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Reference USA

Licensed by the South Dakota State Library, Reference USA is available to anyone with an individual State Library e-card, library staff with their library's e-card, or within the State Library.

Contains information concerning approximately 45 million current businesses within the United States, almost 200 million historical business records, over two million current job postings (through, and the U.S. Standard White Pages. The business and consumer databases are continuously updated from more than 5,000 public sources. You will be able to:

  • Find jobs by job skills, location, and industry
  • Locate companies nationwide
  • Research business executives
  • Find business opportunities
  • Look at historical market trends
  • Find addresses and phone numbers

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A directory of people, job postings, and both historic and current US businesses. More Information at Lib Guides
Access: State Government Computers only
Category: Business, Career & Test Prep, Government & Directories

Remote Access

If you are accessing ReferenceUSA remotely, outside of the State Library, you need to start at the State Library electronic resources page. Find the link for ReferenceUSA. Once you click the link you will be prompted to enter your State Library card number and password, and accept the terms and conditions. You will then have access to ReferenceUSA.

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