Commerce / Trade / Business Research


These resources are included to:

  • assist in tracing specific companies in order to do research on them
  • give general information on taxation matters and exports
  • give other general information on commercial transactions

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  • Edgar Database – SEC forms / filings for U.S. companies.
  • Journal of Commerce
  • MacRAE’S BLUE BOOK – Yellow Pages Industrial Directory.
  • NAICS Association – Beginning in 1997, the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) was replaced by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). This six digit code is a major revision that not only provides for newer industries, but also reorganizes the categories on a production/process-oriented basis. This new, uniform, industry-wide classification system has been designed as the index for statistical reporting of all economic activities of the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.

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Search Engines
  • Colossus – Search Engine Colossus offers you links to search engines from 217 countries around the world! Conduct extensive web searches. Search the web using your choice of language.
  • Credo reference

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