You can search our industry research databases for reports on industries, markets, and product segments.
The following databases contain reports on wide range of industries:
See also: Industry Research guide
Similar to industry reports, these reports are based on a combination of primary and secondary source data.
See also: Consumer Research guide
Statistics Canada provides data and statistics on a wide range of subjects.
CANSIM: Main database for accessing StatsCan data. Tables can be customized to change scope, time coverage, etc.
You can browse for data:
* Quebec and Montreal are listed here as examples. Most provinces, states, and major cities will have statistics portals similar to these.
See also: Data guide
You can often find reports on companies, industries, and products online using Google.
For example, to find reports on the coffee industry, you can search for:
coffee industry market report filetype:pdf
Reports of this type are often published online as PDF files, so including filetype:pdf in your search limits helps to focus your search. You can always leave this out if you want to retrieve content in any format.
In cases where the specific reports, statistics, or data are not available, you will need to carry out your own research, bringing together articles or news items that provide you with information on the industry you are interested in.
A few approaches you can try:
Citing business sources
For help on how to cite business sources in your assignment using APA style, see our guide:
Citation and References (pdf)
Slides on citing sources in your assignments.
EndNote (free download)
Software to help you manage your citations.
EndNote is useful when you are doing research involving a large number of sources. However, you do not have to use EndNote to manage or generate your citations.