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Product Design and Design Engineering: Researching the Marketplace
The library provides access to a range of online resources that you can use to find good quality market and business intelligence, skills, marketing campaigns, trends, and industry standards. See links below plus links to open access resources and a guide to help you use them.
British Standards Online (BSOL)This link opens in a new windowMiddlesex University has access to a Custom Collection of up to 150 British Standards. Please contact Vanessa Hill (firstname.lastname@example.org) to request full-text access to Standards not currently in our subscription.
Business Source CompleteThis link opens in a new windowDescription: Business Source Complete is our most comprehensive business database with content from peer reviewed (scholarly) journal and magazine articles. Most articles are full text. Business reports with industry, company and country profiles are also included.
COBRAThis link opens in a new windowPractical information for starting up a small business in the UK. This is especially useful for smaller and niche sectors and for market information in specific areas of the UK.
IBISWorldThis link opens in a new windowAn excellent collection of industry research reports
LinkedIn LearningThis link opens in a new windowMainland China access ended14th December 2021: We are very sorry that from 14.12.21 access to LinkedIn Learning is no longer be possible from mainland China. This includes access via VPN. Access for partners in Hong Kong will continue.
Make the most of free access to LinkedIn Learning and your time at Middlesex University, activate your LinkedIn Learning account and connect it to your LinkedIn profile page to:
• retain a permanent record of your learning history
• grow your network of like-minded people
• increase your employment prospects after graduation
To find out more, visit the LinkedIn Learning Subject Guide here (https://libguides.mdx.ac.uk/linkedinlearning)
Warning: if you do not save your learning history on your LinkedIn profile page it cannot be retrieved after graduation.
MintelThis link opens in a new windowMintel contains marketing intelligence reports, trend analysis and market size information for a wide range of industries and across several countries. It is particularly strong for sector information in European and American countries.
PassportThis link opens in a new windowDescription: Passport provides key business intelligence on industries, countries and consumers. It will be useful to students studying a wide range of areas including international business and marketing, economics, social science, travel and tourism, international hospitality management, international relations & environmental health.
WARCThis link opens in a new windowDescription: World Advertising Research Centre (WARC) combines current new thinking and trends with best practice, featuring access to over 6,000 award-winning case studies, in-depth trend analysis, and research reports.
Established in 1985, WARC combines its own content with that of respected industry partners worldwide and provides detailed solutions to real marketing challenges.
WGSN InteriorsThis link opens in a new windowDescription: Worth Global Style Network Interiors is an online trend forecasting and product design tool for the industrial design, home and interiors market across 16 product categories, including furniture, lighting, textiles, interiors, garden design