& Trade Outlook. Ref. HC 101 .U55
Provides information on recent global and domestic trends
and outlooks for industries, domestic production, international
trade and market prospects. Does not cover individual companies.
Monitor. Ref. HC 101 .W44
Reviews recent trends and provides forecasts for major US
of American Industries. Ref. HC 102 .E53 1998
Poor's Industry Surveys. Ref. HC 101 .S72 (Index kept
at Reference Desk; latest surveys on reserve at Circulation
Desk; others in Ref. stacks.)
Provides basic data on industries with financial comparisons
of the leading companies in each.
& Distribution USA: Industry Analyses, Statistics and
Ref. HD 9721 .M3495
A guide to
over 400 manufacturing industries providing charts, industry
trends, general statistics, indices of change, leading companies,
and industry data by state. (Library also has Manufacturing
USA for 1992 and 1994, Ref. HC 101 .M3).
Value Line Investment
Survey. Ref. HG 4501 .V26 (Index and news reports kept
at Reference Desk; latest reports on reserve at Circulation;
others in Ref. stacks.)
Although primarily an investment advisory tool with a focus
on individual companies these issues also contain 1-2 page
overviews of around 95 industries. The industry analyses include
discussions of current political, economic and technological
developments that may affect the outlook for the industry.
"Annual Report of American Industry." Per. HF 5001 .F6. (4th
The first January issue of each year contains short sections
reviewing major industries. Ranks industries and leading companies
for profit, growth and stock market performance.
of Current Business. Per. HC 101 .A13 (1938-current)
Available online (1994-present).
Contains reports on business activity and economic conditions,
statistics on industrial production.
American Industry Classification System. (NAICS)
Ref. HF 1042 .N6 1997; also available online.
New system replacing SIC Manual (below).
Classification Manual. Ref. HF 1042 .S82 (1987)
Lists products and services with their corresponding standard
industrial classification (SIC) codes.
The titles listed
below provide financial ratios. These measures of corporate
performance are useful when compared with similar ratios for
earlier years or with ratios for other companies in the same
Almanac of Business
and Industrial Financial Ratios. Ref. HF 5681 .R25 T68
RMA Annual Statement
Studies. Ref. HF 5681 .B2 R6
and Key Business Ratios. Ref. HF 5681 .R25 D81
(Current edition kept on reserve at Circulation Desk.)
ABI- INFORM - (full image)
A database providing indexing, abstracts and full text of
articles found in management, marketing and business journals.
Index. Index Ref. HF 5001 .A1 B8 (1958-98); also available
online through FirstSearch, database name is Wilson
Business (1986 through current)
Indexes general business journals; search under the name of
the industry or product.
F & S Index
- United States. Index Ref. HG 4961 .F8 (1979-2000)
Focuses on trade journals and business newspapers. Provides
information by company name or on specific industries and
Journal Index. Index Ref. HG 1 .W26 (1955-98); for 1973
through current, use Lexis-Nexis
(select News and then General News).
In the print version, the index to the newspaper covers industry
data in the General Section..
Provides industry and company news, financial data for companies,
SEC filings, etc.
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