You can find industry overviews in the following databases:
When searching for industry overviews, keep in mind that different databases may refer to industries differently, so you may need to try several different names when searching for information about a given industry. For instance, you may be able to find information about the washing machine industry by researching the home appliance industry, household appliance industry, consumer appliance industry, domestic appliance industry, major appliance industry, hard goods industry, durable goods industry, etc.
Click on the links above to learn how to find industry overviews in each of the sources listed.
Login to ABI/INFORM Collection.
First, click on the icon of three horizontal lines toward the top left-hand side of the page.
Next, click on the Browse link from the resulting sub-menu.
On the resulting page, click on the link for Business Monitor International (BMI) Industry Reports and/or the link for First Research from the "Industry and Market Research" section at the top of the page..
You can browse Business Monitor International industry reports by industry or topic as well as by country; you can browse First Research industry reports by industry.
Note that your search results will be sorted alphabetically by title by default, so you might want to re-sort them so that the most recent results are listed first.
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Enter an industry's name into a search box. Alternately, you can enter the industry's NAICS code into a search box and then use the drop-down menu next to the search box to change the selection from the default entry of "Select a Field (optional)" to "IC NAICS Code or Description."
Next, scroll down the page to the Search Options section. In the "Document Type" area, select Industry Overview.
Note that your search results will be sorted by relevance by default, so you might want to click on the "Relevance" link above your search results to change the sort order to "Date Newest" instead, so that you'll find the most recent overviews of your industry.
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Scroll down the page, click on the Browse All Industries button, enter an industry’s name or its six-digit NAICS code in the search box, and then click on the industry's name on the search results page.
The industry overview page contains useful information about the industry, such as the number of companies in the industry, the number of people employed in the industry, annual revenue, top companies, and more.
The reports available from the "Industry Reports" section provide industry overviews.
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Click on the Reports link in the blue menu bar toward the top of the database's home page and then click on the Industry & Market Reports link from the resulting sub-menu.
On the resulting page, use the search box to search for an industry report by keyword (e.g., television); alternately, use the "INDUSTRY" filter on the left-hand side of the page to find an industry report for a particular industry and/or country, etc.
Industry report content may vary but typically includes an industry definition, executive summary, key industry figures, an industry risk assessment, and key companies in the industry.