Industry FAQ

Resources are listed in order by relevance.

Which database should I use for basic industry overviews, reports and news?

Marketline Advantage

NetAdvantage/Capital IQ

Freedonia Focus

Mergent WebReports

Statista

Factiva

Which industry/market sources are global in scope?

Marketline Advantage

BMI Research

Freedonia Focus

Mergent Web

Where can I find statistical sources for industry research?

Bloomberg

  • Access in the McLeod Business Library.
  • BI, Bloomberg Industries, and hit GO.

NetAdvantage/Capital IQ

Marketline Advantage

Statista

Where can I find industry financial data, analysis, and tools?

Bloomberg

  • Access in the McLeod Business Library.
  • BI, Bloomberg Industries, and hit GO.

Mergent Web

NetAdvantage/Capital IQ

How can I search for SIC and NAICS codes?

One Source Global

Reference USA

Where can I find out what companies are in an industry?

Hoover's Online

Baseline -To use Baseline, visit the McLeod Business Library, and ask for assistance.

Where can I find information on industry trends/forecasts?

BMI Research

Marketline Advantage

Freedonia Focus

Mintel Oxygen

NetAdvantage/Capital IQ

Where can I find a PEST/PESTLE analysis?

A PEST/PESTLE analysis examines factors affecting the Political, Economic, Social, and Technological, Legal and Environmental landscape around your industry or company.

Marketline Advantage

  • Browse/countries or type your country name and PESTLE into the search box.

BMI Research

  • This database covers country risk with political, macroeconomics, business environment.

Factiva

  • Type your country name and PESTLE into the search box.

EBSCOHost Business Source Complete

  • Type your country name and PESTLE into the search box.
How do I research an industry?

Find the industry NAICS or SIC codes:

Find industry reports and overviews:

Find trade associations: