ReferenceUSA database now available

Olean Public Library is pleased to announce that ReferenceUSA is now available.  One may access the database by going to and scrolling to the bottom of the page.  According to the Wall Street Journal, “ReferenceUSA, a database with information on millions of businesses and households, coupled with census data and a lifestyle database, can make a powerful research tool (Tuesday August 29, 2006).”  The database is also useful for:

  • Conducting job searches
  • Searching for business opportunities & suppliers
  • Tracking down addresses & phone numbers
  • Locating out-of-town companies
  • Conducting market and patent research

One can access the the database from either the computers at the library or from one’s own computer at home.  Just visit and click on the “Reference”link.  Once there, select “Online Databases” and then scroll to the bottom of the database page.

Please call the library or visit the Reference (Information) desk with any questions.


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