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Databases and Library Resources for Industry Research

External Sites for Industry Research

General suggestions for finding industry information in the wild

  • Industry information comes from as many sources as there are industries -- be prepared to cast a very wide net in your searching.
  • Trade and industry associations are often excellent sources (see, for example, the Printing Industries of America, or the Agricultural Retailers Association). Their sites typically have collections of resources addressing industry features, issues, and prospects, and they may also host searchable directories of association members.
  • Industry-focused consulting firms can be useful places to look for industry and market analysis (see firms like Gartner or Forrester).

Some useful sites for industry information and analysis