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Further Assistance

Nancy Dennis, Business and Economics Librarian, can be contacted by email, text, and phone:


Landline (Office): 978-542-6218

Mobile:  978-587-1312

In person:

CC255B (Inside the Bertolon Administrative suite, second floor)

Lib210D (Inside the Instructional Librarians suite, second floor)

Hours are posted in both locations.


  • This purpose of this guide is to guide you to primary sources for researching the car wash industry.
  • These are the main sources of information:
    • Industry reports from various Library databases
    • US Census Bureau statistical compilations and industry snapshots
    • Periodical and news articles relevant to the industry

Getting Started

  • Step One: Identify the NAICS and SIC Codes for your industry.
  • Step Two: Locate a report for your industry in IBISWorld, GMID, Standard & Poor's, or Business Source Premier.
  • Step Three: Locate government overviews and statistics.
  • Step Four: Scan the periodical literature for your industry.
    • Search for "car washes" to find relevant articles.