Industry Information


Industry Classification

Industry Overviews & Analyses

  • Business and Company Resource Center
    Business & Company Resource Center brings together a variety of global business information. Resources in the database include: company profiles (including corporate parent/sibling relationships), industry ranking, products and brands, stock prices, investment reports, industry statistics, corporate chronologies and histories, consumer marketing data, emerging technology reports, industry newsletter news and analysis, and business journal news and analysis.
  • Faulkner's Advisory for IT Studies
    Virtual library of reports covering IT infrastructure, telecom, data networking, wireless communications, security, enterprise systems, the Internet and World Wide Web, as well as technology vendors. FAITS also links to technology and business news resources such as Nando Net, The New York Times, Financial Times, NewsBytes, and the BBC.
  • IBISWorld
    IBISWorld provides industry research reports for all of the 723 industries in the United States as categorized by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). IBISWorld research reports contain trends, statistics and analysis on market size, market share of competitors, and industry growth rates. Each report includes leading companies, products and markets, industry outlook, competitive landscape, industry life cycle, operating conditions, and key statistics.
  • IDC
    IDC provides global coverages on information technology, telecommunications and consumer technology markets. IDC reports provide industry data, analyses, and forecasts about the following technology markets: Energy, Financial, Government, Health, Manufacturing and Retail.
  • Thomson ONE [must use Internet Explorer]
    Full text of over 30,000 company and industry research reports covering 11,000 U.S. and international companies and 53 industries. Reports are written by over 270 brokerage, investment bank and research firms from the U.S., Canada, Europe and Asia. Also includes Moody's financial reports as well as documents from trade and professional associations.

    For step by step instructions on finding analyst reports in Thomson ONE consult our quick tutorial.
  • Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys
    Each survey is divided into two parts. 1) the basic analysis which contains an examination of prospects for that industry followed by composite industry data & a comparative company analysis 2) the current analysis which contains the latest developments and some industry and company statistics.
  • Value Line Investment Survey and the Value Line Investment Survey Expanded Edition
    1-2 page summaries including information on the timeliness of the industry; relative strength, statistics, and an overview of the industry by an analyst.  For more information about Value Line see our short tutorial.

Statistical Sources

See also the GIS & Statistical Data Resources in the DSSC.

  • Business Statistics of the United States
    HF 105 .B87 (Reference stacks)
    Contains Industry Profiles, for aggregate industry data including production, labor and earnings, and prices.
  • Economic Census
    Statistics on industries and business activity in geographic areas (including the nation, states, metropolitan areas, counties, and cities). Data includes number of establishments, number of employees, payroll, sales, receipts, value of shipments, value of construction work done, etc.
  • Manufacturing & Distribution U.S.A.
    HD 9724. M3 (Reference Stacks)
    Contains basic statistics on more than 450 manufacturing industries organized by SIC code. Data is for the United States with some state and company information.
  • Mergent's Industry Review 
    HG 4961.M68 (Reference Stacks)
    Comprehensive statistical reference containing key financial information, operating data, and ratios on approximately 4,000 companies arranged and ranked by industry.
  • Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys
    Each survey is divided into two parts. 1) the basic analysis which contains an examination of prospects for that industry followed by composite industry data & a comparative company analysis 2) the current analysis which contains the latest developments and some industry and company statistics.

Industry Ratios

  • Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios
    HF5681 .R25T68 (Reference stacks)
    Contains operating and financial information for corporations with and without net incomes as well as only for those companies in an industry that operated at a profit. Organized by the SIC Code.
  • Industry Norms and Key Business Ratios
    HD47. D82 (Reference stacks)
    Financial ratios arranged by Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Codes.
  • IRS Corporate Financial Ratios
    HF5681 .I77 (Reference stacks)
    Compiled from IRS data from income statements and balance sheets for companies with and without net income. Organized by major and minor industry groups.
  • RMA Annual Statement Studies
    HF5681 .B2R5 (Reference stacks)
    Balance sheet and income statements as well as commonly used ratios for over 360 industries. Organized by the SIC Code as well as title of industry. Includes the most recent five years of data.

Articles & Journals

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  • ABI/INFORM Global
  • Business Source Complete
  • Factiva
  • ABI/Inform Global on ProQuest Direct
    Covers all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, accounting, finance, international business, econometrics and economics.   Contains academic and trade journals, and dissertations.  Also includes country reports from EIU.

  • Business Source Complete
    Covers all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, accounting, finance, international business, econometrics and economics. Contains full text of the Harvard Business Review, California Management Review and other important journals. BSP also includes country reports from EIU and company reports from Datamonitor.

  • Factiva
    Resource for finding company and industry information. Factiva contains a database of nearly 8,000 publications, including: academic and trade publications, industry newsletters, international and regional newspapers, business magazines, and business newswires.

  • LexisNexis Academic
    Ccontains access to hundreds of information sources including the full text of newspapers (foreign and domestic), magazines, wire services, newsletters, journals and broadcast transcripts.