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Industry Codes

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
    SIC Codes, these codes come from the Standard Industrial Classification Manual, and have been replaced by the: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.

Industry Research

  • 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,

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Citing Your Sources

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.


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