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Company and industry financial information
The following list contains our top resources for financial information -- good places to start your research.
Bloomberg: Real-time and historical information on bonds, equities, commodities, currencies and funds in international markets. Available at a standalone computer next to the scanners on the main floor of our Burnaby (WAC Bennett) Library.
MINT Global / ORBIS: Information on over 64,000 publicly-traded companies and 148 million private companies from around the world. Available via basic (MINT Global), advanced (ORBIS), and data retrieval (WRDS) interfaces.
- WRDS -Wharton Data Research Services: Platform for a variety of datasets in the fields of finance, accounting, banking and economics.
If the sources above don't cover what you need, try these additional financial data sources.
Statistics sources for business research
There are far too many statistics sources to list in one simple guide, so we've listed a few of our favourite sources, as well as some other SFU Library guides that you could check for further resources.
Searching for the right statistic can be very difficult -- you can quickly become overwhelmed by information, most of which isn't exactly what you need. As always, if you don't find what you need, contact the Business Librarian or use our Ask A Librarian email/chat/phone services.
- For more information on Canadian statistics, see the Library guides, Statistics - BC and Statistics - Canada.
- For suggestions concerning economic indicators, try the Library guide: Economic Indicators.
- For suggestions concerning company financial ratios, try the Library guide: Ratio Analysis.
- For suggestions concerning marketing data, see the Library guides: Market Research and International Market Research.
General and international
Research Data Library
SFU Library's collection of data files. Start with their ABACUS data file download service for access to such files as Canadian Business Patterns, Inter-Corporate Ownership and Survey of Household Spending.
UNdata - United Nations Statistical Common Database
UNdata provides selected series from 30 specialized international data sources for all available countries and areas.
Over 50 different global data sources (including the World Development Indicators) covering thousands of economic, demographic, and other subjects, all with a single, powerful search interface.
The Library has many statistical yearbooks for countries, regions, and international organizations. Search the catalogue using the keywords "statistic* (yearbook year book abstract)" and the country, region, or organization name.
sample search: statistic* yearbook "Latin America"
The place to start for current BC socio-economic statistics, including quick facts and historical tables. Note that SFU researchers have access to several key BC Stats publications online. that are normally fee-based at the BC Stats site. Check out our guide to Statistics BC.
Provides current and historical Canadian socio-economic statistics as well as descriptions of Statistics Canada's products and services. Always check the SFU Library Catalogue to see if we own the material that you find cited at the Statistics Canada site.
FedStats provides access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the [US] Federal Government without having to know in advance which Federal agency produces which particular statistic.
Simple portal to statistics from many US federal departments and agencies.
US Bureau of the Census
Locate detailed US socio-economic statistics based on the US Census and other surveys.