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Industry Information

Contents:
General Resources
Associations
Financial Ratios
Industry Classifications
Newspapers
See also: Standard & Poor's NetAdvantage: Industries database
General Resources
D & B Business Rankings
HG4057.A237 LRC-R
The Directory of Business Information Resources
HF54.52.U5 D567 LRC-R
Manufacturing U.S.A.
HD9721.M364 LRC-R.
Industrial analyses, statistics and leading companies.
Market Share Reporter
HF1040.9.G2 2004
Mergent's Industry Review
HG4961.M68 LRC-R
Regional Industrial Buying Guide. North Texas-Oklahoma
T12.3.T4N67 LRC-R
Online: ThomasNet®
Standard & Poor's Industry Surveys (S&P NetAdvantage database)
Business Source Premier ORU EBSCOhost
International Trade Administration (ITA) (Trade Statistics)
http://www.ita.doc.gov/
Investopedia Industry Handbook
http://www.investopedia.com/features/industryhandbook/
Price's List of Lists
http://www.specialissues.com/lol/
Special Issues
http://www.specialissues.com/
Indexes trade journals for special issues that have industry rankings, industry trends, etc.
Trade Development (International Trade Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce)
http://www.ita.doc.gov/td/td_home/tdhome.html
U.S. Census Bureau: Current Industrial Reports
http://www.census.gov/cir/www/
Provides monthly, quarterly, and annual measures of industrial activity.
Associations Star

Associations may provide projections and environment information. Search the WWW for your business and "associations." EXAMPLE: food and associations

ASAE & the Center for Association Leadership: Gateway to Associations
(The American Society of Association Executives Directory of Associations)
http://www.asaecenter.org/Directories/AssociationSearch.cfm?navItemNumber=16581
IPL: Associations & Organizations
http://www.ipl.org/div/subject/browse/ref09.00.00/
Internet Public Libraries directories of associations and non-profit organizations.
Weddle's Guide to Association Web Sites
HF5382.7.W43 LRC-R
Financial Ratios
Almanac of Business and Industry Financial Ratios
HF5681.R25T68 LRC-R
An annual review supplying corporate performance and figures.
BizStats.com
http://www.bizstats.com/
Edited by a CPA. Includes small business statistics, financial ratios, benchmarks, and more.
BusinessWeek's Investment Outlook Scoreboard
http://bwnt.businessweek.com/interactive_reports/investment_outlook_07/index.asp
Economic Census Industry Ratios (US Census Bureau)
http://www.census.gov/econ/census/ratios.htm
Industry Norms & Key Business Ratios (Dun & Bradstreet)
HF5681.R25I525 LRC-R
Annual profile of the major industries.
IRS: Business Tax Statistics
http://www.irs.gov/taxstats/bustaxstats/index.html
RMA Annual Statement Studies Financial Ratio Benchmarks
HF5681.B2R6 LRC-R
RMA Annual Statement Studies Industry Default Probabilities and Cash Flow Measures
HF5681.B2R59 LRC-R
Yahoo! Finance
http://biz.yahoo.com/p/sum_conameu.html
Industry Classification
NAICS Desk Reference
HF1041.5.N35 2000 LRC-R
North American Industry Classification System
http://www.census.gov/epcd/www/naics.html
Hard copy, call number HF1042.N67 LRC-R
Provides new government NAICS codes, which replace old Standard Industrial classification (SIC) system.
Standard Industrial Classification Manual
HF1042.U62 LRC-R
SIC codes are necessary for accessing some directories and industry information. This manual is a numerically classified arrangement of manufacturing plus an alphabetical list of industries with codes.
Newspapers

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