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Librarian: Jennifer Garrett

Industry Codes . Industry Profiles & Reports . Industry Statistics . Associations

What Industry Are You Researching?

NAICS codes
The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes are a standardized classification of various industries, and can be associated with specific companies... (more).

Webpage North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
http://www.census.gov/epcd/www/naics.html

Webpage Standard Industrial Classification (SIC)
http://www.osha.gov/oshstats/sicser.html

Webpage Correspondence tables between NAICS and SIC
http://www.census.gov/epcd/www/naicstab.htm

 

Sources of Industry Profiles & Reports

 IBISWorld
Next Reports for all industries at the 5-digit NAICS code level.

 Business Source Complete
Next Industry Reports radio button.

 Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage
Next Industry tab.

 

Sources of Industry Statistics

Webpage Statistical Abstracts of the United States
http://www.census.gov/compendia/statab/

Webpage Economic Census
http://www.census.gov/econ/census07/

Webpage Current Industrial Reports (Census Bureau)
http://www.census.gov/cir/www/alpha.html

Webpage County, Zip Code, & Metro Business Patterns
http://censtats.census.gov/cbpnaic/cbpnaic.shtm

Webpage Industry At A Glance - Bureau of Labor Statistics
http://www.bls.gov/iag

Webpage Annual Industry Economic Accounts - Bureau of Economic Analysis
http://www.bea.gov/industry

Webpage Industry Trade Data and Analysis - International Trade Administration
http://www.trade.gov/data.asp

Webpage NC Dept. of Commerce Industry Info
http://www.nccommerce.com > Publications and Reports

 

Associations: Identify Key Information Producers

Associations publish industry specific data and reports that cannot be found anywhere else. Often some of their publications are free while others require a free registration or paid membership. Here are some ways to find relevant associations for any given industry.

National Trade and Professional Associations of the United States
Books DH Hill Library, Learning Commons HD2425 .D53

Encyclopedia of Associations
 Available through Gale Directory Library online
Books DH Hill Library, Learning Commons HS17 .G320

Small Business Sourcebook
Books DH Hill Library, Learning Commons HD2346.U5 S66

Webpage Industry Portals
http://www.virtualpet.com/industry/mfg/mfg.htm

Webpage TSNN
http://www.tsnn.com/
A directory with more than 15,000 trade shows worldwide.

 

Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources
 Available through Gale Directory Library online
Books DH Hill Library, Learning Commons HF5351 .E93


Librarian Contact Information

  • Jennifer Garrett, Research Librarian for Management, Education and Social Sciences
  • 513-0536