Industry Information:  Overviews


An industry overview explains what's going on in an industry as a whole. It reveals major characteristics of the industry, industry size and major companies. Limited data is often included as well, including information about the number of people working in the industry and how earnings, size and other key metrics have changed over time. Historic data can allow for projections into the future.


These subscription databases can be used remotely with an active Austin Public Library Card or on the public computers at any of our locations.

Trade Associations

Trade associations are important sources of information for industry research, because they collect industry statistics, maintain directories, publish white papers and research reports and organize conferences and trade shows.

Journal and Magazine Articles

Trade journals and magazine provide current news, trends and products in an industry.