ReferenceUSA is an electronic directory of address and telephone listings from more than 14 million United States businesses. If you have any trouble accessing this resource, please check out these troubleshooting tips.
ReferenceUSA is useful for finding businesses by name, address, city, state, phone number, or type of business. This database can also be used to compile brief mailing lists for job searchers. The following kinds of users could find helpful information by searching ReferenceUSA.
ReferenceUSA gathers business information from many sources including: telephone directories; annual reports, 10-Ks, and other SEC information; federal, state, and municipal government data; Chamber of Commerce information; leading business magazines, trade publications, newsletters, major newspapers, industry and specialty directories; and postal service information, including U.S. change of address updates. This information is verified twice a year through direct contact with companies that employ more than 100 employees. Smaller businesses are confirmed annually.
Quick and Custom Searching
To search for company listings by business name, city and state, or telephone, use the "Quick Search" option. Select "Custom Search" to find companies using a variety of criteria such as: Business type, SIC, address, zip code, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), city, county, state, area code, phone number, number of employees, sales volume, whether the listing is for a headquarter or branch location, a government office, and if the company is publicly-traded.
Printing and Downloading Options
To print an individual listing from ReferenceUSA, select "Print" from the File menu or select the printer icon on the top menu bar.
To print multiple listings, first select the individual listings using the checkboxes to the left of the listings before you select the Print button from the top or bottom of the screen. Note: You may only select 25 listings to print at a time. If you would like to print more than this, print the first 25, return to your results, deselect the 25 previously checked listings, select the next 25, print them, and so on.
Once you have selected the listings you would like to print, you have the option of printing Summary or Detailed information about the listings.
To download multiple listings, first select the individual listings using the checkboxes to the left of the listings before you select the download button from the top or bottom of the screen. Note: You may only select 25 listings to download at a time. If you would like to save more than this, save the first 25, return to your results, deselect the 25 previously checked listings, select the next 25, save them, and so on.
You have several options for saving directory listings to a file. ReferenceUSA allows the listings to be downloaded in three file formats: Excel, Comma Delimited, and Tab Delimited. You will also need to choose what to download.