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Industry overviews

Where can I find an overview of an industry?
Last Updated: Oct 02, 2012  |  5360 Views
Topics: Industries

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Industry overviews are pre-packaged studies that provide general overview data and analysis on an industry often produced by an investment research service like S&P or from a consulting or market research firm.

Standard & Poor's Net Advantage is useful for industries dominated by public companies.

  • For U.S. industries, make a selection from the list of Industry Surveys in the Quick Links.
  • For global industries, mouse over the Industries tab on the blue navigation bar at the top of the screen, then select a region and industry from the section.

Datamonitor Industry Reports (available in OneSource Global Business Browser and Business Source Complete) include major market players, statistics and trends, and industry associations.

  • In OneSource click on Industries. From an industry profile page click on Datamonitor under Market Research.
  • In Business Source Complete click on Industry Profiles on the right-hand side of the screen.  Choose the Publisher tab on the next screen and click on Datamonitor.  A list of industry reports will be displayed.

eMarketer is a good source of statistics on emerging industries.

IBISWorld is a good source of reports on a wide range of industries in the United States, China, the United Kingdom and Australia.

Passport covers over 350 markets in 207 countries. includes reports from several market research firms in health care, consumer goods, publishing,  and manufacturing.

See our industry-specific Research Guides which include Health Care, Biotechnology, Retail and Venture Capital & Private Equity.

Use HOLLIS to identify books and periodicals on the industry.


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  1. Very helpful links! Thank you.
    by Mimi on Sep 13, 2013.

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