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Product Research

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Brands and Their Companies

A guide to product trade names, brands, and products names, with addresses of their manufacturers and distributors. The guide was updated in 2006.

Holdings: BYU, Marriott, SLCC, SNV, UNLV, UN-Reno, USU, UVSC, Weber


Encyclopedia of Consumer Brands

This three volume set covers consumable, personal, and durable products. Each entry includes a history of the brand, unique aspects, predictions, and a further reading section. The encyclopedia was updated November 2006.

Holdings: BYU, Dixie, Marriott, SLCC, SNV, SUU, UNLV, UN-Reno, USU, UVSC


Producers Price Index

This website from the Bureau of Labor Statistics provides data on the prices, and price changes, of goods and services of transactions in the United States. The data on commodity price indexes can be useful for researching pricing of products.

Holdings: free website - http://www.bls.gov/ppi/


Consumer Price Index

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the price paid by a consumer in a typical urban area for set collection of goods and services. This enables measuring prices for products over time.

Holdings: free website - http://www.bls.gov/cpi/


Thomas Global Register

This free resource provides a directory of 700,000 manufacturers  in 28 countries, classified by 11,000 products and services categories. The directory, available in nine languages, provides the option to search by product/service or company name while isolating to a specific country, or browsing by project category. Free registration is available to cache search history and store a contact list.

Holdings: free website - http://www.tgrnet.com/



Search business journals and trade magazines for articles on your product. Coverage includes international and American business journals.

Holdings: BYU, Dixie, Eccles, Marriott, Snow, UNLV, UN-Reno, USU, Weber, Westminster, UVSC


ABI-Inform Global

A large database of citations and full-text articles covering a wide range of business magazines and scholarly journals.

Holdings: BYU, UNLV, UVSC, Weber, Westminster


Business Source Premier

Similar to ABI-Inform, this database contains citations and full-text articles covering a range of business magazines and scholarly journals. BSP includes the distinct category of Product Reviews by which to isolate search results.

Holdings: Utah’s Public Libraries via Academic PIONEER 


PROMT (Predicast Overview of Markets and Technology)

Find information on new product development through market research reports, trade journals, press releases, and industry newsletters.

Holdings: BYU, Eccles


Consumer Reports Magazine

Consumer Reports is a champion of independent product reviews, accepting no advertising in the magazine. Provides ratings and recommendations for a range of consumer products and services. Currently available full-text in the Business Source Premier database.

Holdings: All UALC Libraries


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