Answered By: Meghan Dolan
Last Updated: Apr 06, 2017     Views: 104

Market research databases:

Passport offers quantitative data on consumer lifestyles, retailing, consumer markets, and in-depth market analysis reports for many countries.

Mintel Reports provides market and consumer research reports across multiple international markets. Strong in consumer goods, and food & beverage industries in American and European countries. Mintel Market Sizes provides market size, segment, and share information for consumer products in major economies. includes reports from several market research firms in health care, consumer goods, publishing,  and manufacturing.

SimplyMap enables the creation of maps and tables for the United States that incorporate data such as population, age, race, income, employment, and education. Harvard subscribes to premium content including Experian Simmons Local for market research data and D&B for business demographics.

Statista is a good source for consumer goods market research. Enter "market share" and the consumer goods of interest into the search box or click on the Markets link, then the Categories link to navigate to the Consumer Goods and FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) portion of the database.

Industry research databases: 

IBISWorld provides research reports on industries in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and China. Individual reports include analysis of drivers of the industry, industry risk, market data and segments, competitors and industry performance. Great source for niche industries. 

ThomsonONE includes a comprehensive collection of industry analyst reports: Go to Screenings & Analysis, then Research. Select Advanced Research Page. Search by industry or sector in the Title of the report. Expand date beyond Last 90 Days, and select Industry rather than Company analyst reports.

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 include major market players, statistics and trends, and industry associations. Datamonitor reports are available via two of our databases:

  • 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.

Additionally, we have several IT-specific databases that may be helpful if you are developing a web-based business: