables while other data can be exported as a map.


NOTE: Users must create a free account to save projects, custom locations, and maps.


Statistics and reports on companies, industries and a broad range of business topics. Data is sourced from public and proprietary sources and can be exported in different formats.


Hosts multiple databases for research in finance, economics and management.  Includes Audit Analytics (audit intelligence), Execucomp (executive compensation) BoardEx (boards of directors), CRSP and Compustat (market data), and TAQ (intraday trading data).

NOTE:  Users must create a free account, using their University of Toronto email address, for access.

Starting November 28th, WRDS will require two-factor authentication to log-in to your account. For detailed instructions and answers to common questions about WRDS two-factor authentication (2FA), please refer to the WRDS DUO 2FA guide.