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Business Research

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Industry Resources

In addition to the resources on this page, the Mesa Library's collection includes thousands of business-related books, magazines, trade journals, and newspapers...many available online. 

For specific resources, click on the tabs in this research guide labeled:

  • Books & eBooks
  • Magazines, Journals, and Newspapers

NAICS & SIC Industry Codes


Government and business publications use two sets of codes to collect and organize information.  Knowing the codes for your industry or for the industry which your company is a part of will help you to find information about them in library and web resources.


The North American Industry Classification System is commonly used by many online sources of business information including the U.S. Census and library databases like EbscoHost and Proquest. Standard NAICS codes are 6 digits.

Find NAICS codes


The Standard Industrial Classification system is an older system but is still used in many business publications. Most SIC numbers are 4 digits.

Find SIC codes

Evaluating Sources for Credibility

Video by libncsu Published on Jun 9, 2015. This helpful video by North Carolina State University Library provides insight into the importance of evaluating a source. 

Click here for the Transcript