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BUSINESS: Company and Industry Research


Conducting research on a given company or industry requires you to delve into a specific set of information resources.

  • Company annual reports, SEC filings, economic censuses, investment reports, and global trade data are great sources for raw statistics and values, providing excellent primary source material for your research.
  • Professional and academic analysis of these types of data in the form of published analyst reports, SWOT analyses, and trade and scholarly articles provide much-needed secondary source material as well.
  • NAICS/SIC code look-up: Pinpoint the industry of interest by looking up its North American Industry Classification System, or Standard Industry Classification code first.

Please see the list of resources to the right for suggestions of where to begin, and as ever, if you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact your librarian.

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