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.
Includes more than 600 market studies from three publications: Kalorama Information, Packaged Facts, and Specialists in Business Information.
Provides the fulltext of market research reports.Note: Requires creation of a personal account by each user.
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 -- Company profiles, financial statements, annual reports and SEC filings for public companies for the past 15 years. More info.
Factiva -- Company profiles, news, trade publications, and much, much more. More info.
Business and Industry Database
RDS Business and Industry -- use this to search trade journals for news, rankings, statistics, etc. 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.
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)