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MGTO 30110 — Foresight in Business and Society (Junior Research Challenge) (Michel)

Business Data Resources

Data Planet Statistical Datasets

  • More than 5.3 billion data points from licensed and public domain datasets within an easy-to-use interface. See the Data-Planet Statistical Datasets Quick Reference Guide for more guidance.
  • With this dynamic tool, you can scan the contents of the collection, select subjects and variables of interest, and view your data in side-by-side tables and charts.
  • Browse Data by Subject or Source and then drill down to select datasets + indicators/variables.


  • Data and statistics on thousands of topics.
  • Sources of information include market research, trade publications, scientific journals, and government databases.
  • Contains citations for further research—look at Source, Source link, and Details tabs.
  • Mostly short runs of data (blue icons) but also full reports/dossiers (orange and red icons).
  • Tables, charts, graphs, data, and reports can be downloaded.

Sports Markets Analytics (SMA)

  • Provides searchable news and market research from the National Sporting Goods Association and other industry sources on all aspects of sporting goods, sports equipment, participation, broadcasting and marketing.

World Databank

  • Database containing international data aggregated largely by the United Nations.
  • Multiple databases, if your topic has an international scope, this is an excellent choice to start your search.

Other Resources

Frost and Sullivan

  • Useful reports covering all sectors!
  • Student access does not allow PDF downloads
  • If you would like the PDF of a report, use Ask a Business Librarian and e-mail us the title and date of the report.
  • We'll get the PDF and send it to you!


BCC Research

  • Click MEMBER LOGIN in the upper right corner, then IP AUTHENTICATE on the next screen
  • Market research reports with trends, latest applications, and key players within markets
  • Advanced materials, biotechnology, chemicals, energy, healthcare, sensors, plastics, nanotechnology, and other emerging technologies


Datasets and Statistics 

  • LibGuide by James Ng, our former Economics and Social Science Data Librarian 
  • Check out Popular Databases and Data by Topic!

Google Advance Search

  • Add to a search (e.g., fracking
  • Add filetype:xls to search words (e.g., transportation china filetype:xls)