Market Research & Business Intelligence

Market Research & Business Intelligence

Is there a market for your business idea?

Market research and business intelligence are essential in establishing the demand for your business, assessing trends which affect your market sector, researching your competitors and identifying consumer behaviour.

A fundamental requirement for success is understanding what product or service to deliver; where, what market and at what price.


Key Note  

Provides monthly updated reports across every major industry sector, full performance analysis of the UK’s market sectors
and coverage of European markets.

Key Note is available in all Glasgow Libraries.



ABI/Inform is the industry standard for business research. 
It contains a wide array of business content types including country-focussed industry reports from EIU (Economist Intelligence Unit) and more than 1,400 market research reports.
ABI/Inform is available from all Glasgow Libraries and from home or work by entering your library card as password.


MarketLine industry profiles can be viewed via the Mint UK database which is available as a read only service in all of the 33 Glasgow Libraries. 


COBRA (complete Business Reference Adviser)

An easy-to-use resource which has useful factsheets on market research.

COBRA is available in all Glasgow Libraries and from work or home by entering your library card number


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