Industry and trade associations often compile data for the industry as a whole and sometimes make the data available free of charge. The following print sources list industry/trade associations:
Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources Ref./Z7164. C81 E93 A listing, by industry/business-related topic, of associations, publications, directories, statistical sources, databases, reference sources, etc. for that industry/topic.
Encyclopedia of Associations Ref./AS22.E5 A guide to more than 22,000 national and international associations in different areas--business, cultural, social welfare, etc. Each listing includes contact information (website, e-mail address), history, descriptions, publications. Arrangement is by subject; part 3 is an alphabetic index.
*S & P Industry Surveys Ref./HC 106.6 .S74