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Welcome to Reference USA! This is a great resource for creating targeted company and consumer lists to assist you in your business research.The first part will go over how to create a targeted company ...

Welcome to Reference USA! This is a great resource for creating targeted company and consumer lists to assist you in your business research.The first part will go over how to create a targeted company list. The second part will go over how to create a targeted consumer list.

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  • Create targeted company and consumer lists! Reference USA
  • • Welcome to Reference USA! This is a great resource for creating targeted company and consumer lists to assist you in your business research. • The first part will go over how to create a targeted company list. The second part will go over how to create a targeted consumer list.
  • Creating a targeted company list
  • Start by visiting the Barrington Area Library website: www.balibrary.org Click on „Research‟
  • Next click on “Business, Careers, Technology”. Your screen will automatically jump to the collection of business databases, listed alphabetically.
  • Click on the “Reference USA” link. If you are outside of the library, you will then need to enter a Barrington Area Library card to proceed.
  • Click on “U.S. Businesses/Employers USA” link
  • Click on “Custom Search”
  • To select search filters, check the boxes on the left menu that you would like to use in your search. Most commonly used: keyword/SIC/NAICS, major industry group, geography, business size, ownership. If you check these filters, they will appear in the main column in the middle of the screen. Enter your search into these boxes, and after every criteria is entered, you can check the number of companies in your search by clicking the blue “Update Count” button on the right. When you are finished entering your search parameters, click “View Results”. You may download up to 250 records.
  • Creating a targeted consumer list
  • Click on “U.S. Consumers/ Lifestyles”
  • Click on “Custom Search”
  • To select search filters, check the boxes on the left menu that you would like to use in your search. If you check these filters, they will appear in the main column in the middle of the screen. Enter your search into these boxes, and after every criteria is entered, you can check the number of companies in your search by clicking the blue “Update Count” button on the right. When you are finished entering your search parameters, click “View Results”. You may download up to 250 records.
  • Export your list to an Excel file
  • When you are ready to export your results to an Excel file, check the box at the top of each page and then click “download”.
  • Select “Excel” for your file format. Then select the level of detail you want and click “download records”. Your records will open in an Excel format.
  • Questions? • You can visit the Adult Services Reference Desk, call us at (847) 382-1300 x 3050, text us at 66746 (type code askbal the first time you send us a text), or send us an email. • Thanks for using the Barrington Area Library! For more information on our business resources, check out our business page at www.balibrary.org/business