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Training Opportunities for ReferenceUSA

ReferenceUSA* offers business and residential information for reference and research. The database can be accessed at any Springfield-Greene County Library or outside the library with a valid library card. There are several different modules focusing on particular areas of research.

  • U.S. Businesses -- find executive names, sales volume and number of employees for businesses
  • U.S. Standard White Pages -- conduct market research or find contact information for friends and relatives
  • U.S. New Movers/Homeowners -- find potential new customers among people that have recently moved into an area

To learn more about ReferenceUSA and all of its capabilities, take one of the upcoming free webinars conducted by Infogroup, the company behind ReferenceUSA. Webinars are being offered on several different aspects of database and there are multiple dates offered for each one.

Register and attend any of these webinars on your own by going to http://referenceusa-resourcecenter.com/learning-center/spring-schedule-april-june/  All you need to participate are an Internet connection and a phone line. 

If you prefer, you can attend a webinar that will be hosted in a group setting at a Library branch:
Start, Manage Grow! Your Business Using Reference USA
Monday, March 18, 2013
2:30-3:30 pm
Library Center – Harrison room
Entrepreneurs and business owners will learn how to use ReferenceUSA to find the mission-critical information necessary to start, manage and grow a business.

Uncovering the Hidden Job Market: Career Search Strategies Using ReferenceUSA
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
2:30-3:30 pm
Midtown-Carnegie Branch Library -- Community Room
Attendees will learn how to use ReferenceUSA as part of their career searching strategy.

ReferenceUSA Consumer & Lifestyle Data
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
2:30-3:30 pm
Brentwood Branch Library -- Community Room
Ever wonder how marketers and advertisers ‘target’ specific messages to you? Find out how you can access the same type of data for your neighborhood or city.

Search Essentials: the Basics of ReferenceUSA
Friday, May 10, 2013
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Library Center – Harrison room
Designed for the patron new to using the database, this hour-long session will cover all the basics of getting started with ReferenceUSA.

ReferenceUSA Mapping & Data Visualization
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
2:30-3:30 pm
Library Center – Grafton room
Data Visualization is the next big thing in data. Going beyond a static list of information, ReferenceUSA can help you ‘visualize’ data elements on a map.

For more information about ReferenceUSA or the Library’s other business resources, feel free to contact Jana Dimond, Business Librarian, at 417-883-5341 or janad@thelibrary.org.


* Library card required for use outside the Library

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