When conducting industry research, it is important to be creative and flexible while searching for information.
When not on campus, you will need to provide your ULink id and password to access these databases.
Every industry is given a classification code by the U.S. government. The two main classification systems are:
While some databases will allow you to search for the appropriate NAICS code, the government websites below can help you identify the correct NAICS and SIC codes for a particular industry. There may be multiple codes relevant to the industry you are researching.
♦ Trade Associations
Trade association websites frequently provide links to reports and information relevant to specific industries. While some information may only be accessible to members, often free information can be found on these websites. You can find relevant trade associations by doing a Google Search for your industry name + association. For example: automobile association.