How to find Industry Information


News and Trade Publications

A source of current industry trends are trade publications such as industry magazines and newspapers, which are essential for developing a good industry analysis. Some trade journals publish what are known as “special issues”. These issues focus on a particular topic such as salary surveys, reviews and forecasts, lists of the top 100 of a category, etc. They traditionally appear during the same month every year and are often retained by subscribers for future reference.

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Only for Baker students Lexis Nexis
Create a list of industry specific publications.

From the top of the search screen, in the Source Directory box, select: Browse

LexisNexis browse

From the Browse Sources area, fill in the radio button for: Industry LexisNexis Browse Industry

From the #2 area, Filter By, go to the Publication Type, and scroll down to: News.
From the next box, change All Sources to Industry Trade Press.
From #3, select the industry of your choice to see the publications.

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  • Only for Baker students ABI/Inform Trade & Industry
    Search more than 750 business periodicals and newsletters with a trade or industry focus. Provides users with the latest industry news, product and competitive information, marketing trends, and a wide variety of other topics. Contains publications on every major industry, including finance, insurance, transportation, construction, and many more. Coverage: 1971 - current.

  • Only for Baker students Business Insights Global
    Indexes approximately 1000 business, management, and industry journals, while providing full text for about 460 titles.

  • Only for Baker students Business Source Premier
    Covers approximately 1200 trade publications in full text.