eBooks for Business and Management

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Business Source Complete
Provides the full-text of several hundred business-related books. Select “Books/Monographs” from the Publications list in the right-hand column.

De Gruyter Online
Note: De Gruyter covers many subject areas, including business and economics, and offers a wide range of digital media, including open access journals and books.

EBSCO eBook Collection
Note: Provides the full-text of thousands of recently-published books from selected academic and commercial publishers, as well as the full-text of a large number of older works in the public domain.

Encyclopedia of American Industries (2020)
Note: Business reference encyclopedia providing detailed, comprehensive information on a wide range of industries in every realm of American business. Covers manufacturing industries as well as service and non-manufacturing industries in the U.S.

Encyclopedia of Emerging Industries (2021)
Note: Provides information about the inception, emergence and current status of new and established industries and business segments that are pioneering new technologies, introducing break-through marketing strategies or implementing innovative means of serving new markets.

Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Campaigns (2007)
Covers 500 major marketing and advertising campaigns – current and historical. Includes overview, historical context, target market, competition, market strategy, etc.

Handbooks in Economics Series
Note: The handbooks consist of 30 titles covering a broad set of topics. The series currently consists of 70+ volumes.

New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics
Note: Written by over 1500 eminent contributors, this new edition of The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics retains many classic essays of enduring importance and contains 1,872 articles.

OECD iLibrary
Note: In the Books section of this database, you will find over 1,500 entire books in pdf format covering topics such as Emerging Economies, Transition Economies, Territorial Economy, Industry, Services and Trade. Searchable by title or key word.

Oxford Reference
Note: Contains about 100 dictionary, language reference, and subject reference works published by Oxford University Press. It is a fully-indexed, cross-searchable database. Includes the following dictionaries: accounting, business and management, economics, finance and banking, human resource management, and international financial terms.

Oxford Scholarship Online
Note: Cross-searchable library containing the full text and abstracts of classic and newly published Oxford books in the areas of biology, business and management, classical studies, economics and finance, history, law, linguistics, literature, mathematics, music, neuroscience, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, public health and epidemiology, religion, and social work.

Project Muse
Provides digital access to scholarly journals and books in the humanities and social sciences.  Content comes from non-profit scholarly publishers, including university presses and societies.  Full text resources include journal articles, book reviews and book chapters.

ProQuest Ebook Central
Note: A cross-searchable multidisciplinary database of electronic books featuring publications from major academic publishers. New titles are being added regularly.

Multidisciplinary database that provides access to scholarly research in the numerous subject areas including Business, Management and Accounting; Economics and Finance, Psychology and Social Sciences.

Note: Integrated full-text database for journals and books published by Springer. Currently offers over 1,250 fully peer-reviewed journals and more than 10,000 books online.

Available at Boston Public Library

The Boston Public Library also subscribes to the Gale Virtual Reference Library and other electronic resources. Visit BPL’s eBooks page. A valid BPL library card is required to access BPL’s databases from outside the library. Massachusetts residents can sign up for a BPL eCard.

Open Access E-Books

Bartleby.com [About]
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).

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.

Project Gutenberg [About]
Large collection of electronic texts from the public domain.  Many of the books are older items that have been digitized.

U.S. Government Publishing Office
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.

For information about eBooks from other disciplines and a longer list of Open Access eBooks, you may wish to check the eBooks Research Guide.