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Key Publications

To find magazines and journals focused on the insurance industry, search e-Journals@Emory using key words like "insurance" or "risk." Key industry publications include:

Best’s Review
Business Insurance
Insurance Advocate
Journal of Insurance
National Underwriter    


Tips for Insurance Industry Research

Before you start researching in the insurance industry, be aware that most information is focused on one of the major lines of insurance:

  • life/health
  • property/casualty

It is also often broken down between personal or commercial.   Although some insurance carriers and industry reports cover all lines, your search results will be more successful once you specify which line you are interested in.

For more information on common industry terms, a good place to start is David G. Sayles Insurance Services Dictionary of Insurance Terms.

And if you think insurance is all about actuarial tables and claims rates... check out University of Connecticut Law Library's collection of insurance fiction (scroll down the page about half way)! 


Database Search Tips

  • For recent news on the insurance industry: Factiva

Expand the Industry tab by "Select Sources and Factiva Intelligent Indexing." Search insurance to select from the variety of insurance lines available, ranging from “pet insurance” to “catastrophe reinsurance.”  

  • Most key insurance publications are included in ABI/Inform Complete

Good subjects to search are:

Insurance claims
Insurance company ratings
Insurance fraud
Insurance industry
Insurance premiums
Insurance rates
Insurance commissioners

  • For industry backgrounders on various types of insurance, check out First Research

When you search by keyword "insurance" - you'll see subcategories available including life, heath, auto, and commercial.


Analyst Reports

Analysts provide insight into current trends and issues in the insurance industry. The following are a selection of reputable reports that provide the vast majority of their content for free.

Swiss Re’s Sigma Reports 
III Insurance Factbook      
III International Insurance Factbook

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III offers frequently updated overviews of 'hot topics' in the insurance industry. The Media section has several sections including hot topics, issues updates, financial data, and other studies.

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