Mind Your Business: Finding Business & Management Resources at UTL
                                          June 2003


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Mind Your Business: Finding Business & Management Resources at UTL
                                           June 2003

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Mind Your Business: Finding Business & Management Resources at UTL
                                        June 2003

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Mind Your Business: Finding Business & Management Resources at UTL
                                        June 2003

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Mind Your Business: Finding Business & Management Resources at UTL
                                          June 2003



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Mind Your Business: Finding Business & Management Resources at UTL
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Mind Your Business: Finding Business & Management Resources at UTL
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Mind Your Business: Finding Business & Management Resources at UTL
                             June 2003

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  1. 1. Mind Your Business: Finding Business & Management Resources at UTL June 2003 Company / Industry Research Topics Resources How to Use Company Factiva Click on Profiles - Location: E-Resource, UTL Company Quick Search. Overview/ Click E-Reference Type in name of Financials Type: Factiva company or Full text access to over 8,000 business stock symbol. sources including national and international Scroll down to newspapers, magazine, wire services web Reports. Click sites and industry (trade) sources on Financial Snapshot plus Profile. Cancorp Financials Type in name of Location: E-Resource, UTL company in Company Click E-Reference Name field or Type: Cancorp Financials enter ticker Provides Corporate Details, 7 years of symbol in financials, ratios, operating statistics, and 5-7 Ticker Symbol year history of stock performance data for field. Click on more than 8,000 Canadian public and crown Search button corporations FP Corporate Analyzer (Part of FP Enter Company Investor Suite) Name or Ticker Symbol to Location: BIC library use only perform basic Access: Desktop icon Search Provides financial information on over 1,300 publicly traded Canadian companies Mergent Online Enter Company Location: E-Resource, UTL Name or Ticker Symbol Click E-Reference Type: Mergent Online Business information on over 10,000 public traded U. S. companies, as well as over 13,000 Canadian and International Companies Investext Plus In Basic Search Location: E-Resource, UTL Mode, Enter Company Name Click E-Reference in Company Type: Investext Plus Name field. Full text brokerage firm reports on the Prepared by Jeannie An - Business Information Centre 1 Joseph L. Rotman School of Management
  2. 2. Mind Your Business: Finding Business & Management Resources at UTL June 2003 investment potential for publicly held companies. International in scope and includes more than 11,000 U.S. and international companies SEDAR (System for Electronic Search by Document Analysis and Retrieval) Company Profiles. Select Location: Internet initial letter of http://www.sedar.com company and Developed in Canada for the Canadian choose from list. Securities Administrators (CSA) All required filings for companies trading on Canadian exchanges Directories Blue Book of Canadian Business Available in print Location: Robarts/BIC library use only only Call Number: HD 2808 .B6 2002/03 Provides profiles for over 60 Canadian companies and also has directory type information for 2,500 Canadian companies, a ranking of the top 500 companies and a list of the top 400 Canadian stocks. Canadian Key Business Directory Available in print Location: Robarts/BIC library use only only Call Number: HF 5071 C38 02 Cross section across Canada and Information includes some private companies Industry North American Industry Classification Search on Classification System (NAICS) industry keywords to find Location: Internet 2002 NAICS Access: codes http://www.census.gov/epcd/naics02/ NAISCS is the current industry classification that was developed jointly by the U.S., Canada and Mexico to provide new comparability in statistics about business activity across North America. Prepared by Jeannie An - Business Information Centre 2 Joseph L. Rotman School of Management
  3. 3. Mind Your Business: Finding Business & Management Resources at UTL June 2003 North American Industry Classification You can search System (NAICS) 2002 – Canada using the search box or you can Location: Internet drill down the Access: different levels http://www.statcan.ca/english/Subjects/ by category Standard/naics/2002/naics02- menu.htm#search Similar to U.S. Census Bureau Standard Industrial Classification Search on System (SIC) industry to find 1987 SIC codes Location: Internet Access: http://www.osha.gov/oshstats/sicser.ht ml SIC was the industry classification for many years and was replaced by the NAICS system in 1997, SIC is still used in some business databases Industry Standard & Poor’s Industry Surveys Use back of Overview Location: BIC library use only publication for list of industries Call Number: HC 106.6 S74 covered Various topics from advertising to transportation (U.S. information) DBRS (Dominion Bond Rating Use Index of Service) Industry studies, special reports Location: BIC library use only and rating Call Number: BIC R HG 5158 D65 approach for list Canadian source but topics are limited of topics RDS Business Reference Suite Select Industry Location: BIC library use only from Industry Table or use Access: Desktop icon SIC Code in This database combines all three RDS SIC/Product (Responsive Database Services) – RDS box. Select Business Industry, RDS Business & “Industry Management Practices and RDS Overviews” from Tablebase Concept Term Table. Click on Search Industry Canada. Strategis Drawback: Location: Internet Keyword search capability does Access: not allow you to Prepared by Jeannie An - Business Information Centre 3 Joseph L. Rotman School of Management
  4. 4. Mind Your Business: Finding Business & Management Resources at UTL June 2003 http://www.strategis.ic.gc.ca and in produce a particular Industry profiles from: focused list. Items retrieved http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/epic/internet/ini may be on topic c-ic.nsf/vwGeneratedInterE/home Excellent source of Canadian industry information. Topics covered include: company information, trade and investments. Business Information by sector retrieves industry reports Competia Express Links to many Location: Internet industries by topic Access: http://www.competia.com/express/ International in scope FP Corporate Reports* Click on Location: BIC library use only Industry Reports on the Access: Desktop icon top blue bar and Profiles and ratios for Canadian Industries select Industry. Note: Not complete list. Databases contains Select Industry Canadian publicly listed companies from list * Part of FP Investor Suite Market Research Monitor Select Red Tab Location: E-Resource, UTL to view by Region or Access: E-Reference Market. Type: Market Research Monitor Provides market in-depth industry reports for hundreds of industries International in scope SEDAR Click on Search Location: Internet Database from menu on top http://www.sedar.com and Select Useful industry information is contained in “Search for Annual Information Forms files by Canadian Public companies Company Documents” Industry RDS Business Reference Suite Use SIC code in Trends Location: BIC library use only SIC/Product box; Select Access: Desktop icon “Trends” from See description above Concept Term table. Prepared by Jeannie An - Business Information Centre 4 Joseph L. Rotman School of Management
  5. 5. Mind Your Business: Finding Business & Management Resources at UTL June 2003 ABI/Inform (subset of Proquest) Use Guided Location: E-Resource, UTL Search form under Search Click: E-Indexes Methods. Use Type: Proquest “Trends” subject See description above term and industry name Investext Plus Select Industry Location: E-Resource, UTL from Industry Search and Click E-Reference enter keyword Type: Investext Plus “Trend*” in See description above Keyword Search box. Industry Mergent Online See Quick Competitors Location: E-Resource, UTL Reference Guide for and Players Click: E-Reference Mergent Online Type: Mergent Online See description above Hoover’s Company Capsule (part of Once you are in Proquest ABI/Inform) Proquest and To use Hoover’s you must be in a search and you see this have a company icon L'Oreal's to access icon L'Oreal's Hoover’s Company Capsule beside your Provides in-depth financials, company company, click overviews, their competitors, services and the company operations icon for access to Hoovers. Industry Industry Norms and Key Business Insert CD-Rom Ratios Ratios [Dun & Bradstreet Canada] and file will be in (Industry excel format Location: BIC access only standards Access: CD-Rom. Ask at reference used for desk comparing Contains data for 12 industries including company to agriculture through wholesaling and provides industry) thee years of data Factiva Click on Location: E-Resource, UTL Company Quick Search; Click: E-Reference Type in name of Type: Factiva company or See description above stock symbol. Prepared by Jeannie An - Business Information Centre 5 Joseph L. Rotman School of Management
  6. 6. Mind Your Business: Finding Business & Management Resources at UTL June 2003 Factiva continued Scroll. Down to Reports; click on Comparison Report for ratio data. Almanac of Business and Industrial Only available in Financial Ratios print Location: BIC library use only Access: Reference Collection HF 5681 R25 A5 American in scope and provides data for 50 operating and financial factors in 179 fields of business Annual Statement Studies Only available in Location: BIC library use only print Access: Reference Collection Call Number: HF 5681 B2 R75 Market Investext Plus Select industry Share Location: E-Resource, UTL from Industry Search. Type Click E-Reference (marketshare* Type: Investext Plus or market share) See description above in Keyword box. RDS TableBase Enter Product Location: BIC library use only Name Code into SIC/Product Access: desktop icon filed box. Select Provides tabular information “Market share” See description above from Concept Terms RDS Business & Industry Enter Product Location: BIC library use only Name Code into SIC/Product Access: Desktop icon field box. Select Contains broad-based business information “Market share” that focuses on facts, figures, events & from Concept market information about companies, Terms list; click industries, products and markets Search See description above ABI/Inform (subset of Proquest) Use Guided Location: E-Resource, UTL Search form under Search Click: E-Indexes Methods. Use Type: Proquest “Market share” Prepared by Jeannie An - Business Information Centre 6 Joseph L. Rotman School of Management
  7. 7. Mind Your Business: Finding Business & Management Resources at UTL June 2003 ABI/Inform continued subject term See description above and industry or product name in the next field. Market Share Reporter (Robert S. Available in print Lazich, Editor) only Useful key Location: UTM and BIC library use numbers, ratios only Make sure to Access: Reference Collection check out Call Number HC 106. 8 D27 2002 Source Compilation of market share reports from periodical literature. Industry RDS Business Reference Suite Select Rankings Location: BIC library use only “Rankings” from Concept Access: Desktop icon Term table and See description above select industry from Industry table or use SIC/Product box. Price’s List of List On the right Location: Internet side, select the appropriate Access: http://www.specialissues.com subject to Provides ranked listings of companies, access article or people and resources that are available on information the Internet by subject (most are free) ABI/Inform (subset of Proquest) Use Guided Location: E-Resource, UTL Search form under Search Click: E-Indexes Methods. Use Type: Proquest ”Ratings & See description above Rankings” subject term and industry name. Report on Business The Top 1000 Information from Location: Internet Globe & Mail Report on Access: Business http://top1000.robmagazine.com/ Magazine Lists provides information on Canadian companies including top 1000 Companies, Top 300 Private Companies, and Top 50 Tech Companies Prepared by Jeannie An - Business Information Centre 7 Joseph L. Rotman School of Management
  8. 8. Mind Your Business: Finding Business & Management Resources at UTL June 2003 Forbes Lists Click on Lists Location: Internet and choose list or click on all Access: http://www.forbes.com to see complete Includes Forbes 500, 500 largest Private selection of lists Companies, etc. available fro*m Forbes Canadian Business Select Investor Location: Internet 500 from left sidebar Access: http://www.canadianbusiness.com/ Includes complete list and table can be customized Also available in print from BIC National Post (Financial Post) 500 Scroll down Location: Internet page to access list in Access: http://www.nationalpost.com/ increments of nationalpostbusiness/# 100 Includes FP Top 500 Companies Cannot customize list Also available in print from BIC Profit 100 Location: Internet Access: www.profitguide.com/profit100 Presents fastest growing companies Prepared by Jeannie An - Business Information Centre 8 Joseph L. Rotman School of Management

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