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    Industry Profiles
    Hoovers Online  - abouthelp
    Select the "Industries" tab and search or browse for desired industry overview.  
    MarketLine Advantage  - about
    Click on Industry and search by keyword; will include market value, volume, segmentation, market share, and a brief summary of the leading companies in that industry.
    Mergent Online   - about help
    Over thirty industries covered, by country.  Select "Report Search" from the top tabs, then click on "Industry Reports". Topics covered include current environment, including merger and acquisition activity, market trends, and leading companies.
    ReferenceUSA  - about
    Select "OneSource". In the "Industries" search box enter a search term, SIC code or NAICS code. Find reports from Freedonia, Datamonitor, and BMI (Business Monitor International).
    S&P Netadvantage   - about help
    Click on the "Industries" tab, top of page, use the drop down box under "Industry Surveys".  Qualitative and quantitative in-depth S&P research and analysis covering 55 industries.

    Industry News
    ABI/Inform    - about help
    A journal index of more than 2,890 publications, with more than 1,920 available in full text. It offers the latest business and financial information, management techniques, business trends, management practice and theory, corporate strategy and tactics, and the competition environment.
    Business Source Premier    - about -  help
    A journal index that contains full text for more than 2,300 journals; searchable cited references dating back to 1998; Market Research Reports; Industry Reports; Country Reports; Company Profiles; and SWOT analyses.
    Factiva   -about help
    More than 25,000 sources including the The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, and the Dow Jones and Reuters newswires.
    LexisNexis Academic    - abouthelp
    Formats found in LexisNexis are: international and domestic newspapers (over 350), magazines and trade journals, broadcast transcripts (NPR, ABC News, CBS News, and CNN), company financial information, industry and market news.
    RDS Business Reference Suite   - abouthelp
    Three databases make up the Suite: Business & Industry, Business & Management Practices, and TableBase; the Business Suite includes periodical articles on marketing and management topics, trade and business news, plus company facts and figures.

    Financial Data
    Annual Survey of Manufactures
    The Annual Survey of Manufactures (ASM) provides sample estimates of statistics for all manufacturing establishments with one or more paid employee. The U.S. Census Bureau conducts the ASM in each of the 4 years between the economic census which is collected for years ending in 2 and 7. Among the statistics included in this survey: employment, payroll, value added by manufacture, cost of materials consumed, value of shipments, detailed capital expenditures, supplemental labor costs, fuels and electric energy used, and inventories by stage of fabrication.
    U.S. Census Bureau: Economic Census   -   help
    The economic census provides a detailed portrait of the United States' economy once every five years, from the national to the local level. The Census Web site provides access to the 1997, 2002 and 2007 reports.
    Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios
    (Book) Business/SPEA Information Commons Reference @ HG1.A44 - - Provides financial ratios for companies in various asset ranges, by SIC code. Data reported are based on aggregate numbers from IRS records.
    Annual Statement Studies: Financial Ratio Benchmarks
    (Book) Business/SPEA Information Commons Reference  @ HF5681.B2 R6 - - Provides composite financial data on manufacturing, wholesaling, retailing, service and contracting lines of business.
    Dun & Bradstreet Industry Norms and Key Business Ratios
    (Book) Business/SPEA Information Commons Reference  @ HF5681.R25 I525 - - Financial information and ratios for over 800 different lines of business in all size ranges and including private and publicly owned companies.
    Financial Studies of the Small Business
    (Book) ALF. Use IUCAT to request.  HD2346.U5 F55 - - Data from over 30,000 financial statements are compiled, representing 68 different categories of small business.
    S&P Analysts' Handbook
    (Book) Business/SPEA Information Commons Reference  @ HG 4519 .S785 - - Compares most vital financial and per share data for the broad S&P groups. It provides up to 30 years of selected per share data for all industry groups in the S&P 500 Composite Index, and up to six years of in-depth financial data on each group in the S&P Industrials Index.

    Search for Companies by Industry
    Amadeus  - about
    Public and Private European Companies only.  Can search by geoography, industry codes, size criteria, financial data and more.  Select desired criteria from the "Expert Search" list of variables.  Click on "OK" on bottom right when finished.  To view the list and export a report, click on the "List" tab at the top of the page. 
    Dun & Bradstreet's Million Dollar Database   - about
    Directory of businesses in the U.S., Canada, & Mexico regardless of size, plus international businesses with $500,000+ sales or 20+ employees. Search by geography, industry codes, size criteria and more.  Click on "Advanced Search".  Select desired field name and enter your criteria.  Then hit "Add to Criteria" button.  Continue adding all desired criteria, then click on "Run Search". Various output options.
    Hoover's Online   - abouthelp
    International.  Public and Private Companies.  Can search by geography, size, industry codes, financial data and more.  Select "Build A List" on the right and select desired criteria.   
    LexisNexis Academic   - about help
    International.  Public and Private Companies. Can search by geography, industry codes, size criteria and more. Select "Dossier Create a Company List".   Enter desired criteria.  Various output options
    Mergent Online    - about help
    International.  Public and Private Companies.  Can search by geography, size, industry codes, in-depth financial data and more.  Select the "Advanced Search" tab and build search of desired criteria.  Customize output.  
    ReferenceUSA   - about
    Detailed information on more than 14 million US businesses, 210 million US residents, 855,000 US health care providers as well as 12 million Canadian businesses.
    SDC Platinum
    A Thomson product; not accessible over the Web. Located on a single computer in the Business/SPEA Information Commons. Access to the Mergers & Acquisitions dataset.

    Market Research
    Datamonitor 360
    see MarketLine Advantage
    Frost & Sullivan    - about -   help
    Full-text industry-specific database of market information and analysis, international in scope. It tracks, among others, the following industries: Healthcare, Telecom, IT, Transportation, Electronics, and Semiconductors.
    Gartner   -
    Available only to Kelley students, faculty and staff. To gain access to the Gartner site, those requesting access need to send an email request with their first and last name and ( email address to:
    Gartner provides market research reports of the Information Technology (IT) industry and in depth analysis on IT issues. Reports contain research findings and advice on technology markets, topics, and companies.
    Investext Plus
    Now found under the "Research" component of Thomson One. Click on "Research" under the Company Views menu on the left. This resource is only available using Internet Explorer.
    MarketLine Advantage   - about
    (Previously Datamonitor)  MarketLine offers a collection of company, industry, financial, product and country information, research and data extending over all major marketplaces and industries. Academic   - about -   help
    Detailed market research reports from leading sources.
    Mintel Reports   - about
    Consumer market studies by Mintel analysts. Covers food, beverage, apparel, beauty and personal, retail, travel and more. Each study provides a synthesis of both primary and secondary data and analysis. International in scope but strong in European countries and the U.S.
    Passport GMID: Global Market Information Database   - about
    Locate demographic, economic and marketing statistics for 205 countries, as well as detailed income, expenditure and lifestyle statistics. Access 4500 consumer lifestyle reports.
    RDS Business Reference Suite   - about -   help
    Subjects covered include: market share, company and brand rankings, industry and product forecasts, production and consumption statistics, imports and exports, usage and capacity, number of users and outlets, trends and demographics. Most of this information is in the database "Tablebase" so be sure to put a check in that box.
    ReferenceUSA   - about
    Use the OneSource section of this database. Find it this way: Select OneSource from the list on the left. Type a search into the "Industries" search box, or select "News and Reports" from the top of the page.
    Simmons OneView   - about
    Provides data on adult U.S. consumers based on national surveys. The data includes consumer demographics (age, gender, income ...),consumer psychographics (behavior, attitudes ...) and buying and media habits.
    SimplyMap   - about
    Web-based mapping application that lets users create professional-quality thematic maps and reports using demographic, business, and marketing data.
    Sports Business Research Network   - about -   help
    Combines market research from the National Sporting Goods Association; the U.S. Department of Commerce and various sports governing bodies.
    S&P Netadvantage   - about help
    Click on the "Industries" tab, top of page, use the drop down box under "Industry Surveys".  Qualitative and quantitative in-depth S&P research and analysis covering 55 industries.
    Thomson ONE  - about
    Look for analyst reports of companies and industries under "Research".  This resource is only available using Internet Explorer. 




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    last updated: 7/10/2013