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Business Research: Market Analysis: Strategies & Resources


Industry/Market Research Report, Directory & Handbook

Maine Consumers

County Profiles
Online.  From the Maine's Center for Workforce Research and Information.

Economics & Demographics
Online.  From the State of Maine Office of Policy and Management.

Mainebiz: The Fact Book 

Maine Newsstand
Full text coverage of the following Maine newspapers:

  • Bangor Daily News (1992 - )
  • Kennebec Journal (1993- )
  • Maine Times (1994-2002)
  • Morning Sentinel (1993- )
  • Portland Press Herald (1995 - )
  • Sun Journal (2006 - present) 

Market Research Strategies

Books/Journal Articles Sources

URSUS - Library catalog to find books/ebooks

Google Scholar - Find journal articles across databases.

Journal Article Databases

Business Premium Collection
It combines the broad coverage of the ABI/INFORM database with specialty business resources, most available full text.

Emerald Management Plus
170+ Journals covering Accounting, Finance & Economics, Business Management & Strategy, HR, Learning & Organizational Studies, Information Knowledge Management, Marketing, and Operations Logistics & Quality etc. (very few are available in BSC).

Taylor & Francis online journals
170 journals covering Business, Finance & Industry (about 40 titles are also available in BSC).

Wiley Online Library
170 Journals covering Business, Economics, Finance & Accounting (about 80 titles are also available in BSC).

Springer Link
150 Journals covering business and management (about 25 titles are also available in BSC).

125 Journals covering Business, Management and Accounting (about 16 titles are also available in BSC).

SAGE Journals Online
110 Journals covering Management & Organization Studies, Marketing & Hospitality (about 20 titles are also available in BSC).


Maine Business Science Technology Library Portal (MBSTL)

The website is designed for small business owners with almost all free resources. It collected content from important national and local small business sources (SCORE, SBA, etc.) and organized them by topic. It links to webinars, handbooks, guides, templates and more. 

Ask Business Librarian

Primary Research Data Sources

Statista including Experian Simmons National Consumer Study; The Ipsos Affluent Survey USA 

Census Business Builder: Small Business Edition - 2.3

You can view the interactive map or create a report based on your industry and business locations. Try search your town or city first, if it provides limited data, try county or state. (Instruction on how to use this website)

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