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Industry Overview

Database vendors and electronic journal publishers have given Olin license rights to their services. Contracts specify only current Olin students, faculty and staff have access to these restricted resources. View Remote Access for more information on how this impacts your ability to connect.

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Business Business Monitor International
Business Monitor International (BMI) is a leading, independent provider of proprietary data, analysis, ratings, rankings and forecasts covering 175 countries and 22 industry sectors. Our mission is to integrate Country Risk and Financial Markets analysis with Industry Research, to best inform decision-making at the highest level in multinational companies, financial institutions, multilaterals and government.
Business School access only
Marketline Advantage (formerly Datamonitor360)
Marketline Advantage provides coverage of 30,000 + companies updated annually. It also provides 3500+ industrial profiles updated annually as well as country profiles, country statistics, and financial statistics tracked by Marketline. .
Danforth Campus access
First Research
First Research creates industry reports for people who need to quickly learn about a target industry. Its Industry Profiles cover more than 300 business sectors and highlight industry trends and business issues.
Business School access only
Frost and Sullivan
Frost & Sullivan provides in-depth research coverage of these industries: Aerospace and Defense; Automotive and Transportation; Chemicals, Materials and Food; Electronics and Security; Energy and Power Supplies; Environment and Building Technologies; Healthcare; Industrial Automation and Process Control; Information and Communication Technologies; Measurement and Instrumentation.
Business School access only

IBIS World
IBIS World provides instant access to over 700 United States industries. There are also many other reports such as the new "Global" Industry Reports covering world industry analysis. In addition to the core Industry Report product, they also publish over 700 US Industry Risk Rating Reports, over 700 Industry Profiles as well as hundreds of Economic & Demographic Profiles.
Danforth Campus access

Mintel Global Market Navigator
Mintel Global Market Navigator is a comprehensive database designed to give you instant access to critical market data for consumer industries across the world. Global Market Navigator will tell you the market size, segmentation and market share along with 5 years' historical and 5 years' forecast data.
Danforth Campus access
Mintel Reports
Use this resource to find market research reports for a number of industries. The information in the reports is a mix of primary data collected by Mintel together with secondary source information.
Danforth Campus access
Access all of the Value Line's leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks.
Business School Access only


Conference Board
The Conference Board's database of premier Business and Economic Information and analysis.
Business School Access only
Passport GMID
Euromonitor International's Global Market Information Database (GMID) is an award-winning online information resource providing business intelligence on industries, countries and consumers. It offers integrated access to internationally comparable statistics, full-text market reports, insightful comment from expert industry and country analysts as well as thousands of sources of further information.

See this guide for help on using this database. GMID Guide
Danforth Campus access
International Directory of Company Histories
Provides detailed histories of many of the largest and most influential companies worldwide. These multi volume sets of ebooks are fully searchable.
Danforth Campus access
LexisNexis Statistical
Abstracts and index to U.S. & state governments and privately published & international and intergovernmental statistical sources (ASI, SRI & IIS).
Danforth Campus access


Sports Business Research Network
SBRnet is a service focusing on the sporting goods and sports marketing industry. It's mission is to provide a continuously updated resource featuring market research and industry news covering all facets of the industry…sports equipment sales, sports participation, sports broadcasting, sports sponsorship and sports marketing.
Danforth Campus access

Portal for business and industry, government, and demographic statistics that integrates thousands of diverse topics of data and facts from some 18,000+ public and commerical sources onto a single, easy-to-search platform. Geographic coverage is worldwide, with particular emphasis on the United States, China, and European Union countries. Categorized into market sectors, Statista provides access to qualitative facts on agriculture, economics, finance, information technology, politics and society, and much more.
Danforth Campus access

Some important print resources are:
  • U.S. Industry & Trade Outlook (REF HC 106.5 A23)