Business search from Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA)

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Reference Solutions

What is Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA) ?

Reference Solutions provides information about millions of businesses, from major corporations to small businesses and sole proprietorships. It is an excellent source for local business information. Use Reference Solutions to research and analyze U.S. companies, industries, and consumers. 

How Do I Get Started?

  1. Have your library card ready (Don't have one? No problem! Check out our eCard registration page)

  2. Click on the "Go" button above

  3. Sign in with your library card if asked

  4. Check out some video tutorials to learn about this tool:


  • Use quick search for basic searches, or custom search to narrow down to very specific criteria

  • Search by city, metro area, neighborhood, ZIP, radius, or other geographic measure to find companies in a location

  • Find all the new businesses in a city or zip code

  • Research employers by searching the business listings

  • Search jobs and internships

  • Locate competitors in your industry and location before you write your business plan

  • Find prospects for your service in the U.S. Businesses and U.S. New Businesses databases

  • Find customers in the New Movers / Homeowners database

  • Click on the "Learning Center" at the top of Reference Solutions for tutorial videos!

Available for Use On

Any computer, tablet or phone with internet and browser capabilities.  There is currently no app for this product. 

Need Help?

Contact us by emailphone or in person at any library branch.