Beginning Research Process
Start your research process by checking out the indexes and tables of content in the following print sources available in the McClain Library. These titles will provide a working business vocabulary, history on American business (what worked and what didn't), and an idea of how to go about building your own business:
Encyclopedia of Business and Finance Burton S. Kaliski, editor-in-chief. REF 650.03 E5639 Vol. 1
The Young Entrepreneur's Guide to Business Terms Stephan Schiffman, writer. 650.03 S333
Encyclopedia of American Business Charles Geisst, writer. REF 338.0973 G3137a
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, "economics" is defined as, "The branch of knowledge (now regarded as one of the social sciences) that deals with the production, distribution, consumption, and transfer of wealth; the application of this discipline to a particular sphere; (also) the condition of a state, etc., as regards material prosperity; the financial considerations attaching to a particular activity, commodity, etc." This LibGuide will give you access to resources that will help you build a business vocabulary, learn the basics needed for a business plan, develop knowledge of the history of currency, teach you how to make the stock market work for you, and what skills are required by a CEO in order to make a business successful.
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