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Researching an Industry

Recommended resources for industry research

Trade Publications Basics

Trade publications are a good source for finding industry rankings (participants) and industry sizes and outlooks.  One can often find the dates for these annual rankings, reviews, and outlooks by looking in the media kits or advertising calendars found at the bottom of many publications websites.  Access to these publications can be had directly through the sites themselves or through databases such as ABI/Inform, ProQuest, or Factiva.

Examples of Trade Publications below:

Business News