Ka-Neng Au
Business Librarian
March 29, 2009
Learning Tools: Class Guides: Dana Class Guides:
RUL Resources and Services
Prof. Kwaku Ampadu

Business Resources

1. Current news

2. Environmental scanning

  • Business Source Premier covers business and management topics including company histories, competitive intelligence, and product development. It contains citations, lengthy abstracts, and in most cases, the full-text of articles from 8,000 U.S. and international professional publications, academic journals, and trade magazines.
  • The Business & Industry Database is an index to business trade periodicals which includes abstracts, extracts or full-text for all articles covered.
  • Tablebase specializes exclusively in tabular data on companies, industries, products and demographics, including: company and brand rankings, imports and exports, industry and product forecasts, and market shares.
  • Browse the Conference Board Research Collection for full-text reports on management topics and strategic issues.

3. Industry analysis

  • 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.
  • The MarketLine Business Information Centre includes over 2,800 original industry research reports.
  • Business Insights provides more than 100 full-text strategic management and market analysis reports on selected industry sectors: Consumer Markets, Healthcare, Energy, Financial Services, and Technology.
  • Refer to the Industry Research Guide for other print and online sources of information e.g. Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys (Dana Reference Desk) for detailed overviews.

4. Competitive landscape

  • ReferenceUSA includes a directory of over 14 million U.S. public and private companies.
  • MarketLine Business Information Centre provides 31,000 company profiles and 2,400 company SWOT analyses.
  • Mergent Online is a database of corporate information covering over 22,000 U.S. and foreign public companies.
  • Consult the Company Research Guide for other print and online directories, as well as many Web resources e.g Hoover's Online for company profiles and links to SEC filings.

5. Related research guides

Library Resources

1. Size and scope of the collections

2. Number and diversity of librarians

3. Access points

Library Services

1. Reference

2. Other services

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