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BUSS 5300: Global Business Environment

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

For this assessment you are required to write a response to the Assignment questions relating to The Oodie brand. 

Note: Before you start please read through the assessment details on your Course Homepage.

2. Company and Industry information

Company and Industry Information guide banner

Parent company or group under The Oodie logoHave a look at our Company and industry information guide. This guide covers all the company and industry databases that the Library subscribes to.  

Tip: 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. D&B Hoovers

D&B Hoovers - Company Information

D&B Hoovers Search for Companies box



Based on the information we found on The Oodie's website, we can search for their trading name in D&B Hoovers - DAVIE GROUP TRADING.

Davie Group Trading company search

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

  • Corporate family (Tip: select Expand All and you will see all the companies)
  • Industry overview and description
  • Financial information
  • Company Summary 

D&B Hoovers - Industry Information

D&B Hoovers search industries box

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 

Clothing and apparel manufacturing industry in D&B Hoovers

4. IBISWorld

IBISWorld - Industry Information

IBISWorld search bar

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 

Clothing Retailing in Australia industry search in IBISWorld

5. Business Source Ultimate

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. 

Business Source Ultimate search exampleTip: 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.

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6. Statista

Statista search bar

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

Learn how to find COVID-19 information using key company and industry databases by watching the video (6 min 20 sec) below.

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 (3 min 17 sec) 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.