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Reference Room Resources

The sources listed below, located in Maag Library’s Reference Room, are useful sources for industry research. Reference materials are for in-library use only. Reference materials are shelved alphabetically by call number in the Reference Room. Ready Reference materials are held at the Reference Desk.

  • 2009 U.S. Industry & Market Outlook: National Edition REF HC101 .U55 2009
    Describes over 100 major U.S. industries and 500+ minor industries. Features: 2009 establishments, employment and sales totals for each industry; 2010 forecast establishments, employment and sales totals; 5-year trend establishments and sales totals; Industry financial ratios such as sales per employees, sales per establishment and employees per establishment; 2008 establishments and sales totals for 500+ minor industries; Industry definitions and descriptions.
  • Business Rankings Annual REF HG4050 .B88 2007 (one volume + 1989-2007 Cumulative Index)
    Nearly 5,000 relevant and timely rankings organized by industry. The “top ten” from each ranking appears in this volume, grouped under standard subject headings for easy browsing. Includes an Outline of Contents, SIC to NAICS Conversion Guide, and Bibliography of Sources.
  • Encyclopedia of American Industries REF HC102 .E53 2011 (3 volumes)
    Provides detailed, comprehensive information on a wide range of industries in every realm of American business. Volume 1 provides separate coverage of 459 manufacturing industries. Volume 2 presents approximately 320 essays covering a vast array of industries, including agriculture, mining, construction, wholesale and retail. Volume 3 covers nearly 230 essays on the topics of finance, insurance, real estate, service industries, and public administration. Combined, these 3 volumes provide individual essays on every industry recognized by the U.S. Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system. Additionally, each entry in this edition includes the corresponding North American Industry Classification (NAICS) code(s).
    >>List of Industries Profiled
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  • Encyclopedia of American Industries REF HC102 .E53 2007 (2 volumes)
    Provides detailed, comprehensive information on a wide range of industries in every realm of American business. Volume 1 provides separate coverage of 459 manufacturing industries. Volume 2 presents 545 essays covering the vast array of service and other non-manufacturing industries in the U.S. Combined, these two volumes provide individual essays on every industry recognized by the SIC system. Both volumes are arranged numerically by SIC code. Additionally, each entry includes the corresponding NAICS code(s).
    >>EBook available through Electronic Book Center: CLICK HERE for on campus access. If you are off campus authenticate to Electronic Book Center and search for title.
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  • Encyclopedia of Global Industries REF HD2324 .E53 2007
    Presents a look at business sectors of global significance. Includes 125 articles in 23 chapters and offers thorough studies of some of the biggest and most frequently researched industry segments. All essays are focused and highly readable, and provide a wealth of relevant, current, factual data previously available only through a variety of diverse sources. All essays include standard category topics, including: Industry Snapshot, Organization & Structure, Background & Development, Current Conditions, Research & Technology, Work Force, Industry Leaders, Major Countries in the Industry, and Further Reading.
    >>EBook available through Electronic Book Center: CLICK HERE for on campus access. If you are off campus authenticate to Electronic Book Center and search for title.
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  • Handbook of Industry Profiles 2009: Analysis and Trends for 300 Industries (Hoover’s) REF HD2328 .H36 2009
    Get an overview of each industry’s competitive landscape. Learn about product, operations, and technology issues. Edge out competitors by using the call preparation questions. Discover critical challenges facing the industry. Gain an understanding of the sales and marketing processes typical of the industry. Get an overview of human resources issues and see trends in industry employment growth and average hourly earnings. Find links to important industry Web sites. Get quick industry insights with the Fast Facts feature. Discover the largest and fastest-growing companies in the industry with lists from Hoover’s company database. Identify the SIC and NAICS codes for the industry.
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  • Handbook of Industry Profiles 2008: Analysis and Trends for 300 Industries (Hoover’s) REF  HD2328 .H36 2008
    The profiles feature: Industry Overview; Competitive Landscape; Products, Operations and Technology; Sales and Marketing; Human Resources; Call Preparation Questions; Web Links and Acronyms; Critical Business Challenges; Fast Facts; Industry Employment Growth; Average Hourly Earnings. The companies in the lists that accompany each industry profile were chosen from the Hoover’s database of company information. The lists were created to represent an overall snapshot of each industry, to give an idea of the major U.S. participants and the size of the industry.
    >>About the Handbook of Industry Profiles 2008 & List of Industries Covered
  • Market Share Reporter REF HF5410 .M35 2008 (2 volumes)
    A compilation of market share reports from periodical literature. The 2008 edition provides market share information on domestic and international markets. Entries are arranged under both SIC and NAICS codes. Entries in MSR fall into four broad categories: Corporate Market Shares; Institutional Shares; Brand Market Shares; and Product, Commodity, Service, and Facility Shares.
    >>Look up your industry in the Table of Contents or Table of Topics.
  • Mergent Industry Review REF HG4961 .M68 (semiannual publication)
    A comprehensive statistical reference containing key financial information, operating data, and ratios on approximately 4,000 companies. Arranged by industry, in 137 industry groups. Companies are listed according to industry goup and data includes: Comparative Statistics, Ranking Within Each Industry, and Growth Rates.
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States READY REF HA202 .A22 2008 2012 EDITION AVAILABLE ONLINE
    Previous years back to 1885 are in reference collection at HA202 .A22. The standard summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the U.S. It is designed to serve as a convenient volume for statistical reference and as a guide to other statistical publications and sources. Includes a selection of data from many statistical sources, both government and private.
    >>Look up your industry in the Index.

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