Answered By: Lippincott Library
Last Updated: Mar 03, 2017     Views: 367

Look at the resources detailed in the library's Industry Studies Research Guide.

Standard & Poor's industry surveys are available from Standard & Poors NetAdvantage

Use IBISWorld Industry Reports

Business Source Complete
Search by keyword for the industry you want (ie semiconductors). When you've pulled up your result list, narrow the Publication Type to Industry Profiles

Click Expert Search on the left side of the screen. Then, click on the tab with the orange chevron symbol, in the top toolbar.

Use Thomson ONE to find industry reports from First Research.
Note: This database only works in Internet Explorer and will not open fully in other browsers. Click on Screening & Analysis then Research and Research Search. This will open up a menu where you can choose sets of criteria, including Industry. Next, click on the magnifying glass icon next to Contributor and search for First Research. Highlight First Research, then click Add to include it as a selected item, then hit the OK button. 

Go to Passport GMID
Scroll over Industries in the top toolbar to select from a list of available industries. 

Use Mergent Online for Mergent industry reports. Click on the Report Search tab.

Use Statista for access to charts, graphs, and other statistics on a variety of industries. 

Use Bloomberg, available in Lippincott Library and in Huntsman Hall
Type BI and hit the green GO key for Bloomberg Industries. 

Also, take a look at Manufacturing & Distribution USA (Call number HD9724.M683) and Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries (call number HD2324.E528) -- print sources at the Lippincott Reference Desk. 

For research suggestions for U.S. micro-industries take a look at Lippincott's Datapoints blog post Coding Games.