Last Updated: Aug 1, 2012
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Industries are classified by codes. Many databases and reference tools use these codes to organize their information - and many library databases can be searched using these codes. There are two systems of codes in place at this time:
SIC Codes, these codes come from the Standard Industrial Classification Manual, and have been replaced by the:
the North American Industry Classification System is a new economic classification system developed by the United States, Canada and Mexico in the hopes of increasing consistency between and among statistics.
- How to Learn About an Industry
This extremely in-depth, detailed guide to researching an industry may be of interest to the advanced researcher, who has plenty of time to pursue all the links provided. From Polson Enterprises, http://www.virtualpet.com/
When asked to cite your sources, choose an appropriate Style Manual. Many of the Lubin classes use APA Style. Below is a reference guide for citing information from business research databases.
For additional help, see the Bedford Handbook Online, APA Section.