Business Database Trials: IBISWorld, Passport Industrial, Mergent Horizon

November 30, 2010 at 9:19 am Leave a comment

Cook Library is running trials of several business databases that contain company and industry information.

Faculty, students, and staff are welcome to try them!

Off-campus use of each of these databases requires a special username and password. Contact the Reference Desk (410-704-2462) or Shana Gass.

PASSPORT INDUSTRIAL

URL: http://www.portal.euromonitor.com
Trial ends Dec. 21

  • Breaks down economies of China, Germany, France, U.K .& U.S. by industry, including industry-level buyers and suppliers
  • Industry forecasts; rankings of industry attractiveness/sensitivity to business cycles
  • Producer price indices; statistics facilitating value chain analysis; analytical reports

PowerPoint tutorial (view full-screen)

IBIS WORLD

URL: http://www.ibisworld.com
Trial ends Dec. 21

  • 700+ U.S. industry profiles at the NAICS-code level, complete with competitive positioning and supply chain information.
  • Global, China, U.K., & Australia industry profiles
  • Risk analysis & business environment reports
  • Company profiles

Product Overview

MERGENT HORIZON

URL: http://www.mergenthorizon.com
Trial ends Dec. 21

  • Track U.S. company interaction: identify competitors, customers, suppliers, and partners
  • Identify companies by product (sub-NAICS-level)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions modeling
  • Biotech/pharmaceuticals FDA approval information

Video
Quick Guide

How might these databases help in your classes, teaching, and/or research?

Please send any feedback to Shana Gass.

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