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International Business: Industry Information

Industry Information

Tip! Explore several of these sources to compile a complete picture of your industry. Don't forget to search the UAL Catalog to see if there are print of e-books on your industry!

Industry Classification

  • Standard Industrial Classification Manual (SIC)
    This classification system was the standard of industrial categorization from 1937-1997. IIt is gradually being supplanted by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). Many reference works from both, private and government sources, still utilize the SIC.
     
  • North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)
    The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) has replaced the U.S. Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system. NAICS was developed jointly by the U.S., Canada, and Mexico to provide new comparability in statistics about business activity across North America.
     
  • Industry and Occupation Classification System
    The purpose of the classification systems used in these indexes is to organize and to make understandable the many thousands of industries and occupations. These systems group titles describing like industries or like occupations into homogeneous categories and assign a code to each category.

Journals, Trade Publications, Newspapers, Reports

Access recent and historical information in business journals, trade publications, magazines, newspapers, and special reports.

Industry Overview Reference Sources

While the most recent industry overviews can be found under the Industry Information tab, there are other sources you may wish to consult. , including encyclopedias, handbooks, and other E-Book sources contained in the following electronic reference collections:

Industry Info from the Federal Government