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Industry Analysis

Key Reference Books for Industry Analysis

Industry Links

Manufacturing & Distribution USA (Online Access)

A guide to economic activity in 458 manufacturing industries, providing analysis and synthesis of federal statistics. Up to 75 leading companies in each industry are ranked by sales, with addresses, number of employees, and other information. Selected business ratios are given for each industry.

Business Insights: EssentialsBusiness Insights & Essentials

Company & industry news linked to electronic reference books. Contains company histories, market shares, rankings, industry overviews, and investment reports. Now contains “SWOT” analysis.


Business Source PremierBusiness Source Premier

Full text of over 3,400 business periodicals. This is our largest business database. It provides our best access to scholarly journals. Some business news and trade publications are indexed. It also has special industry overviews and company reports, including "SWOT" analysis. Note the green " company profiles" tab, which will allow you to access over 5,000 Datamonitor/MarketLineCompany Profiles.

Passport Global Marketing Information Database(Passport GMID)

An integrated on-line information system providing key business intelligence on countries, companies, markets, and consumers. The Passport GMID contains over a million demographic, economic, and marketing statistics for 205 countries worldwide. The database also contains 6-year historic market size data for more than 330 consumer products in 52 countries, plus 5-year forecasts. Be sure to notice the product, company, retail, country, and consumer lifestyle reports available in this database. SWOT analysis can be found in many of their company reports. 

Hoover's Industries A-Z

Ask me about other sources of industry overviews.

Last Update: January 21, 2017

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