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Submitted by yayoi.moriguchi on Mon, 04/06/2015 - 1:35pm

The Haskayne School of Business Library is a dynamic research library committed to providing a high level of service and resources to its clients.  Online access to our resources and services is available at
The following are just some of the services and resources provided by the Business Library to assist faculty in their research/teaching endeavours.

Services and Resources

  • Databases: The Business Library provides access to over 60 business and business-related databases both in the Library and off-campus. The Library also provides access to over 800 databases covering multiple disciplines and multiple formats such as video and images.
  • Books: The Library has thousands of books both online and in paper copy. Our most current paper copy books are kept in the Business Library, while all other books can be obtained by placing a hold in the library catalogue.
  • Article/Book Retrieval Service (MARS): Copies of articles and books may be requested using the electronic MARS request form available from the Business Library main page. Items will be delivered either electronically or to your office. If your item is not at UofC, we will order it for you from another institution. There is no charge for this service.
  • Research Assistance: Whether you’re doing a literature review, graphing financial data or looking for hard-to-locate information our library staff are happy to provide in-depth assistance and work with you.
  • Reference Service: Business Library staff can provide you with the answers to your questions. These questions can range from verifying a citation, finding industry statistics, or suggesting a relevant database. We’re available in person or online via our “Ask a Librarian” service. Just look for the icon on your desktop. We’ll answer your question via instant messaging or come to your office.
  • Course Development: The librarians at the Business Library can work with you to help ensure that the appropriate resources and services are available, and so that students can complete assignments and succeed in achieving the intended learning objectives.
  • Instruction: While we are pleased to meet with students one-on-one to assist them with their research, the librarians at HSB also welcome the opportunity to provide in-class instruction. Whether discussing database search strategies; how to cite information; or relevant resources for an assignment: we are committed to helping HSB students obtain lifelong information literacy skills.
  • Collection Development: Suggestions for new books and journals are welcome. They will be given careful consideration for purchase. New publications added to the Business Library collection are listed regularly on the Business Library home page, under “New Resources”.
  • Reserve Collection Service: The Business Library manages the collection of publications set aside for specific courses each term. This service allows maximum access to course-related materials, when large numbers of students need to use the material for a short period of time. Contact the Business Library with the list of publications, course notes, etc. that you wish to place on reserve for your courses.
  • Alert Services. From our business databases you can have table of contents sent automatically to you (with direct links to the fulltext of the articles). The results of keyword searches in our database can also be sent to you periodically via email. Please contact the Business Library if you would like to set up this service.
  • Citation Management Software: The University Library provides access to citation management software entitled Refworks. Refworks can:
      • Add citations to your RefWorks database
      • Be a collaborative tool that can be shared with other faculty
      • Organize citations into folders
      • Create a bibliography

    The Business Library has many databases covering a variety of business disciplines. Below is a sample of what we have available:

    • Business Source Complete covers approximately 3000 fulltext scholarly business journals in fields that include management, economics, finance, accounting, and international business.
    • Bloomberg: Online financial service that provides quotes and technical analysis of US and international securities. Also provides company, industry, market news, and historical economic data.
    • Canadian Labour Law Library provides instant access to the complete text of Canadian Labour Arbitration, Labour Arbitration Cases (1948-present), indices plus classification scheme to the 4th series, Master Table of Cases.
    • Canadian Public Policy Collection is a collection of monograph publications from Canadian public policy institutes, government agencies, advocacy groups, think-tanks, university research centres and other public interest groups.
    • CRSP (Centre for Research in Security Prices) provides access to NYSE/AMEX/Nasdaq Daily and Monthly Security Prices and other historical data related to over 20,000 companies. Accessible via WRDS.
    • Compustat (Global version): Current and retrospective data on active firms (US, Canadian and International). Data fields include major items from financial statements. Accessible via WRDS.
    • GMID (Global Market Information Database) provides key business intelligence on countries, companies, markets and consumers. It is an integrated online information system covering over 350 markets and 207 countries.
    • Mergent Online: Business descriptions and complete financial statements on over 10,000 companies listed on the NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ exchanges, as well as 13,000+ Canadian and International companies (including international annual reports). Also includes current information on mergers and acquisitions, interim earnings, management changes, rating changes and other significant events.
    • TSX (Toronto Stock Exchange): Detailed historical stock information on TSX companies, including daily and monthly index data.


We always welcome questions, suggestions or feedback.  Please stop by the Library with your comments, or contact the Director of the Business Library, Justine Wheeler.