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  • 1. Free Library of Philadelphia Business Database TrainingCreating Company ListsAn Introduction to Reference USA and Dun & Bradstreet’s Million Dollar Database
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  • 2. Reference USA is…
    • A comprehensive database of American businesses.
    • 3. Searchable by multiple criteria that you can choose and manipulate.
    • 4. Available at all Free Library locations and online with authentication (FLP card number and PIN)
  • Dun & Bradstreet’s Million Dollar Database is…
    • A database of American businesses that earn more than $1 million dollars a year.
    • 5. Searchable by multiple criteria that you can choose and manipulate.
    • 6. Less comprehensive than Reference USA, however it includes more information about larger companies
    • 7. Available at all Free Library locations and online with authentication (FLP card number and PIN)
  • Find…
    • Companies and their industry groups
    • 8. Brands and products (Ref USA only)
    • 9. Business addresses, phone & fax numbers, names of contact individuals, company owners, CEOs, and corporate board members
    • 10. Corporate family ties (i.e., who owns whom)
    • 11. Number of employees and estimated sales figures
  • Customize Your Search and Narrow Results by…
    • Yellow Pages heading or industry codes (SIC, NAICS)
    • 12. Geography (zip codes, cities, metro areas, states)
    • 13. Number of employees or annual sales figures
    • 14. Reverse lookup by phone number or address
    • 15. … and many other criteria chosen by you
  • Create…
    • Sales and marketing lists
    • 16. Lists of competitors
    • 17. Market research reports
    • 18. Employer list for job searches
  • Save Your Data…
    • Download your search results in table formats (Excel, Comma Delimited, Tab Delimited, Fixed)
    • 19. Download your search results in report formats (HTML, PDF; D&B MDDB only)
    • 20. Download 50 results per search in Ref USA
    • 21. Download 100 results per search in D&B MDDB
    • 22. Save to removable media (floppy disk, flash drive) or send in an email
  • Contact the Business, Science & Industry Department at Parkway Central…
    Phone: 215.686.5394
    Email: erefbsi@freelibrary.org
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