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Access is generally available to all users. Registration or account creation might be required to access.

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Access is available to all users ON the UCI campus and at GML.

OFF campus access requires Authorized Affiliates to log into the VPN with their active UCInetID and password. Authorized Affiliates are users with an active UCInetID and password, i.e. current UCI students, faculty, and staff.


Access requires an active UCInetID and password.

Authorized Affiliates are users with an active UCInetID and password, i.e. current UCI students, faculty, and staff.


These resources are not licensed by the UCI Libraries, but librarians occasionally promote them when they are relevant for certain types of research.

Access is available only for Authorized Affiliates, who are also affiliated with the Paul Merage School of Business.


The resources are limited to select UCI populations, based on the user’s status, e.g. current UCI Faculty or PhD students. Please refer to the UCI Libraries for access instructions.

Examples for why content may be limited include: a vendor set restrictions on who may access their information; alternatively, information may be sensitive, identifying, or embargoed;


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Access: UCI - Authorized Affiliates
Geography: US

referenceusa logoHistorical company records, created annually from Data Axle's U.S. Business Database; a snapshot of the data is saved each December. Variables for each company include: company name, mailing address, SIC and NAICS codes, employee size, sales volume, latitude/longitude, and more.

  • The UCI Libraries' license spans 1997-2021.
  • For a complete variable list or sample dataset, Authorized UCI affiliates can email the ReferenceUSA historical datasets administrator, Annette Buckley:  


Anteater mascot sticking its tongue through a hoop.Because of data vendors' restrictions, some resources require you to take additional steps (jumping through hoops) to access.  To request access, please complete the form below. 

This resource is only available to UCI Authorized Affiliates, i.e. current UCI students, faculty, and staff, with an active UCInetID.  The UCI Libraries cannot facilitate access for people who are not UCI Authorized Affiliates, like Alumni or Visitors.  

Dataset Access Request Form

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UCI Libraries' staff typically process requests within 48 hours during the business week.  If you don't receive an update after 48 business hours, please do the following:

  1. Visit the Libraries Ask A Librarian email service page.
  2. Copy and paste this script into the email form:
    • Question
      Dataset Access Request
    • More Detail/Explanation:
      Hello, I am a UCI researcher requesting access to a dataset that requires a library staff member to facilitate.  It has been more than 48 business hours since I submitted the Dataset Access Request Form (, and I have not received a reply.  I need UCI Libraries staff to help me get access to the data by visiting the following guide (LibApps login required):