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How Do I Find Industry Reports?

Guide to worldwide industry report sources.

Industry Reports

An Industry Report ...

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

Industry Report Sources

Industry Report Sources

Geographic Coverage 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
McMaster Users OnlyBMI / Fitch Solutions
Several databases include reports from BMI (Business Monitor International) and/or Fitch Solutions.
2007-current Search by keyword(s) or browse reports by subject, location, title, and more.  screenshot BMI browse via Proquest Business Collection
McMaster Users OnlyBusiness Premium Collection
Includes reports by BMI/Fitch Solutions, 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-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
McMaster Users OnlyBusiness Source Premier
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-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
McMaster Users OnlyFactiva
Includes full-text reports by Mergent (2004-2019) and Technavio (2013-2017). Reports from other publishers may be noted, but unavailable in full-text.
1990s-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
McMaster Users OnlyGartner for Technical Professionals (GTP)
NOTE: GTP is a UTS (University Technology Services) subscription
1990s-current Search or browse for a wide range of I.T. (information technology) related reports. In the Research section, filter results by vendor, content type (e.g., market analysis), analyst, industry, region, date and more.    
McMaster Users OnlyInvestext via Mergent Online
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-current Select the Investext tab in Mergent Online. Search by keywords,  industry, subject and more.  
Mergent Industry Reports via Mergent Online
Includes reports from Mergent by FTSE Russell.
2003- current Select the Industry Analysis tab in Mergent Online. Search by company, date range, industry and/or region (North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin America). Individual countries are often covered separately in the regional reports (e.g., Canada, France, China, Mexico). screenshot Mergent Industry Reports in Mergent Online
McMaster Users OnlyPassport
Includes reports by Euromonitor.
Current Search by keyword(s) or browse the Industries menu.

screenshot Passport search industry reportscreenshot Passport browse industry reports

McMaster Users OnlyStatista
Includes reports by Statista and industry related statistics from a wide variety of sources. 
1990s-current Search by keyword(s) or browse the options in the Statistics and Reports drop-down menus in the main toolbar.   
Canada McMaster Users OnlyConference Board of Canada e-Library
Includes reports by Conference Board of Canada.
2000s-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-current Search by keyword(s) or go to the Market Sectors menu, select a sector and limit to Industry Study to browse reports. screenshot DBRS search industry reports
screenshot DBRS browse industry reports
and Ontario
McMaster Users OnlyIBISWorld
Includes reports by IBISWorld.
Current Search by keyword(s) and industry code (NAICS) or select Canada Industry Reports (NAICS) or Canada Industry Provincial Reports to browse reports by sector.  screenshot IBISWorld Canadian industry reports
Canada open accessInnovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)
Includes reports from ISED 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 Nexis Uni
Includes reports by Hoover's Inc.
Current In Nexis Uni, go to the Menu drop-down list (top of page) and select All Sources. Search for hoover's industry snapshots in the Search Within Sources box. Locate the title in the results and Add the source as a search filter.  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 Academic
Includes reports by Kalorama Information, Packaged Facts, SBI Energy and Simba Information.
1994-current Search by keyword(s) or browse for reports by topics/categories. screenshot Academic industry reports
United States Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys
Location: MILLS 3rd floor HG 4915 .S65 
2001-2010 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
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