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    Human Resource Management

    University of Minnesota Libraries       

    “Human Resource Management teaches HRM strategies and theories that any manager—not just those in HR—needs to know about recruiting, selecting, training, and compensating people.” -Open Textbook Library Website. Personnel Management.

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    Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources: Europe

    Balachandran, M., ed.
    Wilson 1932       

    The Virtual Office Survival Handbook; What Telecommuters and Entrepreneurs Need to Succeed in Today’s Nontraditional Workplace.

    Bredin, Alice
    J. Wiley 1996        Dewey Dec.    658

    Creating your virtual office, overcoming the challenges of working alone, separating personal and business life, preserving your professional image, maintaining visibility.

    Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources, Vol 1: A-L

    Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources, Vol 2: M-Z

    Burton, Virgil L., ed.
    Gale, Cengage Learning 2011       

    Hundreds of subjects are covered.


    Carnegie, Andrew, ed.
    Hall and Locke 1911        Dewey Dec.    650

    Volume 4 in a 10-vol. series called “Vocations” edited by William DeWitt Hyde. This volume contains 2 parts; “The General Principles of Business” and “Great Industries”. Each part has about a dozen essays by different people.

    The 100 Best Business Books of All Time: What They Say, Why They Matter, and How They Can Help You

    Covert, Jack and Sattersten, Todd
    Portfolio 2009        Dewey Dec.    016.6

    “Covert and Sattersten operate 800-CEO-READ, a specialty business-book retailer. Out of the countless business books they have read every year for a quarter century, they have culled 100 of the best and presented them in review format. . . . This list and the fine reviews are proof positive that business books can offer a rich treasure of stories and inspiration.” -Booklist

    Management: Tasks, Responsibilities, Practices

    Drucker, Peter F.
    Harper & Row 1974        Dewey Dec.    658

    TOC: Intro: From Management Boom to Management Performance; Part 1. The Tasks: Business Performance, Performance in the Service Institution, Productive Work and Achieving Worker, Social Impacts and Social Responsibilities.
    Part 2. The Manager: The Manager’s Work and Jobs, Managerial Skills, Managerial Organization.
    Part 3. Top Management: Top-Management Tasks and Organization, Strategies and Structures.

    Efficiency as a Basis for Operation and Wages

    Emerson, Harrington
    Engineering magazine 1909        Dewey Dec.    658

    “Criticizes waste and inefficiency in government and other work, and explains organization, management and operation under the efficiency or “individual effort” system of wage payment. Methods advocated are in successful use in a number of large industrial establishments. Principles here stated are simplified and reduced to a definite working code, with varied and apt illustrations, in his Twelve Principles of Efficiency.” – A.L.A.Catalog 1904-11

    Office Management, its Principles and Practice

    Galloway, Lee
    Ronald Press 1922        Dewey Dec.    651

    Subtitle: “Covering organization, arrangement, and operation with special consideration of the employment, training and payment of office workers”.
    “A comprehensive treatise for the business manager, office manager, chief clerk, or department head on the principles of office administration, location, layout and equipment, methodizing the means of communication, control of correspondence and other activities, work of the business departments, training and developing office workers, and wages and incentives to efficiency.”
    “Written in an inspiring manner, this work should recommend itself as a valuable addition to the library of the student or business executive.” – Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: Science and Useful Arts (1931)

    Business: The Ultimate Resource

    Goleman, Daniel et al.
    Basic 2006        Dewey Dec.    658

    “This unique resource offers a huge selection of articles and provides a first step for students and scholars gathering information.” Libr J.
    Best practice: People and culture; Marketing; Strategy and competitio ; Finance; IT/Information management; Systems; Structure; Leadership; Corporate social responsibility and governance; Renewal and growth; Productivity; Personal effectiveness — Management checklists — Action lists — Management library — Business thinkers — Management giants — Dictionary — Business information resources

    The New Office Professional’s Handbook

    Houghton Mifflin
    Houghton Mifflin 2001        Dewey Dec.    651

    How to: use latest office technology, prepare professional business documents, establish efficient office procedures, manage your business career, much more.

    Indexing and Filing; a Manual of Standard Practice

    Hudders, Eugene Russell
    Ronald Press 1920        Dewey Dec.    651

    “A practical detailed textbook on business filing in general, with chapters on many special lines, such as architectural filing, and files of an accountant.” – Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: Science and Useful Arts (1931)

    Books on Associations, Organizations, Foundations, Museums

    Office Training and Standards

    McClelland, Frank Clark
    Shaw 1919        Dewey Dec.    651

    “”A study of standardized office methods and of the relation of different departments to each other. Contains one chapter on office machinery appliances.” – Standard Catalog for Public Libraries: Science and Useful Arts (1931)

    The Warren Buffett CEO: Secrets from the Berkshire Hathaway Managers

    Miles, Robert P.
    John Wiley & Sons 2002        Dewey Dec.    658

    Books on Companies and Industries


    Mintzberg, Henry
    Berrett Koehler 2009        Dewey Dec.    658

    “A great read: a work of rich description and insight rather than a theory of managing, and it will stand the test of time.” – Management Today

    2400 Business Books, and Guide to Business Literature

    Morley, Linda H. and Kight, Adelaide C.
    Wilson 1920        Dewey Dec.    016.6

    A useful dictionary catalog containing many analytics. The selection is usually limited to business practice and special businesses and trades.
    “…the book is more than a list of 2400 volumes. It is an index to the contents of those volumes; that is, it lists, in alphabetic order, under 2000 different headings, the subjects which are treated in these 2400 books.”
    – From the Introduction.

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    Strauss’s Handbook of Business Information: A Guide for Librarians, Students, and Researchers

    Moss, Rita W.
    Libraries Unlimited 2004       

    “The first seven chapters cover business information according to the formats in which it is made available: Guides – Bibliographies and quick reference sources – Directories – Periodicals and newspapers – Loose-leaf services – Government documents – Statistics – Examples of different types of electronic sources.
    The second part covers specific topics within the area of business. Included are chapters on marketing, money, credit, and banking; and the many aspects of investment ranging from stocks through bonds, mutual funds, and futures and options.” – Book cover

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    The New York Public Library Business Desk Reference

    New York Public Library
    J. Wiley 1998        Dewey Dec.    651

    “Has sections focusing on information delivery, communications, the office environment, equipment, supplies and systems, human resources, finances, law, public relations, marketing, travel, and information resources.” – Booklist

    Introduction to Business


    “Covers the scope and sequence of most introductory business courses. The book provides detailed explanations in the context of core themes such as customer satisfaction, ethics, entrepreneurship, global business, and managing change. Introduction to Business includes hundreds of current business examples from a range of industries and geographic locations, which feature a variety of individuals.” -Website. Business management textbook.

    Principles of Management


    “Designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the introductory course on management. This is a traditional approach to management using the leading, planning, organizing, and controlling approach. Management is a broad business discipline, and the Principles of Management course covers many management areas such as human resource management and strategic management, as well behavioral areas such as motivation.” -Website. Business management textbook.

    The American Office; its Organization, Management and Records

    Schulze, J. William
    Key 1913        Dewey Dec.    651

    The Small Business Bible: Everything You Need to Know to Succeed in Your Small Business

    Strauss, Steven D.
    Wiley and Sons 2005        Dewey Dec.    658

    “Chapters cover green businesses, online advertising and marketing, emerging technologies, and cutting-edge business building strategies.” – Libr J

    The Secretary’s Handbook

    Taintor, Sarah Augusta
    Macmillan 1988        Dewey Dec.    651

    Concise information on: capitalization, punctuation, use of italics, spelling, diction, writing business letters, invitations, reminder systems, making travel arrangements, typing and word processing tips, much more.

    Principles of Scientific Management

    Taylor, Frederick Winslow
    Harper 1911        Dewey Dec.    658

    “Purpose is to show that inefficiency in individual work mny be best remedied by intelligent management, and that systematic management is a science based on clearly defined laws, rules and principles, which are applicable to all kinds of human activity. Best exposition of the subject by a pioneer in the field of industrial management.”
    “A practical exposition of the author’s theories is given in shop management.” – A.L.A.Catalog 1904-11

    Also see: Gibson, Charles R., The Romance of Modern Manufacture; a Popular Account of the Marvels of Manufacturing in Section 670 Manufacturing in Manufacturing, Chemicals, Textiles & Handicrafts

    Every-day Business for Women; a Manual for the Uninitiated

    Wilbur, Mary Aronetta
    Houghton 1910        Dewey Dec.    658

    “Easily understood explanation of business and legal methods every woman should know.” – A.L.A.Catalog 1904-11

    Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources

    Woy, James B.
    Gale Group 2000        Dewey Dec.    650

    A bibliographic guide to more than 32,000 citations covering over 1,100 subjects of interest to business personnel. Comprehensive listing of business related finding aids including abstracting and indexing services, almanacs and yearbooks, bibliographies, biographical sources, directories, encyclopedias and dictionaries, financial ratios, handbooks and manuals, online databases, periodicals and newsletters, etc.

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    Principles of Marketing

    University of Minnesota Libraries       

    “Teaches the experience and process of actually doing marketing – not just the vocabulary. It carries five dominant themes throughout in order to expose students to marketing in today’s environment: Service dominant logic , Sustainability, Ethics and social responsibility, Global coverage, Metrics.” -Open Textbook Library Website

    The Advertising Age Encyclopedia of Advertising – Vol 1 (A-E)

    – Volume 2 (F-O)

    – Volume 3 (P-Z)

    McDonough, John and Egolf, Karen
    Fitzroy Dearborn 2003        Dewey Dec.    659.1

    “The first comprehensive resource on this central element of our culture, this work is a valuable tool for students in a variety of disciplines, professionals in the field, and nostalgia seekers. Selected color plates complement entries on major advertising agencies and classic campaigns. There is also substantive coverage of issues such as the representation of women and ethnic minorities as well as professional ethics.”–“The Top 20 Reference Titles of the Year,” American Libraries, May 2004
    “Well-researched, thorough, and fascinating, it belongs in all business collections and most academic and large public libraries.” Booklist

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    The Psychology of Advertising

    Scott, Walter Dill
    Small 1908        Dewey Dec.    659.1

    “Simple exposition of the principles of psychology in their relation to successful advertising. Discusses memory, feelings and emotions, sympathy, suggestion, will, habit, etc.: also practical questions as to method and amount of advertising.” – A.L.A.Catalog 1904-11

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