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Journal & News Articles

  • Factiva  Icon
    Full-text newspapers, trade journals, and newswires. Includes Wall Street Journal (Jun 13, 1979-)
  • Business Source Complete
    Full-text business journals, including Harvard Business Review.
  • ABI-INFORM Global
    Full-text business/management articles.

Statistical Sources

Industry & Market Research

  • Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage  Icon
    S&P industry surveys and The Outlook.
    Quick Guide [icon - pdf]
  • OneSource North America Business Browser
    Includes Datamonitor reports , BMI Industry Reports , Freedonia reports , RMA Industry Norms
    Quick Guide
  • First Research (via ABI/INFORM)  Icon  Icon
    Includes industry overview, recent developments, challenges, opportunities, call prep questions, etc.
  • Academic  Icon
    Reports by Packaged Facts (consumer goods), Kalorama Information (health science), Specialists in Business Information, Simba Information (media industry), Executive Summaries, and MarketLook Reports.
    Jump-Start Guide
  • Mintel  Icon  Icon
    For current Stanford community · Valid Stanford email address required for registration.
    Market research reports mainly for the US and European marketplace.
  • Datamonitor Reports (via Business Source Complete)  Icon
    For industry profiles, add "marketline" in your search keyword; For MarketWatch or company reports, add "datamonitor" to your search.
  • Business Monitor  
    Industry news & analysis, profiles, and forecast.
    Quick Guide
  • U.S. Commercial Service Market Research Library  Icon
    Market research reports by U.S. Dept. of Commerce.
  • Thomson Investext (via Thomson ONE, IE browser only)
    Analyst reports from investment banks. Includes EIU reports. Go to Company Views > Research; or go to Screening & Analysis > Research.
    20 simultaneous users
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  • Industry Norms and Key Business Ratios
    (Reference Collection: Financial Ratios section)
    Covers 800+ industries. From D&B.
  • Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios
    (Reference Collection: Financial Ratios section)
    IRS data on 4.6 million U.S. firms.
  • RMA Annual Statement Studies
    (Reference Collection: Financial Ratios section)
    Balance sheet and income statements of individual industries.

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