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MBA Research Guide & Pathfinder

Schoenbaum Library Resources for University of Charleston MBA, and MFA Students

This pathfinder covers locating information on the application of principles of management to industrial enterprises — production, office management, marketing, finance, etc.

Useful Library of Congress Subject Headings and Dewey Decimal Call Numbers

  • Industrial management (658.)
  • Marketing (658.8, 659.2. 338.)

Use these subject headings to search the Library’s online catalog and the call numbers to browse the Library collection of business-related materials in the first floor reference room as well as the circulating collection on the fourth floor.

Selected Reference Books (Located in first floor Reference Room)

  • AMA Management Handbook (R 658 A1 ed2 1983 – Netlibrary 1994)
  • Business Information Sources (R 016.33 D227b3 1993)
  • Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources (R 016.33 En19e10 1996)
  • Encyclopedia of Management (R 658.03 En19 2000)
  • Finding and Using Economic Information: A Guide to Sources and Interpretation
    (R 016.33 J631f 1993)
  • Hoover’s Handbook of American Business (R 338.7 H769 1998)
  • McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Business Acronyms, Initials, and Abbreviations
    (R 650.03 M78 1991)
  • Where to Find Business Information (R 016.33 B825w 1979)

Selected Journal Titles

Current and back issues located on third floor – Check the library’s coverage of an individual title by searching under that title on the Find Specific Journals page:

  • Business Economics
  • Business History Review
  • Business Week
  • The Economist
  • The Columbia Journal of World Business
  • Forbes
  • Fortune
  • Harvard Business Review
  • Journal of Business Strategy
  • Selected Newspaper Titles (Located on third floor):
    • Barron’s (Microfiche to 2001)
    • New York Times
    • Wall Street Journal

Online Databases

Accessible from any Library or campus computer by clicking on “Find Articles Via Online Databases,” then the name of the database:

  • EBSCO—Business Source Elite
  • EBSCO—Regional Business News
  • InfotracGeneral Business File ASAP
  • JSTORBusiness
  • Lexis-Nexis Academic UniverseBusiness

Useful Internet Links


When conducting research, it may be advantageous to think across disciplines. For example, when researching agribusinesses check online and print indexes that cover agricultural publications as well as those that index business publications.

While using online indexes may be more convenient, check print indexes for information on your subject as well. The coverage of many topics does not overlap completely.

Lynn Sheehan & John Adkins
2000, 2005