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Featured Database: IBISWorld

January 16th, 2024

Parrish Library’s Featured Database will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of our specialized subscription databases. This time we’re featuring IBISWorld, brought to you by a company of the same name.


IBISWorld provides data-drive reports on over 700 U.S. industries, 200 Chinese industries, and 70 global industries. Each report is approximately 30-40 pages in length.


The List of Business Databases is the alphabetical list of the databases specially selected for those in a business program of study. Access the databases off-campus with your Purdue Career Account.


Click Getting Started with IBISWorld to watch the basics of using this database.

Related Resources

Some other resources you might want to explore are:

  • BizMiner contains detailed industry analysis for small and large businesses and entrepreneurs.
  • D&B Hoovers is an aggregate database of company, business news, and industry information.
  • Plunkett Research offers detailed industry reports, company profiles, and numerous statistics.


Featured Database comes to you from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics. If you would like more information about this database, or if you would like a demonstration of it for a class, contact Also let us know if you know of a colleague who would benefit from this, or future Featured Databases.

Since usage statistics are an important barometer when databases are up for renewal, tell us your favorite database, and we will gladly promote it. Send an email to