Career Research: Industry Research

Finding Industry Profiles

Getting started | Not as easy | International industry conditions | About MarketLine

Getting started:

Here are some sources that are easier to use.

Not as easy ...

Below are links to industry reports from individual publishers, and to databases that contain industry reports. Many of these reports are available in general business databases:  where possible, the links go directly to that content, not to a general search screen.  But where such direct linking is not possible, the links go to the main database search screen (e.g. Gartner, Passport GMID).

International industry conditions:

In addition to the three sources immediately below, you should know about MarketLine (formerly called Datamonitor), which also has good coverage of industry conditions abroad.  Be sure to read the notes below about the databases that offer it  ...

About MarketLine (formerly Datamonitor) reports:

  1. Datamonitor reports are being re-branded as MarketLine Industry Profile reports, followed by either the tag "a Datamonitor Company", or the tag "an Informa Company". You'll see all three brand names!
  2. Datamonitor reports are available in three different databases, Gale's Business Insights Essentials, Ebsco's Business Source Premier, and Thomson One's Investext.  Each has advantages and disadvantages.  Here're some guidelines on how to use the three:
    • For easier searching, use Business Insights Essentials
    • For PDF formatting, use Business Source Premier or Thomson One's Investext
    • For the most complete collection of Datamonitor content, use Thomson One

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