Facts & data: Business information resources

Company and industry financial information

The following list contains our top resources for financial information -- good places to start your research.

  • S&P Capital IQ: Global company, security, economic, and commodity data. 
  • 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.
  • 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 short guide, so we've listed a few of our favourite sources, as well as some more detailed SFU Library guides that you could check if these core sources don't have what you need.

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.

General and international


    The place to start for current BC socio-economic statistics, including quick facts, historical tables, and population estimates/forecasts. Also check our guide to Statistics - BC.

  • Statistics Canada
    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. 

United States

  • FedStats
    FedStats provides a convenient gateway to statistics produced by more than 100 US federal agencies.  
  • USA.gov
    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.