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Finance Research: Industries

This guide gathers in one place the links to company financial datasets, industry ratios, background information, news on finance topics and academic research articles for corporate finance and financial markets.

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What public sources of information are available on my industries


BI: Global,  use Advanced Search, Content type: Industry Overview

Business Source Complete

Mergent Online, display a particular company, then choose the Reports tab, then choose Industry Reports

Source for business environmental risk factors for an industry.

Investext Some of the analyst reports here focus on an entire industry.
Path: Choose the Research link on the left nav bar, then choose Company Research. Once the search form appears, choose the Advanced Search (right upper corner). This form will let you search by NAICS or industry keywords.
NO, there isn't an easier path to this form. And make sure you're using IE for your browser.

S&P Industry Surveys (in print in the library) Latest at SSH Ref Desk HC106.6 S74, earlier years on 6th Floor. Only covers 1987-2015.


Wall Street Journal, for the fulltext of the WSJ is searchable by topic or browsable by day.


Financial Times occasionally profiles an industry
Path - click on Sources Directory - Find in top nav bar, thentype Financial Tiimes and click Search. Check the boxes (to the web and print content), and OK - Continue to limit your searches to FT content.

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Adele Barsh
Business & Entrepreneurship Librarian

UC San Diego Library

University of California, San Diego

9500 Gilman Dr. 0175R

La Jolla, CA 92093-0175
Subjects: Business