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ReferenceUSA Historical Business (1997-2020)

The ReferenceUSA Historical Business data collection provides access to company profiles from 1997 through 2020. Variables include company name, address, SIC/NAICS codes, employee size, sales, latitude/longitude, and more. ReferenceUSA is a product of Data Axle, formerly Infogroup.

Access

Access to ReferenceUSA Historical Business data is limited to current MSU affiliates only and requires login with your MSU netID and password. Redistribution is not permitted.

Guidelines for Acceptable Use

Prohibition of commercial use, and guidelines for acceptable use

The data is only for academic or private study in compliance with applicable laws. You are strictly prohibited from redistributing or reselling of the data. You may publish limited excerpts and a summarized or aggregated statistics or analysis of the data in academic and scholarly works but not the data in raw form. Please review additional terms here: https://libguides.lib.msu.edu/c.php?g=95386&p=623717.

BY CONTINUING TO USE THIS DATA COLLECTION YOU ARE AGREEING TO ACCEPT THESE TERMS.

Data

You can download the data in two format:

Please note: the expanded data files are extremely large and will take some time to download. Average file size is about 6 GB. We advise you to download the compressed files.

Documentation

Codebook, with definitions of variables.

Historical Business Layout. Variable spreadsheet provided by vendor.

Questions?

Please direct any questions about ReferenceUSA Historical Business data to Breezy Silver.

How to Cite (APA Style)

Data Axle (YYYY). ReferenceUSA Historical Business [data file]. Retrieved from: https://lib.msu.edu/about/data/referenceusahistorical/

Note: Replace YYYY with the year of the file being cited.

Related Resources

Access to the current ReferenceUSA business database is available here: http://catalog.lib.msu.edu/record=b5324725~S39a