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Smoke stack of TVA chemical plant, 1942


This guide is designed as a starting point for current information on industries. It is for beginning researchers or those who need a place to start research on a particular industry. Obviously, every industry cannot be included. However, links to other industry guides and resources on the Library of Congress web pages are included.

BERA - Business & Economics Research Advisor - A Quarterly Guide to Business & Economics Topics

Issue 9/10: Summer/Fall 2007
Updated January 2013

Guide to Industry Research

Table of Contents

Basic Strategies
Classification Codes
Industry Sources - United States Government
Industry Sources - General
Industry Sources - Historical

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Smoke stack of TVA chemical plant, 1942.
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Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-fsac-1a35277

There is some treatment of historical industry research — a few sources or titles — but since this guide is geared toward current information, historical information is limited. Also, it should be noted that while this guide focuses on the U.S., some of the same principles and sources can be used for a more global perspective.

If you have any further questions, please Ask A Librarian.

Ellen Terrell
May 2007
Last Updated: 01/08/2013

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