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Subject Guide: Business Trade Associations

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This guide lists sources which provide contact information and access to industry trade associations.  Many trade associations have a Home Page on the Internet.  Data, news, and reports can be located on their site.

For further information & assistance in using any of the sources listed, please contact our reference staff:

  • In person, at the Reference Desk on the 1st Floor of the Blackwell Library

  • By phone @ 410-548-5988

  • Through e-mail, using Ask-a-Librarian

Suggested Resources:

ASAE's Information Central
The American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) provides information relevant to nonprofits and associations.

Encyclopedia of Associations
Ready Reference HS 17 .G334 2004 v. 1-3
*Ask for this title at the Reference Desk

Look in volume 3 for a keyword/names index and look up your topic.  The number listed refers to an entry number in volumes 1-2 not a page number.  Each listing provides a short description of the association, address and phone number, and a Web site address if available.

Gale Business Insights: Essentials  [10 seats shared with consortium]
Off-campus, sign in using your Gull Card barcode and last name.  Choose Salisbury University as the campus and then click the log in button. 

  • Click on the 'Company' icon from the main screen.

  • Enter the company name or ticker symbol, choose 'ultimate parent', and click the 'search' button at the bottom of the screen.

  • Click your company name on the results list.
  • At the top of the screen are various tabs to company information--choose 'Associations'.
  • Select the industry code and review associations for that code.

Yahoo! Trade Associations
Provides an annotated listing of a number of trade association links.  Users can browse or search by topic.

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