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Information Management Research: Find Sources

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The Discovery Service provides a single, unified search box for searching the holdings of the College of Charleston Libraries, including academic/scholarly journal articles, print books, e-books, newspapers, magazines, internet documents, research reports, research guides, and much more!

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Industry Codes

Industry codes, such as those assigned by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) and Standard Industrial Classification (SIC), allow researchers and professionals alike to classify and measure industry activity.

Knowing the code for an industry will help you find reports, articles, and other information on it. Many business and finance databases will allow users to enter industry codes as keywords. However, even though they are standardized, resources may assign codes inconsistently. Additionally, companies often have multiple codes due to their various business segments. Be flexible but critical when using codes to search, and always check multiple sources.

Note: Usually, there is not a perfect or obvious industry code.

Subject Specific Databases

These databases (and more) are available via the CofC Libraries A-Z Databases list.


Some content on industry or trade association websites and professional directories may require membership, but many of these organizations provide free data and information as well as open access to digital versions of their publications.

Resources Provided by the College of Charleston School of Business

The following are resources acquired and purchased by the College of Charleston School of Business.
Please read the descriptions carefully for access instructions.