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Industry Research

This guide lists internet sites for doing research on the sources of industry information. Other sources can be found by searching the Aladin Catalog for books and the Aladin databases for journal articles. If you need more help in finding information, please contact a reference librarian.

Business Identification

  • Industry Concordances - Maintained by Dr. Jon Haveman, an economics professor at Purdue University.
  • NAICS - North American Industry Classification System - From the Census Dept.
  • Standard Industrial Classification Codes - User can search the 1987 version SIC manual by keyword, to access descriptive information for a specified 4-digit SIC, or examine the manual structure.

Industry Overviews

Industry Ratios