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Libraries offer three new online business databases

Scholars and students researching business topics will be decidedly bullish on the Libraries' newest online resources.

IBISWorld provides 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. 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.

The Value Line Research Center is a comprehensive source of information and advice on approximately 1,700 stocks in 97 industries, the stock market, and the economy. The Value Line Investment Survey is the flagship publication included in the Research Center. It consists of three publications:

  • The Ratings & Reports section contains one-page reports about approximately 1,700 companies and approximately 97 industries. Each company report contains Value Line's proprietary company ratings, analyst's commentary and forecasts, along with selected historical financial information.
  • The Summary & Index contains an index of all stocks in the Investment Survey along with brief statistics. It also contains a variety of stock "screens" designed to help investors quickly identify companies with characteristics that match their investing goals.
  • The Selection & Opinion section contains Value Line's latest economic and stock market forecasts, profiles of attractive companies, and market statistics.

The Value Line Research Center also includes options data, mutual funds reports, and a survey of Convertible Stock.

The Value Line Research Center: Historical Reports contains backfiles of information and advice on the three publications in the Value Line Research Center - Ratings & Reports, Summary & Index, and Selection & Opinion. The Historical Reports module is an archive of older editions of these publications, excluding the most recent. Ratings & Reports are searchable by company name or ticker symbol. Summary & Index and Selection & Opinion weekly issues are selectable by date only.

To access IBISWorld, users should follow this path from the frontpage of the Libraries webpage: Research Resources > Indexes and Databases > Business > IBISWorld.

To access Value Line Research Center, users should follow this path from the frontpage of the Libraries webpage: Research Resources > Indexes and Databases > Business > Value Line Research Center.

To access Value Line Research Center: Historical Reports, users should follow this path from the frontpage of the Libraries webpage: Research Resources > Indexes and Databases > Business > Value Line Research Center: Historical Reports.

Posted April 22, 2008