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Masters in Business Administration: Industry Profiles & Overviews

Industry Reports

When not on campus, you will need to provide your ULink id and password to access these databases. 

Industry Classification Codes

Every industry is given a classification code by the U.S. government. The two main classification systems are:

  • NAICS (North American Industry Classification System): 6-digits
  • SIC (Standard Industrial Classification): 4-digit

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 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. 


UofL e-resource  UofL E-Resource
Subscription database or other electronic resource available via UofL Libraries.  Unless otherwise noted, e-resources are accessible from remote locations with ULink ID and password. For more information about remote access see Connect From Home.

print resource  Print Resource
Available in book, journal or other printed document format.  Call numbers and general locations are listed.  Some items may circulate, but most reference books and periodicals are restricted to the library.

free internet resource  Free Internet Source
Available to anyone with an Internet connection.  Simply click on the link provided.  In you encounter a problem with a link, please contact Sue Finley @

Please note some sources may be available in more than one format.

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