How to Use  ReferenceUSA (a resource provided by your Salt Lake County Library card)  By: David Thompson Licensed Professi...
Outline <ul><li>What is ReferenceUSA? </li></ul><ul><li>Why would I want to use it? </li></ul><ul><li>Who can use it? </li...
What is ReferenceUSA? <ul><li>ReferenceUSA is an Internet-based reference service from the Library Division of  info USA. ...
What is ReferenceUSA? <ul><li>Information in ReferenceUSA comes from: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They scrutinize and catalog 5,...
What is ReferenceUSA? <ul><li>Business Data includes: (partial list) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Approximate number of employees...
Why would I want to use it? <ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To understand the impact a business has on the local ec...
Who can use it? <ul><li>Have to have a Salt Lake County Library card </li></ul><ul><li>Have to have access to internet or ...
How can I start using it? <ul><li>Starts with having access to internet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From the Library </li></ul><...
How can I start using it?
How can I start using it? <ul><li>Click on Research by Topic </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Business / Investment </li></ul>
How can I start using it? <ul><li>Next Click on ReferenceUSA </li></ul>
How can I start using it? <ul><li>Choose Library Access if you are there </li></ul><ul><li>Choose Home Access if you are n...
How can I start using it? <ul><li>Now you have to have your library card number and PIN# </li></ul>
How can I start using it?
How can I start using it? <ul><li>1. Quick Search – you know the Company Name or City or State OR the phone # </li></ul>
How can I start using it? <ul><li>2. Custom Search  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can build your own search criteria </li></ul...
How can I start using it? <ul><li>2. Custom Search  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can build your own search criteria </li></ul...
How can I start using it? <ul><li>3. Use the Guided Search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By using the tabs across the top – you de...
How can I start using it? <ul><li>3. Use the Guided Search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By using the tabs across the top – you de...
Guided Search Example
Guided Search Example
Guided Search Example
Guided Search Example <ul><li>Having CLICKED on the Geography tab </li></ul>
Guided Search Example <ul><li>Choosing two of the three </li></ul>
Guided Search Example <ul><li>Results are a list of 25 companies per page </li></ul>
Guided Search Example <ul><li>Results are a list of 25 companies per page </li></ul>
Guided Search Example <ul><li>Between pages it is required that the user enter the cofe manually. </li></ul>
Guided Search Example
Guided Search Example
Guided Search Example
Guided Search Example
Recap <ul><li>There are FREE tools  </li></ul><ul><li>Explore services provided </li></ul><ul><li>They are your tax dollar...
Need Help <ul><li>Email: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Call 801-938-6965 </li></ul></ul...
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ReferenceUSA is a residential and business database, a division of InfoUSA, provided to the members of the Salt Lake City Library system. It can be used for research in a non commercial enviornment.

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How To Use ReferenceUSA

  1. 1. How to Use ReferenceUSA (a resource provided by your Salt Lake County Library card) By: David Thompson Licensed Professional Business Coach 801-938-6965
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>What is ReferenceUSA? </li></ul><ul><li>Why would I want to use it? </li></ul><ul><li>Who can use it? </li></ul><ul><li>How can I start using it? </li></ul>
  3. 3. What is ReferenceUSA? <ul><li>ReferenceUSA is an Internet-based reference service from the Library Division of info USA. </li></ul><ul><li>The ReferenceUSA database contains, in module format, detailed information on more than </li></ul><ul><ul><li>14 million US businesses (over 100k in Utah) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>210 million US residents (over 737k in Utah) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 100,000 Utah employers </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. What is ReferenceUSA? <ul><li>Information in ReferenceUSA comes from: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They scrutinize and catalog 5,200 phone books, annual reports and other business directories to find information on nearly every business in the nation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They hand-key each record and call every business to make sure you have the most reliable information available. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Next, they add public record data from county courthouse filings, SEC and 10k filing, and Secretary of State data. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Every month, they match and clean the data with the USPS National Change of Address (NCOA), ZIP+4 and Delivery Sequence File to standardize and keep the addresses accurate. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. What is ReferenceUSA? <ul><li>Business Data includes: (partial list) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Approximate number of employees </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Estimates annual sales </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Credit rating </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SIC and NAICS codes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Years in business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Directory of management </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Estimated expenditures (for outside services) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Competitors and nearby businesses </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Why would I want to use it? <ul><li>Research </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To understand the impact a business has on the local economy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To know who their competitors are </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To see news articles related to them </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To see UCC filings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To get a map and directions to the business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To understand household income (resident) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>To . . . . </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Who can use it? <ul><li>Have to have a Salt Lake County Library card </li></ul><ul><li>Have to have access to internet or physical library </li></ul><ul><li>You have to agree to the conditions of use </li></ul><ul><ul><li>only for personal </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>non-commercial </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>or educational purposes </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. How can I start using it? <ul><li>Starts with having access to internet </li></ul><ul><ul><li>From the Library </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From Home </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. How can I start using it?
  10. 10. How can I start using it? <ul><li>Click on Research by Topic </li></ul><ul><li>Click on Business / Investment </li></ul>
  11. 11. How can I start using it? <ul><li>Next Click on ReferenceUSA </li></ul>
  12. 12. How can I start using it? <ul><li>Choose Library Access if you are there </li></ul><ul><li>Choose Home Access if you are not </li></ul>
  13. 13. How can I start using it? <ul><li>Now you have to have your library card number and PIN# </li></ul>
  14. 14. How can I start using it?
  15. 15. How can I start using it? <ul><li>1. Quick Search – you know the Company Name or City or State OR the phone # </li></ul>
  16. 16. How can I start using it? <ul><li>2. Custom Search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can build your own search criteria </li></ul></ul>
  17. 17. How can I start using it? <ul><li>2. Custom Search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You can build your own search criteria </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. How can I start using it? <ul><li>3. Use the Guided Search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By using the tabs across the top – you define your parameters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By using the Characteristics on the left side – you further refine your parameters </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. How can I start using it? <ul><li>3. Use the Guided Search </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By using the tabs across the top – you define your parameters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>By using the Characteristics on the left side – you further refine your parameters </li></ul></ul>
  20. 20. Guided Search Example
  21. 21. Guided Search Example
  22. 22. Guided Search Example
  23. 23. Guided Search Example <ul><li>Having CLICKED on the Geography tab </li></ul>
  24. 24. Guided Search Example <ul><li>Choosing two of the three </li></ul>
  25. 25. Guided Search Example <ul><li>Results are a list of 25 companies per page </li></ul>
  26. 26. Guided Search Example <ul><li>Results are a list of 25 companies per page </li></ul>
  27. 27. Guided Search Example <ul><li>Between pages it is required that the user enter the cofe manually. </li></ul>
  28. 28. Guided Search Example
  29. 29. Guided Search Example
  30. 30. Guided Search Example
  31. 31. Guided Search Example
  32. 32. Recap <ul><li>There are FREE tools </li></ul><ul><li>Explore services provided </li></ul><ul><li>They are your tax dollars </li></ul><ul><li>Make the most of it! </li></ul>
  33. 33. Need Help <ul><li>Email: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Call 801-938-6965 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Catch me a Chamber Meetings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Sandy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>South Jordan </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Catch me at BNI-Goldmine Group </li></ul></ul>
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