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Industry Information: Industry Analysis (subject databases)

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Resources for Industry Analysis

Value Line Investment Survey
One-page reports on approximately 90 industries, updated quarterly.
This resource is in print (no online) at MU, but if you have a library card from Columbia Public Library, you may access it online.
REF HG4501 .V26, Ready Reference (Ask at Reference Desk)

Industry Information from the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration
ITA's Manufacturing and Services Unit pulls together information on industries designed to help the U.S. exporter.  You'll find reports on the automotive industry, airlines, financial services, etc.  Here's a link to a 2010 PDF report on the automotive industry.

First Research on ABI/Inform
These are industry intelligence reports on over 150 industries. 
Connect to ABI/Inform, select the "Browse" tab, First Research, and then your industry.

Business Monitor International (BMI) Industry Reports on ABI/Inform
Industry reports from BMI have an international focus. 
Connect to ABI/Inform, select the "Browse" tab, BMI, and then your industry.