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Maximize your interview IQ

Successful interviewing is crucial in landing any job offer. Taking advantage of Columbia Libraries’ key resources is essential in preparing for an effective interview. The following is a list of important business databases that will help you research industries and companies.

COMPANY

Online database providing current and historical financial quotes, business newswires, and descriptive information, research and statistics on over 52,000 companies worldwide, and all traded instruments.

 

Capital IQ provides access to corporate information with coverage of both public and private companies, global M&A and PE/VC transactions, and background information on professionals with relationship tools. For more information on networking via Capital IQ, please check out this blog post.

 

Provides analytic tools and financial and economics data on public and private companies and their debt issues, private equity and venture capital firms and funds, macroeconomic series, global M&A deals, ownership details, and people data.

 

Thomson ONE provides access to financial data on public companies, as well as merger and acquisition information and market data. Users can search and screen across databases to identify companies that meet your specific investment criteria as well as conduct peer analysis. Includes Investext, Private Equity database (Venturexpert) and Thomson Deals (SDC Platinum). For step by step instructions on finding analyst reports in Thomson ONE consult our quick tutorial.

 INDUSTRY

Standard & Poor’s NetAdvantage is a great resource to learn about the major industries in the United States and globally. NetAdvange provides analytic tools and financial and economics data on public and private companies and their debt issues, private equity and venture capital firms and funds, macroeconomic series, global M&A deals, ownership details, and people data. Netadvantage provides industry surveys on 55 major industries ranging from Advertising to Transportation. The industry surveys are updated twice annually, and historical industry reports are available to as early as 1999. A typical industry survey covers the current environment and a detailed industry profile such as major industry trends, how the industry operates, key industry ratios and statistics, as well as how to analyze a company. Additionally there is an industry glossary, industry references such as key industry publications, associations and government agencies, and research organizations and firms, and comparative company analysis are included.

 

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.

MARKET RESEARCH

Global Market Information Database (GMID) contains over a million demographic, economic and marketing statistics for 205 countries worldwide. The database also contains 6-year historic market size data for more than 330 consumer products in 52 countries, plus 5-year forecasts. Coverage: 1977 to present;  forecasts to 2016.

Mintel Oxygen offers yearly market research covering UK, Europe, US and International consumer markets in the CPG/FMCG, financial services, media, retail, leisure and industrial space. Market data including size, segmentation and forecasts.

NEWS

 Full-text database providing timely and detailed facts, figures and analyses of companies, industries and financial markets. Includes industry and trade publications, news sources, and company and market data. Coverage varies by source.

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.

New database: Datamonitor 360 (formerly “Business Insights”)

datamonitor 360Datamonitor 360 (formerly known as “Business Insights”) provides coverage and analysis on over 3,000 industries and over 30,000 companies.  According to Datamonitor, this database provides information on topics as described below:

“Reports and briefs:

A wide range of in-depth research content, including market overviews, market trends analysis, company and industry case studies, and focus reports examining new growth opportunities, technologies, concepts, and more.

Opinion:

Datamonitor Group analysts give their expert opinions on major industry events and their likely impacts.

News:

Live news feed that enables you to stay abreast of the latest market and company developments.

Companies:

Analyses of over 30,000 companies, with SWOT analyses for the largest 2,500, which can be used to analyze and benchmark companies, track corporate developments, and understand corporate strategies.

Industries:

Information on market size, market share, and the leading companies in multiple markets, including over 3,000 industry profiles across more than 25 geographies and 200 markets.

Countries:

Reports and statistics on the political, economic, social, technological, legal, and environmental landscape of all major countries.”

New database: Mintel global market navigator

mintel global market navigatorMintel global market navigator (GMN) provides easy and fast access to detailed market data on thousand of consumer goods across the global, covering market size, market share and segmentation data, as well as trend forecasts.

Mintel’s description of GMN data:

“*Market size: quickly check market conditions in an unfamiliar industry, region or country.
 *Market share: identify main players, spot threats, risks…and opportunities!
 *Market forecast: add reliable forecast data to support your business plans and goals.
 *Segmentation: gain a thorough insight to the structure and size of a category.
 *Socio-economic data: benchmark against population, GDP and CPI to create an overall illustration of market   potential. “

New database: Mintel Oxygen

mintelMintel Oxygen offers yearly market reports covering UK, Europe, US and International consumer markets in the CPG/FMCG, financial services, media, retail, leisure and industrial space.  It provides market data including size, segmentation, and forecasts.  This database features daily updates on the hottest issues affecting key consumer markets and the economy.

Mintel Oxygen covers the following industries:

  • Beauty and Personal Care
  • Drink
  • Finance
  • Food
  • Foodservice
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Household
  • Leisure and Entertainment
  • Lifestyles
  • Multicultural America
  • Retailing and Apparel
  • Technology
  • Transportation
  • Travel

For help using this database, please refer to this quick start guide.

Database of the Month: Roubini Global Economics

RGERoubini Global Economics (formerly RGE Monitor) was founded by renowned New York University economist Nouriel Roubini in 2004. The database provides detailed coverage and timely updates on international macroeconomic, financial and banking, geo-strategic and geo-political topics, including original research and analysis of the world’s most important economies, emerging markets, frontier markets, and asset classes.

Contents are sourced from news, research, analysis, blogs, important speeches, and data.  Users can subscribe to receive email newsletter on particular topics or countries or to the RGE Economonitors via RSS.