Learning Center Webinar Schedule
Better understand the features of ReferenceUSA and how you can use them to the advantage of your library. Sign up for one of our helpful webinars below.
A Librarian’s Introduction to ReferenceUSA
Every 1st and 3rd Tuesday – 10:00 am CST
We want to ensure your staff is prepared by delivering as much training and instruction as they need. Register and join us for any of the webinars or send us a request for staff training for your specific organization.
Entrepreneurship: Research for Starting, Managing, and Growing Businesses
Every 2nd and 4th Tuesday – 10:00 am CST
Entrepreneurs and business owners will learn how to use ReferenceUSA to find the mission-critical information to start, manage, and grow a business.
Every 1st and 3rd Thursday – 10:00 am CST
Designed for anyone new to using our database, this session will cover all the basics of getting started with ReferenceUSA.
Job Seeking: Career Search Strategies
Every 2nd and 4th Thursday – 10:00 am CST
Attendees will learn how to use ReferenceUSA as part of their career searching strategy. Included will be information on the importance of having accurate information for applications and resumes; creating engaging cover letters; assembling a network of references and referrers; finding key individuals at a business to act as mentors; building data sets of potential employers based on skill set, work history, and preferences; and preparing for interviews and interactions thorough research. We will also explore the Jobs & Internship module, which adds a new dimension to job searching.
Click the links below to watch previously recorded webinars.
What our customers are saying
ReferenceUSA is an extremely useful resource for the small business owners and aspiring entrepreneurs that use our library. The Heat Map tool in the U.S. Consumers/Lifestyles Database is extremely useful for entrepreneurs who are looking for a business location and for businesses that are looking to advertise their goods or services to a more targeted market. Most of the other mapping tools can only create concentration maps based on geography and one additional variable, but the Heat Map tool in ReferenceUSA can create a concentration map based on geography and a multitude of variables to get very targeted results that fit our patron’s needs. This tool also allows you to overlay restaurants, transportation, and additional points of interest onto your concentration map, which is tremendously valuable for businesses that are looking for the perfect location.
We’ve had great success with the ReferenceUSA product, especially with our business students. It has a simple interface that provides a quick lookup or an in-depth screening mode that allows the user to locate a specific company or group of companies based on a wide variety of criteria. The information provided about corporate linkage to a parent and subsidiary is especially useful as is the rest of the information returned with the search results. We have come to rely heavily on ReferenceUSA as a first stop for much of our directory lookups.
ReferenceUSA is a robust tool that not only provides rich data but helps users better understand the information through its mapping and visualization features. Our library patrons use ReferenceUSA for competitive intelligence, marketing information as well as tracking and monitoring neighborhoods for potential trends in consumer purchase patterns. In addition to entrepreneurs, we see many job seeking and re-careering clients use the database to acquire deeper insight on the companies and industries that match their career interests. Similarly, patrons also search the database to identify the potential employers. ReferenceUSA is a central part of our business information offerings and a resource that continues to captivate staff and patrons alike.