Starting January 2017 – Mondays – 10:00 am CST
Attendees will learn how to use ReferenceUSA as part of their career searching strategy. Including finding key individuals at a business; 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.
Starting January 2017 – Tuesdays – 10:00 am CST
Designed for anyone new to using the database. We will discuss the datasets available in ReferenceUSA as well as our compilation process and update frequency. I will demonstrate basic elements you need to know in order to be successful when searching the database.
Starting January 2017 – Wednesdays – 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.
Starting January 2017 – Thursdays – 10:00 am CST
Learn how to use ReferenceUSA to complete the research you need to start a business.
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.
At Bradford Libraries, we are delighted with our new OneSource electronic resource. The major bonus for us is being able to offer a renowned business product remotely, which means that wherever our library customers have access to a PC they have access to OneSource. The depth of information is phenomenal and the cost is within reach of public libraries. Both staff and customers use OneSource to research company information, market and investor data and news items for a whole variety of enquiries, including detailed company analysis, marketing lists, job-seeking information, director data, market share, and stockbroker reports.
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.