Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

Conducting Industry Research: NAICS & SIC

Standard Industrial Classification System (SIC)

How do I find a SIC Code?

You can locate a SIC code online or by using the Standard Industrial Classification Manual available at the Metro Campus Library.  Use the alphabetic index of the print version to locate your industry, or look up your industry keyword using the online search function.

For more consistent results, however, use the 1997 NAICS bridge to the 1987 SIC codes. Click on the following images to enlarge them.

 

Be sure to write down the SIC code you find.  You may need to use it in Step 2 to search online databases or to access print materials.  If you haven't already, continue on to find your NAICS code.

You can learn more about SIC codes here.

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)

How do I find a NAICS Code?

You can locate a NAICS code online or by using the print North American Industry Classification System manual available at the Metro Campus Library.  Use the alphabetic index of the print version to locate your industry, or look up your industry keyword using the online search function.

Click on the following images to enlarge them.

 

Be sure to write down the 2007, 2002, 1997 NAICS codes you find.  You will use these in Step 2 to search online databases or to access print materials.  If you haven't already, continue on to find your SIC code.

Learn more about NAICS here.

Librarian

Profile Photo
Mary Thompson
Contact:
216-245-9775

Office Hours:
Mon 10am-12pm
Tues 10am-1pm
Wed 1pm-3pm
Thur 3pm-6pm