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EQUITY ANALYSIS & VALUATION (FIN 455)
 
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Spartan Search
Find books, journal articles, CD's, video recordings and more!

FIRST RESEARCH DATABASE
First Research First Research provides over 900 industry profiles (updated on a consistent basis) to help you quickly learn the key business issues at hand.

Step 1: Browse or Search for an Industry Profile
First Research industry browse

Step 2: Explore the Profile
Pay close attention to the left side limiters, and expand the middle pane sections when necessary by clicking the words "View All...." The right side of the page will also provide you with Industry Websites that may have additional useful info.
First Research industry profile
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HOOVER'S DATABASE
Hoover's Much like First Research, Hoover's provides industry intelligence that helps to drive business growth.

Step 1: Browse or Search for an Industry Profile
Hoover's browse industries

Step 2: Explore the Profile
Pay close attention to top navigation links, and expand the middle pane sections when necessary by clicking the words "View ...." The right side of the page will also provide you with Industry Forecasts, Indicators, etc.
Hoover's industry profile

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VALUE LINE INVESTMENT SURVEY DATABASE
ValueLine While Value Line is rich in company data and in-depth financial analysis tools, general industry information can also be gained.

Step 1: Browse for an Industry Profile

Value Line industries


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Step 2: Explore the Profile
Pay close attention to the Related Links and Archived Industries found on the right side of the page. Adidtionally, a link to the entire industries archive may be beneficial to browse through.
Value Line industry profile
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Your Librarian

Rebecca Johnson
Rebecca Johnson

rejohnson@manchester.edu
Phone: (260)982-5360
Office: 111 Funderburg Library
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