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FASH 330 - Dress and Human Behavior

This guide is designed to help you perform secondary research for you FASH 330 class.

Library Research Guide

Local Businesses

A store's website can be an excellent source of information. However, it can be difficult to find additional information about small, local businesses. ReferenceUSA is a subscription database, paid for by K-State, that is useful for researching private and public companies of all sizes.

Generate a list of clothing retailers in Manhattan, Topeka, or Kansas City.

To start select select the U.S. Businesses Database and choose the Advanced Search.

To start search, choose US Business Databases and Advanced Search


Select options on the Advanced Search screen.

1. Under Record Type, check the Include Unverified Businesses box. (Recommended because it expands search results.)

2. Choose Keywords/SIC/NAICS under Business Type to search for specific types of companies.

3. Choose Geography to limit to companies in a specific geographic area.

4. Choose Update Count to see number of results, or View Results to see the company list.


Search options