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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.