The following databases are recommended as starting points for your research:
- KeyNote - Contains market, product and company information for many UK consumer and industrial markets. Also includes extensive people and company information which is updated daily. ListBuilder allows users to create lists for sales, marketing, benchmarking, acquisition targets and supplier analysis, and the Benchmarking tools allow for quick comparisons of companies.
- LS:N Global - LS:N Global, developed by The Future Laboratory, helps you understand the market and consumer forces shaping the future; keeping you inspired and informed about what’s new and next across a wide variety of industries globally. The content is updated daily.
- Mintel - A collection of market research reports, news items providing market, product and company information. Mintel supplies independent research on almost every UK consumer market, and is the UK's leading publisher of consumer market research. We subscribe to the following report categories – Market, Finance, Retail, Leisure, Specials, Internet, MBD Industrial and Euroviews, Country Reports and International Travel. We are currently trialing extra Mintel content which gives you access to market research from the United States, Canada, Brazil, China, Ireland & Continental Europe.
- Passport - Market research reports about various consumer products and industries worldwide from Euromonitor International. Includes economic indicators, demographic data, foreign trade statistics, and sources of information.
All these databases may be accessed through the Library's Resources page.
For more information please see How can I find a subject database?