Research support

Take advantage of top quality information sources and professional research support from the David Lam Management Research Library, located in the Canaccord Learning Commons.

Research for assignments

Many of your class assignments will require you to find high quality information on an industry, company, consumer group, location or business topic.

Visit our website to find online resources on business and management topics, or drop by our research help desk, Monday to Friday, 1:00pm to 4:00pm in the Canaccord Learning Commons for a one-to-one consultation with a business librarian.

  • Find books, articles, library databases and websites on topic-based online research guides.
  • Find guides to researching assignments for selected courses (e.g., COMM 296, COMM 390) on course guides.

David Lam Management Research Library  


Outside of drop-in hours, students can fill out the . For simple questions, they can also use AskAway an online chat service staffed by librarians across the province

Evaluate and cite information sources

Reputable business information comes from a variety of sources. You may need to find information from library databases and/or freely available internet sources. It's important for you to evaluate your sources to ensure that you are using reputable and appropriate information. Consider:

  • Author/organization credentials
  • Accuracy
  • Currency
  • Bias
  • Purpose

Evaluating Information Sources guide   UBC Library How to Cite guide  

Top research topics

Companies, industries or markets
Case competitions prep
Startups and entrepreneurship
International business
Finance and investment

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