Frequently Asked Questions

How do I find the leading companies for an industry?

Answer:

The Hoovers Industry A-Z website has companies listed by industries into folders and sub-categories to identify top companies. To view the rankings and overviews about these industries, consult the library subscription to Hoovers Industry Snapshots in LexisNexis Academic. Search the industry category from the Hoover’s website, then select the Industry Snapshot displayed in the right frame.

Hoovers Industry A-Z
http://www.hoovers.com/free/industries/web sites

Hoovers Industry Snapshots
http://tc.liblink.umn.edu/sfx_local?url_ver=Z39.88-2004&url_ctx_fmt=info...

NetAdvantage industry reports from Standard and Poors list leading public companies for 50 industry categories. Click the “Industries” tab and select a report to display. Companies are found under the options for “Comparative Company Analysis”. Global Industry Reports are also available for Europe, Asia, and Latin America.
http://www.lib.umn.edu/cgi-bin/na.cgi

Ibis World industry reports include both the United States and China. These reports cover smaller industries and services organized into industry classification codes (NAICS). Look for companies under the “Key Competitors” section.
http://www.lib.umn.edu/get/ibisworld

ValueLine is a rating service for investors that tracks large and mid-sized public companies in over 100 industry categories. ValueLine ratings are updated frequently. On the right frame, select “Lookup industries” to view all the industry categories then click on the highlighted industry to view companies.
http://www.lib.umn.edu/cgi-bin/vlis.cgi

 

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