Answered By: Lippincott Library
Last Updated: Nov 27, 2019     Views: 3897

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.

  • 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.

Note: This database only works in Internet Explorer and will not open fully in other browsers.

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 Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries (call number HD2324.E528) -- a print source at the Lippincott Reference Desk. 

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