BUS 305 - Business Writing - Business Proposal: Industry & Consumer Trends

This guide will help you quickly access credible sources for your you business proposal research project. The guide focuses on resources that will be helpful for everyone in the class.

Learn More about Consumer Market Research

Learn More about Researching Publicly Trade Companies

Resources for Market/Industry

Additional Resource for Market/Industry Research

Additional Business Information Databases

Local and Regional News Sources

IBIS World - Industry Research Reports

Step by Step Guide to Accessing the Mintel Report Database

Mintel's licensed database is available through KU Libraries website, lib.ku.edu. To use Mintel you will need to following these steps.

1. Go to lib.ku.edu

2. Click on "Articles and Databases."



3. Click in "m" for Mintel. Then scroll down and Click on Mintel to open the database. 

OR, click on the browse options to explore the database.

4. Please read the short licensing agreement first check the box to accept the "Conditions of Use" and the agreement and then click on "I accept" to proceed. 

Mintel license

5. Now you can use the database. Tutorials and guides for using the Mintel are included in this guide.