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Business Plan Research: Associations

The University Library owns a variety of print and electronic resources to use when researching your topics. The sources listed below are a few core tools to help you begin your research process. The Library Homepage is located at


Associations are helpful because they serve as a resource for businesses or persons who participate in an industry. They might provide information such as regulations, trends, and publications. Some associations do require full membership to take advantage of all the information provided. The sources below can help you identify associations for different industries. So can a search engine like