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MRKT 495/595 Retail Management

Research help from library and other sources, including databases, government websites, and general information resources.

Patent Searching


You can begin your patent search using Google Patent Search

If this doesn't produce the results you need, the engineering librarian has put together a web resource guide on how to conduct a thorough patent search:  Patent and Trademark Searching

Business Location Services


NAICS Lookup from the U.S. Census Bureau

What is NAICS? The North American Industry Classification System or NAICS is a federal classification system used by Canada, Mexico, and the United States to classify business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data relating to the business economy. Such industry classification systems are useful for comparing data.

Venture Capital and Angel Investors

The Funded
Designed to help early stage entrepreneurs, fast growth entrepreneurs, and entrepreneurs looking to do diligence on funds before they execute funding arrangements and Board seats. 

Angel Capital Association
North America's professional alliance of angel groups 

Survey Software: Qualtrics

DOING YOUR OWN SURVEY? OSU students/faculty have access to QUALTRICS

Qualtrics login page:

OSU provides a campus-wide license for the Qualtrics survey system that is available to all faculty, staff and students. Qualtrics is an industry leading web-based survey system that offers a robust capability for building and distributing surveys and supports sophisticated data analysis tools.