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Industry Research

  • Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage - Industries
    Provides industry surveys and reports.
  • Business Insights: Essentials
    Explore market and industry information, get industry reports, find industry competitors, and more.
  • North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
    The standard used by federal statistical agencies in classifying businesses into industries.
  • US Census - Business & Industry
    Provides access to a wealth of economic and business data collected by the US Federal Government.
  • Deloitte - Industries
    A prominent consulting firm that provides free white papers on a variety of industries. You are required to register (free) before downloading some reports.
  • Forrester Research
    An independent research company that conducts research and advises global leaders in business and technology. This link takes you to all their reports - you can narrow these results down by industry using the options on the left-hand side of the screen.
  • ReportLinker
    Find a wide variety of industry reports, company profiles and market statistics. Some reports require a (free) sign-up.
  • Investopedia - The Industry Handbook
    Provides an introduction to principles of industry analysis, including Porter's Five Forces. Also describes common factors considered when analyzing 12 key industries.

Business News - National & International

Company Research

  • Standard and Poor's NetAdvantage - Companies
    Provides comprehensive company profiles, stock reports, corporation records, and more.
  • Business Insights: Essentials
    Research companies and find parent-subsidiary relationships, find company SWOT reports, investment reports and business associations, study product and brand information and compare companies within an industry.
  • LexisNexis Company Dossier Search
    One-stop shopping for company profiles, news, financial information, SEC filings and legal documents. Also provides the abilities to identify and compare companies by name, industry, or ticker symbol.
  • Company SWOT Analyses - Business Source Premier
    A SWOT Analysis provides detailed information about a company’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Business Source Premier includes full-text SWOT analysis reports compiled by Datamonitor. Access restricted to current WOU students, faculty and staff.
  • EDGAR - US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
    All companies, foreign and domestic, are required to file registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms electronically through EDGAR. Anyone can access and download this information for free using EDGAR.
  • ThomasNet - Supplier Discovery
    A directory of hundreds of thousands of products and services in the U.S. and Canada. Find companies that supply products or services by product, service, or company name. Can search for specific types of companies, companies in specific states, etc.
  • Company Insight Center - Bloomberg Businessweek
    Search over 42,000 public and 322,000 private companies worldwide. Find stock quotes and charts, news and press releases, financials and key competitors. Research compensation figures, biographies, and board relationships of key company executives. Read up-to-the-minute global sector and industry news.
  • Hoover's
    Provides a huge directory of public and privately held companies. Search and view basic records for free. Please note: WOU does not subscribe to this database so only the free information will be available. However, this info is very useful for determining official names of companies to enable more effective searching in databases WOU *does* subscribe to, like LexisNexis and Business Source Premier.
    A financial market website that provides online data and services to private investors such as stock quotes, charts, news, FOREX, Futures & Options and stock screeners.
  • Yahoo! Finance
    Provides free stock quotes, up to date news, portfolio management resources, international market data, and other financial data.

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