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Topics in Business: Industry Research: Library Databases

A review of industry research sources, including databases, free online federal and state government resources, and more.

Library Databases Available at UC Merced's Library

Using Nexis Uni for industry research:

  • Within Nexis Uni, scroll down to "Business" and click.
  • Look for "Company Dossier" and click "Find a Company."
  • Search for a company by name. Your results will show a ticker tape symbol if the company is the parent company. Click the name of that company.
  • Within the company's webpage ("dossier"), click "Industry Information" on the left menu.

Using Business Source Complete for industry research:

  • Search for the name of a particular industry and add the word "industry:" beverage industry, automobile industry, supermarket industry, and so forth. If you want to narrow your search further, add "United States" in the second search box.
  • When you've retrieved your results, look to the left side of the page. Under "Source Types," choose "Industry profiles." If you don't see "Industry Profiles" as an option, click "Search More."

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