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I've assembled quite a few videos for some of the more popular (and occasionally difficult-to-use) databases. Click on the links below to find all videos on a specific resource.

Bizminer

Mediamark(MRI)

Mergent Online

Passport Gmid

Research Insight

S&P NetAdvantage

SimplyMap

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Business Research Videos

Need to know a how to use a specific database or how to find a particular piece of information? These videos show you how to use databases, find information, and become a more efficent researcher. The newest videos appear at the top of the page.


How to analyze financial ratios, startup risk, and vitality of the fitness industry using Bizminer

I have several students who are doing a feasibility analysis of opening a fitness center franchise in Indianapolis, Indiana. In order to truly make a good decision about opening a business, they will need to analyze industry financial ratios, startup … Continued

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How to understand local fitness industry trends and consumer demand using SimplyMap

I have several students who are doing a feasibility analysis of opening a fitness center franchise in Indianapolis, Indiana. In order to truly make a good decision about opening a business, they will need to analyze consumer trends and demand … Continued

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How to compare domestic and international wine companies with Mergent Online

In order to understand the global wine market, you need to have a substantial understanding of the companies in the industry. This video shows you how to find a list of wine companies around the world, and then compare their … Continued

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How to find wine industry information for international markets with Passport

If you are researching the wine industry in the USA or in an international market, Passport is a great place to start. It has company profiles, market research reports, statistics, and analysis covering the international wine markets.

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How to find health and demographic information for Southeast Ohio using SimplyMap

Several OHIO business students are doing a feasability study for a specific healthcare service. This video shows how you can use SimplyMap to better understand the demographics and health needs of southeast Ohio.

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How to find demographics of those who visit doctors frequently (Mediamark Reporter)

Several OHIO business students are doing a feasability study for a specific healthcare service. This video shows how you can use Mediamark Reporter to better understand the demographics of those who use doctors and healthcare services.

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How to find industry analysis and industry reports for the automobile industry

If you are analyzing the automobile industry, you will want to look at several different resources to get a good understanding of the industry trends, outlook, and key issues. This video demonstrates how to find industry analysis information from sources … Continued

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How to find stock reports for Ford, General Motors, and other companies in the automobile industry

If you are analyzing companies such as Ford and General Motors in the automobile industry, you will definitely want to look at what analysts are saying about the companies. This video demonstrates how to find Standard & Poor’s Stock Reports, … Continued

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How to find research articles on using social media to increase sales, revenues, or customer engagement

This video demonstrates how to use the advanced search features of Business Source Complete to find scholarly research articles on how companies can use social media to increase their sales, revenues, or customer engagement. Business Source Complete is a very … Continued

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How to compare company financial ratios in Research Insight (Compustat)

Note: Ohio University Libraries no longer subscribes to Research Insight. I left this video up to help others who may still have access. Ohio University student researchers can use Mergent Online to find similar ratio information. Faculty needing Compustat data … Continued

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How to find industry ratios and averages using Mergent Online

This video demonstrates how to find industry ratios and industry averages among company peers or competitors using Mergent Online.

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How to find industry trends and analysis for the Wired Telecommunications Industry

This video demonstrates the  top picks for researching the wired telecommunications industry in the U.S.  Resources demonstrated include Plunkett Research Online, First Research, IbisWorld, Passport GMID, S&P NetAdvantage, Mergent Online, and Business Source Complete.  The resources mentioned in this video … Continued

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How to find restaurant consumer demographic information in Mediamark Reporter

This video demonstrates how to find some great demographic information for restaurant consumers in Mediamark Reporter.

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How to find competitive market analysis and industry ratios for the restaurant market in Bizminer

This video demonstrates how to find industry financial ratios for the restaurant industry, as well how to use Bizminer to analyze the local competitive market.

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How to find a list of restuarant competitors in a particular location in LexisNexis

If you are thinking of opening a restaurant, you will want to get a list of potential competitors in your area. This video shows you how in LexisNexis.

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