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Research Basics - Top Tips

1. Always remember to evaluate your sources!

2. Researching for a business plan, marketing plan, or similar project? Use our JumpStart Your Research form to help you through the planning process. E-mail it to a librarian or bring a copy to the drop-in research help desk.

Top Sources for Industry & Market Research

Top Sources for Company Research

Top Sources for International Business Research

Additional Resources

UBC Research Guides

A-Z Database Lists

Do you know the business database you're looking for? 
Browse the lists of databases available through UBC Library:


Some market research databases and websites organize business information using industry codes.

The two industry classification systems you will come across most often are NAICS andSIC. Both are hierarchical, organized by broad industry categories, each divided into more specific industries.

Note: If you are researching a very specific or very new industry, it may not be included in these industry classification systems.

Look up the code for your industry: