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  • Sources of Industry Information Sandra Keys Liaison Librarian, Accountancy and Business & Entrepreneurship July 8, 2004
  • What We’ll Cover
    • Library Basics and Homepage Overview
    • Key Resources (and how to find and use them)
  • Library Basics and Homepage Overview
  • Key Resources
    • Several are noted in your assignment on the course webpage
      • Financial Post Corporate Reports (now part of Financial Post Infomart)
      • Financial Performance Indicators
      • Strategis
      • Trade & Industry Associations and Publications
      • Standard & Poors Industry Surveys
      • Statistics Canada
      • Internetstats.com
    • Add
      • Mergent Online
  • Today, we’ll look at
    • Financial Post Infomart’s Industry Products
      • Companies by Industry
      • Industry Reports
    • Mergent Online
  • Financial Post Infomart
    • Access from the Library’s homepage: e-reference collection  Company Information  Company Reports – Canada
    • Overview of an industry
    • Lists companies in the industry
    • Gives industry ratios and brief financial data for companies
  • FP Companies by Industry
    • Gives individual company information
    • Data can be download directly into Excel or printed
  • FP Companies by Industry 24 major categories subcategories
  • FP Companies by Industry
  • FP Industry Reports
    • 33 industries
      • Fewer than available in Companies by Industry
      • Not as fine a breakdown
    • Industry data (ratios)
    • Company data
    • Data can be printed, not downloaded
  • FP Industry Reports
  • FP Industry Reports
  • Mergent Online
    • Access from the Library’s homepage: e-reference collection  Company Information  Company Reports – International
    • U.S. and international (including Canada)
    • Locate companies in the industry
    • Gives industry ratios and financial data for companies
    • Industry averages tables are not available, BUT you can request peer average to be included in the report
  • Mergent Online – Advanced Search
  • Mergent Online – Search Results
  • Mergent Online – Report Selection
  • Mergent Online – Comparison Report
  • Mergent Online – Comparison Report
  • Mergent Online – Report Selection
  • Mergent Online – Custom Report
  • Mergent Online – Custom Report
  • Mergent Online – Comparison Reports
    • Compare a company against the overall average of the industry (Mergent-defined company list)
    • Compare a company against a custom group (your Company Analysis List)
      • This report is essentially the same as the Comparison Report shown above
  • Mergent Online – Comparison Report (Industry)
  • Mergent Online – Comparison Report (Industry)
  • Any Questions?
  • Strategis – Business Information by Sector
    • From Industry Canada
    • http://strategis.ic.gc.ca/sc_indps/engdoc/homepage.html?categories=e_bis
    • Provides overviews and statistics on a variety of industries
    • Different resources available; not all will cover every industry – try various ones
  • Trade & Industry Associations
    • Associations are often extremely good sources for industry statistics and lists of competitors
    • To identify associations, use Associations Canada
      • Provides contact information, URL’s, etc.
    • Check to see if any publications are mentioned – check these in TRELLIS if not available on the Association’s website
  • Trade & Industry Publications
    • Search TRELLIS for industry & trade journals, Association yearbooks, etc.
    • Search journal indexes for articles with industry statistics
  • TRELLIS
    • Keyword, subject, title, author searching
    • Use the combining keywords search
      • “Canada statistics” as subject AND <industry name> as subject
    • Books can be requested from Laurier and Guelph to arrive within 3 business days
  • Journal Indexes
    • ABI/INFORM
      • Very good selection of magazines, scholarly journals, and trade & industry publications
      • Use the industry name (in subject) AND “industry profile or industrywide conditions or trends or forecasts or market” (in subject)
      • At results page, click on the “trade publications” tab (these will generally give the more pertinent results)
  • ABI/INFORM
  • ABI/INFORM
  • Statistics Canada (Publications)
    • Access from the Library’s homepage: books articles etc  Government Information  Government Publications & Information Databases  Canada
      • Online Catalogue
      • DSP Catalogue (free access to certain publications)
      • Electronic Publications Catalogue
  • Statistics Canada (Publications)
    • Use TRELLIS to obtain print publications
    • Use “Statistics Canada” as author
    • Search for UW gov pubs only
      • Click on the all search limits button
      • Choose “UW Porter. Gov. Pubs. Stacks. 5 th Floor”
  • Statistics Canada (Data)
    • CANSIM
    • Use if you need to retrieve large quantities of data or manipulate the data
    • Access from the Library’s homepage: books articles etc  E-Data  CANSIM
  • Questions? Sandra Keys Dana Porter Library, Room 224 skeys @uwaterloo.ca x2279