Link: http://guides.lib.purdue.edu/businessdatabases is the alphabetical list of the databases specially selected for those in a business program of study. Access the databases off-campus with your Purdue login and password.
Focus: ReferenceUSA offers several searchable database modules containing detailed information on more than 14 million U.S. businesses and employers; 89 million U.S. residents; 855,000 U.S. health care providers; 1.5 million Canadian businesses; and 12 million Canadian residents.
Tutorial: Click here see the basics of searching ReferenceUSA.
Start with this hint: Search by company name using “Quick Search” feature to find a list of executives or the CEO of a company. When looking at a list of companies, click on the blue arrow to the right to find the corporate office of the company you’re looking for.
Why you should know this database: ReferenceUSA’s U.S. Businesses database is enhanced with more than 24 million phone calls per year and includes company name, business title, business type, sales volume, employee size, year established and more. ReferenceUSA can also be used to find industry profiles, job listings, and competitors.
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