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INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS RESEARCH

Business Research

CITATION SOURCES

Visit The YSU Writing Center on the lower level of Maag Library for help with writing papers and citing sources. The resources listed below will also help you with citation format:

   ♦ Citing Business Sources (Maag Library Guide)


   ♦ MLA: Business Citations* (Handout)
   ♦ MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 8th Edition 
     
READY REF LB2369 .G53 2016 - Ask at Reference Desk
   ♦ Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
     
READY REF BF76.7 .P83 2010 - Ask at Reference Desk


   ♦ American Psychological Association: APA Style
   ♦ Purdue OWL Online Writing Lab: APA Style
   ♦ APA Citation Examples
(University of Maryland University College)

   ♦ Modern Language Association: MLA Style
   ♦ Purdue OWL Online Writing Lab: MLA Formatting & Style Guide


*Requires Acrobat Adobe Reader

INDUSTRY CODES

In the United States, there are two primary numbering systems used to identify industries. Because several of the databases allow you to search by these codes, locating the relevant code can be very useful when researching an industry.

NAICS LogoNAICS: North American Industrial Classification System
Newer of the two systems and is gradually being established as the standard classification system for industries in the United States, Canada and Mexico. It is revised every five years.

 

Standard Industrial Classification CoverSIC: Standard Industrial Classification
Older of the two systems. SIC numbers are gradually being phased out, but are still used in databases and some print sources. SIC codes have been traditionally used for U.S. industries.