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Finding Trade Publications
TRADE PUBLICATIONS: One of the best ways to find information on an industry is to look for trade publications. Articles in trade publications (such as Automotive News) are written for readers with an interest in a specific industry. Trade publications feature articles, ads, special reports, and more on industries, companies, executives, consumers, and business trends. Some Butler databases with access to trade publications are listed below.
This 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.
Business Source Complete
Business Source Complete is the world's definitive scholarly business database. Includes books, case studies, company profiles, economic reports, industry reports, SWOT analyses, in addition to nearly 2,000 peer-reviewed journals.
Finding Trade Associations
TRADE ASSOCIATIONS: Trade or professional associations provide targeted information on specific industries. While some associations provide trade reports only to their members, many offer free industry information on their websites. One way to find trade associations for an industry is to conduct a Google search. In the search box, type the word "association" and a keyword for the industry. Also try these databases to find trade associations:
From a profile on a specific industry, click on "Web Links & Acronyms" to link to industry trade associations and publications.
Provides industry research, industry risk rating reports, and business environment reports. Industry research reports provide key statistics, market characteristics, operating conditions, current and forecasted performance, major industry participants, and other information.