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"Memory is the treasury and guardian of all things" —Cicero, Roman Statesman
Now in its fifth edition, The Basic Business Library is a modern sourcebook of core resources for the business library and the business information consumers and researchers it serves. This up-to-date guide also discusses strategies for acquiring and building the business collection in a Web 2.0/3.0 world and recommended approaches to providing reference service for business research. This text includes numerous real-world examples that cover market research, investment, economics, management and marketing. This is a single-volume guide to doing business research and managing business resources and services in a multitude of library environments. Readers will gain an understanding of the nature and breadth of providers of business information; learn the types and formats of information available; become familiar with key resources and providers in major categories such as marketing, financial information, and investment; and understand how to collect, use, and provide access to business information resources.
Call Number: HF5351.D251 1993 (Library West & Business Reference)
Publication Date: 1993-10-12
This is the reference work that librarians and business people have been waiting for--Lorna Daniells's updated guide to selected business books and reference sources. Completely revised, with the best, most recent information available, this edition contains several new sections covering such topics as competitive intelligence, economic and financial measures, and health care marketing. Handbooks, bibliographies, indexes and abstracts, online databases, dictionaries, directories, statistical sources, and periodicals are also included. Speedy access to up-to-date information is essential in the competitive, computerized business world. This classic guide will be indispensable to anyone doing business research today.
An international bestseller, BUSINESS: The Ultimate Resource is a one-stop reference and interactive tool covering all aspects of today's world of work. Unique, authoritative, and wide-ranging, it offers practical and strategic advice for anyone doing business today. Written with a team of world-class writers and editors, it is an essential desk reference for managers, MBA and business students and for small business owners worldwide. Fully updated and revised for this new edition, BUSINESS features: Best Practice: over 170 essays from a stellar cast of business thought leaders; Checklists and Actionlists: more than 200 practical solutions to everyday business challenges; Management Library: time-saving digests of more than 100 of the world's best business books; Dictionary: jargon-free definitions of more than 7,000 terms; Giants and Thinkers: revised biographies of over 100 of the world's most influential gurus and pioneers.
This fact-filled guide serves as an introductory handbook or as a refresher for those who want to research a specific topic or update their research skills. Encompassing print and digital materials, journals (both online and print), online databases, reference materials, and websites, this handbook will prove invaluable to anyone who finds it necessary to research business information. The tips and tactics it offers can, of course, be used by investors, but also by those seeking information about possible business partners, potential clients and customers, or sources of goods and services. Topics covered include banking and finance, economics, company information, industry information, marketing, accounting and taxation, and management, in short, everything one needs to know to make sound business and investment decisions. Features: Annotated list of sources; An appendix listing core items in business.
Making Sense of Business Reference: A Guide for Librarians and Research Professionals by Celia Ross
Call Number: Z711.6.B87R67 2020 (Library West)
Publication Date: Ala, 2020. 2nd ed.
"It reads as if you have an expert coach in business reference helping you each step of the way." That's how Academic BRASS summarized the first edition of this unique, unparalleled resource authored by Ross, a past winner of the Gale Cengage Learning Award for Excellence in Business Librarianship. Now she's revised and updated it to tackle even more "bizref" headscratchers related to investment and finance, consumer behavior and statistics, company, and industry research. In addition to general reference strategies in each chapter that give you the lay of the land, inside you'll find overviews of more than fifty databases for articles, company and industry, directories, consumer, international, or raw data; 33 real-life "Stumper" questions, all new for this edition, drawn from librarians in the field; why asking "who cares about this kind of question" reveals potential sources; techniques for applying reference interview techniques to business questions; advice on where to find the numbers for answering finance questions; expanded coverage of venture capital research and business information literacy; "Start Making Sense" suggestions for further skill-building; and questions to consider when building a bizref collection. This is the guide to keep at your side when serving business students, job-seekers, investors, or entrepreneurs in your library.
Strauss's Handbook of Business Information: A Guide for Librarians, Students, and Researchers by Hal P. Kirkwood
This new edition of Strauss's guide helps users to find current information for and about businesses of all kinds--both private and public, U.S.-based and international--related to finance, investment, industries, and entrepreneurship. Strauss's Handbook of Business Information is a resource for finding and understanding business information. It contains explanation and instruction on the key facets of business information and provides detailed descriptions of key resources within both broad and specific categories. It can be used as a guide to further understanding the what, how, and why of business information research. The changing arena of business information requires regular updating and awareness. This new edition has been thoroughly updated with three new chapters: Entrepreneurship, Competitive Intelligence, and Corporate Social Responsibility. Other additions of note include subsections on internet and mobile marketing and tax havens and related issues; coverage of new legislation (e.g., Dodd-Frank); and subsections on index funds, investment communities, regulatory bodies and laws, hedge funds, venture capital companies, assessing risks, robo-advisors, and more. The Handbook is for students, faculty, librarians, and information professionals looking to gain a broader and deeper understanding of business information. Anyone needing to gain quick exposure to business information needs and resources for solutions will benefit from the volume as well. Uses comprehensive coverage to aid business librarians in finding exactly the right information their patrons need Features logical arrangement and integration online with print resources to make information easy to find Provides clear explanations that speak to reference librarians at public and academic libraries, and to students learning this field Serves as a helpful collection development resource for business information, as well as a trusted textbook
Small Business and the Public Library: Strategies for a Successful Partnership by Luise Weiss, Sophia Serlis Mcphillips, and Elizabeth Malafi
Call Number: (Library West, Pre-Order)
Publication Date: 2011
Aligning with recent news stories on difficult economic times, the authors target libraries endeavoring to assist users entering or already involved in the small business community. Small Business and the Public Library will help you reach out to this group of partons with: Innovative programming ideas Easy-to-translate suggestions for day-to-day operations Suggestions for helping clients become business literate on the Web, on paper, and out in the world of work Whether patrons need resources to start their own business, search for a new job, or locate demographic statistics to help them market their existing product, this resource will help you answer questions and meet their needs.