Trade magazines cover information about a specific industry and include articles on marketing, news, sales, careers, and other topics of current interest to that industry. The primary trade magazines for the chemical industry are:
To research the chemical industry, see the "Gathering Information About Your Industry" page on the "Business Basics" library guide. This page provides a list of business databases that can be used to research an industry but most importantly, it also has a flowchart that outlines the steps involved and what resources to use at each step in the process.
Need more help with this process? Contact one of the business librarians listed on the Business Basics guide.
To find information about a specific company, consult the "Researching Your Company" page on the "Business Basics" library guide. Not only does this page list business databases that contain company information it also links to a flowchart outlining the steps involved in researching a company and what databases to use at each step.
To find information about the production, sales, pricing, and market of a specific chemical or group of chemicals, use:
Chemical pricing information has become difficult to determine as many previous sources of this information (ex., the trade magazine listed above) are no longer providing it to libraries but rather send the information directly to subscribing individuals or corporations. For current prices of chemicals, try supplier's websites first.
The following databases cover what little pricing information is still available in trade magazines:
For historical prices of chemicals:
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