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Industry Research


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Core databases

  • IBISWorld
    Reports contain industry performance, competitors, competitive landscape, product and market information. Canada and US.
  • MarketLine Advantage
    Reports contain market segmentation, market outlook, and five forces analysis. International.
  • Mintel (New!)
    Focus on consumer goods & services. Industry and market reports and trends, branding, and consumer information. Canada and US.
  • Passport GMID
    Focus on consumer goods & services. Background, competitive environment, market shares, industry data, outlook and more. Has related company reports. International
  • eMarketer
    Reports related to e-business in 12 broad industries. Choose Reports > All Reports then scroll down and choose the industry you are interested in from the menu on the left. You can also search by keyword for information relating to a specific industry or product. International.
  • Mergent Archives
    Industry reports on 25 broad industries (ex, banking, food and beverage, pharmaceuticals, retail, etc…). Click on Industry Reports tab, then select the industry you are interested in. International.
  • Conference Board of Canada
    Reports on 16 Canadian industries including mining, oil and gas, furniture, motor vehicles, food retail, wood products, paper products, computer systems, telecommunications.

Additional databases

  • ABI/Inform
    Use keywords to search for the industry you are interested in, then limit the Document Type to "Industry Report".
  • Business Source Complete
    Use keywords to search for the industry you are interested, then limit the Source Types to both "Industry Profiles" and "Market Research Reports".

Industry news, analysis and academic studies

In cases where industry reports are not available, you will need to carry out your own research, bringing together articles or news items that provide you with information on the industry you are interested in.

For a list of the key databases to search for articles and news, see the Articles and News guide.

Regional information

Statistics and reports on particular geographic regions can often help provide additional context for an industry.

For more information, see the Country statistics and Country report and analysis guides.

Liaison Librarian for Management, Business, and Entrepreneurship

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Amanda Wheatley
Humanities and Social Sciences Library
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Liaison Librarian for Management and Business

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Dawn McKinnon
Humanities and Social Sciences Library
3459 McTavish Street

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