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Industry & Company Information

Business Reference Books

These reference books are from the library's eBooks on EBSCOhost and ebrary ebook databases (database links below). Find more helpful books by searching the ebook databases directly. See our guide for more help.

Suggested reference books (Click the title to go directly to the book)

About this Guide

Industry Information can be complex to find. Before you begin, think about what type of information you need. 

This guide includes advice on finding both Industry and Company Research with the following research tools:

  1. Learn about Business Source Complete - A scholarly business database providing full-text access to investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, and SWOT analyses.
  2. Learn about LexisNexis Business Search - Access over 6,000 news, business, and legal sources. Includes company information and financial performance measures.
  3. Learn about Google Finance - A version of Google that focuses on free financial data.
  4. More Websites
  5. Help Videos

Additionally, Business Source Complete and LexisNexis allow you to search by Industry Code.  See the websites below to look up Industry Codes.

NAICS Limiter

NAICS Industry Codes

"This tutorial will acquaint you with how to locate the official classification code number assigned to each industry by the U.S. Census Bureau.  These codes allow you to search for industry data, including imports and exports, the number of businesses in an industry or industrial subsector, gross revenues and rates at which an industry is expanding or contracting."