Academic Web Links - Useful for Library Research

    General Business

  • SIC Code (Standard Industrial Classification) Search. In this Department of Labor database, you can easily find Standard Industrial Classification codes, commonly know as SIC codes. You search the database by keywords, or by the four-digit SIC code.

  • North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). The NAICS system is a cooperative effort between Canada, Mexico, and the United States. The system allows for comparisons of business statistics and related activities across all of North America. This web site will allow students to lookup the NAICS code and know its SIC equivalent.

    Economics and Statistics Specific

  • Economic Bulletin Board (EBB). This WEB site provides economic indicators, foreign trade data, industry statistics, U.S. Treasury auction results, state-by-state export listings, regional economic statistics, and price and productivity statistics. Experienced economic researchers realize that "gopher" sites provide speedy access to numbers that appear in tables or similar formats. This service is now part of Stat-USA which is available only on-campus.

  • Federal Reserve Board Data. Selected interest tables, money stock measures, industrial production, recent banking statistics, and flow-of-funds tables are given at this Web site.

  • FRED. A database of historical economic and financial data maintained by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. An excellent site for Economics majors and MBA students studying macro and micro economic trends.


  • National Trade Data Bank (via Stats-USA). (NOTE: Stat-USA is a CSLA subscription database accessible only through the CSLA campus computing network). Current U.S. economic data, along with full-text international business, economic, trade, and marketing information from the U.S. Dept. of Commerce and some 50 other U.S. government agencies. Includes the complete National Trade Data Bank.

  • Small Business Administration. Starting your business, developing a business plan, entrepreneurship data, financing your business, and guides to expanding your business are available at this site.

  • Worldbank. Social, economic, and financial information from World Bank publications as well as other information on economic development in many countries.