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Library Research, Resources, and Help

Greetings from the library!

I am your librarian for this course. If you'd like some one-on-one help finding articles, company or industry information, or any resourcesclick here to book a research appointment.

Jenny Castel |  jcastel@jwu.edu 

Did you know you can also chat or text with one of our on-duty librarians?  

It's anonymous, free, and super fast! Click on the blue button below to chat now!

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IBISWorld

  • 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


First Research 

  • 80+ in-depth industry profiles and 900 smaller industry segments. 
  • Overview of business challenges, trends, industry opportunities.
  • NOTE: You must click through 3 pages (2 "Continue" and 1 "Submit" page) before reaching the "Search for Industry and Geographic Profiles" main page.

 Find company information such as financials, SWOT analyses, profiles, and more...

 

JWU library has two style guides: 

MLA Style Guide

APA Style Guide

However, if you need more in depth guidance on formatting go to the Purdue OWL

Need to talk to someone and seek guidance in real time?

  • You can schedule an appointment with the writing coach through uSucceed.

Let's explore these databases!

Two criteria for choosing a company:

1. Is is publicly traded? 

  • if yes: you are good to go
  • if no: you may want to choose a different company. Private companies do not have the same financial transparency as public companies do.

2. Is it a subsidiary/owned by a parent company?

  • if yes: you are going to have a tough time finding information about your company. Most of the financial information will be regarding the parent company. 

NAICS: North American Industry Classification System

Business Source Complete (EBSCO)

IBISWorld

 

 

 

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