The Mohave County Public Library is continuing their trend into the digital age by adding a new online resource for businesses and individuals.  “With over half of American adults owning a tablet in today’s digital age, it is important that our libraries keep up with the demands of our constituents.  While libraries will always provide physical books, the trend into e-books and digital content is drastically growing,” Supervisor Buster Johnson stated. The Mohave County Library’s new online reference tool, ReferenceUSA, is a digital database that provides detailed information on millions of U.S. companies and households.  “This database will provide constituents with a magnitude of information about a company along with the demographics of an area,” Johnson explained.  “For individuals interested in opening their own business in Mohave County, this database can pull sales leads and even provides the resources needed to help individuals create business plans,” Johnson continued. According to Kam Draper, Sales Director of InfoGroup, the ReferenceUSA database can also provide a multitude of information for constituents who may be interested in information about a specific region.  “With ReferenceUSA, constituents are able to find information on healthcare providers in the area or even compare businesses to decide which provider is right for them,” Johnson said.  According to Draper, any information obtained from the database can be printed or downloaded. All the information contained on the website is up to date and compiled from multiple sources for accuracy.  According to InfoGroup, owners of the database, the information is accumulated from the following public sources: more than 5,600 yellow page and business white page telephone directories, annual reports, 10-Ks & other Securities and Exchange Commission information, federal, state, provincial and municipal government data, chamber of commerce information, leading business magazines, trade publications, newsletters, major newspapers, industry and specialty directories, postal service information, including both U.S. and Canadian National Change of Address updates.  Aside from ReferenceUSA, the Mohave County Library also provides constituents access to a wide variety of online student research tools, hundreds of e-books, digital magazines, online free legal forms, and a handful of other online resources.  Library members can access ReferenceUSA or any other digital content by entering in their library card number and pin.  For more on Mohave County Library’s digital database, please visit: http://mohavecountylibrary.info/mohave/

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