The libraries subscribe to a large number of information resources that can be used to research industries and markets.
Here are some suggestions for specific kinds of information:
Trends and Analysis: Use IBIS World, Passport GMID, Marketline, and S&P NetAdvantage Industry Surveys (U.S.) for current and projected trends, strengths and weaknesses, and assessments of current industry performance.
Statistics and Financial Information: Use IBIS World, Marketline, and S&P NetAdvantage Industry Surveys (U.S.) to get information on market size, rate of growth, average costs, market segmentation, and more.
For specialized markets use:
- Consumer Goods and Services: Mintel Reports (U.S.) and Passport GMID
- Healthcare, IT, Telecom, Electronics and Semiconductors: Frost & Sullivan
- Sports: Sports Market Analytics
Porter’s Five Forces: Marketline supplies a Five Forces analysis, which uses five influences, or forces, to evaluate the profitability of a given industry.
Industry Ratios: Use IBIS World, S&P NetAdvantage Industry Surveys, and Factiva, to obtain key industry ratios that measure risk, performance, and changes over time. When using Factiva, go to the Companies/Markets tab and select Industry. Choose an Industry Snapshot.
News: Use Factiva, ABI Inform, or Regional Business News to get the latest news for a given market, or to supplement information from other sources. When using Factiva, When using Factiva, go to the Companies/Markets tab and select Industry, then choose an Industry Snapshot; To search for articles on a specific topic, click on the Search tab, then choose Search Builder at the top of the page.
Industry Sector Time Series Data: Use WRDS (Wharton Research Data Service), Bloomberg, SDC Platinum, and Datastream, to collect multiple data points for a given industry over time. Bloomberg, SDC Platinum, and Datastream are accessible through dedicated terminals in the Business/SPEA Information Commons.