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Encylopedias, etc.: Business

A guide for background information to form a solid research base for your topic.

The Value of Handbooks & Encyclopedias

Use subject-related handbooks and encyclopedias to find background information and research trends. Search the Library Catalog links below or browse our online reference collections:

Recommended Titles

The following title are "favorites" of some of the librarians.  Find out why...

Title    Description Recommended by
Accountants' Handbook v.2 Available in ebrary Steve
AMA Management Handbook by American Management Association Nancy
Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of International Management One of my favorite titles Robin
Blackwell Encyclopedia of Management

Available in Library: Reference  HD30.15 .B455


Business Statistics  Nancy
Business Statistics of the United States: Patterns of Economic Change Nancy
Handbook of Organizational Learning and Knowledge Nancy
Hoover's Company Profiles Brief overview of company stocks, history, and locations Robin
Wiley GAAP 2013 Steve


Three ratio resources are commonly used in business:  D&B, RMA, and Troy.  [See titles below.]

For more on how to read and use financial statements and ratios, try the following search: Ratio Analysis and Financial Statements

Databases With Company Information

The following business databases originated as handbooks and are a great place to locate company financials and history:

LexisNexis Academic

 Mergent Online