UW-Eau Claire Research Resources

Research Resources


Bureau of Labor Statistics

Primary source for consumer spending and consumer prices. Combined with Census data, this information can help estimate potential sales


Sperling’s Best Places

A great website for learning community information and comparative city analysis.


James J. Hill Business Research Library

A private non-profit business reference library, located in Saint Paul, MN. Since 1921, the Hill Library has housed a world-class collection of practical business information resources and is considered one of the most comprehensive business libraries in the country.


United States Census Page American FactFinder 

Is the Census Bureau online, self-serve tool designed to deliver a wide variety of population, economic, geographic and housing information about the United States to individuals, educators, businesses, governments and organizations. 


North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)

Is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.


U.S. Patent & Trademark Office

Offers searchable indexes on patents, legal material, patent resources, trademark and copyright issues, technical information and much more.