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Entrepreneurship Resources: Research Databases

Intended to guide BA 2040 classes in finding information on which to base a winning proposal for funding.

Article & Report Databases

University Libraries carry scores of databases with access to articles and reports about business topics, including company and industry information. See the Industry LibGuide for sources with industry information in addition to those listed below or the Company LibGuide for tips about finding the skinny on a company similar to the start-up that you plan to develop.  

  Business Source Complete has both global and individual country reports for lots of industries. Enter an industry name. On the next screen click on the left navigation bar link for industry profiles. Click on the pdf icon to see the full report. Sample industry profile.  

 

       GlobalEDGE: Portal to information including industry profiles.

 

     Lexis Nexis Academic: Choose the Advanced Search option in upper left of screen.  Choose Find Sources. In the Select Source search box, key in Hoover's Industry Snapshots and click on the Find Source button. Check the box by this title and press OK Continue.  Enter an industry name e.g. beverages. 

    In Passport GMID  Click on the Search tab and do a text search for the industry and country e.g. Beverages and China. Comprehensive  and timely info about demand, prices, consumer preferences, and much more. See also links in right navigation bar to Country Factfile, Consumer Lifestyles, and profiles of companies that are industry leaders.  Watch this video to see industry plus consumer information in Passport GMID.