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Let's explore these databases!

Each group will be assigned one database to explore

and will share their findings with the class at the end of the activity. 



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Hi! I am so happy to be your librarian for this course.

I can help you find market research and data, or answer any other question.  

I share office hours with an awesome team of librarians, so if you'd like some one-on-one help click here to book an appointment or let me know a time that works for you We're here for you!

Jenny Castel |  |  401-598-1887

You can chat or text with one of our on-duty librarians.  It's anonymous, free, and super fast!

Academic Search Complete

  • Use Academic Search to search for articles on almost any topic, from marketing to business, company profiles, and the social impacts of advertising.

  • Click Full Text on the left so you can read articles online.

Business Source Complete 

(navigates the same as Academic Search Complete)

  • Use Business Search to find articles and case studies on business topics.

  • Use "Company Profiles" to find SWOT and reports on a company's history (search for publicly traded companies only)



  • This link opens in a new window

    • Statstics, reports, and visual data for a range of topics, countries, industries, trending topics, and more

    • NOTE: Click through any security warnings & pop-up blockers that may appear

    • Expert tools options are unavailable

Brand Catalyst

  • "Predictive consumer segmentation and brand strategy tool": find out info about how likely a consumer is to purchase a brand, or engage in a behavior.
  • Helps to define brand identity.
  • If you are familiar with MRI+, Brand Catalyst is the "new" MRI+.
  • Click on "Catalyst" from the drop down menu and then "Brand Catalyst."
  • Use "Explorer" to find out the target persona/consumer of a brand or company (or lifestyle statement)
  • Use "Reporter" to dive into specific and granular data regarding demographics, behaviors, etc. of a target consumer of a brand.
  • Can compare brands.

Please view the following tutorial to learn how to navigate Brand Catalyst (accessed through Simmons Insights)


RKMA (Market Research Handbooks)

  • Content updated every two years
  • Reports cover fields such as Consumer Behavior & Marketing, Entertainment & Leisure, Pandemic Impact, Restaurant/Food & Beverage, Retail/E-commerce, Sports Marketing, Travel & Tourism, and U.S. Cities & Communities
  • Use CTRL F to search PDF for key terms



  • industry research for over 700 US industries

  • research on hundreds of international industries

  • Watch the video below for a quick tutorial on how to navigate and access global industry data and reports

  • NOTE: you can search by industry name (such as "Vitamins and Supplements") or by the NAICS (325411- if you don't know the code, Google it)

  • If you need help navigating the various reports or even finding the relevant NAICS, contact Jenny, the librarian (


If you use the library's databases for your research, you can copy and paste pre-generated citations - look out for the option as it may appear differently in each interface but is generally represented by an icon of quotation marks.


If you need to cite a resource not located in a database, I recommend using the OWL as a reference. Alternatively, reach out to me for help with citations!

MLA Sample Paper

MLA Format Template