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OLD Industry Research @ Pitt: Getting Started


NOTE: This guide is scheduled for deletion in the summer of 2017. 

Use for the updated guide.


Please contact the business librarian to ask a question or schedule an in-depth consultation:

Below are links to two other guides that will provide an overview of other business resources the library provides.

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Access to full-text library resources from off-campus is easy! 

Search as you normally do, click on the link to full-text, log in with your Pitt email login and password, and you're good to go for your entire searching session! Access will work best if you stay in the same browser.

Key Resources

Find Trade Associations

Industry association websites often contain industry information. Some data may be available to members only, but it's worth checking.

Find Industry Codes

NAICS and SIC codes help classify and measure industry activity. Knowing the code for your industry will help you find reports, articles, and other information on that industry.

Remember: the assigning of industry codes is NOT centralized or standardized. Check multiple sources.