ReferenceUSA Training Seminars

Sign up for these free webinars that will help you get the most out of our powerful ReferenceUSA database. Attendees will need an internet connection and a phone line to participate. Below are the rest of the dates through December in the Autumn 2014 series.


Search Essentials: The Basics of ReferenceUSA

Day/Date: Fridays (October 10 – tomorrow – and 17; November 7 and 21; December 5 and 18)

Time: 11:00 am (1 hour)

Designed for the patron new to using our database, this hour-long session will cover all the basics of getting started with ReferenceUSA. The training will cover the Four Essentials anyone, particularly anyone new to ReferenceUSA, would want to know in order to be successful using the resource. This is also a great opportunity for current users to learn some new tips, tricks, and techniques. Lots of time will be reserved at the end for questions. Click here to register for any of the session dates.

Uncovering the Hidden Job Market: Career Search Strategies Using ReferenceUSA

Day/Date: Wednesdays (October 15; November 5; December 3, 17)

Time: 2:00 pm (1 hour)

Attendees will learn how to use ReferenceUSA as part of their Career Searching Strategy. Included will be information on the importance of having accurate information for applications and resumes, creating engaging cover letters, assembling a network of references and referrers, finding key persons at a business to act as mentors, building datasets of potential employers based on skill set, work history, and preferences as well as how to prepare for interviews and interactions through thorough research. We will also explore the New! Jobs & Internship module which adds a new dimension to job searching. Click here to register.

Start, Manage, and Grow Your Business Using ReferenceUSA

Day/Date: Mondays (October 13 and 27; November 3 and 24; December 1 and 15)

Time: 2:00 pm (1 hour)

Entrepreneurs and business owners will learn how to use ReferenceUSA to find the mission critical information necessary to start, manage and grow a business. Topics include: • name search for business • locate hard to find vendors, both locally and nationally • locate subject manager experts and professional services • find investors, venture capitalists and angels • network with other businesses in your area or in your industry • develop relationships with related business for co-branding opportunities • understand community demographics • survey locations for expansion • conduct competitive analysis • plan delivery routes and service areas • source new employees

Click here to register.

ReferenceUSA Consumer & Lifestyle Data

Day/Date: Tuesdays (October 14, November 4, December 2)

Time: 12:00 noon (1 hour)

Ever wonder how marketers and advertisers ‘target’ specific messages to you? Find out how you access the same type of data for your neighborhood or city. Anyone who is interested in understanding the purchase preferences of a community will find this data both interesting and informative. Learn how to navigate this section of ReferenceUSA and then apply the data to your needs. Click here to register.

ReferenceUSA Big Data & Mapping

Day/Date: Tuesdays (October 14, November 4, December 2)

Time: 2:00 pm (1 hour)

Data Visualization is the next BIG thing in data. Going beyond static lists of information, ReferenceUSA can help you ‘visualize’ data elements on a map. Great for understanding how locations relate to each other or seeing densities within a specific area, the ReferenceUSA mapping tools give you a new and powerful way to better understand the landscape. Learn how to build a map to display results and how to manipulate the mapping tools to your advantage. Click here to register.

ReferenceUSA Historical Business Data

Day/Date: Wednesdays (October 15, November 5, December 3)

Time: 11:00 am (1 hour)

One of the essential requirements for planning for the future is to understand the past. ReferenceUSA has been compiling Business and Consumer data for many years and this data has been available in file format for advanced research projects. In response to the increased interest in accessing historical business information, ReferenceUSA has developed an innovative online tool for librarians, research professionals and library patrons to connect to
powerful information that presents a vivid picture of what the business landscape looked like in a given area at a given point in time. Click here to register.

What the REF! [NEW]

Day/Date: select Thursdays (October 16, November 6, December 4)

Time: 2:00 pm (1 hour)

Think you rock at using ReferenceUSA? Well this will be your opportunity to strut your stuff! We’ll give you access to a fully-loaded account and then present you with a series of challenging searches – then we’ll race to the results. The first to post the correct answer will be awarded the points for that round and at the end of the game, we’ll tally the points and crown the victor! And to the victor, go the spoils! You will need to be able to have the ability to manage two windows/tabs on your machine, one to view the webex site – where the questions will be posted, answers demonstrated and scores kept – as well as a tab or window where you can be logged into ReferenceUSA. While not required, it’s recommended you use the Computer Speakers (versus the phone dial in) for the audio …
Seriously considering adding a Trabek style ‘stache for the proceedings! Click here to register.

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