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EC460: Business and Government: Company and Industry Research

Company, Industry, and Country Research

Company and Industry Research - Helpful Hints

  • The SIC (Standard Industrial Classification) Code and the NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) Code are two ways of organizing industry information; NAICS is an updated version of SIC. You can use either one to find out about your company's industry, including industry sales information, and major competitors.

    Note: If a company is involved in more than one industry, the primary SIC/NAICS code (the industry in which the company is most active) is always at the top of the list.

  • Don't forget company websites often provide insight into product, services, and financial performance through their press releases and annual reports. This information is often located on the "About Us" or "Investor Relations" pages of their website.

  • REMEMBER:  Research into smaller companies or privately held companies to find company, product, and financial information will often require additional research using newspaper, magazine and journal articles to close the gaps between broader industry information available in reports and articles from these recommended company, industry, and country databases.

Locating Books at LNDL

Search the Library Catalog or Seeker by keyword, title, author or subject.

Books are organized in the Loyola/Notre Dame Library by call number. View call number locations and floor maps of the library. 

The library catalog is shared with 16 other libraries in University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) consortium, and items from these libraries can be requested online and delivered to LNDL. View our Other Libraries page for a list of USMAI libraries, and visit our USMAI Borrowing page for more information about how to request materials.  

If you are unable to find a particular book listed in the library catalog, you can request it for free through Interlibrary Loan (ILL)Books and other physical items will take about a week to arrive; you will be notified via email when items are ready for pickup. Loan periods and renewals vary according to the lending libraries.

Economics Books in LNDL Catalog

Search the Library Catalog by key word, title, author or subject to locate books in print and available as electronic resources.

Quickly access LNDL economics books from the catalog by topic by searching with these keywords or keyword combinations:

  • Antitrust Law
  • Business Economics
  • Business Law

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