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Why Use Reference Works?
Specialized reference works such as encyclopedias provide overviews and can give you a good sense of what's out there and what different approaches are being taken to a given topic. Most of our reference sources are located in the Reference Collection on the main floor of the library. Some are available online.
Featured Reference Works
Encyclopedia of Business and Finance by
Publication Date: 2014-06-06
Encyclopedia of Management by
Publication Date: 2012-03-09
Recommended Reference Works
Encyclopedia of Business and Finance - Ref HF1001 .E466 2014
Offers over 300 articles on accounting, economics, finance, information systems, ethics, management, and marketing, with a U.S. focus.
Encyclopedia of Group Processes & Intergroup Relations (Ref. HM716 .E53 2010)
With approximately 300 entries, the two volumes of this encyclopedia cover concepts ranging from conformity to diversity and from small group interaction to intergroup relations on a global scale. Key themes include: Conflict and Cooperation Within Groups; Group Performance and Problem Solving; Influence and Persuasion; Organizations;
Types of Groups and Subgroups.
Encyclopedia of Management - Ref HD 30.15 .E49 2012
Over 300 short essays on topics ranging from morale and mentoring to consumer behavior and performance appraisal.
Encyclopedia of Management Theory - Ref HD 30.15 .E493 2013
This encyclopedia examines key theories and the theorists behind them, presenting them in the context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses to thoughtfully apply them. In addition to interpretations of long-established theories, it also offers essays on cutting-edge research.
Gender and Women's Leadership: A Reference Handbook - Reference HQ 1233 .G452 2010
"Focuses on women and public leadership in the American context, women's global leadership, women as leaders in the business sector, the nonprofit and social service sector, religion, academia, public policy advocacy, the media, sports, and the arts." (Publisher's description)
Leadership in Nonprofit Organizations: A Reference Handbook - Reference HD 62.6 .L413 2011
"Includes topics such as personalities of nonprofit leaders; vision and starting a nonprofit organization; nonprofit law, statutes, taxation, and regulations; strategic management; financial management; collaboration; public relations for promoting a nonprofit organization; and human resource policies and procedures." (Publisher's description)
SAGE Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology - Ref HF 5548.8 .E498 2017
Presents an overview of this cross-disciplinary field for students, researchers, and professionals in the areas of psychology, business, management, and human resources.
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