University of Toronto Libraries supports campus entrepreneurs enrolled in courses and programs, commercializing research, and launching startups on their own or via a campus accelerator.
Research tools and support
Entrepreneurship research guide
Whether you're new to commercialization or an experienced entrepreneur, this guide is a quick and easy way to access the most useful resources the library has to offer, including market research, journals, books, toolkits, and information on funding and business plans.
An A-to-Z list of databases useful for entrepreneurship research by students, faculty and staff.
Data Tools research guide
Software tools, data sources, and educational resources that support research, data-driven inquiry and decision-making.
Introduction to patents and patent searching
This guide is designed to introduce you to patent searching. Basic patent information, as well as useful resources, are included to help get you started.
Request research help
Librarians are available to support your research via email or in-person consultation or referral.
Workshops and instruction
Entrepreneurship research workshops
Open workshops are open to the U of T community at all stages of your entrepreneurship journey. Some of these are eligible for recognition on the Entrepreneurship Research Skills co-curricular record for undergraduate and graduate students.
The BRIDGE Entrepreneurship Open Learning Series
Open learning modules outlining basic business principles to help perfect your business plans and pitches, based on The BRIDGE New Venture Program curriculum at U of T Scarborough. Anyone may use these modules to discover foundational concepts of entrepreneurship.
Faculty and instructors can request instructional support on library market research resources by contacting Entrepreneurship Librarian Carey Toane.
Find out more about how librarians support teaching.
The BRIDGE at University of Toronto Scarborough is a multi-purpose academic space that spans teaching, study, research, and experiential learning for business, finance, and entrepreneurship. It is a partnership between UTSC’s Department of Management and the UTSC Library. The website includes research guides, events, and support.
The Li Koon Chun Finance Learning Centre (FLC) at University of Toronto Mississauga is the knowledge partner of the Institute for Management and Innovation (IMI) at the University of Toronto Mississauga (UTM), including support for ICUBE. The FLC offers specialized software and research tools, instruction and support.
The Milt Harris Library (formerly the Business Information Centre) at the Rotman School of Management offers support for business research including entrepreneurship.
The Innovations & Partnerships Office (IPO) helps build successful partnerships between industry, business, government, and the University of Toronto research community and manages U of T’s portfolio of intellectual property. See their Startup Guidebook and Inventor's Guide.
Toronto Public Library provides access to business databases and online research tools for residents of Toronto.
University of Toronto students, faculty, staff and affiliated researchers can access library resources on- and off-campus with their UTORid.
Some affiliated researchers and contractors may be eligible for a Guest UTORid.
For more information or questions about how the library can support your venture, please contact Entrepreneurship Librarian Carey Toane.
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