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Management and Business


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Academic Articles

The following databases are a good place to look for academic articles with an international business scope or that are focused on regions outside of North America.

Country Report Databases


The Economist Intelligence Unit contains a suite of resources that can be used for country analysis, their country reports and commerce pages contain information of forecasts of political, economic, and business environments.


Over 180 countries.



MarketLine Advantage contains PEST/LE (political, economic, social, technological, legal, and environmental) reports.


Over 100 countries.



Business Source Complete provides country reports, risk assessments, and forecasts from a variety of sources. Also provides access to previous versions of reports.


Over 100 countries.

How to use

There are a few different ways to access the country reports. You can select the Publications tab at the top of the screen and for "Name of Country Country Report". You can also use the same keywords in the basic or advanced search. Make sure to pay attention to the date of the report.

Business Source Complete Publications tab search for Canada Country Report


Passport GMID is a Euromonitor International database and contains country profiles in relation to their consumer goods and services.  


Over 50 countries.

How to use

You can search for a specific country or use the country rankings dashboard to build your own tables, maps, or reports on different consumer topics.


Passport homepage search bar


The World Factbook is produced by the CIA in the US and is an excellent starting point for background information, economic data, social data, imports and exports, government structures, and more.


Over 260 countries.

International Organization Publications

Data & Statistics

Statement on the Educational Use of Databases

The use of McGill Library's professional business databases is limited to academic purposes. These databases are not to be used on behalf of external organizations or for commercial reasons.

Students completing internships may not access resources and reports on behalf of their employers.

Please refer to the McGill Library policy on electronic resources or to the licensing and conditions of use for further information.

Citing Business Resources

You can use the following sources to help you build your citations for your report.

Business Citation Guides:

Other Resources

  • Excelsior OWL
  • Zotero: Reference manager you can use to track your sources and build your bibliography in Word.

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