These are great for finding out what people in the profession or industry area are reading and thinking about, as well as current trends. For many associations, some of the content is freely available, while other content is available to members only. To find industry associations, try these tools:
This is a freely available web site that allows you to search for professional and industry associations by region, category, state, and more.
A quick search on a keyword for your industry (food service, finance, transportation, hospitality, etc.) plus the words association or organization will give you a list of web sites you can view.
Business Rankings Annual
Search company, industry and product keywords. Contains lists of ranked companies, products, services, and activities compiled from a variety of published sources. To search, type in search words for your industry under Find.
Market Share Reporter
Search company, industry and product keywords.
Provides the market share for many companies within an industry, shown with pie charts and graphs. To search, type in search words for your industry under Find.
Whenever you do research, you will need to cite the information sources that you use. Most business scholars use APA style. Here are some tools that can help you with this task:
There are several ways to obtain assistance with your research. Read on!
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