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South Dakota State Library Services: ReferenceUSA

A list of services provided by the South Dakota State Library.

About Reference USA

A directory of people, job postings, and both historic and current US businesses.   Web Link to ReferenceUSA

Additional Training Opportunities

Special Login Instructions

Reference USA is available to anyone with an individual State Library e-card, located outside of a library network. Exception: within the State Library.

Remote Access

If you are accessing ReferenceUSA remotely, once you click the link you will be prompted to enter your State Library card number and password, and accept the terms and conditions. You will then have access to ReferenceUSA.

Primary Audience and Categories

For researching businesses, job hunting and the white pages.

More About Reference USA

Contains information concerning approximately 45 million current businesses within the United States, almost 200 million historical business records, over two million current job postings (through, and the U.S. Standard White Pages. The business and consumer databases are continuously updated from more than 5,000 public sources. You will be able to:

  • Find jobs by job skills, location, and industry
  • Locate companies nationwide
  • Research business executives
  • Find business opportunities
  • Look at historical market trends
  • Find addresses and phone numbers

For More Information


Please Contact

David Bradford
Digital Resources Coordinator
605-295-3174 or 605-773-3131, Option 5, 3

Alissa Adams
School Library Technology Coordinator
605-295-3152 or 605-773-3131, Option 5, 3

Nina Mentzel
Metadata Librarian
605-773-6391 or 605-280-6911