Do you know the NAICS and SIC codes for the industry you are researching?
The federal government assigns these codes to business segments for data collection and reporting purposes. NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) codes were adopted in 1997 to replace the old Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) system. Many research resources, such as databases, utilize NAICS and/or SIC codes for searching purposes.
Find NAICS and SIC codes for a specific industry at the U.S. Census Bureau website. Need help? See the NAICS tutorial on this LibGuide for some tips.