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SIC Codes & NAICS Codes

Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) and North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes were developed by the U.S. Government to describe and group economic activity. Many of the company directories, including Mergent and NetAdvantage, include these codes.

The following sources may be useful when trying to identify which code describes a specific product or industry.

Industry Overviews & Company Information

Mergent Online

Overview of 40,000 U.S. and 75,000 international companies.
Includes history, financial overview, news, subsidiaries, joint ventures, and long-term debt.

Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage

Includes S&P Industry Surveys.

ABI/Inform Database

Deep and broad coverage of business related topics from from business news and scholarly publications.

SRC Industry Book of 12-Year Charts

Reference / HG4916 .S62x

Stocks & Bonds

Valueline Investment Survey

Information on approximately 1,700 stocks and more than 90 industries.

SRC Blue Book of 12-Year Charts

Periodicals--Latest issue on Reserve

SRC Green Book of 35-Year Charts

On Reserve--HG4916 .S67 37th 2017

SRC Red Book of 21-Month Charts

Print Periodical collection (shelved alphabetically by title, so locate it in the "S" area)

SRC Online for a range of charts and custom searches

Commodities & Futures

CRB Pricecharts

Reference  HG6046 .C732x

CRB Commodity Yearbook

Reference Folio HC14 .C6

Wall Street Journal

Most recent issue available in reading room, older issues in newspaper area. Also available online through Factiva and ABI/INFORM.

Other Useful Resources

Economic Indicators

Issued by the Dept. of Commerce Economics & Statistics Administration

Federal Reserve Bulletin

Minerals Yearbook

Standard Industrial Classification Manual

Survey of Current Business

Published by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. Also available in the Periodicals area.

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