Database Review: Reference USA

ReferenceUSA logoReference USA is a powerful and useful database for a variety of searches. It can be used to find business and healthcare listings in both the United States and Canada. Searches can be easily customized. The healthcare search allows you to limit search by geography, specialty, and even the number of patients a physician sees per week.  The business search can be customized to search by executive names, SIC/NAICS code, business size, number of employees and many other options. 

In addition to Yellow Pages searches, Reference USA is also excellent for white page searches. More than 89 million residents are included in the U.S. White Pages. This is a great resource for locating a long lost friend or relative. The White Pages search even offers a reverse look up using phone number and/or address. 

To locate this database, go to Databases for Online Research.  Reference USA is found under the heading of Business and Personal Finance. When accessing databases from home or work, please have your library card handy.