Industry Information part 1: Library Databases


Bryant students need to locate industry information to finish group projects for BUS101, BUS400, and other business classes at the University.  Knowing how to locate and use industry information is an important research skill for anyone interested in working in business, since employees in all areas of business use industry information to perform duties as diverse as  forecasting stock performance, locating competitors, valuing a company, or predicting the market for a product.  The following library subscription databases, accessible through the Articles & Databases link on the library website,  provide industry information. Bryant patrons working off-campus will be prompted to type in their name and 14-digit barcode number to access a particular database.  

Library Databases
IBISWorld provides over 700 profiles on U.S. industries.  Click the Market Industry Research link to access a search interface that lets users search by industry or product keyword or NAICS code.  A menu of relevant information is provided for the industry, including industry life cycle, industry performance, products & markets, operating conditions and key statistics.  Users can download data, bookmark reports, or print out pdf copies of full reports or report chapters.
First Research Industry Profiles via Proquest Business Databases provide industry reports that are updated quarterly and contain unique content such as reports on business challenges in the industry and company benchmark data figured from a sampling of private companies.  First Research reports also include sections with industry overviews and trends. 
Datamonitor Industry Profiles  through Business Source Complete are 10-12 page industry reports that provide market value and volume, market segmentation, competitive landscape, and key metrics on leading companies within the industry.
Standard & Poor’s Industry Surveys through Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage  includes 50 in-depth industry reports with written analysis on industry trends and operation, key industry ratios & statistics, a section on how to analyze the particular industry, a glossary and industry references, and comparative company data.
Value Line Investment Research provides one page industry reports containing a written analysis of the current state of the industry, an industry timeliness measure, and composite industry statistics with a five-year forecast.

Ask a  librarian for help on finding or using a library database.


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