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Company & Industry Research

A detailed guide to conducting research on companies, nonprofits, charities, and industries. Look up NAICS codes, find competitors, industry profiles, financial ratios by industry.

Getting Started with Company & Industry Research

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This research guide is targeted at Brock University students, faculty, and staff who are conducting research on companies and industries. It provides a step-by-step approach and uses a variety of sources including Library Databases and free internet sites.

  • Some links point to Library resources such as books, databases, journals, or other subscription-based sources. You can access online sources from off-campus by signing in (when prompted) with your Brock University Username and Password.Information Icon
  • Other links will point to free or open access sources, which are indicated by an orange open padlock icon. 


Researching the Nonprofit / Charitable Sector?