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Industry Information
Top Five Resources


Industry Reports and Overviews
  • IBIS World
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/14593
    Industry reports for the United States, China, and selected global topics. Each reports provide overviews, leading companies, sales information, and authoritative sources for researching hundreds of industries. Includes Business Environmental Profiles that summarize key drivers for industries in the U.S.
  • S&P Capital IQ NetAdvantage
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/9568
    Overviews, rankings and comparative statistics for major industries that provides detailed information on public companies such as stock reports, bonds, stock valuation annual reports, and other detailed fianancial statistics. NetAdvantage also includes investment services such as the advisory newsletter Outlook and screening directories for stocks, bonds and mutual funds. There are also directories for private companies and the Register of Corporations, Directors, and Executives
  • First Research
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/18519
    Overviews for hundreds of industries that describe the competitive landscape, products, operations & technology, sales & marketing, finance & regulations, forecasts, trends, critical issues, challenges and financial information.
  • Bizminer
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/18164
    BizMiner offers industry financial analysis benchmarks for over 5,000 lines of business and industry market trends on thousands more. Their market analysis reports are available at the national and local levels down to the zip code. Bizminer is a great resource to use when developing business plans, or for any sort of entrepreneurship initiatives where you need to measure peer performance in an industry.
  • MarketLine Reports (formerly Datamonitor)
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/12354
    Company Profiles cover key facts, history, employees, major products, revenue analysis, SWOT analysis, top competitors, locations and subsidiaries. Industry Reports include analysis, market size, market share, forecasts, segmentation, and leading companies. Access via Business Source Premier
  • ThomsonOne
    http://ezproxy.lib.umn.edu/login/thomsonone
    Can be used with Internet Explorer ONLY, other browsers do not work. Please allow pop-ups, as this is necessary for proper display. Thomson ONE brings together company information from a variety of sources that are produced by Thomson Reuters. This includes company financials and filings, mergers and acquisition data and analyst reports. The following types of information are available: Company Overviews, Company News and Pricecharts, Corporate Governance (Takeover defense), Corporate financial fundamentals, Estimates (and earnings surprises), Debt overview, Company deals, Share ownership information, Company research (formerly Investext), Company financial filings, Officers and Directors.
  • Key Business Ratios
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/12372
    Key Business Ratios, from Dun and Bradstreet, help you to assess how a business is doing compared to an industry or a competitor. The 14 key business ratios cover the critical areas of business performance --solvency, efficiency and profitability. They are broken down into median figures, with upper and lower quartiles. Ratios are arranged by Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Codes -a four-digit number that classifies business establishments by defining the industries in which they do business.
Market Research Reports
  • Frost & Sullivan market research reports
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/16100
    Frost & Sullivan's 1800 analysts and consultants cover more than 300 markets and 250,000 companies for industrial markets organized into categories for Aerospace and Defense, Automotive and Transportation, Chemicals, Materials, Food; Electronics and Security, Energy and Power Systems, Environment and Building Technologies, Healthcare and Medical Devices, Measurement and Instrumentation, Information and Communication Technologies, and Industrial Automation and Process Control.
  • BCC Research
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/18669
    BCC's market research reports explore major economic, scientific, and technological developments in industrial, pharmaceutical, and high technology organizations.
  • Gartner Research
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/auth/gartner/
    Gartner is a leading providers of research and analysis about the global information technology industry. Areas of focus include customer relationship management, business-to-business e-commerce, supply chain management, wireless, emerging technologies, security, IT services and vendors, IT spending and strategies. On-campus access is not allowed for walk-in users
  • Mintel Market Research Database
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/11269
    Market research reports on consumer products, services, and lifestyles. Each report describes the economic drivers, leading companies, market share, market size, trends, segmentation, and consumer attitudes and purchasing habits. Reports cover consumer markets in the USA and Europe. Requires setting up a personal account to access.
  • Passport (Euromonitor)
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/11022
    Key business intelligence on countries, companies, markets, and consumers. Statistics on brands, companies and consumer products worldwide include market size and market share. Useful for researching global consumer markets with analysis of lifestyles for countries. Includes profiles and strategic information about companies that sell leading consumer goods.
Trade and Industry Associations
  • Associations Unlimited
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/11167
    Directory of associations, professional societies, and other nonprofit membership organization. Includes international, national, and state organizations of all types. Brief profiles include contact information, budget, number of employees and specialized publications.
  • Leadership Library
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/18442
    Detailed information about people and organizational strucures for major corporations, nonprofits, news organizations, associations, law firm, courts and local, state, and federal government. Licensed for 1 user at a time.
Find Statistics
  • ProQuest Statistical Insight
    http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/2222
    Index to statistical publications from US and state government agencies, international intergovernmental organizations, professional and trade organizations, business organizations, commercial publishers, independent research organizations, and universities.


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