eBooks for Business and Management
Note: A cross-searchable multidisciplinary database of electronic books featuring publications from major academic publishers. New titles are being added regularly.
The handbooks consist of 30 titles covering a broad set of topics. The series currently consists of 70+ volumes.
Available at Boston Public Library
The Boston Public Library also subscribes to the Gale Virtual Reference Library and other electronic resources. BPL’s eBooks page is available here.
A valid BPL library card is required to access BPL’s databases from outside the library. Massachusetts residents can sign up for a temporary BPL eCard by following the instructions listed here.
Open Access E-Books
Answers.com – Business Topics
Excellent resource providing access to several free online publications. Coverage includes: Barron’s Dictionaries (Accounting, Banking, Business Terms, Finance and Investment, Insurance, Marketing Terms, Real Estate, etc.), Encyclopedia of Business, Business Plans Handbook, International Directory of Company Histories, FX Converter by OANDA, Company Profiles from Hoovers, Inc., MarketWatch company data, Encyclopedia of Small Business, and Encyclopedia of American Industries.
Contains full-text reference, literary and nonfiction works. Coverage includes up-to-date editions of encyclopedias and dictionaries; contemporary and classic thesauri and English usage guides; etiquette (Emily Post) and parliamentary procedure (Robert’s Rules of Order).
Google Book Search [About]
To limit your search to books that can be viewed in their entirety, select “Full view books” below the search box. Includes books that are either out of copyright or the publisher or right holder has granted permission. Also provides information on where to borrow or purchase books.
GPO Access [About]
A service of the U.S. Government Printing Office that provides free electronic access to a wealth of important information products produced by the Federal Government. The information provided on this site is the official, published version and the information retrieved from GPO Access can be used without restriction, unless specifically noted.
Internet Archive: Texts
Displays over 1,000,000 items, most of them published before 1923. Materials have been contributed by American and Canadian libraries.
Library of Congress Digital Collections
Collection includes American Memory (history of advertising, technology and industry), country studies/area handbooks, and more.
The Online Books Page [About]
A directory of books that can be freely read on the Internet. Includes more than 25,000 books covering a wide variety of subjects and it can be searched by title, author, or Library of Congress Classification.