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Purdue Libraries Database of the Week: Mintel, from Mintel Group

October 10th, 2014

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: Mintel, from Mintel Group.

Find, Under the column headed Collections, click on List of Business Databases.

Description/focus: Mintel provides market research reports on consumer products and services.

Start with this hint:  Mintelrequires registration on first use.  The Mintel home page has a simple search box and a static menu bar.  Hover over Category Overview which is divided into three sections called Sector, Theme, and Demographic. Try one of the areas listed under Sector, such as Retail. The page will display the latest infographics, reports, news, and analyst insight. To find a particular report click on Latest Reports, select your criteria, and click Read More under the title of the report you choose. The report homepage has links to tables of statistics, market size and forecast, and other information relevant to the subject.

Click here to see the basics of searching Mintelor try our Guide on the Side with this link.

Why you should know this database: Mintel is produced in the UK and includes market research reports for consumer goods by region as well as by specific countries.

How this will help students:  Mintel provides information about particular companies, and reports provide links to other reports on similar topics.  Sources of statistics are easily identified.

Cost: Paid by the Libraries annually.


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