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Business & Management Resources: Background Info

Getting Started with Reference

Reference resources include encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases and handbooks. Entries in such sources tend to be rather short and they are meant to help you get started with research on a new topic.

General Reference Databases

Reference Books


The Brand Glossary
CALL NUMBER: Ref. HD69.B7 B723 2007

Financial Lexicon : A Compendium of Financial Definitions, Acronyms, and Colloquialisms
CALL NUMBER: Ref. HG151 .B2697 2005


Harris Pennsylvania Industrial Directory
CALL NUMBER: Ref. HC107.P4 A28 2013


The Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management
CALL NUMBER: Ref. HD30.15 .B455 2005 vol. 1-13

Encyclopedia of Associations
CALL NUMBER: Ref. AS22 .E5 2007 vol. 1, pt. 1-3

Encyclopedia of Associations: International Organizations
CALL NUMBER: Ref. Ref. AS8 .E53 2006 pt. 1-3

Encyclopedia of Busine$$ and Finance
CALL NUMBER: Ref. HF1001 .E467 2001 vol. 1-2

Encyclopedia of Business in Today's World (2009)

Encyclopedia of Business Ethics and Society
Ref. HF5387 .E53 2008 vol. 1-5

Encyclopedia of Management (6th ed., 2009)

Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Campaigns
CALL NUMBER: Ref. HF5837 .E53 2000 vol. 1-2

Encyclopedia of Tariffs and Trade in U.S. History
CALL NUMBER: Ref. HF1705 .E53 2003 vol. 1-3

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History (1999)

International Encyclopedia of Business and Management
CALL NUMBER: Ref. HF1001 .I53 2002 vol. 1-8


Almanac of Business and Industrial Financial Ratios
CALL NUMBER: Ref. HF5681.R25 T68

Business Ratios and Formulas: A Comprehensive Guide
CALL NUMBER: Ref. HF5691 .B73

Kiss, Bow, or Shake Hands: The Bestselling Guide to Doing Business in More Than 60 Countries
CALL NUMBER: Ref. HF5389 .M67 2006

North American Industry Classification System, United States
CALL NUMBER: Ref. HF1042 .N6

Passport to Success: The Essential Guide to Business Culture and Customs in America's Largest Trading Partners
CALL NUMBER: Ref. HF5389 .M3753 2009

RMA Annual Statement Studies
CALL NUMBER: Ref. HF5681.B2 R6


Business Statistics of the United States

ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States
CALL NUMBER: Ref. HA202 .P76

Statistical Abstract of the United States
CALL NUMBER: Govt. Publications C 3.134: 1946-2012

Statistics Sources
CALL NUMBER: Ref. HA36 .S84 vol. 1-4