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GEB 3003 - Career Research & Planning: Library Resources

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MyPlan Tutorial

Follow this link for more business research tutorials from UCF Libraries.

Current Events - Newspapers & Magazines

Orlando Business Journal Online Edition

Orlando Business Journal - Online Edition

You can stay abreast of current trends in an industry or at a company by reading local newspapers, trade publications, and scholarly journals.

Here are several library databases that include industry news:

Research Guides

Research Guides are created by UCF librarians to inform you of the resources we have in your research area and tips on how to use them.


CJ Ivory
Hitt Library, 203E


Search ABI/INFORM for magazine, journal, and news articles, also company annual reports and reports on industries and markets from the following sources: Business Monitor International (BMI) Industry Reports, First Research (D&B), and Just-Series Market Research Report.

Use DemographicsNow to make maps of consumer expenditures, market segments, forecasts & other demographics. Also create comparison reports for up to 16 geographies. See the Comparison with Other Resources chart to see whether this, American FactFinder, Social Explorer, or SimplyMap is most suitable for your needs.

IBISWorld provides comprehensive reports for 700 U.S. industries. Each report covers Key External Drivers, Barriers to Entry, Key Success Factors, Life Cycle stage, Competitive Landscape, and list of "Major Companies" including each company's market share.

  • Snapshot: Executives, company hierarchy, brands, competitors
  • Financials: M&A, analyst reports, SEC filings, investment research, and corporate affiliations
  • Legal cases, intellectual property such as patents and trademarks

Dossier Compare Companies

  • Enter names/tickers for up to 5 companies to compare

Create a Company List will create a spreadsheet with ALL businesses in an area + contact information.

The industry reports include market value, market volume, and market share.

Also has case studies and country reports; good for SWOT analyses, company view--mission, goals--and history under Company reports. Has clear-cut link to Porter's Five Forces, appears in Industry reports.

Industry Surveys. Each report begins with a survey of the current environment followed by an industry profile, a discussion of industry trends, how the industry operates, key industry ratios and statistics, an invaluable section detailing how to analyze a company in the industry, and concluding with a glossary, industry references, and comparative company financials.