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WRIT 105PS (Hanson): Industry Analysis


This guide will help you find reports, articles, and other sources to provide the context for your final project. If you have any questions, you can always contact us for further research assistance.

Industry Overviews

Encyclopedia of American Industries
A business reference source that provides detailed, comprehensive information on a wide range of industries in every realm of American business. The work consists of more than 1,000 detailed profiles of the manufacturing and service industries. Search by keyword or SIC or NAICS.
Provides information about the inception, emergence and current status of new and established industries and business segments that are pioneering new technologies, introducing break-through marketing strategies or implementing innovative means of serving new markets. Search by keyword or SIC or NAICS.
Chronicles the history, development and current status of the world's most lucrative and high profile industries. Search by keyword or SIC or NAICS.

Searching a company or non-profit

You've found a company or non-profit in your area of interest, great! Now what? Follow the resources below to find more info:

1) Non-profit search:

Search for an individual organization. Sign up for a free account to view 990 IRS forms for funding information.

Great Guide to understanding the IRS 990 form:

Forbes American Top Charities

Charity Navigator


2) Non-profit OR For-profit search:

Nexis Uni

Search "Get Company Info" box by entering in the organization's name or ticker symbol.


3) For-profit search:

Business Source Complete (click link below to access)

Select the "Company Information" tab on the top of the page, enter in the company name or the ticker symbol to get to a company overview page.

Information about non-profits and NGOs