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BMA5502 Understanding and Influencing Consumers: Databases

A guide to useful resources for BMA5502 Understanding and Influencing Consumers

Market Research Databases

  • A market research database which provides statistics, analysis, reports, surveys and breaking news on industries, countries and consumers worldwide.
  • Contains data and analysis on consumer lifestyles, population trends, and socioeconomic analysis.

  • Formerly known as Business Monitor International (BMI)
  • Daily views, reports & strategic content, data and forecast on various industries like real estate, retail, etc
  • Good coverage in Asian markets.

First time users need to register and give permission for Fitch to collect names and NUS email addresses when logged into the database. Registration will take up to 24 hours to process. If you are unable to login using the same link after 24 hours, please email Askalib for assistance.

  • Gives market research and technical development reports for technology industries such as wastewater management, etc.
  • Many reports are one-off and will not likely be updated in the future.

Business Source Premier

  • Business Source Premier has market research reports and industry profiles. Mostly Datamonitor reports - but the basic ones only.
  • Use it to look for product reviews or industry profiles to complement Passport's reports.

  • Covers IT innovations in industry
  • Hype Cycle contextualizes different innovations into a holistic framework and forecasts technology maturity
  • Magic Quadrant analyses technology vendors in different industries

First time users need to register and give permission for Gartner to collect names and NUS email addresses when logged into the database. Registration will take up to 24 hours to process. If you are unable to login using the same link after 24 hours, please email Askalib for assistance.

Company Information Databases

Business Source Premier

  • Business Source Premier is also a good source to look for company profiles.
  • Coverage is USA-centric, and global coverage of companies is less comprehensive.

  • It offers company profiles, corporate financials for both public and private companies. You can find industry analyst reports here as well.
  • Its strengths lies in analyses through Trigger reports and Corporate Family Structure, which details how brands and companies are related to each other.

Newspaper Databases


News and business information from 25,000 leading news and business publications from 159 countries, 350 geographic regions and in 22 languages. It includes daily and archival news coverage of globally influential newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal, South China Morning Post, The Times, and local newspapers such as The Straits Times and Business Times. 


Access to 6,000 titles in news, business and legal information. Includes full text coverage of industry and market news, company financial information, accounting information, law reviews, state and country profiles from newspapers, wire services, magazines and trade journals, and U.S. federal and state case law.

 
An online resource of current and historic Singapore and Malaya newspapers. Search for National Library's digital archive of English language newspapers published between 1831-2006. Find information on over 200 newspapers titles in the NLB microfilms collection.

For more online newspapers, look under Resources -- E-newspapers.