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Strauss’s Handbook of Business Information: A Guide for Librarians, Students, and Researchers

Libraries Unlimited. 4th ed. ed. Aug. 2020. 403p. ISBN 9781440851308. $100. PRO MEDIA
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Kirkwood (Bodleian Business Librarian, Univ. of Oxford) updates this classic business reference handbook while ensuring it retains its high quality of listings, scope, currency, and recommendations. The work begins with a chapter on basic print and online resources including dictionaries, almanacs, handbooks, bibliographies, and online resources without print counterparts, then follows with a section detailing various databases, aggregators, business periodicals, and newspapers. Next up in the general overview of basic business resources are chapters on locating company, industry, government, and statistical and economic information. Part 2 is divided into various business topics: marketing, accounting and taxation, money and banking, investments, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, futures, insurance, real estate, entrepreneurship, competitive intelligence, and corporate social responsibility. Numerous appendixes include important websites for miscellaneous topics such as business journal rankings, selected business blogs, case studies, and key economic indicators.
VERDICT Essential reading for business librarians, business students and faculty, entrepreneurs, and other private-sector business researchers.

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