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Available Through the Business Division @ the Central Library 

  • Frost & Sullivan 360° - Unlike traditional market research, 360° Research integrates seven perspectives into a complete, overall view of factors that impact every industry. Monitoring and analyzing Competitive Intensity, Customer Dynamics, Industry Convergence, Disruptive Technologies, Global Mega Trends, New Business Models, and Emerging Markets provides an illuminating view toward future scenarios and visionary innovation. To see a complete list of industries covered click here.  
  • IBISWorld Industry Research Reports - IBISWorld is a powerful business tool that provides strategic insight and analysis on more than 1,000 U.S. industries.  Extensive, objective and easy to digest, IBISWorld research offers the very latest content on every U.S. industry to help you make better decisions, faster. To see a complete list of industries covered click here.  
  • GRCC IbisWorld State Specific Research Reports - The reports in this add-on module complement their core US NAICS Industry collection and offer state-specific data, analysis and forecasts to help you understand industry trends at a more local level. IBISWorld is regularly adding new industries and states to our collection.  Each report follows their standard report format and includes key statistics and analysis on market characteristics, operating conditions, major companies, and recent and five-year forecasts on revenue, employment and other key data points… and more! To see a complete list of industries covered click here.  This module is made possible by a donation from the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce.   
  • Standard & Poor's Capital IQ - S& P Capital IQ is a leading provider of data, research and analytics to global financial clients. S&P Capital IQ provides investment professionals with deep industry coverage and robust data and analytics to help them make more informed decisions and gain sharper insights.  It includes up to the minute information on companies, industries, stock prices, directories and financial education.
  • ABI/INFORM Complete‎ - The most comprehensive ABI/INFORM™ database, this comprises ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry, and ABI/INFORM Dateline. The database features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals such as the Economist, country-and industry-focused reports, and downloadable data. Its international coverage gives researchers a complete picture of companies and business trends around the world.
  • ProQuest Entrepreneurship - This database bridges theory with practice, covering a wide spectrum of resources useful to educators, researchers, students and practitioners. Content ranges from the scholarly - including journals, dissertations, working papers and conference proceedings - to a full toolkit of practical guides, templates, forms, sample business plans and tips from successful entrepreneur in a wide range of formats - from video to downloadable Word and Excel files, as well as traditional text and PDFs.
  • Hoover’s Company Profiles - This database contains proprietary information about more than 40,000 public and non-public companies and 225,000 key executives. Hoover's, widely recognized as a leader in company data, delivers in depth industry analyses, information on a company's location, summary financials, top competitors, top officers and more.
  • Gannett Newsstand - This database's detailed indexing helps users quickly find the news information they need. Each issue of each newspaper is indexed thoroughly, so researchers have access to not only top news stories but also the information contained on the various sections of the papers. The indexing covers not only complete bibliographic information but also companies, people, products, etc.
  • A to Z  -  This database is ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, and employment opportunities. It 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business & executive profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more. 
  • Business Insights: Essentials - Detailed company and industry profiles including SWOT reports, market share reports, and financial reports. Thousands of company histories and industry essays. Deep research coverage with scholarly journals, business news, and more.
  • Gale Directory Of Early Stage Investment - Covers the several types of early stage investors including: venture capitalists, business incubators, angel investors and angel groups, corporate investment divisions, crowd-funding and co-operative groups.
  • CountryWatch - CountryWatch provides critical country-specific intelligence and data.  These robust reports include coverage of a given country's history, economy, government, political landscape including foreign policy orientation, business and investment climate, socio-cultural scene including key demographic features, and pertinent environmental issues.
  • Mergent - A fully searchable database with financial details of over 25,000 active and inactive companies.
  • Morningstar Mutual Funds - Provides fast and easy access to Morningstar Mutual Funds in a PDF format. Download the latest issue, select an entire group of funds, or find a specific fund.
  • Morningstar Stock Investor - The online version of the newsletter including both current and archived versions. 
  • Valueline - A database that collects data and analyzes the performance of approximately 8,000 stocks, 13,000 mutual funds, 80,000 options and other securities.



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