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U.S. Market Research (Products) Reports

  • Global Market Information Database
    Global in scope, Euromonitor's GMID provides lifestyle statistics and reports; market data and analysis; company profiles, market share, and performance indicators; and market forecasts. Details include expenditure patterns, brand ranking, viewing time per medium and demographics. Use the search box in the upper left corner to find an industry.
  • Mintel
    These market research reports of 100+ pages in length cover such subjects as travel, finance, food, health, retailing, airlines, and lifestyles. Data sources used come from Mintel's own surveys, Simmons, Infoscan's IRI, and trade research. Acceptance of 'Academic Conditions of Use' and registration are required to use this database.
  • Business Source Complete  
    Full-text business publications and hundreds of scholarly, peer-reviewed journals covering all aspects of business. Additional full text, non-journal content includes case studies, investment research reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analysis, and conference proceedings.
  • IBISWorld
    Industry market research reports from over 700 United States industries. Each report is 25-30 pages in length, contains key statistics, and is updated regularly.

Starting in the Right Place






Database example



44 (NAICS)


S&P Industry Survey



4451 (NAICS)


Company or Finance



Product line

2202.10.00.20 (HS)

Non-Alcoholic  Beverages

Finance or Marketing or Trade





Diet Coke

Marketing or Company



  • Standard & Poor's Industry Survey in NetAdvantage  
    The Industry Surveys are the best place to start your industry research. Basic global analysis and overview of major industries with many subject breakdowns within each industry. Statistical information includes sales, profit margin, P/E ratios, and capital expenditures. Standard and Poor's NetAdvantage also provides additional company and industry information.
    For industry covered click on the blue icon beside the title.
  • IBISWorld
    Industry market research reports from over 700 United States industries. Each report is 25-30 pages in length, contains key statistics, and is updated regularly.
  • Industry Snapshots
    "Key 2007 Economic Census data for all industries and geographic areas are available in a consolidated file."
  • SBDCnet's Small Business Snapshots
    The Small Business Development Center's Network is a service to assist consultants working with entrepreneurs. These reports contain some of their wisdom and suggested sources to go deeper.
  • Bizminer  
    Provides detailed industry analysis and market research reports in national and local markets. Examples of types of reports are Industry Financial Profiles, Market Research Reports, Area Demographic Profiles, Business Failure Rate Index, Sole Proprietor/Startup Profit & Loss, Local Market Vitality Profiles, Company's Retail Space, and more. Great for entrepreneurs and benchmarking.
  • RMA eStatement Studies
    Contains composite financial data from over <190,000> anonymous financial statements of manufacturing, wholesaling, retailing, service, and contracting businesses operating in <600> industries. Designed to be particularly useful to lending and credit risk professionals who want to compare one company's performance relative to other companies in the same line of business.
  • Investext from Thomson One (Internet Explorer only)
    Provides full text of approximately 40,000 analyst reports, covering more than 11,000 companies and over 50 industries. Investext reports contain in-depth information on companies and industries, including industry trends, market share, and emerging technologies. Works in Internet Explorer only.
  • Value Line Investment Survey
    Evaluations and comparisons of 92 industries. Investment information and performance ratings for 1,500 stocks are also included. Select "Standard Edition," then "Lookup by Industry" in the left frame, then select PDF (not the name of the industry) to see industry overview. Earlier copies are in the Government Documents and Microforms Department on the first floor (Microfiche 119).

Going Deeper

  • Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources  
    This guide identifies yearbooks, directories, manuals, encyclopedias, periodicals, and statistics, for over 1100 business-related topics and industries.
  • American Society of Association Executives Directory
    ASAE represents a membership organization association executives and industry partners representing more than 11,000 organizations. Our members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations.
  • US Regulations
    This web page is for help complying with laws and regulations that apply within the aerospace & defense; agriculture; automotive; chemicals; construction; consumer goods & services; electric power; energy; financial services; firearms & explosives; food & beverage; health care; real estate; manufacturing; mining & drilling; nuclear power; oil & gas; pharmaceutical; printers & publishers; media & telecommunications; and transportation & logistics industries.
  • Trade Show News Network
    International directory of trade shows. Once you link into a trade show review exhibitors for competition and talks for trends and experts. Older shows may have more detail on pass topics.
  • Career Guides to Industries  
    The Career Guide to Industries provides information on the nature of the industry, working conditions, employment, occupations in the industry, training and advancement, earnings and benefits, employment outlook, and lists of organizations that can provide additional information.
  • Special Issues  
    Indexes special issues of magazines. Special issues are any regularly published special editorial content from over 3,000 trade magazines. Examples include industry outlooks, overviews, or surveys; statistical issues; company ranking lists; buyers guides; salary surveys; product/industry focus issues; membership directories; Who's Who registers; and tradeshow specials.

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