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Business Reference Essentials

A guide for new business librarians to get started and a refresher for seasoned professionals.


As the blurb says, this guide contains links and resources for both new and veteran business librarians to use for selecting reference materials and databases.

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New Business Librarians Group

The New Business Librarians Group is an interest group of business librarians within their first five years of professional work. New Business Librarians Group meets online on Adobe Connect and also at ALA Annual. Their discussion in past years has focused on many "starting up" tasks such as introducing yourself and your services to your departments, seeking professional development for those starting out, and building professional networks. There is strong emphasis on networking and new business librarians supporting each other.  Membership in BRASS or ALA is not required to join.

Business Reference Best Practices

Business Reference FAQs

A great way to identify relevant resources to answer your business reference questions. Access to resources will depend on institutional or individual subscriptions.

The original Business FAQ platform was hosted at the University of Pennsylvania Library. The membership was limited to the members of the Association of Business Library Directors. Today, most business FAQs are hosted on the Springshare's LibAnswers platform.


Previously maintained by:

LuMarie Guth, Western Michigan University
Monica Singh, University of California, Berkeley
Kaitlin Springmier, Sonoma State University
Cara Cadena, Grand Valley State University
Mary Aquila, Athens State University
Guide originally created by Natasha Arguello, University of Texas at San Antonio, Tom Ottaviano, Cornell University, and Kim Bloedel, University of Iowa

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