Use the following databases to locate industry information. You will need to enter your LIU credentials (the same Username and Password you use for your LIU e-mail) to access them from off-campus.
Note: if you have any difficulty in accessing the databases below, go to the alphabetical list of databases and choose the database from that list.
Use the following websites to locate industry codes and information:
The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is a numerical classification system used to group/classify like companies into industries for the purpose of collecting, analyzing and publishing statistical data related to the business economy. It represents a collaboration between the governments of Canada, Mexico and the United States stemming from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). It categorizes narrowly defined economic activities, or industries, in a consistent manner among the the three trading partners, although the system does leave room for fine level customization with each country. For more information, see the U.S. Census Bureau e-tutorial on NAICS.
Example of NAICS Classification by Digit Level:
The following websites can be used to identify appropriate NAICS codes:
Company Profiles may also be used to identify the NAICS code(s) for any industries in which a company may operate.
The following print resources are available on the main floor of the Library:
North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) (Ref HF 1041.5 .N674 1997)
Standard Industrial Classification Manual (SIC) (Ref HF 1042 .S73 1987)