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RSM 2012: Entrepreneurship

Compiled by Holly Inglis for the October 13, 2022 class presentation. 

Databases by Subject has a list of key business databases in alphabetical order, as well as expandable subjects to find a list of relevant resources. 

Entrepreneurship librarian Carey Toane has an Entrepreneurship research guide. 

Citation resources for business: The McGill Management and Business guide lists citation style by database. 

CBInsights is a venture capital and private company database tracking deals, companies and investors from seed funding through to exit. Also includes industry analytics by sector, industry and geography, and premium research reports. Global with US emphasis. You must register with your U of T e-mail. 

For information on industries and business outside of Canada and the US, try EMIS (Emerging Markets Information Service).  

IBISWorld has the COVID tools (shock assessment, local data, impact for US and Canada only) as well as Global Research reports. 

Passport GMID has global data and analytical tools. Includes various industries including services and supply; economy information including business dynamics, cities and sustainability; consumer information including digital consumer, households, lifestyles and populations. 

SimplyAnalytics- mapping tool for Canada and the US that includes consumer behaviour, demographic, and business data. The Map & Data library has a tutorial for getting started here. 

eMarketer – Looks at ecommerce (including cross-border), advertising and marketing, social media, etc. Includes B2B, tech, health, forecasts, etc.

Statista – product, industry, trend reports

Gartner – Tech reports

Frost & Sullivan – Tech, medical devices, etc. They have regular news updates from an industry or market standpoint. - market research reports from various publishers. Due to academic account limitations, does not contain all reports available from

For research questions or a consultation, please contact Holly.