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Industry Research: Articles on Industries

A guide to finding information about industries such as industry profiles, articles about industries and industry statistics.

Articles about Industries

Use these databases to find articles about an industry in business news magazines, trade magazines and newspapers. 

Databases

ProQuest ABI/Inform: Full text (in either PDF or HTML format) of more than 2500 business magazines and journals. To find articles about a company, use the "Advanced Search" mode and search the company name in either the abstract or "company/organization" field.

The Wall Street Journal WSJ.com

Business Source Premier: Full text (in either PDF or HTML format) of more than 2,300 business magazines and journals.  To find articles about an industry, use the "Advanced Search" tab and search the industry name in either the abstract or subject field from the pull-down "Select a Field" menu.  Add other words to your search strategy to refine the results.

Nexis Uni: Full text (HTML format) of articles from newspapers and many kinds of magazines, transcripts of broadcast news programs and selected online content.  

ProQuest Newspapers (Wall Street Journal): Full text (HTML format) of articles from The Wall Street Journal (1984-present), The New York Times, The Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times.  To find articles about an industry, click the "advanced search" tab, type the industry name in the first box and select "Abstract" from the adjacent drop-down menu.  From the drop-down menu next to "Database," select "News-Proquest Newspapers," and then select a date range for your search.  Add other words to your search strategy to refine the results. 

Internet

Google News: Use the special Google interface called "Google News" as a quick and easy way to find current articles about an industry in any of thousands of newspapers and online news websites.  Add other words to your search strategy to refine the results.

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