Just discovered something wonderful about the grandaddy of all our company research databases, ReferenceUSA: video tutorials!
We’ve been wanting to do our own tutorials for some of our most popular resources, so we’re thrilled that ReferenceUSA is providing links to a couple good ones from other libraries around the country.
The videos are on ReferenceUSA.com under the Take a Tour link. I’ve embedded one of the videos below. The librarian here demonstrates exactly the same search that I recommend when people ask how to search for competitors (especially if they want business expenditure data) or how to create a mailing list.
Alternatively, head on over to YouTube and search for ReferenceUSA. You’ll see several how-to videos produced by various academic and public libraries around the country. Keep in mind every library doesn’t subscribe to every available ReferenceUSA module, but these videos will give you a great introduction to this popular tool.
Ready to get started with ReferenceUSA? You can login at home with your Charleston County Public Library card any time! (If you don’t have card & you live in the area, you can always use the database at any CCPL library branch. If you like what you see, you can apply for a card before you leave!)