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Love Reference USA? Try AtoZdatabases and Take Our Survey!

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Are you a serious searcher with Reference USA? If so, you’ll want to take a look at AtoZdatabases, and let us know what you think. AtoZ offers many of the same features and functionality as Reference USA, but there are a few advantages. With AtoZ, you can:

  • Copy and paste information from records
  • Get 1000 downloads per search
  • Access working maps
  • Run a background check
  • Find local nonprofits, manufacturers, and small businesses

In addition, AtoZ is extremely easy to use. Once you’ve tried both, we’d love to hear what you think. Please, take our survey and let us know what you thought of AtoZdatabases.

If you’re unfamiliar with both databases, they let you make handy lists of businesses that meet certain criteria (say, all the plumbers in central Ohio), and search a potential customer base in a particular area (everyone who’s interested in fitness in Upper Arlington). Check them both out, and take our survey!

Who's Who of Women Computer Pioneers

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Did you know that the word ‘computer’ evolved directly from the word for humans who crunched the numbers necessary for research projects in the 1940s? In the era before computers, large groups of people, mostly women, were hired at relatively low wages to do routine computations. Some of these women held Master’s degrees in Mathematics and went on to become innovators in the field, especially as programmers and computer language developers.

To read more about these and other women in the early days of computers, take a look at the following articles from the library’s databases: Portrait of Ada Lovelace

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