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Industry Data Finder
Last Updated: Apr 30, 2014 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Often your research requires that you get a complete outlook for a particular industry. Published industry studies vary in their depth of coverage. Most  include a review of the industry's recent performance, a description of what's going on now, and projections for the future.

Food Engineering

Food engineering magazine 2014 april cover

  • FoodEngineering Magazine
    Covers food production, engineering, operations & packaging in North America’s largest food & beverage manufacturing companies

web sites of interest

industry overviews

Before you start, identify the NAICS and/or SIC codes for the industry you are researching. Using the codes can facilitate your search in many information resources.

Try searching the library's catalog. Enter the name of the industry below in the search box. Generally you will retrieve a wide variety of journals, books, and other items, many available electronically.

  • Business Source Premier  
    1. From main search screen enter industry name in first search box (e.g., food)
    2. If you need info for a specific country (e.g., United States) enter country name in second search box
    3. Select Industry Overview under Document Type
    4. Run search
  • Economic Census (U.S.)
    Conducted/published every five years, from national to local level, in years ending in '2' and '7.'
    Organized by sector, data set, and NAICS code.
  • Mergent Online  
    1. Select Report Search tab
    2. Select Industry Reports
    3. Select Food & Beverage box and run search
  • Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage  
    1. Select Industries from horizontal blue menu bar at top of page
    2. Scroll down to Foods & Nonalcoholic Beverages

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