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A guide to researching business and management topics.
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Getting Started

Encyclopedias contain overviews of topics, which can include

  • the historical context of your topic
  • names of key researchers
  • theories and key concepts
  • chronologies
  • lists of articles and books about a topic

Use overviews to create a list of keywords describing your topic.

Use the keywords to search databases to find articles, books and etc.


Several online encyclopedias cover business and management topics:

  • Encyclopedia of Management
    Essays on 350 topics in management theory and practice.
  • Gale Virtual Reference Library
    An online reference library, including the a large number of reference works in all fields of knowledge.
  • Oxford Reference
    Online collection of over 100 reference titles in all subject areas published by Oxford University Press. Includes French, German, Spanish and Italian dictionaries.

Search for Books


Search the library catalog by title of the book, subject, keyword or the author's name.

Keyword(s): Search in:




Searching the Catalog

Search the catalog by keyword or use one of these subjects:

  • Business ethics
  • Business planning
  • Communication in management
  • Corporate governance
  • Executives
  • Leadership
  • Organizational behavior
  • Organizational change
  • Organizational effectiveness
  • Organizational sociology
  • Management
  • Strategic planning
  • Total quality management

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