Books & articles: Business information resources


Business Source Complete
A good place to start your search for academic or practitioner articles. BSC also contains industry and market reports, company profiles, country economic reports, and more. 

CBCA Full Text Business
Canadian focus: Trade journals, general business publications, academic journals, topical journals, and professional publications.

Over 35,000 sources (newspapers, newswires, industry publications, websites, company reports, and more) from 200 countries, in 26 languages. Includes the Wall Street Journal.

Nexis Uni
Newspapers, journals, reports, cases, and patents from the early 1970s to the present in the areas of Business, Law, and News. Includes some directories and market reports.

Additional Business databases.

Business article databases by specific area of concentration

Working papers

Books and ebooks

We purchase ebooks and books from many different publishers and vendors. The most efficient way to find ebooks and books is to search the SFU Library catalogue as it covers all of titles we own, regardless of their source. In some cases — for example, when you know a specific publisher may be likely to have material on your topic — it can also be effective to search that publisher's ebook portal directly. Both approaches are outlined below.

Library Catalogue

The SFU Library Catalogue lists all of the books, journals, magazines, movies, sound recordings, databases, and other items the Library provides, both online and in physical formats. 

To focus your search on print books and online books, limit your search by Resource Type to "Books."  To focus more specifically on only ebooks, use the same search, then filter your results to those in the Availability category of "Full Text Online."   See, for instance, this search for ebooks on "business ethics."

To learn more about how to search the SFU Library Catalogue effectively and efficiently, start with this guide, then Ask a Librarian if your questions aren't answered.

eBook collections

Business Expert Press
A small (350+ titles) collection of ebooks meant to serve as introductions to specific business topics

eBook Collection (EBSCOhost)
Thousands of ebooks, including many on business topics

eBook Central Academic Complete
Titles spanning a wide variety of disciplines, including thousands on business & management topics

Handbooks, reviews, and research volumes on all aspects of human productivity and comfort.

Gale Virtual Reference Library
Includes many useful reference sources such as the Business Plan Handbooks series and the Encyclopedia of Emerging Markets.

IGI Global
Hundreds of ebooks on many topics, but with a particular strength in the area of business technology

O'Reilly Online Learning (formerly known as Safari Tech Books)
Leased, rotating collection of ebooks with a focus on technology, digital media, and business topics

Springer Link
This collection covers all the online content we acquire from Springer/Palgrave, including thousands of ebooks. Use the search options to focus on ebook chapters in the Business area

Taylor and Francis Ebooks
A huge collection of titles in all subject areas from such well-known imprints as Routledge, CRC Press, and Productivity Press. Here's a subset of the collection focused on Economics, Finance, Business & Industry.

Don't know where to begin your research? The Library guide Start your research here provides a framework for conducting efficient research.