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Welcome to Database of the Week, a feature from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics.  These weekly snapshots will give you basic information about our most relevant and beneficial online resources.

This Week’s Featured Database: IBISWorld, from IBISWorld.

Link: www.lib.purdue.edu/parrish, in the pull down Quick Access to Business Databases alpha list right below the Libraries’ search box.

Description/focus: IBISWorld provides access to domestic and global industry reports.

Start with this hint: The IBISWorld opening page lets you enter a term in the search box for a basic search, browse domestic or global industry research, link to their reports on industries in China, or scroll through the list of SIC codes for a relevant report. A key word search for a company will generate a list of all the industry reports and Business Environment reports that name that company.  See here for a short demonstration of a basic IBISWorld search.

Why you should know this database:  IBISWorld recently updated its interface, but the content is still comprehensive. Reports can be  printed and statistics can be downloaded to Excel. Reports are updated 3 to 4 times a year with additional updates to reflect important changes in an industry’s market.

How this database can be integrated into the curriculum: The IBISWorld industry intelligence reports break down to sections such as Industry at a Glance, Industry Life Cycle, Operating Conditions, and others. The information in these reports is accessible and easy to understand.

Tags: companies, consumers, exportable excel, industries, international markets, market research, market segments, products, SIC codes, spreadsheets, statistics

Cost:  Academic subscription paid by the Libraries annually.


Database of the Week comes to you from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics. Our intent is to give you a brief introduction to a database that you may not know.  If you would like more information about this database, or if you would like a demonstration of it for a class, contact parrlib@purdue.edu.  Database of the Week is archived  at http://blogs.lib.purdue.edu/news/category/MGMT/.  For more Purdue Libraries news, follow us on Twitter (@PurdueLibraries).

If you would like us to promote your favorite database, send an email to mdugan@purdue.edu.