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In this Guide:

Industry Classifications
Industry Surveys, Analysis, Market Shares
Industry Norms and Ratios
Industry Associations & Trade Shows
Finding Articles
Selected Web Sites

 

INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATIONS

  • North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
    NAICS is a 6-digit code developed jointly by the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, but used internationally. Use the Keyword or Code search to look up codes and get descriptions. NAICS is also available via NAICS Association
  • Standard Industrial Classification (SIC)
    SIC is a system of 4-digit codes that attempts to classify all business establishments by the types of products or services. Even though NAICS officially replaced the SIC system in 1997, SIC codes still are used in some resources. Use the keyword or code search.
  • Statistical Classification of Economic Activities
    Lists national classifications for activities and products in areas and countries all over the world. From the United Nations Statistics division.
  • National Classifications
    Complete NACE (Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community) and corresponding ISIC (International Standard Industrial Classification).
     

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Industry Surveys, Analysis, Market Shares

  • Business and Company Resource Center
    Business and Company Resource Center is a fully integrated resource bringing together company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies and periodicals.
  • IBISWorld
    Provides analysis on every industry in the US economy. Each report is written at the 5-digit level of the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). IBISWorld also publishes Industry Risk Rating Reports and profiles, over 8,000 Publicly Traded US Companies as well as hundreds of Economic & Demographic Profiles.
  • Lexis-Nexis Academic
    Provides comprehensive coverage of current news, business and company information, government and legal information, and more.
  • MarketResearch.com Academic
    MarketResearch.com Academic is an international full text database of market research reports, which includes information on service industries, consumer goods, food and beverages, life sciences, demographics, heavy industry and technology/media. Full text reports are usually between 100 - 300 pages. Users can either browse by industry, or search for reports on specific topics.
  • Market Share Reporter
    DOCS REF HF5415.2 .M37 [On Business Table]
    Covers both international and U.S. market shares with over 3,600 entries, each with a descriptive title, data and market description, list of producers/products with their market share, numerous graphics, and more.
  • Mergent Online
    Mergent Online provides business and financial information for over 23,000 U.S. and international companies. Selected private company reports are also available. Information for each company includes: A complete corporate history including acquisitions and changes in ownership structure; up to 15 years of annual and quarterly financial data; up to 10 years of scanned, full-image, annual reports, along with full coverage of SEC filings; extensive information about the corporation's current long term debt; and links to recent news reports. Advanced search capabilities include searching by executive's name, auditor, country code, NAICS or SIC industry code, and selected financial characteristics and ratios.
  • Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage
    Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage brings together a dozen financial and investment publications that provide information for corporate research and for industry, competitive, and investment analysis. Among the publications included are such familiar titles as S&P's Corporation Records, Industry Surveys, Stock Reports, Stock Guide, Bond Guide, Dividend Record, Earnings Guide, Mutual Fund Reports, and the Outlook. Also included are S&P's Register of Corporations, Directors, and Executives and the Security Dealers Directory.

INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATIONS

To learn more about the classifications systems see NAICS & SIC

  • North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
    NAICS is a 6-digit code developed jointly by the U.S., Canada, and Mexico, but used internationally. Use the Keyword or Code search to look up codes and get descriptions. NAICS is also available via NAICS Association
  • Standard Industrial Classification (SIC)
    SIC is a system of 4-digit codes that attempts to classify all business establishments by the types of products or services. Even though NAICS officially replaced the SIC system in 1997, SIC codes still are used in some resources. Use the keyword or code search.

INDUSTRY NORMS & RATIOS

  • Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios
    DOCS REF HF5681.R25 T68 2001 [On Business Table]
  • Financial Studies of the Small Business
    DOCS REF HD2346 .U5 F55
    Arranged by asset size and establishment type; financial and operating ratios are provided for about 50 lines of small business and manufacturing
  • Industry Norms and Key Business Ratios
    DOCS REF HF5681 .R25 I53 [On Business Table]
  • RMA Annual Statement Studies
    DOCS REF HF5681 .B2 R6 [On Business Table]

INDUSTRY ASSOCIATIONS & TRADE SHOWS

  • ASAE Gateway to Association Directory
    Provided by the American Society of Association Executives. Search associations currently operating on the World Wide Web by keywords or location.
  • IPL Associations on the Net (AON)
    Collection of a wide variety of professional and trade associations, cultural and art organizations, political parties and advocacy groups, labor unions, academic societies, and research institutions.
  • Trade associations, professional societies, labor unions, and similar national groups.

  • Trade Show News Network (TSNN)
    Search for trade shows by keyword, location and date.

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FINDING ARTICLES

To find journal, or magazine, or newspaper articles, search the following databases:

  • Academic Search Premier
    Offers indexing and abstracts for over 2,880 journals covering areas in social sciences, humanities, general science, and education. Provides full text for nearly 1,380 journals.
  • Business Source Complete
    Full text from nearly 930 journals covering business, management, economics, banking, finance, accounting and much more. In addition to the full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for nearly 1,570 journals.
  • Factiva
    Factiva offers full text of 8,000 international business and general publications including the Wall Street Journal from 1984 to the present, financial profiles for companies worldwide and historical stock prices as well as current data and market indexes.
  • JSTOR: Electronic Journal Archive
    A fully searchable electronic database that contains the scanned images of over 100 major research journals in a variety of academic disciplines including business and economics, some of which began publication as early as the 1870s.
  • Lexis Nexis Academic
    Comprehensive coverage of current news, business and company information, government and legal information.

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SELECTED WEB SITES

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Created by kzhang on Jun 18, 2012 Last updated Jul 18, 2012