The Basic Business Library
Core Resources and Services, 5th Edition
Many libraries have experienced an increase in the number of users seeking financial information or help with starting a business. Navigating the vast world of business services and resources requires very specific knowledge regarding the nature of business information and its effective use—for both librarian and patron.
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Everything you need to know in order to start, maintain, and provide service for a business collection, and to research virtually any business topic.
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.
- Includes hundreds of topical chapters that cover key resources in-depth
- Provides a core list of the most essential library business resources
- Contains contributions from an all-star cast of experienced business librarians
- Bibliographic information regarding key resources is woven throughout the book
- This essential business research book is equally appropriate for public, academic, and specialty libraries
- Provides necessary information to train either the student or business professional in the requisite resources and key concepts of reference service, collecting information resources, and licensing
- An up-to-date revision of what many consider the best business library information guidebook
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- Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Introduction: Core Resources for the Accidental Business Librarian
Chapter 2: Accessing the Business Literature
Chapter 3: Core Collection of Business Periodicals
Ruthie Brock and Carol Byrne
Chapter 4: Government Information Sources
Chapter 5: Investment Sources
Chapter 6: Marketing Research
Chapter 7: Start-Ups
Chapter 8: Deep Business Research: Resources for In-Depth Academic Research in Business
Gary W. White
Chapter 9: Collection Development for Business
Mark E. Andersen
Chapter 10: Business Reference: Advice and Strategy for Serving Today's Business Users
Chapter 11: 2010 and Beyond
Howard F. McGinn
About the Editors and Contributors
"This essays section is up-to-date, relevant, and an excellent source of specialized resource lists tailored to the essay's topic. Each essay is listed in the table of contents. The index is thorough. This edition is highly recommended for all business, public, and academic libraries."
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