Last updated 11/18/2008
Database Guide with practice questions – Reference USA
Use these databases to find information about small or large companies. Also
use to put together a mailing list or a list of sales leads, or to find someone’s
Reference USA is a comprehensive business and personal telephone directory
for the United States. It compiles 3,900 White Page directories and 5,600 Yellow
Page directories into a single resource, including additional information from
census records, corporate financial filings, and supplementary articles. Business
information includes corporate contacts, company name, divisions and
subsidiaries, address, line of business, number of employees, annual sales,
credit rating, Fortune 1000 ranking, stock quotes, and news articles. Reference
USA Residential also works as a reverse-directory if you’re trying to find out who
lives at a particular address. Other enhanced features allow you to find out an
entire neighborhood’s median income, home values and even the longitude and
latitude of particular locations.
Availability and Use Restrictions
In-Library Use: Available at all Library locations
Remote Use: Jefferson County Public Library card is required.
In both databases there are 2 ways to search, Quick Search by Name, City,
State or Phone and Custom Search which has many more options and is much
more flexible. The Business database also offers Guided Search, which walks
you through several steps to create a complex search.
Use Quick Search only if you know the exact name of a company/individual or if
you want a quick list of companies/individuals in a specific city. Use Custom
Search for any other kind of search.
1. On the welcome screen, select the desired database by using the drop
down menu to the left of the home button; you will see the Quick Search
screen. Fill one or more search box.