Answered By: Linda Beninghove
Last Updated: Sep 22, 2015     Views: 189

It can be hard to find your industry on the SIC and NAICS websites, if you don't know the exact name of it. A trick is to look up the name of a company in your field, and use LexisNexis or Business Source Premier to find that company's (and therefore that industry's) codes. 

For example, if you were researching the prosthetics industry, try searching LexisNexis for "prosthetics" in the Get Company Info search box. This will return you companies with prosthetics in their name. The results should take you to a company with the correct SIC/NAICS codes for that industry.

For more information, see the Business & Management research guide.

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