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Business Resources

Central Library has the largest collection of business information in the Kitchener Public Library system.

Our librarians are trained to help you find the information you need, whether it’s in a specialized directory, a Statistics Canada report, a magazine or newspaper, or on the Internet.

Our services and resources include:

  • Company directories for cities in Ontario
  • Industry reports and statistics
  • Current newsletters with commentary and advice on personal investments
  • Business magazines and newspapers with databases to help locate specific articles
  • Selected business resources on the web

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Business Research Databases

Kitchener Public Library also has a number of useful databases, some of which may only be used within the library.

Business Plans Handbook

Includes actual plans from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans.

CBCA Complete

A diverse mix of publications on topics ranging from business to the arts, to industry news and current events in Canada.

Community Information Centre

Search for local community organizations and services in Waterloo Region.


Uses maps and demographics to allow users to compare, profile and define multiple market areas, evaluate locations and learn about customers.

This database is temporarily unavailable.

Reference Group

Look up Canadian business and industry profiles, company descriptions, executive directories, market research and more.