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1. BUSS 5300: Assessment 1 - Online Activity 1&2

image of information icon For this assessment you are required to write a response to the Assignment questions relating to The Oodie brand. Before you start please read through the assessment details on your Course Homepage.

2. Company and Industry information

Have a look at our Company and industry information guide. This guide covers all the company and industry databases that the Library subscribes to.  

*HINT*: A great place to always start when researching a company is a visit to their website ( and look for things like 'about us' or 'our story'. 

When searching the company and industry databases, can you find information under The Oodie or do they trade under a parent company or Group? (see image to left).

3. Company Information - D&B Hoovers

D&B Hoovers - Company Information



D&B Hoovers Database - from what information we have found on The Oodie's website, search for their trading name in D&B Hoovers - DAVIE GROUP TRADING.

In the menu on the left-hand side you will find information about the company including:

  • Corporate family (*HINT* select Expand All and you will see all the companies)
  • Industry overview and description
  • Financial information
  • Company Summary 
D&B Hoovers - Industry Information

In D&B Hoovers you can also search by industry. The industry information may be quite broad and may not mention your specific company.

However, it is a great source of information about impacts and trends within the industry.

Try searching for this industry: Clothing and Apparel Manufacturing (also see what other industries might be relevant such as Non-store Retail)

  • Select All Market Research in the left-hand menu, and then you can sort by Country/Region
  • Select the Apparel and Non-Apparel Manufacturing in Australia MarketLine Industry Profile 

4. Industry information - IBIS World

IBIS World - Industry Information 

There is also industry information that you can find in IBISWorld 

  • Search for Clothing Retailing in Australia (or try Clothing Manufacturing) in the main search bar
    • The icons on the left will also bring you to different risk rating reports. 
    • You can search through the report or use the left-hand menu to scroll through the information 

5. Business Source Ultimate

Business Source Ultimate provides information covering all areas of business including country economic reports as well as detailed company profiles.

This is a good database to use when searching for literature on a topic. Below is an example of a basic search to get you started. 

Tip: You can limit your search by date range and to Scholarly (Peer Reviewed) Journals from the box on the left-hand side of the results screen.

Tip: Try thinking of other keywords or synonyms. The Library Help page has a Plan your Search document with some great tips.

6. Statista

Statista provides a range of statistics and reports on various companies and industries.

In the search bar try searching for clothing manufacturing or retail clothing. 

  • Think of other searchers such as:
    • online retail / online shopping
    • retail AND covid

7. COVID-19 Information

Find COVID-19 information using key company and industry databases.

8. Evaluating Resources

It is important to always evaluate the resources that you find. 

If you are searching for The Oodie or Davie Group Australia then make sure you assess the information that you find. This video will give you some ideas on what to look out for. 

9. Referencing support

Managing your references

What do you do with all those references you have found? Use a bibliographic management software to store, organise and cite your references.

There are many free systems available. The Library supports the bibliographic management tool EndNote. For more information, see the EndNote guide.