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Business Information Systems

The Library purchases high-quality subscription resources to support your assignments.

Download the University VPN system to access these resources any time, anywhere!

Try these resources for information on markets, industries and larger companies - includes market research, statistics, industry profiles and more:

The Complete Business Reference Adviser: everything you need to set up a business in the UK! Includes basic industry "business opportunity profiles" which detail key market issues and trends as well as sector guides.
Search for an industry to begin.
You must use the the Work Anywhere/VPN system for off campus access.


• Gartner 

Provides peer insights from across the information technology sector along with reports on new trends in blockchain/bitcoin, AI, cybersecurity, cloud computing and much more.
Useful for technology but also includes reports covering talent and change management in HR, financial growth and marketing and sales.
Also includes Gartner Magic Quadrants (GMQs) which are market research reports for the sector.


• IBISWorld 

Provides a comprehensive collection of Industry reports on very specific sectors in the UK, US and China.


Up-to-date information on 30,000+ worldwide companies, 3,500 industry reports and over 110 country profiles. Explore the individual databases on offer including Company Prospector (to help build lists of potential business partners and clients) and Investment & Advisory Prospector (which identifies advisory and investment firms operating in specific industries and allows you to gain insight into the investment and inorganic strategy of companies).


Detailed market research reports on a range of UK sectors including: automotive; beauty and personal care; lifestyles; drink, food and foodservice; health and wellbeing; leisure; media; technology; and travel. Also includes access to Mintel Trends which provides evidence-backed insights on how today's consumer thinks, feels and acts.


Find and exploit a huge amount of market and socio-demographic data from countries round the world. Explore country profiles, consumer markets, industry and company information.


Access to more than a million statistics from many different sources. Useful for finding industrial, economic and consumer market statistical trends.

Additional access instructions:

For off campus access use this link


Specialist database with articles, research reports and case studies covering advertising and more...

Video Introduction to WARC

News Services

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Including our Financial Times and Economist subscriptions

Your Subject Team

 Timothy Collinson

Faculty Librarian

email timothy.collinson@port.ac.uk

phone (023) 9284 3224

 Marie Smith

Assistant Faculty Librarian

email Marie.smith@port.ac.uk

phone (023) 9284 3339