Business Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

This page lists business dictionaries and encyclopedias, some of which are online through Pardee Library, some which are free on the web, and others that are on the Pardee Reference Collection shelves.

Accounting

Note: Includes comprehensive coverage of financial accounting, financial reporting, management accounting, direct and indirect taxation. corporate finance, and auditing with definitions of the latest financial jargon.

 

Financial Dictionary – Financial Glossary

http://www.ventureline.com/glossary.asp
The Accounting and Financial Dictionary – Financial Glossary provides definitions of selected terms. VentureLine has a collection of tools for the MBA student such as, financial analysis, business valuation, and business plan. The glossary is for public use, but the rest of the site requires free registration.

Dictionary of Accounting

Pardee Reference – General Business Reference/Finance Dictionaries
X HF5621 .C64 2001
This work covers both American and British usage, defines the terms in simple English, and includes pronunciations.

 

Advertising & Marketing

Marketing Terms.com

http://www.marketingterms.com
“Marketing Terms.com is an Internet marketing dictionary. The site includes e-marketing definitions, additional information, synonyms, cross-references, plus links to related articles and sites.”

Dictionary of Marketing

Pardee Reference – General Business Reference/Marketing Dictionaries
X HF5415 .I94 1996
This work “covers such aspects of the subject as market research, advertising, promotional aids, and selling techniques.”

Dictionary of Marketing and Advertising

Pardee Reference – General Business Reference/Marketing Dictionaries
X HF5415 .R577 1995
“A goal of this dictionary is to be broad and to establish core definitions that represent the variety of individual meanings thus enhancing harmony and clearness in the communications process.”

Dictionary of Marketing Terms

Pardee Reference – General Business Reference/Business Dictionaries
X HF5415 .D4874 1995
Produced by the American Marketing Association, the Dictionary of Marketing Terms is an expansive list of professional and academic terms used in the marketing world.

Dictionary of Marketing Terms

Pardee Reference – General Business Reference/Business Dictionaries
X HF5803 .I46 1994
“The Dictionary of Marketing Terms provides functional, lucid definitions of the terms particularly applicable to the field of marketing.”

Advertising Media A-Z

Pardee Reference – General Business Reference/Marketing Dictionaries
X HF5226.5 .S848 2004

NTC’s Dictionary of Advertising

Pardee Reference – General Business Reference/Business Dictionaries
X HF5803 .W54 1993
The dictionary covers over 5,000 marketing and advertising terms. Terms covered included common words that hold special meaning to the advertising and marketing world.

Banking & Finance

Note: International coverage of every aspect of the financial world: insurance, stocks and shares, commodities, takeovers and mergers, international trade, and government finance.

 

New Palgrave Dictionary of Money and Finance

Pardee Reference – General Business Section/Finance Dictionaries
X HG151 .N48
The Palgrave series is the most authoritative among business dictionaries. This includes 1008 short essays, in a single alphabetical sequence over 3 volumes. All entries include a bibliography. This dictionary is the best source when looking for a thorough understanding of a term or concept.

Campbell R. Harvey’s Hypertextual Finance Glossary

http://www.duke.edu/~charvey/Classes/wpg/glossary.htm

The Campbell R. Harvey’s Hypertextual Finance Glossary is a large financial glossary hat contains over 7,000 entries. It can be searched alphabetically with an index.

Dictionary of Banking

Pardee Reference – General Business Reference/Finance Dictionaries
X HG151 .R66 1993
The work contains approximately 7,500 entries,has been written as a practical guide for handling terms encountered in banking and finance.

A Dictionary of Banking and Finance

Pardee Reference – General Business Reference/Finance Dictionaries
X HG151 .C65 1999
Includes terms on topics in banking and finance such as mergers, business loans and debt-collecting.

Dictionary of Financial Risk Management

Pardee Reference – General Business Reference/Finance Dictionaries

International Dictionary of Finance

Pardee Reference – General Business Reference/Finance Dictionaries
X HG151 .B274 2000
Covers terms in five core areas of finance, including: money markets, commodity markets, securities markets, banking and insurance.

Economics

Note: Covers all aspects of economic theory from microeconomics to public finance and international trade with definitions of mathematical and statistical terms used in economics.

 

The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics

Pardee Reference – General Business Section/Economics Dictionaries
X HB61 .N49

 

Encyclopedias

International Encyclopedia of Business & Management

Pardee Reference – Management Section/Management Dictionaries
X HF 1001 .I53
The IEBM has international coverage of the disciplines within management. There are 8 volumes with 750 entries with suggested further readings. There is no online management dictionary that is on the same level.

Encyclopedia of Business

Pardee Reference – General Business Section/Business Encyclopedias
X HF1001 .E466
Contains 300 entries on the major functional areas of business with bibliographies for further reading.

Encyclopedia of Business and Finance

Pardee Reference – General Business Section/Business Encyclopedias
X HF1001 .E467

Knowledge Exchange Business Encyclopedia

Pardee Reference – General Business Section/Business Encyclopedias
X HF1001 .K52
Accessible information about business concepts with charts, graphs and illustrations.

 

 

Foreign Language Business Terms

Coopers Lybrand Multilingual Dictionary of Financial Reporting: English, Duetsch, Espanol, Francais and Italiano

Pardee Reference – General Business Reference/Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
X HG151 .C66 1996
This dictionary is designed to augment a user who has a basic command of the language that they are using, but lack the specialized vocabulary need to communicate in this highly technical field.

 

General Business

Note: Over 6,500 entries covering the range of business and all aspects of management – business strategy, organizational behavior, human resource management and operations management. The vocabulary of e-commerce and interactive marketing are key features of this updated edition.

 

Galileo Internet Resources Business and Economics Dictionary

http://www.usg.edu/galileo/internet/business/bizdict.html
Galileo Internet Resources provides a dictionary of business and economics terms.

Dictionary of Business

Pardee Reference – General Business Section/Business Dictionaries
X HF1001 .C65 2001
A good dictionary of American and British business terms including examples of usage and pronunciations.

Dictionary of Retailing and Merchandising

Pardee Reference – General Business Section/Business Dictionaries
X HF1001 .R793 1995
“This lexicon on retailing and merchandising includes terms from cousin fields of marketing, advertising, wholesaling, direct marketing, and buying. In addition, special treatment will be given to stores, shopping centers, retail advertising, mail-order, displaying, retail data processing, retail accounting, personnel aspects of retailing, retailing and merchandising research, transactions with manufactures and vendors, promoting and selling via television, and many more.”

Prentice Hall Encyclopedic Dictionary of Business Terms

Pardee Reference – General Business Section/Business Dictionaries
X HF1001 .C68 1995
“The Dictionary of Business Terms is a compact, ready-to-use reference source for information on words, phrases, and meanings that particularly relate to business, commerce, industry, and associated fields.”

 

Human Resources

Note: This dictionary comprises over 1,400 entries on human resource management, personnel, and industrial relations.

HR Words You Gotta Know: Essential Human Resources Terms, Laws, Acronyms & Abbreviations for Everyone in Business

Pardee Reference – Management Section/Management Dictionaries
X HF5549 .A23 T728 1994

The Human Resources Glossary: A Complete Desk Reference for HR Professionals

Pardee Reference – Management Section/Management Dictionaries
X HF5549 .A23 T73 1991
“The book contains brief definitions of the terms that apply to the HR function in business, industry, government, education, and other nonprofit organizations.”

Information Technology

Whatis.com

http://whatis.techtarget.com/
Whatis.com’s Encyclopedia of Technology Terms provides you with more than 3,500 definitions for Information Technology terms and acronyms and thousands of cross-references designed to give you a complete understanding of the complex Information Technology terms in use today.

Note: This authoritative dictionary is regularly revised and includes computer applications in industry and in the office and the hardware, software and telecommunications behind these applications.

 

Insurance

The Insurance Center – Insurance Dictionary

http://www.nauticom.net/www/insctr/glossary.htm
The Insurance Center provides an alphabetical list of common insurance terms, designed to be used as a source for the person who is not in the insurance industry.

Dictionary of Insurance

Pardee Reference – Industry Section
X HG8025 .D3 1990
“This dictionary has… tried to define the terms briefly and succinctly so that laymen, insurance company employees, and college students of insurance may be able to comprehend the meaning of words and phrases frequently found in texts, publications, and in conversations concerned with insurance.”

Glossary of Insurance Policy Terms

Pardee Reference – Industry Section
X HG8025 .G56 1991
This glossary aims at providing simple and easily comprehensible explanations of the main regulatory and supervisory insurance terms used in most OECD (Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development) countries.

Investing

Investopedia.com’s Business Dictionary

http://www.investopedia.com/dictionary/

Investopedia.com’s Business dictionary provides definitions of investment terms. There are options for new terms, term categories, and an easy to use alphabetical listing makes it a comprehensive list of business and financial terms.

Money 101 Glossary

http://money.cnn.com/services/glossary/a.html

From the library at Money.com, this impressive glossary contains over 2,500 definitions of financial terms. In simple alphabetical order, the glossary offers clear definitions, as well as hyperlinks to other definitions and related terms. Unfortunately, there is no search feature, and the glossary may only be browsed by first letter of the term.

Dictionary of Investing

Pardee Reference – Investing Section
X HG4513 .R67 1993
“The Dictionary incorporates traditional terms used by the 200-year-old security exchange system and the 150-year-old commodity and futures exchange system, and the more recent developments in our financial markets.”

The Wall Street Dictionary

Pardee Reference – Finance Section
X HG151 .S424 1999
This work includes more than 5,000 terms; from “the most basic terms to little-known words and phrases used by the professionals on Wall Street.”

Wall Street Words: an Essential A to Z Guide for Today’s Investor

Pardee Reference – Investing Section
X HG4513 .S37 2003
This Wall Street lexicon offers clear and detailed definitions, investment tips under certain financial terms, and also contains significant cross-referencing of similar or related terms.

Labor & Industrial Relations

Dictionary of Industrial Relations (Roberts’ Dictionary of Industrial Relations)

Pardee Reference – Management Section
X HD4839 .R612 1994
This dictionary is a guide designed to “serve as a medium for a better understanding of the language of labor-management relations.”

Law

law.com Dictionary

http://dictionary.law.com/
The self proclaimed”Real Life Dictionary of the Law” has three search functions, list alphabetical, search by definition, or a search by legal term.

Law Dictionary (Black’s Law Dictionary): Definitions of the Terms and Phrases of the American and English Jurisprudence, Ancient and Modern

Pardee Reference – Section 4, Business Dictionaries & Encyclopedias
X KF156 .B53 1990
Designed to be a comprehensive guide to the user, in this dictionary you will find more than just basic legal definitions, but special attention to new terms that are applies to debt, finance, and tax.

Management

The Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Management

Pardee Reference – General Business Section/Management Dictionaries
X HD30.15 .B53 1997
A series of eleven volumes all of which are under the same call number. The collection is designed to be a complete desk reference for the business professional.

The Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Accounting v.1
The Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Management v.2
The Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Management Information Systems v.3
The Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Marketing v.4
The Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Managerial Economics v.5
The Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Organizational Behavior v.6
The Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of International Management v.7
The Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Finance v.8
The Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Human Resource Management v.9
The Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Operations Management v.10
The Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Business Ethics v.11

International Dictionary of Management

Pardee Reference – Management Section/Management Dictionaries
X HD30.15 .J64 1995

The MBI Dictionary of Modern Business and Management

Pardee Reference – Management Section/Management Dictionaries
X HD30.15 .V36 1986