Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys: current descriptive surveys and data for major industries within the U.S. supplemented by a growing set of global industry surveys. Especially useful are the "Industry References" which identify the major trade associations, relevant governmental agencies, and trade periodicals for the industry. The Industry Surveys are available online beginning with 1999 through Standard & Poor's Net Advantage (click on the "Industries" tab). A print archive from 1963 is shelved at Perkins HC106.6 .S74.
OneSource: good place to begin research on an industry (click on the Industries tab). Compiles many of the market research reports available from MarketLine (Datamonitor), Business Monitor, and StatUSA (GLOBUS/NTDB). Generate geographic lists of companies within an industry by using the Industry Participants function on the summary page for each industry. Also provides market research and analysis.
Hoover's Online Pro: use the Industries tab to locate current industry profiles. The Advanced Search under the Companies tab will enable the identification of companies by industry, location, or size.
Marketline Advantage: Contains full text market research reports focusing on companies and broad industry sectors: consumer goods, energy, finance, healthcare, and technology. Market analysis and forecasting looks at major issues and threats for each sector with analytical commentary and data.
Grey House Encyclopedias:
Encyclopedia of American Industries: Ford Library Ref. HC102 .E53
---- Contents for 2007 ed. ; 2008 ed. online
Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries: Perkins/Bostock Ref Desk & Ford Library Ref. HD2324 .E5228
---- Contents for 2007 ed. ; 2007 ed. online
Encyclopedia of Global Industries: Perkins/Bostock Ref Desk & Ford Library Ref. HD2324 .E53
---- Contents for 2007 ed ; 2006 ed. online
Business Monitor International: excellent country-based reports for the major industries covered. Company profiles offered as a grid of subsidiaries and competitors. Country risk reports available.
OxResearch: provides global strategic analysis of geopolitical, macroeconomic, and social developments. Research can be targeted to specific industries by searching for the NAICS or subject.
Mintel Oxygen: extensive research reports for the European and U.S. consumer markets.
ReferenceUSA: a database useful for generating lists of U.S. companies by industry for geographic regions.
Economic Census: Provides a detailed portrait of the United States' economy once every five years, from the national to the local level. Business establishments in the economic census are grouped into industries based on the similarity of their production processes. These industries are coded according to the NAICS.
Export.gov: over 100,000 industry and country-specific market reports. Managed by the U.S. International Trade Administration.CRB Commodity Yearbook: latest edition at Perkins/Bostock Reference HF1041 .C56; earlier editions in stacks. Overview and data on major worldwide commodity markets. Published since 1939.
Industry classification codes have been developed to identify, define and categorize industries. They can be used in a number of databases to target retrieval by industry.
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS): The NAICS codes were created to update and refine the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes, which are still actively being assigned. Databases will use one or the other, or sometimes both. Use this website to identify the codes for an industry.
Standard Industrial Classification (SIC): a four-digit classification system developed in the 1930s for use by the U.S. federal government. Although still in use, the SIC classification system is no longer being revised.
International Standard Industrial Classification (ISIC): maintained by the U.N. Statistics Division, the ISIC is used in a number of international databases, such as ILO's LABORSTA. Rev.4 is the current version. See link on sidebar to other available classifications.
Hoover's Online: click on Companies tab for Hoover content for over 40,000 companies.
LexisNexis Academic: use the Business tab to find information on specific companies, including extensive corporate hierarchies and competitors. The Dossier Create a Company List function permits identification of companies by SIC or NAICS with geographical and size limits.
Thomson ONE: comprehensive financial data and business profiles for U.S. and international companies, with annual reports and other SEC filings. Use the "Search for Companies" icon to create lists of firms by industry.
OneSource: worldwide company and industry profiles, supported by fulltext articles from business, financial and trade publications.
Ward's Business Directory of U.S. Private and Public Companies: Latest edition Ford Library: HG4057 .A575; next latest: Perkins Bostock Library Ref: HG4057 .A565. Provides basic corporate information on over 100,000 U.S. companies, 90% private. Three useful rankings: 1) by sales within 4-digit SIC; 2) by sales within 6 digit NAICS; 3) state rankings by sales within 4-digit SIC
International Directory of Company Histories: descriptive histories of individual companies worldwide; master index for set in last volume. Perkins/Bostock Reference HD2721 .I63
Market Share Reporter: -- guide to company dominance in particular products and services; published since 1991 with older years in stacks. Perkins/Bostock Reference HF5801 .M35
Business Source Complete: a comprehensive database for doing business research. Provides indexing and some fulltext access to the professional, trade, and scholarly business literature, as well as country, industry, market, and company reports (including company SWOT analyses).
ABI/INFORM Complete: excellent database for searching the business literature. Deep historical indexing and fulltext for a number of publications.
Factiva: a comprehensive news service from Dow Jones providing the full text of many newspapers as well as a large number of industrial and trade media sources. Click on the "Search" tab to switch to an interface in which it is possible to search by industry, company, and region/country.
Academic OneFile: a comprehensive index and fulltext database that provides access to an extensive collection of trade and industry publications. Do Subject Guide searches for companies or industries: e.g. Computer Industry, DuPont, and refine by subdivision.
ProQuest Asian Business: business news from the Eastern Hemisphere, including significant publications like the Far Eastern Economic Review and AsiaWeek. This database is also included in ABI/INFORM Complete.
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