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Press Release for ReferenceUSA


DATE: April 23, 2015


CONTACT: Mark Ibach, Consulting Services Coordinator, (608) 246-5612
Tana Elias, Madison Public Library Web Services & Marketing, 608-266-4953

The Premier Research and Reference Tool Now Available Through [Library Name]

[City], [State], [Date] – [Library Name] is extremely pleased to announce that it is now offering ReferenceUSA®, a powerful online research tool from Infogroup®! ReferenceUSA provides library cardholders instant, real-time access to accurate, in-depth information on 17 Million U.S. and Canadian businesses, 210 million U.S. residents and 12 million Canadian households. It is very easy to navigate, so even computer novices will feel at ease searching ReferenceUSA.

“[Quote from librarian]”, said [library name] [librarian name]. (Potential quote topics: What do you think of the product? Tell me about the previous and current reference section. Are you excited to get this new feature?)

The residential information in ReferenceUSA is gathered primarily from telephone white pages. Researchers will find it to be essential for planning family reunions and weddings, organizing class reunions, finding neighbors or long-lost friends, and locating relatives, just to name a few.

The business information is gathered from a variety of reliable sources, such as yellow and white pages, annual reports, 10-Ks, government data, business magazines, top newspapers, the U.S. Postal Service, Internet research, and the U.S. Census Bureau. In fact, 24 million phone calls are placed annually to businesses to verify the accuracy of data! The quality of the information is validated by the fact that infoGroup databases power the directory services of many of the top-traffic Internet sites. And, the Wall Street Journal, in its August 29, 2006, issue, even proclaimed ReferenceUSA to be a “powerful market-research tool” crucial to small businesses. ReferenceUSA’s business module is perfect for people conducting job searches, locating out-of-town companies, tracking down addresses and phone numbers, conducting patent and market research, and much more!

ReferenceUSA is accessible to registered cardholders at [library name] or via [enter Web address]. All researchers need to put this powerful, comprehensive and accurate information at their fingertips is their library card!

For more information on [library name], please contact [librarian name] at [contact information]. For more information on ReferenceUSA, please contact [Put in an email address].

Search 17 Million Businesses-Add One
To access the database, go to The SCLS Reference Databases Page. If you are accessing the database from outside a library, you will be required to enter your library barcode number.

For more information about the ReferenceUSA press release, contact Mark Ibach.