The third floor of the Central Library houses the Business, Science & Social Sciences collections. Nearly every day, we use a tool called Reference USA: Canadian Businesses, and we always highlight this database in our Career and Business Tours.
We use this tool because we’re constantly being asked questions like:
- How can I get a list of my competitors?
- How do I find out how many dentists (or language schools, or residential architects, or commercial bakeries) there are in Calgary?
- I’m an engineer. How can I find out which engineering companies have more than 50 employees?
If you need information about a business, or you need to generate lists of businesses within a certain field or industry, then Reference USA is for you.
Don’t be fooled by the name! This powerful database can help you find all sorts of businesses within Calgary, and across Canada.
From our e-library, select Business, Directories, Investment & Careers and then Reference USA. Admittedly, the database can seem a bit tricky for those who aren’t familiar with it. But 3rd floor staff are always willing to walk you through a few searches. So, don’t be afraid to drop by, call, or chat online with us!