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Resources by Topic: Industry

Frequently Used Sources


Provides Industry market research reports on U.S. industries, US Specialized Industries, China Industries, Global Industries, U.S. Risk Ratings, and U.S. Business Environment Profiles, also available through SmithApps.

Standard & Poor's Net Advantage

Provides reports, forecasts, analysis, statistics and ratios of major industries. Coverage is for current and up to 4 years, depending on the Industry.

Hoover's Online

Provides comprehensive Company and Industry profiles, in-depth financials, Company overviews and histories, information on competitors, Products, services and operations. "Build a List" option allows screening for companies based on several variables.

Business Source Complete

Note: To access Company Profiles, click on link from the "More" option menu top of screen (in the blue band) to search for Company profiles by Company name.

Comprehensive database of business sources — includes over 3600 peer reviewed journals, trade publications, magazines, books, case studies, Company profiles, SWOT analysis, etc.


Note: This resource requires a campus login for access.

Provides comparative statistics for 205 countries on economic indicators, health, foreign trade, environment, lifestyle, industrial and agricultural output, communications, and more. Also includes market size data for over 300 consumer products and services.


Provides full-text reports on a wide range of market research studies, analyzing market sizes and trends, market segmentation, consumer attitudes and purchasing habits, opportunities, weaknesses and the future of the market. Note: To download reports, authorized users are required to create a personal account.


From Dow Jones. Provides full text access to over 8,000 business sources including national and international newspapers, magazines, wire services, web sites and Industry (trade) sources. Includes coverage of the Wall Street Journal. NOTE: Licensing restrictions limit use to 12 simlutaneous users. If you are unable to access this database, please try again later.