Welcome to Database of the Week. This feature from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics is intended to give you a brief introduction to a database that you may not know, with only basic information to get you started. Hopefully, you will be tempted to explore this or other databases.
This Week’s Featured Database: BizMiner, from the Brandow Company.
Find it: www.lib.purdue.edu/parrish, Under the column headed Collections, click on List of Business Databases.
Description/focus: BizMiner delivers industry analysis by tracking 18 million US businesses in 16,000 industry segments.
Try it: BizMiner’s interface is easy to use. The homepage offers 2 types of reports to start with, Industry Financial Ratios and Industry Market Statistics, but also has options to do a keyword search or to drill down through industry categories and subcategories. Once you choose the industry, you can further narrow your search to a state or metro area. See here for a short video tutorial on the basics of searching BizMiner.
Why you should know this database: BizMiner Industry Market reports include industry population by year, market volume, employment class trends, and other statistics. Industry Financial Reports include Income-Expense, balance sheet, and financial ratios.
Why students should know this database: Each report in BizMiner includes explanations of terms, providing students a ready reference tool to help them understand the data and why the information is important.
Cost: For annual subscription information, contact Mary Dugan
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