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Here are some resources that will get you quickly introduced to the world of business.
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Browse by Subject (across top) - Choose “Business and Management” - Available topics as of May 7, 2015:
- Corporate Social Responsibility
A great way to learn more about businesses is to use the Kresge Library ebook resources. These are all web-based and can be used through a web browser or (on occasion) as a PDF download.
When searching for eBooks - also use MIRLYN, the Michigan Library catalog.
Business, technical, and engineering e-books: ITPro (14,000+ books), EngineeringPro (4,500+ books), BusinessPro (10,000+ books), and IT & Desktop videos (4,000 videos). Also includes numerous resources to provide a quick overview of business topics.
ProQuest Ebook Central
Full-text of 45,000 titles in 16 general subject areas, including Business & Economics books from publishers such as AMACOM (American Management Association), McGraw-Hill, MIT Press, and Career Press. There are numerous titles that provide a nice overview of business topics.
EBSCO Ebooks provides access to a wide selection of business and general titles. These are typically limited to one user at a time.
Springer Complete eBook Collection
Springer provides online full-text access to thousands of English, French, Italian, and Spanish books in the arts, sciences, law, mathematics, medicine, computing, and other disciplines. Many of these titles are very detailed and narrow in focus, but some provide very good overviews of business terms.
O'Reilly Safari Books Online
Fully-searchable collection of ebooks in computer science, information technology, and related fields, from 2004 to the present. Safari titles cover topics including programming languages, information technology management, operating systems, software applications, and business titles. Includes some very good business content including Effective Business Networking (2015).
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Find Books at MLibrary (Mirlyn)
- Best to search titles using key words and restrict by date
- Also search by subject:
- additive manufacturing
- business logistics
- enterprise resource planning
- industrial management
- just-in-time systems
- lean manufacturing
- materials management
- materials requirements planning
- operations management
- plant layout
- production control
- production engineering
- production management
- production planning
- six sigma
- supply chain