University Libraries owns a variety of print and electronic resources to use when researching your topics. The following are a few core tools to help you begin your research process. The University Libraries Homepage is located at http://library.du.edu.
When doing business research, it is useful to obtain the NAICS codes and SIC codes. The links below will help you find the codes for specific types of industries. You can also find NAICS and SIC codes by looking at the industry information for a company in a database like Mergent Intellect.
It is important to know these codes in order to retrieve statistical information produced by the Census as well as search certain databases by these codes.
NAICS is the North American Industry Classification System, a standard implemented in 1997 for classifying industry, product, and establishment. Use this site to find your industry NAICS code. Click on the relevant code to read its description and to ensure that you have the right code.
Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) is an industry classification system in which all Federal economic statistics are based on up to 1996. Use this site to do a keyword search to find an SIC code for an industry.
Provides industry profiles within the wide range of industries that fall under Construction and Real Estate; Public Services, Education, Recreation; Retail, Food and Agriculture; Services; Manufacturing; Technology and Communications; Transportation, Energy, Storage; and Wholesale. Note: Subscription allows five simultaneous users.