Q. How do I locate industry reports?
Begin by identifying your industry of interest and finding relevant SIC and NAICS codes by visiting the Standard Industrial Classification Search (SIC) and North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) websites.
Once you have identified your industry and its associated code, you may locate industry surveys, overviews, and reports in the Library databases using the code in your search.
You may also locate industry reports within the following Library databases using the following techniques:
Business Source Complete - Contains Industry Surveys from Datamonitor, Global Insight and EIU Economist Intelligence Unit Industry Forecasts. Select "Industry Overview" from the Document Type box, as shown below. Enter your industry keyword on the top search line, and change the drop down menu to TI Title.
Mergent Online – Industry Reports provide broad coverage of 24 of the largest global industries in North America, Europe, Asia, and global geographic areas. To access industry reports, follow the steps below.
- Select the “Industry Analysis” tab.
- Select your Industry and Region and press Search.
- The results screen displays industry reports dating back 15 years. Select the PDF icon under the Report column to view the full-text report.
ProQuest ABI/INFORM Global - Contains industry surveys from First Research (U.S. Reports) and Business Monitor International (U.S. and International). Select "Industry Report" from the Document Type menu, as shown below. Enter your industry keyword on the top search line, and change the drop down menu to Document title - TI.
Lexis-Nexis - Provides worldwide industry news articles and reports. On the homepage, search for any company (does not have to be related to your industry) using Get Company Info box. Next, click on the Industry tab at the top of the screen. Now you may search for an industry by keyword, SIC code, or browse the industry hierarchy, as shown below. Once you have selected an industry, click on it to go to the overview and then click on the Recent News or Industry Reports tab on the left-hand side of the screen.
Statista - Provides 60 industry reports with a focus on Germany and 41 on the US as well as the UK. The individual industries are selected by analysts based on data availability and relevance. To access, to to the Industry tab at the top of the screen, and then select "Search for Industry Reports" as shown below.
Additionally, you may use the following websites to identify industry codes and locate additional research online:
Bureau of Labor Statistics Industries at a Glance - http://www.bls.gov/iag/tgs/iag_index_naics.htm
Census.gov County Business Patterns - http://www.census.gov/econ/cbp/index.html
Census.gov - Current Industrial Reports - http://www.census.gov/manufacturing/cir/index.html
Export.gov Market Research (requires registration) - http://www.export.gov/mrktresearch/index.asp
IndustryWeek.com - http://www.industryweek.com/
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) - http://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/
Standard Industrial Classification Search (SIC) - https://www.osha.gov/pls/imis/sicsearch.html
Yahoo Industry Center - http://biz.yahoo.com/ic/index.html
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