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Mergent Online: Database Tutorial

Mergent Online

Mergent Online offers detailed company and industry profiles with comprehensive financial information. This guide provides information about specific features and functionalities of this useful database. If you have difficulty or cannot find the answers you need, please contact the library for more assistance.


  • Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes are four digit codes assigned to U.S. industries and their products.
  • North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) are six digit codes implemented by the U.S., Canada, and Mexico.
  • Mergent Industry Classification (MIC) codes are numerical codes developed by Mergent to organize the companies into industries.
  • ICB (Industry Classification Benchmark) was developed by Dow Jones and the Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE).