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Guide to Reference in Business and Economics
Edited by Steven W. Sowards and Elisabeth Leonard
Item Number: 978-0-8389-1234-8
Publisher: ALA Digital Reference
Price: $70.00
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298 pages
7" x 10"
ISBN-13: 978-0-8389-1234-8
Year Published: 2014
AP Categories: A, B, C, D, I, J, Z
Focusing on print and electronic sources that are key to business and economics reference, this work is a must-have for every reference desk. Readers will find sources of information on such topics as
  • Business law
  • E-commerce
  • International business
  • Management of information systems
  • Occupations and careers
  • Market research
Guide to Reference is used internationally as the “source of first resort” for identifying information and training reference professionals, and this book will help connect librarians and researchers to the most relevant sources of information on business and economics.
Table of Contents


Introduction – Steven W. Sowards

1.      General Works

2.      Economic Conditions and World Trade

3.      International Information

4.      Functional Areas of Business

5.      Company Information

6.      Basic Industry Information

7.      Specialized Industry Information

8.      Occupations and Careers

About the Editors

Steven W. Sowards, Associate Director for Collections at the Michigan State University Libraries and the Guide's Division Editor for the Social Sciences since 2005, reviewed and updated entries for this print format edition.

Elisabeth Leonard, formerly Associate Dean of Library Services at Western Carolina University, served as the primary Contributor for the Economics and Business section of the online Guide from 2006 to 2012. This 2014 edition builds on her extensive work in selection, organization, explanation, and writing, which supported the 2008 launch of the online Guide.

"Authoritative, easy-to-use, and moderately priced ... a useful and handy guide to key sources."
— Against the Grain

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