Academic Web Links - Useful for Library Research
Code (Standard Industrial Classification) Search. In this
Department of Labor database, you can easily find Standard Industrial
Classification codes, commonly know as SIC codes. You search the
database by keywords, or by the four-digit SIC code.
American Industry Classification System (NAICS). The NAICS
system is a cooperative effort between Canada, Mexico, and the
United States. The system allows for comparisons of business statistics
and related activities across all of North America. This web site
will allow students to lookup the NAICS code and know its SIC
- American Marketing Association.
This site provides information about the association, its collegiate
and professional chapters, and the organization's journals and publications.
Trade Division of the U.S. Census Bureau. Extensive trade resources,
links to other trade pages, and foreign trade sources are available
at this site.
- GEOGRAPHIC (ALSO GEOGRAPHICAL)
INFORMATION SCIENCE (GIS) Sites. This is the web address for the
CSU GIS Specialty Center that focuses on the methods and the technologies
for GIS based research including business related applications.
- National Trade Data Bank (via
Stats-USA). (NOTE: Stat-USA is a CSLA subscription
database accessible only through the CSLA campus computing
network) Current U.S. economic data, along with full-text international
business, economic, trade, and marketing information from the U.S.
Dept. of Commerce and some 50 other U.S. government agencies. Includes
the complete National Trade Data Bank.
- Small Business Administration.
Starting your business, developing a business plan, entrepreneurship,
financing your business, and guides to expanding your business are
available at this site.
Resources. Exhaustive resources are provided that link to topics
and organizations related to international trade.
- UC-Santa Cruz Technology
Lab This is the web address for the UC-Santa Cruz Technology
Lab and their lists of recommended web sites, many of which are especially
helpful for business and economics related research.
Please remember that GIS software applications for business analysis
of data cost about $500 and include BusinessMap 3.5, MapPoint 2004,
and Maptitude 4.7.
- U.S. Census Bureau. In addition
to population, housing, and manufacturing data, this site also provides
leading economic indicators like monthly wholesale trade and housing
starts, and the software to extract data from its enormous databases.
For additional information, please visit these highly regarded
business libraries. Many are associated with academic institutions
and their Colleges of Business while others are public libraries
or highly specialized libraries.