Answered By: Rich Gause
Last Updated: Dec 12, 2014     Views: 72

For more information, see NAICS and SIC on the Business Research guide.

One of the easiest ways to identify the NAICS or SIC for an industry is to look up a company in that industry using one of the business databases, e.g., Business & Company Resource Center or LexisNexis Academic. The descriptive information about the company almost always includes a listing of the industry or industries in which the company is engaged.

NOTE: NAICS replaced SIC in 1997, but some databases still include SIC codes in the listings.

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