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Conducting your industry research

When you’re researching an industry, identify what type of information you need and we’ll tell you the best places to find it.

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An industry snapshot or overview

IBISWorld Australia Industry Reports   

Knowing your Industry by the Australian Bureau of Statistics

Go to Companies/Markets drop-down and choose Industry

Australian industry reports

IBISWorld Australia Industry Reports  

Key factors affecting industry performance IBISWorld Business Environment Reports Profile 

Industry news and current topics

ProQuest ABI/Inform Collection  

Business Source Complete




ProQuest Australia & New Zealand Newsstream

Newspaper Source Plus

International industry reports and profiles

ProQuest ABI/Inform Collection
Limit to Industry Profile from Publication Type

Business Source Complete
Limit to Industry Report and Market Report from Document Type

Go to Companies/Markets drop-down and choose Industry


Journal articles

ProQuest ABI/Inform Trade & Industry

Business Source Complete

Key resources for industry information

Government departments and agencies can also be useful sources of industry information. Here are a few websites you may find helpful.

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Library search

You can also use Library Search to find industry information, including:

  • Books which can be helpful for an introduction to a topic;
  • Peer-reviewed articles when you want current research and analysis; and
  • News articles to gain insight into current issues that may affect company performance or industry outlook.

Enter your keywords in the search box, then refine by options such as date, resource type or subject to refine your results.