The Basic Business Library: Core Resources

The Basic Business Library: Core Resources

The Basic Business Library: Core Resources

The Basic Business Library: Core Resources


The fourth edition contains an updated core list of the best current business resources, as well as a collection of new essays on important topics in business librarianship. Entries in the core list provide full bibliographic information, online ordering information, brief descriptions of authority and scope, and brief evaluations of the works' strengths and weaknesses.


Ruth Brock and Carol Byrne are business librarians at the University of Texas at Arlington.

The items included in the core list are all published in print. Publisher’s Web sites are provided for more information, as well as URLs for Web versions of some of the print sources. the total cost for the list’s 210 resources is $65,204.98. Because this cost might be prohibitive for smaller libraries, less costly alternative titles are suggested (when possible), and items that might be purchased biennially or as one-time purchases, in lieu of subscription or standing order obligations, are also identified. Libraries with extremely tight budgets may wish to focus their attention on the resources whose main entries are preceded with an asterisk, denoting a resource that is especially recommended for “budget conscious” libraries. the total dollar amount for the “budget conscious” resources is $34,981.98.

Authority and scope: Intended as a reference source, much like a manual, this book serves as an update for those who have business degrees and as an introduction to many business concepts for those who have not. Arranged in three sections: Preparing to Operate the Business, Operating the Business, and Evaluating the Operations of the Business, the title provides detailed information about how to run the financial and accounting operations of a company, track cash flows, conduct analyses, analyze key financial information, determine insurance requirements, and compile tax liabilities.

Evaluation: Peppered throughout this book are examples and illustrations representing the concepts presented. Smaller and more practitioner oriented than a textbook and reasonably priced, the title is recommended for public and academic libraries.

Accounting and Tax Index [2002]. Ann Arbor, MI: umi, 1992–. Quarterly, with annual cumulations. $460.00. Available on the Web through ProQuest.

Authority and scope: This continuation, in part, of the Accountants’ Index, which was published for 70 years (1921–1991) by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) covers all aspects of accounting and taxation, as well as related subjects of financial management, compensation,

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