UGBA 113: Managerial Economics

Industry Information

Industry Information databases provide big-picture information on industries: key players and segments, performance indicators, analysis of past performance and projections for the future. 

For more information on available industry research tools, please see the Business Library Subect Guide #8, Industry Information.

  • IBIS World Industry Market Research
    Provides 25-30 page research reports on hundreds of U.S. industries.
  • MarketResearch Academic
    Includes more than 600 market studies from three publications: Kalorama Information, Packaged Facts, and Specialists in Business Information.
  • Mintel Reports
    Provides the fulltext of market research reports.Note: Requires creation of a personal account by each user.

Off-campus access

In order to use online resources from off-campus please use the Proxy Server.  See the setup instructions, FAQ, and Troubleshooting pages to configure your browser.

Public Company Financial Disclosures and Reporting

Recent annual reports and financial disclosure information for public companies is readily available on the web at sites such as Yahoo Finance and Google Finance.  For Security and Exchange Commission-required filings, including 10Ks and 10Qs, see the SEC's EDGAR database for free access to all SEC filings.

Disclosures and annual reports not available through these sites can be accessed either by using one of the databases below (1994-present, with some historical coverage available through Proquest Historical Annual Reports) or by accessing the microfiche collection in the Business Library (pre-1995).

For more information about available company information resources, please see Business Library Subject Guide #4, Company Information.

  • Mergent Online
    Mergent -- Company profiles, financial statements, annual reports and SEC filings for public companies for the past 15 years. More info.
  • Factiva
    Factiva -- Company profiles, news, trade publications, and much, much more. More info.
  • Historical Annual Reports
    Includes over 800 companies' annual reports available as searchable pdf images. Includes financial data, Fortune 500 ranking, industry classification, key people, geographic location, and more.
  • Value Line Research Center
    Full access to investment information by way of several Value Line products including: the Investment Survey; Mutual Fund Survey; Daily Options Survey; and more.

Government Info

Census (for NAICS Codes)
OSHA (for SIC Codes)
Federal Reserve Economic Database (for GDP)
Justice Department (for actions taken against a firm)
FTC (for actions taken against a firm)

THOMAS (Library of Congress Leglislative Information Service)
Guide to finding legislative information from UCB Library Federal Documents Department (to learn to do a very comprehensive legislative search)

Last Update: June 03, 2011 15:44 | Tagged with: Finance Business Company Information Industry Information