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

• Europa World Plus fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

Need reliable information about Africa, Asia, Latin America, Russia and Eastern Europe? Europa gives up-to-date, key facts and statistics for each country, plus very useful, background essays by country experts covering contemporary history, politics and economics. There are also background essays on international and regional organisations. The statistics are searchable and let you create comparative charts across countries.

Make sure you connect to the VPN before trying this off-campus.


• 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).

Marketline introductory video


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.

Using Mintel Reports and Using the Interactive Databook videos


• Passport 

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.

SLIDES: How to get data from Passport - 10 steps

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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

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