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Companies / Industries / Markets / Consumers

Business Insights: Global provides company and industry intelligence on thousands of global companies. It includes periodical articles, news articles, and press releases; investment reports; corporate chronologies and company histories; brands and product information; industry and company rankings; financial overviews; industry overviews; and HR law case digests.

Business Plans Handbook is a collection of actual business plans compiled by entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses throughout North America.

Business Source Complete provides full-text business journals and hundreds of scholarly, peer-reviewed journals covering all aspects of business. Other resources include financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses, and more.

Data-Planet provides US and global statistics covering economics, finance, industrial sectors, agriculture, natural resources, transportation, education, demographics, and more from US government agencies, foreign stock exchanges, the World Bank, the OECD, and other sources are presented in an easy-to-use, graphical interface. Requires Java.

eStatement Studies is the online version of the Annual Statement Studies produced by the Risk Management Association (RMA). It provides composite performance metrics derived directly from the financial statements of financial institutions' borrowers and prospects. It includes two publications: Financial Ratios Benchmarks on over 760 industries, Industry Default Probabilities and Cash Flow Measures.

Hoover's Online covers public, private, and international companies. Includes overviews, major industry trends, industry links, and IPO information. Three users access.

IBISWorld is a comprehensive collection of Industry Market Research Reports, which contain trends, statistics, and analysis on market size, market share of competitors, and industry growth rates. Performance analysis includes emerging industry trends as well as recent production performance and 5 year forecasts. Each comprehensive study also examines details such as: the barriers to entry, operating cost structure (industry averages), technology & systems, and domestic & international markets. Tables and statistics include: Industry revenue, exports, imports, wages, and number of companies in the industry. UO subscription includes: US Industry Reports, Business Environment, Specialized Industry Reports, and China Industry Reports (China Site).

International Directory of Company Histories provides detailed information on more than 11,000 influential and emerging companies worldwide. Coverage includes comprehensive background and history of a company; merger and acquisition history; impact of sales and marketing campaigns; effectiveness of executive leadership; expansions and strategies; labor/management actions; stock exchanges, ticker symbols, and industries; and principal subsidiaries, divisions, operating units and competitors. Academic provides thousands of full-text market research reports published by Kalorama Information, Packaged Facts, and Specialists in Business Information.  Topics cover consumer goods, food and beverage, healthcare, publishing, manufacturing, and other markets and industries.

Market Share Reporter (MSR) is a compilation of market share statistics from periodical literature. MSR entries fall into 4 broad "Market Share Type" categories: Corporate, Institutional, Brand, and Product. Consumer and industrial products, and company and brand level market share are also included.

Mintel Reports covers market research studies on consumer products, services, and lifestyles. Each report describes the economic drivers, leading companies, market share, market size, trends, segmentation, and consumer attitudes and purchasing habits. It is international in scope but strong in Europe and the U.S.

Passport GMID is a collection of valuable country, industry, company and consumer intelligence: internationally comparable market statistics on industries, countries and consumer; full text market reports, company reports and country reports; expert analyst comments on emerging industry trends, country trends and consumer trends.

PrivCo is a database  for business and financial data on major, privately-held companies, including family-owned, private equity-owned, venture backed, and international unlisted companies. 

ReferenceUSA  provides detailed directory information for millions of U.S. businesses. Users can perform Quick Search or Custom Search at their choice.

Simmons OneView (formerly known as Choices 3) provides demographic and psychographic data on US adult consumers regarding product and brand usage, spending behaviors,
lifestyles and attitudes, and media use.

[Note: If the Simmons Crosstab document does not open when using Firefox, please click "Open With Difference Viewer" button on top of screen and select "Open with Adobe Reader (default)".]

The SBRnet database focuses on the sporting goods and sports marketing industry covering all facets of the industry: sports equipment sales, sports participation, fan profiles, sports broadcasting, sports sponsorship, and sports marketing.

TableBase is the database that specializes exclusively in tabular data on companies, industries, products, and demographics.  It is international in scope and covering more than 90 industries.


AD$ Summary reports advertising expenditures in eleven major media: Magazines, Sunday Magazines, Newspaper, National Newspaper, Outdoor, Network Television, Spot Television, Syndicated Television, Cable Television Networks, Network Radio, and National Spot Radio.

This is an excellent source for statistics on advertising spending, media, agencies, annuals & fact packs. PLEASE USE FIREFOX. Use this directly link for access if you are on campus.

For off-campus access, Username and Password are required to access DataCenter. Go to Authentication for Library Electronic Resources & Services page and login with your DuckID to find Username and passwords for AdAge Datacenter.


SRDS provides media rates and data for the advertising industry, listing advertising rates, editorial or programming content, circulation and other basic information for a variety of advertising media, including business publication, consumer magazine, digital resources, newspaper, radio, and television & cable; and It is updated monthly. UO subscribes to Business Publication Media, Consumer Magazine Media, Digital Media Resources, Local Media by DMA, Newspaper Media, Radio Media, and TV & Cable Media. Use Internet Explorer to access this database.

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Academic Search Premier is a multi-disciplinary database with a large collection of peer-reviewed full-text journals.  This database offers information in nearly every area of academic study including: business, social sciences, humanities, science, education,  language and linguistics, arts & literature, medical sciences, ethnic studies, and many more.

Business Source Complete provides  ull-text business journals and hundreds of scholarly, peer-reviewed journals covering all aspects of business. Other resources include financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses, and more.

EconLit is a comprehensive indexed bibliography with selected abstracts of the world's economic literature produced by the American Economic Association.

Factiva is a global news and business information service including Dow Jones and Reuters newswires, The Wall Street Journal, and thousands of other national and international newspapers in multiple languages.  It also provides financial market data and company information. Current stock prices, market research reports, and investment analyst reports are also available.

JSTOR provides an image archive of important scholarly journal literature in nearly all the humanities and social sciences disciplines, international and foreign areas studies, and many of the sciences. JSTOR is not a current issues database. Because of JSTOR's archival mission, there is a gap, typically from one to five years, between the most recently published journal issue and the available back issues.

Lexis-Nexis Academic provides full text access to news, business and company information, and legal and medical information.

Newspaper Source provides cover-to-cover full text for more than 40 U.S. and international newspapers, including the Christian Science Monitor, USA Today, The Washington Post, The Washington Times, The Times (London), Toronto Star, etc. The database also contains selective full text of more than 335 regional American newspapers. In addition, full-text television and radio news transcripts are provided from CBS News, CNN, CNN International, FOX News, NPR, etc.

Regional Business News provides full text to nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canadian business publications (including titles from Crain Communications).

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