Answered By: Paul Galfano Last Updated: Jun 21, 2017 Views: 10
The library has two databases to use for research of a specific industry: IBISWorld and Plunkett Research. Access these databases using the library page via Blackboard (Click 'Research/Explore,' then 'Databases.').
To find an industry report using Plunkett Research, click on the link "Research An Industry" and choose an industry from the menu window. Then click on the "Market Research and Trends" link and read through the industry report (use the 'next' or 'previous' buttons at the bottom of each page to switch to different sections of the report).
To find an industry report using IBISWorld, click on the the link "US Industry Reports" or "Global Industry Reports." Then choose from the links provided for the specific industry you are researching. Note that along the top are tabs that you can click on for different sections of the industry report.
A third database to use that also provides industry information is Business Insight: Global. This is also available in our library page on Blackboard. Click the "Industries" link at the top, then choose from the list of industries provided.