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Company and Industry Information: Subject Guide

Journal Article Databases

Browse business journals

Harvard Business Review is available fulltext in the Business Source Premier database 1922 - present (though some content is restricted from emailing, saving or printing by the publisher). 

Search here to find a specific business journal

Keywords & Search Tips

Search by company name or by the industry or service the company provides: Agriculture, Chemicals, Computers, Construction, Electronics, Banks and banking, Finance, Real estate business, Food, Beverages, Tobacco, Glass trade, International business, Plastics, Rubber, Industrial equipment, Information services, Publishers and publishing, Telecommunication, Medical instruments and apparatus industry, Medical care, Metalworking, Minerals, Paper, Petroleum products, Professions, Retail trade, Wholesale trade, Textiles or Clothing, Transportation equipment, Travel or Tourism, Defense, Transportation, Public utilities, Schools.


Is it public or private?

You'll need to know if the company is publically or privately owned (publically owned companies file reports with the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission); privately held companies aren't required to file the same reports.)

Search here for a company's ticker symbol.

Find Books by Topic

See the HD 2709-2930.7s for Corporations including international business enterprises,diversification, industrial concentration, and public utilities

NAICS and SIC Codes

NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) 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.


The former classification system that you may still work with, is the SIC (Standard Industrial Classification) system. The Standard Industrial Classification has been replaced by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS), but several OSHA data sets are still available with SIC-based data.