Report length varies depending on the resource, but each one should provide narrative overview which includes information such as market size, major companies, and financial statistics for each industry covered.
Expanded coverage starting summer 2018! Now includes 700 Industry Market Research reports, hundreds of Specialized Industries reports, and a couple dozen reports for California. Each Industry Market report is 20-30 pages. CSUS Authentication Required
Access provided by IRT. The Information Technology Portal from Gartner provides market research reports, product lifecycle analysis, vendor ratings, and research articles for the field of information technology.
S&P Capital IQ Industry Surveys
Available in print at 2 North Reference HG 4921 S65 Provides an overview of 52 major industries and includes major competitors. Best source for a broad narrative overview with great charts and analysis!
Provides commentary for major US industries. Either search for your industry by typing in the name in the "Search our site" box. Or, search for a company operating in the industry and click on the PDF icon located in Industry Analysis section. CSUS authentication required.
Fundamental to conducting industry research is the classification of economic activity. The Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system is widely used to classify US economic activity. This system was developed by the Office of Management and Budget and is still used by the SEC as well as in some business information publications.
In 1997, a new system of classification was instituted incorporating Canada, Mexico and the United States and was called the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS, pronounced "nakes" which rhymes with "snakes"). Today NAICS is used by the Census Bureau's Economic Census and in many business publications.