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* Business: Finding Books

This guide contains information on how to do research in the field of business.

Browse for Business Books

Materials in the University of Kentucky Libraries are organized using the Library of Congress classification system. Business books are shelved in the sections labelled HB through HJ.  Also, Business Ethics books can be found in the section labelled BJ. In William T. Young Library, these books can be found on the 2nd Floor (Reference materials, which cannot be checked-out) and 4th Floor (available for checkout).
If you wish to browse, here is a more detailed look at the Business sections of the Library of Congress Classification system:
BJ: Business Ethics
HB: Economic Theory-Demography
HC: Economic History and Conditions
HD: Industry, Land Use, Labor
HE: Transportation and Communications
HF: Commerce
HG: Finance
HJ: Public Finance

Business E-Books

E-books owned by the University of Kentucky Libraries can be found by searching InfoKat Discovery.  However, you can also search for E-books in the following databases:

Finding Business and Economics Books

UK Libraries has a large collection of books on business and economics topics. To find books, search in UK Libraries' discovery system:

To search for books on a particular topic, enter your subject term into the search box (ex. Marketing) and search within the Keyword field. You can re-sort them so that the most recent items are at the top by changing the "sort by" box from "Relevance" to "Date--Newest." 

If you get too many results, it will be helpful to narrow your search. To do this, use the Advanced Search. Enter your original term along with additional terms that describe a particular aspect of the subject you are researching. For example, you might add the term "Automobiles" to the original term "Marketing" to find only books which deal with the marketing of automobiles rather than just marketing in general.

Most of the books on business and economics topics will be located on either the 2nd or 4th floors of W.T. Young Library. Books located on the 4th floor may be checked-out.  Books located on the 2nd floor are reference books and must be used only in the library. 

To find all of the books on a particular topic, not necessarily those owned by UK Libraries, try searching in:

Books owned by UK Libraries will be marked "UK Main Campus" and can be located using the link to InfoKat Discovery.  Books not owned by UK Libraries can be requested through the link to UK's Interlibrary Loan service, ILLiad.

In order to use the Interlibrary Loan service, you must first have an ILLiad account, which can be applied for at the University of Kentucky Libraries' Interlibrary Loan Service page. Click on the link for "First Time Users."  Books, as well as other materials not owned by UK, such as articles, CDs, microfilm, etc., can be requested.

Business and Economics Liaison

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Jennifer Horne
I am here to help you with your research! Please email me your questions or make an appointment for a Zoom consultation.

New Business Books

Here are a few new business books: