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BUS114: Small Business Planning (Hall): Industry Research

Researching Industry

Below you can download step by step tutorials on how to conduct research on government websites and in our academic databases.

How do I get into a BPL Database?

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You will know that the databases is provided through the Boston Public Library.  If you live, work, or go to school in the state of Massachusetts, you are eligible for a Boston Public Library eCard.  Fill out the form below and you will receive your eCard number. 

Just enter your BPL eCard number when prompted every time you access BPL databases.

Industry Research Government Resources

Industry Research Databases

What's Here?

In the boxes on this page you will find links to pages that will provide you with information on your industry.  There is a lot of information out there, and a lot of different places to look.  I've identified a few government websites that will be helpful.

I have also identified several databases through Bristol Community College and the Boston Public Library that will be useful for Industry Research.  Again, there is a tutorial on the far left side of the screen to walk you through the research, step by step.