To find word definitions like Consumer Price Index or Producer Price Index try searching in
Credo Reference, Encyclopedia Britannica, or Sage eReference
To find an industry (market) overview of a product or service, think about the broader category this product or service falls into. You may find an industry overview in
Encyclopedia of American Industries This resource is organized by SIC numbers.
Survey of American Industry and Careers Ref HF5382.5.U5S87 2012
Search for industry information and more in one of these databases.
Business Source Premier Company & industry profiles, SWOT analysis, market research reports and more. For industry profiles, browse categories or search a specific industry.
Example: Fast Food Industry: United States - Datamonitor report
LexisNexis Find news articles about companies, company profiles, Edgar financial, annual & quarterly reports, some Hoover's data. Tip: Use ticker numbers to find specific companies.
Example: Target's ticker is TGT
If you can't find a specific company try looking for a ticker number in one of these books.
Note: Tickers are available for publicly traded companies.
Hoover's Handbook of American Business Ref HG 4057.H663
Valueline Ref HG4501.V26
See also: Finding Company Information
Employment sources often include employment trends for an industry.
Encyclopedia of Careers and Vocational Guidance Ref HF5381.E52
See also: Research guides from the Library of Congress
- Terrell, Ellen. Guide to industry research. BERA, 2007(9). Retrieved 9/18/2007
- Terrell, E. (2005). Market segmentation. Retrieved 9/18/2007, 2007
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