Industry Survey Locator sources

Available in the Industry Survey Locator

Note: Finally, the ISL is not able to show reports from Gartner, excellent for those looking for technology related reports or Frost & Sullivan, an excellent source for reports in healthcare, technology and energy fields.

The Industry Survey Locator includes many links to the following, and lists print sources held at the Pardee Library Services Desk:

Encyclopedia of American Industries

This is an encyclopedia covering a wide range of industries based in the United States. These full-text industry profiles available in HTML or PDF versions contain:

  • Related SIC Code(s)
  • NAICS Code(s)
  • Industry Snapshot
  • Organization & Structure
  • Current Conditions
  • Industry Leaders
  • Workforce
  • America & the World
  • Research & Technology
  • Further Reading
  • How to Cite

First Research Industry Reports

These reports published by First Research, a D&B company, are intended to provide an overview of an industry with a career focus. These full-text reports are available in PDF version and contain:

  • Industry Overview
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Products, Operations and Technology
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Finance and Regulation
  • Human Resources
  • Industry Indicators
  • Quarterly Industry Update
  • Business Challenges
  • Trends and Opportunities
  • Call Preparation Questions
  • Financial Information
  • Industry Forecast
  • Web Links and Acronyms

Hoover’s Industry Snapshots

Hoover’s is a leading provider of business information.

These industry profiles contain:

  • Key Players
  • Description
  • Industry Overview
  • Key Companies
  • Terminology
  • Associations & Organizations
  • Selected Resources

IBISWorld Industry Reports

IBISWorld Industry Reports cover over 700 U.S. industries and are organized by the 5 digit North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). One page snapshots of each industry are available through the iExpert feature. Industry snapshots include statistics and key facts as well as information on key issues facing the industry.

These industry profiles contain:

  • Key Statistics
  • Industry Segmentation
  • Market Characteristics
  • Industry Conditions
  • Key Competitors
  • Industry Performance
  • Industry Outlook

MarketLine (Formerly Datamonitor)

MarketLine (Formerly Datamonitor) is a business information company specializing in industry analysis.

These industry profiles contains:

  • Executive summary of the Industry
  • Market Overview
  • Market Value
  • Market Segmentation (geographic and product)
  • Competitve Landscape
  • Distribution (most 2005 issues)
  • Leading Companies in the Industry
  • Market Forecasts
  • Demographics
  • Further Reading


Mergent Industry Reports

Mergent Industry Reports provide in-depth information about industries, markets and the general economic landscape.

These industry profiles contain:

  • Industry Overview
  • Industry Perfomance
  • Leading Companies
  • Selected Stock Information
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Alliances


Note: Mintel reports provide information on markets for consumer products, travel, lifestyles, and leisure. Our subscription predominately covers products and markets in the United States. Each report combines data & analysis of the competitive landscape and consumer profiles.

Mintel provides reports combining data and analysis of a large variety of industries.

These industry profiles contain:

  • Industry Overview
  • Contents
  • Introduction and Abbreviations
  • Executive Summary
  • Market Drivers
  • Market Size & Trends
  • Market Segmentation
  • Supply Structure
  • Advertising & Promotion
  • Retail Distribution
  • The Consumer
  • Future & Forecast
  • Appendix: Trade Associations & Publications
  • Research Methodology
  • Latest news updates
  • Related Reports

OECD iLibrary Reports & Outlooks

These publications provide comprehensive information on the following markets:

Coal, Electricity, Information Technology, Iron & Steel, Natural Gas, Oil and World Energy.

Each report is unique in regards to its market but will generally have:

  1. Industry Specific Overview
  2. World Market Overview
  3. Principles & Definitions
  4. Statistical Tables of Indivdual OECD Countries and as a Whole

Restaurant Industry Forecast

(Book available at Reference Desk)


  1. Forecast Overview
  2. Economic Outlook
  3. Industry Segments
  4. Consumer Outlook
  5. Workforce Trends
  6. Public Policy Outlook
  7. State & Regional Outlook
  8. Sales Trends in Recent Years
  9. About the Forecast
  10. and charts…

Standard & Poor’s netAdvantage

These industry surveys are standardized and are published on a yearly basis.

These industry profiles contain:

  • Current Environment
  • Industry Profile
  • Industry Trends
  • How The Industry Operates
  • Key Industry Ratios And Statistics
  • How To Analyze…
  • Glossary
  • Industry References
  • Comparative Company Analysis

Value Line Research Center Online

Value Line surveys provide a snapshot of the industry.

These industry profiles contain:

  • Current News
  • Current Issues and Problems
  • Investment Outlook