Business & Economics


A. Purpose and Program Description

The Libraries seek to support research in all aspects of business and economics, domestic and international, at the graduate student through PhD and faculty levels of research in accounting, management, marketing, economics, finance, etc. We also focus on companies, industries, national economies, international trade and global business/economic developments.

The following changes in the user population were observed during the first half of the 1990’s: Increased Business School enrollment with 30% of the MBAs and more than 50% of PhDs from outside the United States. The Economics Department enrollment has been relatively stable.

New courses recently introduced include management of non-profit organizations; business ethics; real estate investment/development. A curriculum review resulted in a greater emphasis on teaching international business.

Areas of established specialization are finance, management, and economics.

B. General Selection Guidelines (see classed analysis for detailed statement)

Overall, the Libraries’ existing collection and current acquisitions commitment, based upon available resources, for Business/Economics are at a very strong study and teaching level. Its collecting goal, however, is at the research level.

C. Specific Delimitations

  1. Formats collected: We collect annuals and monographs extensively; CD-Roms, our own dissertations only, periodicals, newspapers, reference tools, scholarly series and textbooks selectively. Audio/visual materials and maps are excluded.
  2. Imprint Dates Collected: We collect current publications extensively and earlier twentieth-century materials selectively. Older materials are not collected.
  3. Chronological Focus: We collect materials focusing on current research topics extensively and earlier twentieth-century topics, nineteenth-century topics, and earlier topics selectively.
  4. Languages Collected: We collect English language materials extensively and Western European materials and those items acquired from area studies bibliographers selectively.
  5. Place of Publication: We collect materials published in North America and Western Europe extensively, and other countries selectively.