Tagged: company research

A new search interface for business researchers

Company, industry, product, and market information is now even more easy to find in Business Source Complete.

OC Library has transitioned Business Source Complete’s search interface to the Business Searching Interface (BSI). BSI “provides business researchers with the highly refined tools they need, in order to conduct sophisticated searches for the business content that they require.”

Now, you can more quickly identify what source types you want and can browse company and country profiles, market research reports, business videos and more with just a few clicks.

As an added feature, BSI will also search the additional collections of Hospitality & Tourism Complete, Regional Business News, and, AP NewsMonitor Collection.

Here’s a quick video on how to use BSI’s basic search.


If you prefer, you can access Business Source Complete’s native interface by clicking here and then selecting: “Click here to access the native Business Source Complete interface. ”

Let us know if you have any questions or feedback.

New business research tool

Start your research with a search tool designed specifically for business researchers, brought to you by OC Library’s search engine, OCtopus.

The OCtopus business resources search box targets business-specific electronic resources, including Business Source Complete, Hospitality & Tourism Complete, Science Direct, and more, as well as OC Library’s catalogue.

The business search box can be found on the front page of all business subject and course guides.

What is OCtopus? OCtopus provides a single search box that allows users to simultaneously search for books, audio-visual materials, journal articles, journals, and other resources contained in many of the Library’s databases. Results are returned in a single, relevency ranked list of resources. OCtopus is also known as Ebsco Discovery Service (EDS).

Visit Library Search Engine:FAQs for more information.

Company Views: a new way to research

You may have noticed some changes in Business Source Complete (BSC) and it’s a great way to pinpoint your research. There’s a new addition to the interface – just look in the top menu bar for “Company Information.”

Company Information will lead you to a new component of BSC called Company Views,  which provides “detailed company information for more than 1.1 million of the world’s largest public and private companies” (EBSCO). Company Views are searchable by company name, parent company name, ticker symbol, or keyword. Additionally, Company Views provides a Content in Context feature that allows you to refine your search to related information and publications including industry profiles, SWOT analyses, articles, market research reports and more.

Please note: Currently company profiles are not immediately appearing in Company Views. The database providor is working on a fix and we’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, be sure to still look for company profiles. One of the quickest ways is to select the ‘More’ tab in the top menu bar and select Company Profiles.

For more information on company research, visit the OC Library’s Company Research guide.

New research from Sustainalytics

Research for some companies added to the TSX Composite Index in late 2010 is now available from Sustainalytics. Access and use company, rating, and controversy reports for:

  • Air Canada
  • Dollarama
  • Dundee Precious Metals
  • First Majestic Silver
  • Grand Cache Coal
  • Kirkland Lake Gold

Sustainalytics is an OC Library subscription databases that provides environmental, social and governance (ESG) research and analysis on Canadian publicly traded companies that are listed in the TSX Composite Index.

Sustainalytics reports that research for other companies that were added to the TSX CI (generally small cap companies including Denison Mines, Flint Energy and Neo Material Technologies) is expected to be available in the early summer.