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LIBRARY GUIDE TO MKT 3020 - Marketing

Information about Markets and Industries
To learn about the industry you are dealing with, please consider using each of the sources below. They give you different reports and downloadable data. The annotations for each source highlight what you can find in it.
  • IBISWorld
    Detailed market research and analysis on over 700 U.S. industries as well as Global Industry Reports, China Industry Reports and Business Environment Reports.
  • Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff ABI/Inform Complete  - This Business database contains Industry reports from First Research by Dun and Bradstreet.  To find them be sure to include "First Research" in your search.
  • Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff MarketLine
    Includes company and industry reports, country profiles, as well as market data and country statistics.
  • Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Global Market Information Database
    International socioconomic data, including industry statistics, consumer behavior statistics, and country information.
Information about Consumers

The following resources can help you find information on consumers.  

  • Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Thanks to Mel DemographicsNow
    Provides access to demographic data. Drill down to the city or neighborhood level to identify markets and audiences in your community. Ideal for supporting small business and local economic development activities. Thanks to MeL. Get data and statistics including basic demographics, purchasing habits, attitudes, and market segments
  • Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) - provides access to quarterly reports on income by state.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) - provides employment and labor information as well as consumer spending data.
  • Data.gov - a gateway to government data at the Federal, State, and even local level.
Finding Articles
Articles can a useful when you want to learn more about a topic or trend. You can use the following resources to learn more about Generation Z. To get the most out the following article databases, please watch their Youtube Video Tutorials.
  • ABI/Inform Complete
    This database includes about 80% full-text articles from the business press, trade publications, academic journals, and newspapers (including full text of the Wall Street Journal). It is a great starting point for articles on broad business topics. How to export to RefWorks
  • Factiva
    Factiva is a premier business and general reference resource with a broad collection of sources that reach across disciplines from business and current events to communications and technology, politics, foreign policy, and more. Factiva.com combines more than 28,000 sources to give users access to premium content from 159 countries in 22 languages.
  • Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff PsycINFO
    Need articles in psychology or counseling? Use PsycINFO! It's a great resource and is published by the American Psychological Association. How to export to RefWorks
Company Information

Restricted to OU students, faculty, and staff Mergent Online
Financial data on US and international publicly traded firms; includes annual reports, SEC filings, news, and other information. Limited to 7 users at a time. Log off after using!

Yahoo Finance - Business and financial information from Yahoo

Google Finance - Gateway to business and financial information on Google
Library Contact
Picture: Shawn McCann

Shawn McCann
Assistant Professor

Available: W 2-4pm
& Th 10-11am
Book appointment
Writing a Marketing Plan
 If you need help with writing a Marketing Plan, consider searching the library for books or ebooks on the subject.  For instance, the library has access to the ebook:

Marketing Plans 

This book has an entire chapter on marketing technology-intensive products.

Another title on writing marketing plans is:

Marketing plans how to prepare them, how to use them

This book would be a good starting place for writing a marketing plan.
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