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If you find one association, use Google to find more by searching for "related:" and then the URL of the association you found (related:www.scaa.org). Google will then give you a list of websites like that one.
Encyclopedia of Associations
The easiest way to find professional associations or special interest groups is by using the Encyclopedia of Associations. This e-book allows for keyword search by topic.
Business Insights: Global
In Business Insights: Global, search for your desired industry with a limiter of industry from the drop down menu. On the industry profile, select "Associations" from the left side menu.
You can also find associations listed in the industry profiles in Factiva, accessed from the "Companies/markets" menu.
What are associations?
Associations are organizations that provide resources for a specific industry, product, service, or cause. Associations can be great sources of information since they collect data you might not find anywhere else.
- Some associations are for a specific industry or cause, some are for employees of an industry, and some are for consumers.
- They may offer conferences, publications, research, and public relations to support its members.
- Sometimes you can access their research and publications for free, and sometimes you need to be a member to have access, though they might grant you access given your student status.
- Examples of associations include the American Cancer Society or the Association of American Airlines.