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Chemical Engineering - Economy and Business > Databases

This guide offers you economic profiles of different industries, prices of chemical products and equipment, etc.


Example of a search strategy to find industry profiles:

The strategy was performed in the ICIS Chemical Business Journal, which is an excellent resource to obtain a portrait of basic chemical products industry.

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Example of a search strategy to obtain the following economic indicators:

  • Chemical Engineering Plant Cost Index (CEPCI)

Updates cost of plant processes from a past date to a later date. Includes the following categories: equipment, construction, buildings, and engineering and supervision.

  • Current Business Indicators.

Perform the search in the Chemical Engineering journal (field code PUB).

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Visit the HEC Montréal Library to consult their online resources.

An essential database is:

Includes 2300 full-text journals and magazines and over 1350 peer-reviewed journals. It contains over 74000 videos, from 1930 to today on a variety of topics. Access detailed information for over 1.1 million private and public companies including financial results, products, employees, and industry information.
Also contains full-text conferences, case studies, financial analysis reports, market studies, country reports, etc.