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Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios (Prentice-Hall)
Includes ratios for over 175 industries compiled from IRS information. You must know your NAICS code to use this source.
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ASBC Methods of Analysis
Provides scientific methods for brewing malt beverages.
BizMiner (Brandow Company)
Provides industry research and data reports on more than 16,000 lines of business in national and local markets.
Business Guides (JMU Libraries)
Selected resources for business researchers at JMU.
Business Source Complete (EBSCO)
Indexing and full text for periodicals and news sources covering all aspects of business.
COB 300 Guides (JMU Libraries)
Selected resources to support COB 300 business plan research.
Encyclopedia of American Industries (Gale)
Detailed, comprehensive information on a wide range of industries in every realm of American business.
Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries (Gale)
Information about business segments that are pioneering new technologies, introducing break-through marketing strategies or implementing innovative means of serving new markets.
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Encyclopedia of Global Industries (Gale)
Information on the world's most lucrative and high profile industries. Each entry covers size and economic/social impact of the industry; its organization and structure; its history and development; major countries and companies involved (including rankings); size and nature of the work force; and research.
Encyclopedia of Products & Industries: Manufacturing (Gale)
Provides information on products and the relationships between products and their industries. Explores various aspects of a product, the manufacturers, suppliers, immediate and adjacent industries and markets. Emphasizes manufacturers of numerous durable goods such as tires, automobiles, appliances, business equipment, home furnishing and sporting goods.
You will be asked to enter your JMU eID and password. Once you sign in with eid/password, please do NOT create an individual user account.
Contains full text Gartner Group research documents on information technology management.
How Products Are Made: An Illustrated Guide to Product Manufacturing 7th ed. (Gale)
Provides information on the manufacture of a variety of items, from everyday household products to heavy machinery...
IBISWorld is a collection of Industry Market Research reports of over 700 United States industries. Now includes access to US Specialized Industry Reports.
provide guidelines for installing and troubleshooting computer systems. The redbooks contain step-by-step guides, sample code, and other support materials.
Manufacturing & Distribution USA (Gale)
Statistics on more than 600 SIC and NIACS classifications in the manufacturing, wholesaling and retail industries. Information is compiled from the most recent government publications and includes projections, maps and graphics.
Comprehensive database of over 7,000 materials. Provides sample image of material, plus descriptions, processing information, usage properties, physical properties, and sustainability notes of each material.
Mergent Horizon (Mergent)
Now incorporated in the Mergent Online platform. Please use the
Mergent Online link
for this resource.
Mergent Horizon allows users to find, filter and organize information about companies and industries...
Mergent Online (Mergent)
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tab to find authoritative analyses of companies, industries, products, and markets.
Mergent Online contains U.S. and international publicly-held company data and reports. Now incorporates Mergent Horizon; use the top level tabs to find Horizon data. For a Quick Tips user guide,
North American Industry Classification System (US Census Bureau)
Locate NAICS codes through keyword search. Browse the NAICS classification structure.
Passport GMID (Euromonitor)
is an online market research tool containing global information on consumer spending, industry information, country profiles, and much more.
Users will be asked to login with their JMU eid and password.
Sports Business Research Network focuses on the sporting goods and sports marketing industry.
Standard Industrial Classification (US Dept. of Labor)
Locate SIC codes through keyword search. Browse the SIC classification structure.
State of Green Business 2008
The state of green business is improving as companies...
, HD30.255 B87 2008
Includes destination reports, HOST studies, forecasts, pipeline reports, property reports and more.
US Venture Capital & Private Equity Database
Contains data on investment firms in the United States, including venture capitalists, private equity firms, angels, incubators, merchant banks, fund of funds, economic development groups, and more.
Financial analysis on some 1,700 companies in nearly 100 industry sectors. Includes performance data and growth projections on stocks, mutual funds, options and other securities.
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