Answered By: Research support team Last Updated: Jun 16, 2021 Views: 161
When looking for information on the economic future of a specific country, you are better served by searching a few specific tools rather than using big multidisciplinary tools such as Discovery or Google Scholar. Here are my recommendations (not in priority order):
1 - Business Source Complete – accessible from the ‘Library Databases’ tab >> ‘B’ on the Library homepage.
Your first search here should be very simple: just enter the name of the country. Depending on the country you are researching, you may find several different reports. Pay attention to the report publisher, outlined in red in the following screenshot, to distinguish the different reports and the different portions of reports from each other..
If there are specific aspects of the Mexican economy you want to research, for example their automotive industry, you could start with ‘mexico AND automotive’. Now it will be a good idea to use the date filter on the left of your results to make sure you only bring back more recently published material and also the ‘source type’ filter to focus to different types of documents such as trade publications or peer reviewed articles.
2 – ABI Inform Collection, accessible from the ‘Library Databases’ tab >> ‘A’ on the Library homepage.
The process here is similar to Business Source Complete, but a little more detailed. Do a search for your country and then use the filters on the left of your results to narrow by publication date and to ‘Reports’.
3 – Statista - accessible from the ‘Library Databases’ tab >> ‘S’ on the Library homepage.
Search for the country name and look for the ‘Statista Country Report’ near the top of your list of results.
4 – Passport (Global Market Information) - accessible from the ‘Library Databases’ tab >> ‘P’ on the Library homepage.
This tool is usually used to find industry-level perspective on markets such as ‘pet food’ or ‘cosmetics’, but it can be useful when looking for country level information as well. Try a keyword search for ‘Mexico’, wait for the results to come up, and look through the categories of results.
5 – Mergent – accessible from the ‘Library Databases’ tab >> ‘M’ on the Library homepage.
This tool is mostly useful for finding financial information about publicly traded companies worldwide, but it can be useful with your country-level research on the investment environment as well. Click on the green ‘Country insight’ tab across the top and find ‘Mexico’ in the ‘Americas’ menu.
I hope that helps. If you have follow up questions, you can reach us from the ‘Ask the Library’ link in the top right corner of our homepage.