Note this alternate path to our Databases Web page, from the SEL Home Page
Back on our “Databases Best For” Web page, the “Market Research” category is where you’ll find databases that include market research reports (note that no more than two in each categroy are restricted to use by the Anderson School only). MarketResearch.com Academic provides genuine, full-text market research reports that cover products, services, and types of consumers—that is, people categorized by age, or by sex, or by specific interests. And I especially want to recommend one of our newest, and already most popular, databases, IBIS World industry market research, which covers 97% of all U.S. industry.
I also want to tell you about IBIS World industry reports.
How to drill down into an IBIS World report
Here I’m proceeding on the assumption that it’s correct to classify the product in the category of “household appliances.” MarketLine provides detailed analyses and overviews of both industries and companies, and its coverage is worldwide. “Browse by Industry” can be a quick and easy way to focus on the industry relevant to your research.
Here’s a sample Industry Profile title page. “Datamonitor” is the name of the international market research firm that produces these reports.
MarketLine also provides profiles of companies, both for the United States and for scores of countries around the world.
Features of a typical company report in MarketLine: reports on the biggest companies usually have a SWOT analysis. This is an analysis of a company’s S trenghts, W eaknesses, O pportunities, and T hreats. Understanding how these factors may impact a large company and its products or services can be applicable to a much smaller enterprise, as well. All company reports also identify competitors. SWOT analyses for competitor can suggest still more points to consider—or watch out for—in developing and marketing your product.
Business Source Complete is the major database source for finding articles in business magazines and journals. Start by using the Thesaurus to find subject terms used for indexing articles.
Here’s how to find the right subject indexing terms to use to find articles about the kitchen appliances industry.
MarketResearch.com Academic contains actual market research reports—publications that can cost multi-thousands of dollars apiece, and more, in the real world. You can browse by categories, or use the “Advanced Search” to look for specific words and phrases anywhere in the texts of the reports.
A sample of market research reports in MarketResearch.com Academic in the “Demographics” category.
For government regulations controlling the manufacturing of products—see the Code of Federal Regulations.
Recall and product safety news is published on a regularly updated basis.
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STRATEGIES AND SOURCESFOR LOCATING BUSINESSINFORMATION Art of Engineering Endeavors/Engineering 185 April 12, 2013 Michael Oppenheim http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/x14389.xml
TODAY’S TALK: Developing an efficient business research strategy Sample Product Research Strategies Using the interactive UCLA LibGuide Business Information for Engineers Getting to the UCLA Rosenfeld Management Library online Finding Industry Information Finding Company Information Finding Information about the Market(s) and Consumers Finding Government Information about consumers about regulations and product safety Following up after today
Online “Handout” for Engineering 185:http://guides.library.ucla.edu/businessforengineers
Access all the available Business Information Databases from the Science and Engineering Library Web site –http://www.library.ucla.edu/libraries/sel/journal-articles-conference-papers
http://www.anderson.ucla.edu/rosenfeld-library/databases/business-databases-by-category UCLA or UC = entire UCLA community may use in person in any UCLA library, or remotely by using the UCLA VPN or the Bruin Online Proxy Server Anderson = available only to current holders of Anderson School Network accounts
DEFINING AND CLASSIFYING ANINDUSTRY Look up a product/service/industry to identify its 4-digit (SIC) or 6-digit (NAICS) code number; use it as an indexing “term” (or “tag”) in databases and directories North American Industry Cla – 1997 to current SIC Code – 1937 through 1987 and still in use
Suggested starting point in MarketLine Advantage: Look up one of the “Major Companies” profiled inthe IBISWorld report on the alarm manufacturing industry Click here to open/download the complete report
Typical MarketLine Advantage Company Report Features
FINDING INFORMATION ABOUT THE MARKET FOR YOUR PRODUCT• Who’s making the product, or something like it?• Who’s buying it, or who is likely to buy your similarproduct?• “Market” and “Industry” are often interchangeableterms—check out both Industry Information databasesand Market Research databases, in addition toBusiness Articles databases
MarketResearch.com Academic“Real-World” Market Research Reports
SimplyMap Quantify and AnalyzeU.S. Consumers and Their Buying Potential Two ways to use SimplyMap: 1.create your own account, to be able to save your work…or… 2.just log in anonymously (and take your work with you when you’re finished)
SimplyMap -Map, Chart, and Rank U.S. Demographic and Psychographic Data “Where are Americans most receptive to high tech products, ranked state by state?” Data source: ExperianSimmonsLOCAL For specialized, in-depth assistance, contact UCLA’s SimplyMap account rep and trainer, Steven Swartz: firstname.lastname@example.org (888) 845-5064 extension 64 http://www.geographicresearch.com/
U.S. Census Data via American FactFinder:The Foundation for Demographic Information About Americans
Use the ACS to Update DataBetween Decennial Census Counts
FINDING GOVERNMENT INFORMATIONABOUT REGULATIONS AND PRODUCT SAFETY
Electronic Code of Federal Regulations “Simple Search” by Keyword(s)
“Is My Type of Product Regulated by the CPSC?”Look Here in Addition to the Code of Federal Regulations http://www.cpsc.gov/businfo/reg.html Products Regulated by Other Government Agencies: http://www.cpsc.gov/federal.html One major example: Medical Devices, regulated by the FDA see http://www.fda.gov/medicaldevices/