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Industry and Market Research

This guide lists database and internet resources for industry and market research.

Library Databases - Broad Based

Current Olin students, faculty and staff have access to restricted library internet resources. View Remote Access for more information

Broad Based

Data Axle Reference Solutions

A database of over 60 million businesses and more than 302 million consumers.   Business listings include such data as company names, phone numbers, complete addresses, key executive names, SIC Codes, employee size, sales volume, geo-codes for mapping, contact details, franchise and brand information, news, liens, judgments and bankruptcies, and credit rating scores.  Residential information is compiled from more than 5,200 White Page telephone directories and census data.

Access: Danforth Campus

EMIS (Emerging Markets Information System) (Access restricted to Kopolow Business Library & Business School) 

Country and company information on Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and the Middle East. Includes country profiles; macroeconomic statistics, forecasts, and analysis; reports on financial markets, companies, and industries; exchange rates; analyst reports; and business news.

Access: Business School

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.

Note: Limited to Business School students/faculty/staff on proxy. Available to all students on-site at Kopolow.

Access: Business School only    

Login with your WUSTL key credentials.  FitchConnect is an innovative, robust and comprehensive credit analytics and macro intelligence platform designed to service the individual data consumption models of credit risk, debt market and strategic research professionals. It provides users with credit research, credit ratings, macroeconomic and financial fundamental data, country risk research and indices, industry research, Financial Implied Ratings, and a curated news service.

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.                                                                                                              

Access: Business School only

GlobalData Explorer
GlobalData Explorer is a cross-sector platform providing actionable intelligence spanning 22 industries. Combining macroeconomic data and information on thousands of companies, Explorer offers you broad yet detailed coverage of the global trends that are shaping industries, impacting companies and driving innovation.‚Äč

Access: Danforth Campus

IBIS World
Covers over 700 United States industries. A variety of reports including the new "Global" Industry Reports, Industry Report, U.S. Industry Risk Rating Reports, Industry Profiles, and Economic & Demographic Profiles.                                                                                                     

Access: Danforth Campus

Mintel Market Sizes

Mintel Market Sizes allows users to easily source market sizes, market shares, and forecasts for 34 of the world’s most dynamic markets.

Access: Danforth Campus

Mintel Reports
Market research reports, including primary data and secondary source information, for a number of industries. Once connected, scroll down and click 'I agree' to enter the site. Free individual registration is required.

Here is a 15-minute video to walk through how to apply Mintel Reports to branding/advertising projects according to Mintel’s experience working with marketing agencies, it includes:

· Mintel Navigation

· The newest "Digital Advertising" Report, with examples of how agencies use the data in the real-world scenarios.

· The Interactive Databooks to narrow down your target demographics

Access: Danforth Campus

Nikkei Asia

Nikkei Asia was created to change the way the Asia region is covered internationally and to enhance the world’s understanding of pan-Asian affairs. It delivers unique and exclusive coverage of Asia region economic, political, business and technology news in English as well as provides data on financial markets and top companies in Asia.

Access: Danforth Campus

S&P Capital IQ
An intuitive and comprehensive resource for those interested in financial analysis of publicly traded firms. International in scope. Fixed income, industry coverage, news, peer analysis, earnings forecasts, people and private company information is also available. This resource is widely used in the business community.

To request an account or if you have questions, contact Madjid Zeggane 314-935-6963. Please provide your status (e.g. 2nd year BSBA, MBA class of 2023, faculty, etc). You must be a currently enrolled Business School student or a Business School faculty/staff member at the university to maintain your Cap IQ account.

Access: Business school only

Value Line
Provides on-line access to Value Line’s leading publications covering stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks.

Access: Business School only