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Featured Databases: Data Axle Reference Solutions

May 24th, 2024

Parrish Library’s Featured Databases series will give you a very brief introduction to the basic features of one of Purdue Libraries’ subscription resources. This edition will feature Data Axle Reference Solutions, brought to you by Data Axle, Inc.


Data Axle Reference Solutions provides basic directory data including 93 million US businesses, 379 million historical US businesses, and 261 million individual US consumers. It can be used to build lists like these examples: all coffee shops in Indianapolis, all semiconductor machinery manufacturers in California and Indiana, or consumers in West Lafayette interested in cooking / wine with a household income between $125,000-$200,000.


The List of Business Databases is an alphabetical list of databases filtered to those most applicable to business, entrepreneurship, and hospitality and tourism management programs of study.


Click Getting Started with Data Axle Reference Solutions to watch the basics of using this database.

Related Resources

  • Mintel contains market research reports and consumer data: primarily B2C (business-to-consumer) categories like food and drinks, travel, beauty and personal care, pets, household goods, and retail and apparel.
  • S&P Capital IQ includes information on equities, credit ratings, competitors, transactions, and more; can be used to generate lists of companies, markets, or executives.

Featured Database comes to you from the Roland G. Parrish Library of Management & Economics. If you would like more information about this database, or if you would like a demonstration of it for a class, contact

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