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MGMT1101 - Introduction to Business

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  • Morningstar Investment Research Center Restricted Resource
    Enter the Company Ticker or Name in search box and click on Get Report. Under the Quote tab, which is the default, Competitors is located on the right side of the page. Also, select Industry Peers in the menu bar directly under the Quote tab.
  • Mergent Online Restricted Resource
    Search by Primary SIC or NAICS code in the Classification search option to search for public companies.
  • Mergent Intellect Restricted Resource
    Search for Industry using keywords.  Need to select from the options provided.

Web Sites
Market Share/Business Ranking
Reference Books Databases
Search Tip: Include, as a subject or keyword term, "market share" or ranking along with the industry descriptors; "company name" or ticker; or other features to be compared.
There are two major systems used to classify the industries of a company, the U.S. Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system and North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). These are useful for identifying companies within a given industry and for researching specific industries.

  • Business Source Premier Restricted Resource
    • Example search: restaurant and industry and (trends or outlook or forecast)
    • The search results may be limited by Source Types > Industry Profiles.
  • ProQuest Central Restricted Resource
    • Select Advanced for more search features.
  • Value Line Restricted Resource
    • To access an industry profile, in the Browse Research tab (default), enter a public company within your industry in the top right box. In the resulting page, scroll down and click on the PDF icon under the heading Industry Analysis.
    • If you do not know a company within your industry, select your industry from the Industry Screens drop-down options below the heading Value Line Featured Lists. After clicking on a company name from the resulting list, follow the above instructions.
    • Note: Three concurrent users only.
  • Mergent Intellect Restricted Resource
    • From a detailed record of a company, use the menu to go to the Industry Details to view all related industry reports.
    • Additionally, search directly for industry information by keywords in First Research, which is found below the search box on the page.
Consumer Behavior/Demographics
Article Databases
Sample search: (Customer or Consumer) and pizza Selected Journal Titles Restricted Resource
Web Sites
Public Opinion
Article Databases
Sample search: "public opinion" and pizza
Web Sites
  • Pew Research Center
    The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan "fact tank" that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It does not take positions on policy issues. Click on Data to view statistics and download data sets; links to specific research projects are listed at the bottom of the page.
  • The Roper Center for Public Opinion Research (University of Connecticut)
See also the following Research Guides: (Note: Not all content is open access.)
Revenue Projections/Income Statement
Business plans
Writing Business Plans
Sample Business Plans
Marketing Plans
Writing Marketing Plans
Sample Marketing plans
Marketing Information
Article Databases
Trade journals on Marketing
APA Citation Style
  • Book Cover for the Publication Manual of the American Psychological AssociationPublication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.) REFERENCE DESK BF 76.7 .P83 2010
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