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Industry and Company Analysis: Industry Profiles & Overviews

This guide will help you find industry and company information, including profiles, statistics, and more.

Industry Profiles and Reports

♦  Datamonitor and MarketLine Reports @ Business Source® Premier  UofL Libraries Electronic Database
Summary and analyses of key metrics, trends and forecasts for category, subsegments and leading companies.

Select Industry Profile from drop down list under Publication Type.   Enter NAICS code in designated box lower on the page, or industry name in main search box at top.

♦  Hoover’s™ Industry Snapshots @ LexisNexis® Academic  UofL Libraries Electronic Database
Brief (1-2 pg.) industry overviews listing key players, competitors, rankings, associations, and publications.

Click on Search by Content Type drop down arrow at top. &nbsp Select Company Profiles under Companies.   On the next screen click on the Advanced Options drop down arrow under the main search box.   Select "Hoover's Company and Industry Reports."  Click on red Apply box.   
Click on Search by Content Type drop down arrow at top.   Select Dossiers (Company, Executive & Industry) under Companies.   On the next screen click on the Industry tab at the top.   Enter industry keyword or SIC code.  

For additional information see LexisNexis® Academic Research Guides, Common Business Assignments.

♦  First Research and BMI Industry Reports via ProQuest (ABI/INFORM Complete™)  UofL Libraries Electronic Database
Brief reports on about 200 industries.

Click Browse under ABI/INFORM Complete title at top.  Select First Research or Business Monitor International (BMI) Industry Reports under Industry and Market Research heading.  Select industry from list.  Use "Narrow results by"  option in column at right to filter results by location, subject or publisher.
Click Data & Reports under ABI/INFORM Complete title at top. Remove checks from boxes in front of "All company research" and "All market research". Check "Industry reports" box. Type industry name in search box at top or use Look up industry under Search options.

♦  Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys  UofL Libraries Electronic Database   

Current environment, trends, profile, operations, statistics, financial ratios, references and company analyses for about 50 industries updated twice a year.

♦  Plunkett's Industry Almanacs  Print Resource--Table 15 Ekstrom Reference Dept. 
Market research, statistics, trends and leading company analyses for select industries.
Ekstrom Library, Reference Book Stacks (2nd Floor).

E-Commerce &
Internet Business


Call Number:
HF5548.325.U6 P58

Energy & Utilities



Call Number:
HD9502.U52 P58

Health Care



Call Number:
RA410.53 .P58




Call Number:
HD9696.C63 U5287




Call Number:
HF5429.3 .P58




Call Number:

Wireless, Wi-Fi,
RFID & Cellular



Call Number:
HE7601 .P58
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table of contents,
sample profile and
additional information
about each volume.

♦  Encyclopedia of American Industries

Very brief industry overviews from Reference for Business.

♦  Manufacturing & Distribution U.S.A. Print Resource--Ekstrom Reference Books (2nd Floor)
Industry analyses, statistics and leading companies


Ekstrom Library, Reference Book Stacks (2nd floor)

Three volumes.  Call number: T12 .M34

Industry Codes

Identify industry NAICS and SIC codes, which can be used to locate additional industry information in various resources.

Trade Associations

♦ National Trade and Professional Associations of the United States  Print Resource--Ask at the Reference Desk.   

Detailed contact and background information on more than 7500 trade associations, professional societies and technical organizations.

Ekstrom Library,
Reference Book Stacks (2nd Floor)

Call number:
HD 2425.D53

♦ Trade Associations    

Trade association websites frequently contain, or provide links to, reports, data and other information relevant to specific industries. Names of key trade associations can usually be found in industry and company profiles.


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  Print Resource
Available in book, journal or other printed document format.  Call numbers and general locations are listed.  Some items may circulate, but most reference books and periodicals are restricted to the library.

  Free Internet Source
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Please note some sources may be available in more than one format.

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