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Rutgers Business Research Guides
Business Research Resources
Business Source Premier
For articles on business topics and issues, on industries or type of business services to be developed, e.g. restaurants, parking, financial aid. These may be in trade journals as well as scholarly peer reviewed journals.
Start with MarketLine (formerly known as Datamonitor 360) for company profiles, SWOT analyses, financial deals, and market share.
This gives you detailed financial information about publicly owned companies as well as their Annual Reports to about 15 years ago (under the Report tab for the company).
Mergent Horizon provides a 360 degree view of a company's competitors, suppliers, partners, and corporate customers, using a detailed hierarchical classification system for actual products and services. Records may be retrieved by company name, product or service category, or tradename.
Offers product and industry market research reports covering US and International marketplaces which combine data and analysis of the competitive landscape, supply chain, market-share size and trends, and consumer profiles. Original research reports compiled by Mintel, with selected data from consumer survey research firms such as Simmons National Consumer Surveys and Harris Interactive, as well as retail sales figures from Information Resources, Inc. and trade associations.
Use ReferenceUSA to find prospects and competitors by industry and location. Includes a directory of over 14 million U.S. public and private companies.
This has in-depth industry overview reports, as well as some for major companies. Mostly US, though some international too.