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Business: Introduction 
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Company Information: Locate basic company information

Business Source Elite Includes some full-text. Business and related topics, including detailed company profiles. Covers 1985-present .

Hoovers Company & Industry database - comprehensive collection of corporate, industry, news and financial information.

Value Line Investment Survey An investment information service that covers some 1,700 equity issues.

Directory of Corporate Affiliations: Ref HG 4057 .A217 (Shelved at Ready Reference - Research Assistance Desk)

Use the Company Index in Vol. 1 to locate your company. Consult the cited volume and page for detailed information. Tip: Be sure to note whether this is a public or private company, this will make a difference in where you look for information and what kinds of reports the company is required to file.

World Business Directory Ref HF54.U5 W667 2001

Locate company histories

International Directory of Company Histories Ref HD 2721 .I63 v.1-present

World Class Business   Ref HD 2755.5 .M384 1992

Hoover's Handbook of American Business Ref HG 4027.5 .H62 2004 
    Brief histories and company information for major American
    public companies. Hoover's has handbooks for World Business 
    and Private Companies as well.  

Company Financial Information:Numerous financial reports are available on Hoovers, Valueline or Lexis-Nexis   Return to top of page

 


 

Locate SIC/NAICS Code Information

To determine a company's SIC or NAICS code, try these resources:

         LexisNexis (Business)

To access this databases, go to the Library's business databases section. Click on the link to LexisNexis, and then choose "Business" from the menu on the left-hand side. 

Standard & Poor's Register of Corporations, Directors and Executives Ref HG 4057 .A4 1998

SIC codes provided in schema manuals.

Standard Industrial Classification Manual Ref HF 1042 .S7 (Shelved at Ready Reference - Research Assistance Desk)

Be sure to make note of the name of both the specific industry associated with the SIC code and the broader (3 digit) Industry Group No. There will be sources where industries will be listed by name, not SIC code. 
NAICS- North American Industry Classification System

Search the online version, provided by the U.S. Census Bureau, for codes. Includes NAICS to SIC and SIC to NAICS converter.

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Locating Industry Information

Determine company position in an industry and its competitors. May need a SIC or NAICS code for the industry to search.  

Business Source Elite Includes some full-text. Business and related topics, including detailed company profiles. Covers 1985-present .

Hoovers Company & Industry database - comprehensive collection of corporate, industry, news and financial information. Click here to jump to Hoovers Company search, here for Hoovers Industry search.

Value Line Investment Survey An investment information service that covers some 1,700 equity issues.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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