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Industry Research Library Guide: Web

Industry Research Web Resources

CNNMoney.com: Fortune 500: Industries
Find the top companies for each industry.

CNNMoney.com: Fortune 500: Top Performers
Fastest growing industries, Most profitable industries, Best investments by industry.

Gateway to Associations
Look up trade associations for industries.

globalEDGE
Michigan State University. News, events, and statistical data for 20 industry sectors.

HighBeam Business
Company profiles, industry reports, business articles.

Hoover’s Industry Overviews
Concise historical and current overviews of the major industries, touching on major players and market share, projected sales, and trends.

Industry Portals / Industry Hubs
Iinformation for over 100 U.S. industries.Information for those in the industry, researchers, investors, market research professionals, and inventors. Includes industry news, statistics and sometimes include B2B (Business to Business) commerce.

Industry Research Desk
Provides tools for researching specific companies, industries, and manufacturing processes.

ipl2: Business & Economics: Industry
ipl2 is the result of a merger of the Internet Public Library (IPL) and the Librarians’ Internet Index (LII).

Market Research, Industry Research, Business Research: How to Learn About an Industry or a Specific Company Polson Enterprises Research Services

Reference for Business: Encyclopedia of American Industries
A comprehensive guide to industries in every realm of American business. Covers 459 manufacturing industries and has over 500 essays about non-manufacturing and service industries.

Reuters: Sectors & Industries

ValuationResources.com: Industry Information Resources
Industry-specific resources and data for over 350 industries. Resources and data available from trade associations, industry publications, and research firms which address industry overview, issues, trends and outlook, industry financial information and financial ratios, compensation and salary surveys, and business valuation resources.

Yahoo! Industry Center
Yahoo! Industry Center: Industry Index
Yahoo! Industry Center: Leaders & Laggards
Yahoo! Industry Center: Industry Browser – Sector List
Yahoo! Industry Summary: Profiles, ratios, company lists for various industrial sectors.
Yahoo! News by Industry