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Industry & Market Research Guide

This Bentley Library research guide was created to provide a starting point for researching industries and markets.

International Industry & Market Information

The resources listed here provide international coverage of industries, either at the global or country level.

Note: If you receive an error message, try opening the database link in an incognito or private browsing window. Contact the Reference Desk if you are unable to connect.

  • Search tip: On the D&B Hoover's landing page, select the RESEARCH INDUSTRIES tile. Search for industry profile, then explore the analyst reports and market research reports. Includes analysis and reports from J.P Morgan, Freedonia, MarketLine and more.
  • Search Tip: There are many different search options available on the main landing page. No matter which search path you follow, we recommend that you start with those reports classified as Category Briefing or Industry Overview, then look at related statistics, opinion pieces, datagraphics, etc. Try these different search paths:
  • Use the search box to keyword search the full database for data and analysis.
    OR
  • In the top navigation bar, click on [Industries] to select an industry, then use the [Explore Analysis] and [Explore Statistics] filters to narrow the search. Note: When choosing an analysis type, start with a Country Report (if available), then explore the other types of analysis.
    OR
  • Use the [Search Categories] option to browse the category tree using a drill-down menu and then choose a geography.
  • Search Tip #1: Use the Advanced Search screen to search for [your topic] AND marketline AND "industry profile".  For example:
    software AND marketline AND "industry profile"
  • Search Tip #2: Click on the [Industry Profiles] link. Select the "View By" [All Profiles] tab. In the search box, type the name of the industry (for example, software) and then select radio button [By Title, Subject and Description]. Click on [Browse].
  • Search Tip: Go to Mergent Intellect and click on [FIRST RESEARCH]. You will be prompted to enter your Bentley email address. Use the search box to search by keyword or industry classification code, or choose to browse the list of industry profiles.
  • Search Tip: Check the International Consumer Markets handbook for analysis of the consumer marketplace in fifteen countries and seven geographic regions.