How to Find Industry Reports

An industry report ...

  • typically provides an overview of an industry, market or sector in a particular geographic area 
  • usually includes definitions, key trends & outlook, leading companies, competitive landscape, industry data (size, value, sales, ratios), key economic indicators and other related topics
  • often written by analysts or experts in the field
Geography Title Date Coverage Search Tips
Global Encyclopedia of Global Industries
Location: INNIS Reference & Bookstacks: HD 2324 .E53
2003 & 2007 Use table of contents & index.
2003 Table of Contents
2007 Table of Contents
Global McMaster Users OnlyIBISWorld
Includes reports by IBISWorld.
Current Search by keyword(s) or select Global Industry Reports and browse reports be sector.  screenshot IBISWorld global industry reports
Global, 
Multi-Country
 
McMaster Users OnlyBusiness Monitor International
Several databases include reports from Business Monitor International (BMI).
2007 to current Search by keyword(s) or browse reports by subject, location, title, and more.  screenshot BMI browse via Proquest Business Collection
Global, 
Multi-Country
McMaster Users OnlyBusiness Premium Collection
Includes reports by Business Monitor International (BMI), First Research, Freedonia, Aroq (i.e., Just-Series Market Research Reports), Snapshots International (i.e., The Snapshot Series) J.P. Morgan, Plunkett Research and others. 
2000s to current Search by keyword(s) and limit to document type Industry Reports or browse reports by publisher/series by selecting the Browse category at the top of the Advanced Search screen. screenshot  Business Premium Collection search industry reports screenshot Business Premium Collection browse industry reports
Global,
Multi-Country
McMaster Users OnlyBusiness Source Complete
Includes reports by MarketLine, Barnes Reports, Taiwan Institute of Economic Research, Business Monitor International (BMI), IHS Global and others. NOTE: MarketLine reports often include a Porter's five forces analysis of an industry.
1990s to current    Search by keyword(s), industry code (NAICS) or select Industry Profiles (and/or Market Research Reports) on the Advanced Search screen to browse reports by title, industry, country, region, or publisher. screenshot Business Source Complete search industry reports
screenshot Business Source Complete browse industry reports
Global, 
Multi-Country
McMaster Users OnlyFactiva
Includes full-text reports by Mergent and Technavio. Reports from other publishers may be noted, but unavailable in full-text.
2004 to current Search for specific industry sources by title and/or keyword(s) or go to the Companies/Markets menu and select Industry to browse a list of industries. screenshot Factiva search industry reports
screenshot Factiva browse industry reports
Global, 
Multi-Country
McMaster Users OnlyPassport
Includes reports by Euromonitor.
Current Search by keyword(s) or browse the Industries menu. screenshot Passport search industry report
screenshot Passport browse industry reports
Global,  
Multi-Country
McMaster Users OnlyThomson ONE
Includes reports by hundreds of investment banks, brokers and independent research firms such as Barclays, CIBC World Markets, DeutscheBank, HSBC, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, Morningstar, RBC Capital Markets, and UBS Research. 
1980s to current Go to the Screening & Analysis menu and select Research. Search by keyword(s) and/or industry codes (SIC or NAICS). screenshot Thomson ONE search industry reports
Canada McMaster Users OnlyConference Board of Canada e-Library
Includes reports by Conference Board of Canada.
2000s to current Search by keyword(s) or go to the Browse by ... menu and select Topic, then Industry Sector Economics to view a list of reports on various industries. screenshot Conference Board of Canada search industry reports
screenshot Conference Board of Canada browse industry reports
Canada with some Global McMaster Users OnlyDBRS
Includes reports by the Dominion Bond Rating Service.
1995 to current Search by keyword(s) or go to the Research menu and select Industry Studies to browse reports. screenshot DBRS search industry reports
screenshot DBRS browse industry reports
Canada McMaster Users OnlyIBISWorld
Includes reports by IBISWorld.
Current Search by keyword(s) and industry code (NAICS) or select Canada Industry Reports (NAICS) to browse reports by sector.  screenshot IBISWorld Canadian industry reports
Canada McMaster Users OnlyInfomart
Includes reports by the Financial Post.
2011 to current Select Industry Reports in the left navigation menu to browse a list of reports which primarily include industry ratios.  screenshot Infomart industry reports
Canada open accessInnovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (formerly Industry Canada)
Includes reports from this and other Canadian government agencies.
Current Browse by industry categories.   screenshot Industry Canada industry reports
United States McMaster Users OnlyEncyclopedia of Products and Industries - Manufacturing 2008 Use table of contents and index.
United States McMaster Users OnlyHoover's Industry Snapshots via LexisNexis Acacemic
Includes reports by Hoover's Inc.
Current Go to the Source Directory (near top of screen) and click Find. Search for the keywords hoovers industry snapshots, select the title and click OK-Continue. At the Academic Search screen, search by keyword(s). screenshot Hoover's industry reports via LexisNexis
United States McMaster Users OnlyIBISWorld
Includes reports by IBISWorld.
Current Search by keyword(s) and industry code (NAICS) or select US Industry Reports (NAICS) or US Specialized Industry Reports to browse reports by sector.  screenshot IBISWorld U.S. industry reports
United States with some Global McMaster Users OnlyMarketResearch.com Academic
Includes reports by Kalorama Information, Packaged Facts, SBI Energy and Simba Information.
1994 to current Search by keyword(s) or browse for reports by topics/categories. screenshot MarketResearch.com Academic industry reports
United States Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys
Location: MILLS 3rd floor HG 4915 .S65 
2001 to 2010 Use table of contents
United States McMaster Users OnlyValue Line Investment Survey
Industry overviews and reports by Value Line Inc.
Current Overviews: Go to the Markets menu and select Industries to browse a list of industry overviews.
Reports: Select the Browse Research menu, go to Industry Screens and select an industry from the drop-down menu.
screenshot Value Line industry overviews
screenshot Value Line industry reports

Last Reviewed:  July 24, 2017