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Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA): Getting Started

A guide for using Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA.)

Access Reference Solutions

What is Reference Solutions?

Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA) contains basic directory information for more than 14 million U.S businesses in the United States. It’s one of our best sources for researching private businesses. It includes many nonprofit organizations such as schools, churches, and religious organizations, charitable and social service organizations, and some federal, state, and municipal government offices. Use this resource to research competitors, B2B customers, suppliers, and potential employers by many criteria, including location, size, and type of business. Reference Solutions can also be used to create maps and charts of business locations.

To begin your search, click on the Search link under U.S. Businesses, on the Reference Solutions home page.


Reference USA: U.S. Businesses



About the Data

The Reference Solutions database contains detailed information on 15 million verified U.S. businesses, and covers over 44 million currently operating and closed businesses. Business information is continuously updated from more than 5000 public sources.