Trade publications: industry research
Trade publications are issued by commercial publishers, as well as by trade and professional organizations. There are thousands of these publications, most dealing with a specific business, industry, or profession. They usually provide news of current developments in the field, reviews of past performance or forecasts for the future, as well as descriptions of key companies and personalities in the industry.
They can also provide highly specialized information such as hard-to-find statistics or information on products and market share.
Freely available web resource:
Portal of links to trade publications organized by industry.
Baker Library subscribes to nearly 4,000 serials and periodicals many of which are trade publications such as Drug Store News, Pulp and Paper Week, etc. They can be located by searching the HOLLIS.