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This guide is intended to assist SUNY New Paltz faculty and students in locating key business information resources that are available at the Sojourner Truth Library for their academic research.

Industry and Company Databases

Find Company and Industry Information using the Library Databases

How To Use the Mergent Online database

How To Search the Value Line database to find stock reports

Free Web Resources

Industry Analysis: Trade Journals and Associations

Trade or professional publications

  • Provides information of use to a particular industry.
  • Articles are not peer-reviewed.

Trade publications are tremendous resources offering extensive specialized information on the industries they cover.  Many of these trade publications are available full text in the business databases such as Business Source Complete and ABI/Inform. Also, the publishers of the trade journals often maintain their own websites with selected free data. For example, the Beverage Industry offers a great free resource, an annual State of the Industry Report. This report gives top overall beverage brands with their sales, market share, and company portfolios.