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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, EngineeringPro, BusinessPro, and IT & Desktop videos.
ProQuest Ebook Central
The ProQuest eBook Central platform combines eBook content from several other ProQuest eBook platforms, into a single interface. Most of the books are in English, but there are several titles in Spanish, and smaller numbers in other languages. The content covers the full range of subjects from a variety of university presses, trade publishers, and popular presses. New content is added regularly.
EBSCO eBooks provides access to a wide selection of business and general titles.
Springer Complete eBook Collection
Springer provides online full-text access to thousands of books in the arts, sciences, law, mathematics, medicine, computing, and other disciplines. Most books are from 1996 to the present, and include Apress, Birkhauser, Copernicus Books, Humana Press, Physica-Verlag, Plenum US, Springer, Springer-Verlag, Steinkopff, and TELOS imprints. Books are viewable and printable as PDFs.
O'Reilly Safari Books Online
Online access to 40,000+ technical books, videos, tutorials, case studies, and learning paths from O'Reilly & Associates, The Pearson Technology Group (including Addison-Wesley, Alpha, Financial Times Prentice Hall, Cisco Press, New Riders, Peachpit Press, Prentice Hall PTR, Que and Sams) and other publishers.
ACCESS NOTE: You will be required to provide your U-M email address (in the format: email@example.com). This will provide temporary, 3-day access to the O’Reilly Safari content. To create an account, respond to the account creation email that will be sent after entering your email address. Creating an account provides access to personalized features and the smart phone app. Guests visiting U-M library facilities may ask for assistance at a library service desk to obtain access from a library computer. Guest users are granted temporary access only and are not eligible for a permanent account via U-M.
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U-M Library Catalog Search
- 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