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Business Resources: Reference Sources

Use this guide to assist you in finding resources for accounting, business & marketing.

Why Use Reference Books?

Reference sources provide background information, an overview of a topic, specialized vocabulary and terminology, and critical concepts.  They're often a great starting point.  The Library has reference materials both online and in print.

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Finding Reference Sources

Need to find an encyclopedia not listed on this page?

  • Go to the Advanced Search in PHINEAS
  • Try typing a broad keyword you are researching into keyword area
  • Limit the "Location" to Reference
  • If you have trouble finding your topic, ask a Librarian for help.

Selected Print Business Reference Sources

Ryan Library has dozens of subject encyclopedias, dictionaries, and guidebooks on business. Here are just a few examples:

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