Skip to Questions

Ask-A-Librarian - Need help? Just Ask!

Q

How do I find information about trade associations?

Last Updated: Sep 03, 2015  |  33 Views
 
Was this helpful? 0   0
A

Answer

A trade association, also known as an industry trade group, business association or sector association, is an organization founded and funded by businesses that operate in a specific industry. An industry trade association participates in public relations activities such as advertising, education, political donations, lobbying and publishing, but its main focus is collaboration between companies.

A general internet search with the industry you are interested in and the words "trade association" will usually give you the names of relevant groups.  This list from the Consumer Action Handbook has a listing of many large associations.

To find articles on a particular trade association use one of our business databases like Business Source Complete or ABI Inform.  Use the association name in quotation marks in the search box. 

Answered by Ashley DupuyBookmark and Share

Other Answers / Comments (0)

    More Ways to Ask

    Walk in green person picture
    Walk-In Help:
    Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM
    Ground Floor Library, G16 (Kennesaw)
    First Floor Library, C125 (Marietta)
    appointment calendar picture
    Research Appointment:
    Schedule Appointment
    (72 Hours Advance Notice)
    phone
    Call Us:
    Monday-Friday 9AM-5PM
    470-578-6325 (Kennesaw)
    470-578-7471 (Marietta)
    text
    Via SMS:
    TXT your question
    to 770-983-6547

    Live Chat

     

    Browse by Popular Topics

    Archives  –  Books  –  Circulation Policy  –  Citation  –  Computers  –  D2L Brightspace  –  Databases  –  Digital Commons  –  Directional  –  Electronic Books  –  Employment  –  Faculty Services  –  GIL Express  –  Government Documents  –  Interlibrary Loan  –  Library Catalog  –  Library Instruction  –  Library Policy  –  Locations  –  Microfilm  –  Newspapers  –  Passwords  –  Printing  –  Publishing  –  Reference  –  RefWorks  –  Repository  –  Research Guides  –  Research Help  –  Reserves  –  Services  –  Study Rooms  –  Technology  –  Testing  –  TRAC  –  Visitors  
    View All Topics

    Related content from Research Guides