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SIC Codes

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.

NAICS was developed under the auspices of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and adopted in 1997 to replace the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system.

Here's a quick and easy way to search for companies by SIC codes using MergentOnline- get an extensive list of private and public companies sorted by Industry Code- 

Industry Overviews

There are several new Industry databases on this list. Give them a try!

  • IBISworld  
    Industry Market Research And Industry Risk Ratings in 6 categories: US Industry Reports (NAICS), US Specialized Industry Reports, Global Industry Reports, US Risk Ratings Reports, US Risk iExpert Summaries, and US Business Environment Profiles
  • Business Source Complete
    To locate Industry Profiles:
    1) Select Publication Type in the right column on screen
    2) Select Industry Profile in the drop down box
  • Mergent WebReports  
    excellent source for Industry Profiles and Company Reports
  • Industry Analysis - Manufacturing and Services
    From the Manufacturing and Services (MAS) unit of the International Trade Administration (ITA). MAS industry experts and economists perform strategic research and analysis in order to shape and implement trade policy, create conditions that encourage innovation, lower the cost of doing business, and promote U.S. economic growth.
  • NetAdvantage- Standard and Poor
    Comprehensive source of business, industry, and investment information. Includes data and analysis of industries, companies, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, indexes, and current news.
    1) Use the drop-down menus to access the Industry Surveys or Sub-Industry Review publications
    2) If you need to learn about the industry in which a particular company operates, you can retrieve the appropriate Industry Survey or Sub-Industry Review by using the "Search by Company" tool and entering a ticker symbol or company name
  • Key Business Ratios
    Key Business Ratios on the Web (KBR) provides online access to competitive benchmarking data. This tool lets researchers examine industry benchmarks compiled from Dun & Bradstreet’s database of public and private companies, featuring 14 key business ratios (users choose a one-year or three-year set of ratios) for public and private companies in 800 lines of business.
  • First Resarch- Hoover's Industry
    offers industry research reports covering over 900 industry segments, including in-depth international industry information.
    [Dun & Bradstreet]
  • GMID- Global Market Information Database (Euromonitor)
    Marketing data and reports on industries, companies, markets, and consumers from over 200 countries. GMID includes statistics on consumer lifestyles, retailing, consumer market sizes and forecasts; market research such as analysis reports, market profiles, and the retailing industry; and companies’ profiles with financial and brand information. Data can be sorted and downloaded into Excel.
  • ABI/ Inform Complete  
    The ABI/INFORM Complete database features full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals such as the Economist, country-and industry-focused reports, and downloadable data.
  • Mintel Oxygen
    Provides reports for the top 14 US business-to-consumer categories and tracks consumer attitudes and behaviors. Each report covers market sizing and segmentation as well as consumer attitudes and trends. USER MUST CREATE AN EMAIL AND PASSWORD ACCOUNT TO USE THIS RESOURCE.
  • Mintel Global Market Navigator
    Mintel GMN provides extractable market data, consisting of market size, market share and segmentation data, along with supporting trend forecasts for 37 global markets in the top business-to-consumer industries.
  • SBRNet
    Features market research & industry news from 1993 to present, covering many facets of the sports industry (sporting goods, equipment sales, participation, facilities, broadcasting, sponsorship & marketing.)
  • Gartner, Inc.
    ** NOTE: The license limits access to CURRENT MASON STUDENTS, FACULTY & STAFF ONLY (both in Library and off campus). ** News and in-depth analysis on virtually all aspects of technology, including security solutions, storage, infrastructure support, mobile and wireless communications, IT management, network services, and regulatory compliance.
  • Faulkner Advisory for Information Technology Studies (FAITS)
    Reports on computer and communications technologies.

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