How To Get Industry Reports

Is an industry growing, consolidating or emerging? Or is there declining demand for their products? Do people want different things from that industry – say, less white bread and more whole wheat? Are their raw materials and labor costs going up or down? Who has the biggest market share? Are demographics affecting the industry in any way? Is someone way out front with a killer product or service?

Our industry surveys are located in these databases:

ABI Inform
Business Source Complete
Marketline Advantage
Market Research
Mint
Standard and Poor’s (industries tab is at the top of the screen)

How to Look up Treaties

Here are some ways to find out which countries have signed what kind of treaties. Also, bear in mind that membership in international organizations de facto carries some kinds of agreements and cooperation (i.e. European Union).

on the internet:

Organization of American States Free Trade Agreements

U.S. Free Trade Agreements

GATT (General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade). Avoid www.gatt.org, one of the most famous protest sites on the internet.

UN Database of Treaties – All treaties entered into by any member state.

CIA World Factbook – see which international organizations a country belongs to. Choose your country and click on government to the bottom of the screen.

Treaties in Force – Treaties America has signed.

our databases:

Search Nexis Uni for the full text of lapsed and current U.S. Treaties.
In Nexis Uni, go to 1) advanced search 2) search by content type then 3) treaties under Statutes and Legislation

see below:
treaties

How to Find Case Studies of Businesses

The best databases for finding case studies are

ABI Inform

Limit under to case study under document type.

index

Emerald (do not click on the tab marked “case studies,” instead do a keyword search for “case studies” and whatever you are researching. Emerald is management oriented.)

Business Source Complete.(limit under publication type to case study)

Whatever database you use, I recommend you also do a keyword search for case studies and your topic.