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MGT 306 LibGuide for Management Concepts: Background Sources

A Guide to Library Resources and Research Information for MGT 306

Why Background Sources?

Background information is an:

Overview or concise summary of a topic usually found in an encyclopedia or subject dictionary.

Use to find explanations, definitions, names, places, events, and keywords related to that topic to help you in your research.  Using a reference resource in your research is especially useful at the beginning of a project.


Oxford Reference Online Dictionaries for Business and Economics

Oxford Reference Online comprises well over one million dictionary definitions, facts, figures, people, places, sayings, and dates from 100 of Oxford's central English and bilingual dictionaries, usage, quotations, and subject reference books all combined to create one integrated knowledge resource.

Recommended Business and Economic Reference Books

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries in Print are located in the Reference Room, main floor of the library.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a freely-accessible Web search engine that indexes the full text of scholarly literature across an array of publishing formats and disciplines.

Google Scholar Search

Browsing Guide

Below are the Dewey Decimal Call numbers for Business:


650   Management and auxiliary services

651   Office services

652   Processes of written communication

653   Shorthand

657   Accounting

658   General management

659   Advertising and public relations