Resources for Industry Analysis: A guide to library and web resources for analyzing industries.
Business Databases: Especially useful for background information are databases such as ABI/Inform Complete and Business Source Complete, that index business journals and trade magazines. See also S&P's Net Advantage, below.
Business Resources: Links to subject guides for business research, including links to research guides for information on specific companies, including directories of companies, annual reports, and SEC filings.
Standard & Poor's Net Advantage: Provides access to the S&P Industry Surveys, among other information about companies and industries.
U.S. Industry and Trade Outlook is a good historical source (1960-2000) for studying trade trends in various industries, especially if the U.S. is a major importer or exporter of the products. Published annually through 2000, except as noted. If you want to browse the paper issues be aware that the call number and title vary over the years (see list below). Check the library catalog for additional locations in the Law and Fuqua School of Business libraries.
|Years||Call Number (*) (all in Public Documents Collection)|
|1986-1994||C 61.43: [yr.]|
|1981-1985||C 62.17: [yr.]|
|1976-1980||C 57.18: [yr.]|
|1973-1975||C 57.309: [yr.]|
|1971-1972||C 41.42/4: [yr.]|
|1960-1970||C 41.42/3: [yr.]|
Federal call number reminder:The first punctuation mark in a federal government call number is NOT a decimal point and the number after it should not be read as a decimal. For instance, C 57.309 comes after C 57.4 because the number 309 is larger than the number 4 and C 61.43 comes after C 61.5 because the number 43 is larger than the number 5.
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