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COM 2340: Business and Professional Communication: Home

A guide to resources for Industry and Company research

Finding articles on an industry or company

Researching non-profit organizations

APA citation example:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (2018). IRS Form 990. Retrieved from

Cost of Living

Citing Reports

IBISWorld report citations in APA format should resemble this:

  • Crompton, J. (2014, December). IBISWorld industry report 51223: Music publishing in the US. Retrieved from IBISWorld Industry Market Research database.

BizMiner report citations in APA format should resemble this:

  • BizMiner. (2014, December). Industry financial report (5 year); [5122] Sector: Sound Recording Industries; sales class: $1 - $499,999. Retrieved from the BizMiner database.

Industry Classification

Watch the video above to learn about the North American Classification Industry. Following the video, search for the NAICS code for your industry using this link. 

Industry Overviews

Company Profiles


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Navigating Databases

Please use the following handout for more information on what differentiates each of these business resources.