Information & Resources

Your Library is a gold mine of FREE information to help you build your business.

Business Collection:

Check out our collection of books, eBooks, DVDs and more on:


The Library also has a wealth of online databases filled with up-to-date articles from leading newspapers, magazines, and journals. Many of these databases are searchable through My Giant Search.  Look for the "Business and Careers" category or check out specific databases (such as CBCA Complete, CPI.Q, Career Cruising, Gale Virtual Reference Library, and more). For demograhic and market/industry research, we suggest the PCensus database (in-house use only at Brodie and Waverley) or the InfoCanada - Canadian Businesses database. Check out the Market Research page of our website for more information.

Career Cruising is an interactive tool to help you plan for your ideal career -- use the "Careers" category in My Giant Search. For more about Career Cruising watch these helpful videos:  Explore Assessments, Explore Careers, Explore Education and Training, Employment, Porfolio 


Suggested Sites:

Visit the websites of these organizations that support businesses and job seekers in Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario: 

Government of Canada Job Bank

Nishnawbe Aski Development Fund

Northwest Employment Works (NEW)

North Superior Workforce Planning Board

Northern Ontario Business Magazine

Northwestern Ontario Innovation Centre

PARO Centre for Women's Enterprise

SHIFT Young Professionals Network

Small Business Resource Guide (SBRG)

Thunder Bay Business Women's Network

Thunder Bay Chamber of Commerce

Thunder Bay Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC)

Thunder Bay & District Entrepreneur Centre

Thunder Bay Ventures

YES Employment Services

Book Clubs:

Join the Business OnLine Book Club and have excerpts from the newest business books sent to your email box!

Contact Us:

If you need help accessing any of these resources, please contact Reference Services:

  • Phone: 
    Brodie: (807) 624-4200
    Waverley: (807) 684-6815 
  • Email:
  • Just Ask Us online reference question submission form