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 ( under Find Information > Search for Articles & More.

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