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MBA orientation: key resources for research

cbs_center_financial_mWelcome MBA students!

See below for a list of useful databases that will help kick-start your research:

For competitors:

S&P Net Advantage
Thomson ONE
Orbis

For issues in the industry highlighted by corporate social responsibility analysts:
GMI Analyst

Articles/reports:
ABI/Inform Global

Business Source Complete
Factiva

A list of useful databases for interview preparation

For more information consult the handout for the library orientation session.

Industry research and analysis from Bloomberg

Bloomberg Industries is a service that provides comprehensive data, trend analysis, thematic perspective, and Bloomberg functionality into one platform for more than 100 industries across 10 major sectors.  To access Bloomberg Industries, type <BI> and hit the green [GO] key.

For example, if you are looking for data and analysis for the defense industry, you can select “Defense Primes” under “All Industries” tab on the Bloomberg Industries default starting page.  Bloomberg presents the industry coverage under 3 main categories: Analysis, Data Library, and Monitor.  Continuously-updated industry outlook and analysis, and key data such as market share, cost analysis and segment analysis, as well as market news are all incorporated into one platform. Macro-level industry factors as well as company-specific operating, financial and valuation statistics are included in the Data Library.

For instance, detailed defense industry data such as recent U.S. Air Force annual procurement budgets for missiles are available via Bloomberg.

To learn more about how to navigate through Bloomberg Industries data and analysis, hit the green <help> key on any Bloomberg Industries page.

New database: IBISWorld

IBISWorld provides industry research reports for all of the 723 industries in the United States as categorized by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). IBISWorld research reports contain trends, statistics and analysis on market size, market share of competitors, and industry growth rates.  Each report includes leading companies, products and markets, industry outlook, competitive landscape, industry life cycle, operating conditions, and key statistics. Performance analysis includes emerging industry trends as well as recent production performance and 5-year forecasts.

Database of the Month: Global Insight

map IHSGlobal Insight provides comprehensive economic, financial, and political coverage on over 200 countries and more than 170 industries.  Detailed country information and analysis on political, economic, legal, tax, operational, and security environments are available under “country intelligence”.  Special country reports and risk ratings are also included, with historical reports going back to 1992.

“Economic and Financial Data” section provides a wealth of economic and financial data around the world. Data on macroeconomic, financial, industry,  international trade, and forecasts can be accessed and retrieved using the Global Insight’s Data-Insight Web tool or the QuickData XLS software.