Industry Surveys

Research the Industry

Read articles about the industry. Use a variety of sources including trade journals and business magazines and newspapers.

Start your search with the ABI/INFORM Global or Business Source Complete database.

And don't forget to sign up for a free subscription to The Wall Street Journal. Finish your research by checking out the latest news on your industry in Factiva.

Choose Your Sources

Trade journals, magazines written for practitioners in an industry, cover news and offer analysis from industry insiders. Examples of trade journals are Advertising Age, Beverage World and Automotive News.

Business magazines are written for a general business audience. They offer in-depth reporting, feature articles, interviews, news and commentary. Popular business magazines include Fortune, Bloomberg Business Week, and The Economist.

Newspapers cover current events in business, economics and global affairs. They offer in-depth reporting, interviews, and editorials & op-ed pieces. Some of the best known business newspapers are The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Barron's and Investor's Business Daily.

Choose Your Sources

In databases look for the filters on the left of your results page. You can limit your results by choosing the type of source you want to use. You can sort your results by relevance or by date.

Business Source Complete

Use Business Source Complete to find articles from magazines, trade journals and the business press including Fortune, Bloomberg Business Week, Forbes, and Investor's Business Daily.


Use ABI/INFORM to find articles from magazines, trade journals and the business press including The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Barron's, and The Economist.


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One of the largest global business news databases (more than 9,000 international newspapers, magazines and trade journals).


  • Breaking news from the Dow Jones and Reuters wire services
  • Archives of news from The Wall Street Journal and Barron's
  • Articles from the Financial Times (with a 30 day embargo)
  • Key business newspapers and trade journals from countries around the world
  • Television and radio transcripts

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