Monday, March 9, 2009

Expanded Access to ReferenceUSA

ReferenceUSA, which I profiled way back in April 2007, has recently been expanded beyond US Businesses to include data on:

  • US Healthcare - Detailed information on over 675,000 doctors and 180,000 dentists - if you only want female doctors that attended Virginia Commonwealth University, this is the database that will help you locate her.

  • Canadian Businesses - Over 1.5 million businesses located in Canada.

  • CorpTech - Access hard-to-find details on 285,000 executives at 95,000 companies specializing in 17 industries, including biotech and computer software.

  • US New Businesses - More than 50,000 new businesses added each week - good for researching trends, areas of economic development.

  • US Residential - Access over 100 million US Residents to conduct market research.

  • Canadian Residential - Research over 12 million Canadian households.

  • US New Homeowners - Updated weekly with 100,000 entries, use this database to reach people moving into your neighborhood or a particular area of the US.

  • US Lifestyles - Research consumers based on their lifestyles, hobbies and interests. For example, if you were planning on opening a store that sells tennis equipment, you could do a search under Lifestyles = Sports, narrow specifically to Tennis and then search the county you were interested in locating your store in.

ReferenceUSA used to be available only within a Fauquier County Public Library. Now, however, you can access this handy resource from home with your library card number. You'll always find the database listed at our Web site (library.fauquiercounty.gov) under Find Information > Search for Articles & More.

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