Strauss's Handbook of Business Information

A Guide for Librarians, Students, and Researchers, 4th Edition

by Hal P. Kirkwood


A new and thoroughly updated edition of the number-one guide to finding business information.

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May 2020

Libraries Unlimited

Pages 480
Volumes 1
Size 7x10
Topics Reference and Information Services and Tools/Social Science Literature Reference Tools
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This new edition of Strauss's guide helps users to find current information for and about businesses of all kinds—both private and public, U.S.-based and international—related to finance, investment, industries, and entrepreneurship.

Strauss's Handbook of Business Informationis a resource for finding and understanding business information. It contains explanation and instruction on the key facets of business information and provides detailed descriptions of key resources within both broad and specific categories. It can be used as a guide to further understanding the what, how, and why of business information research.

The changing arena of business information requires regular updating and awareness. This new edition has been thoroughly updated and expanded with four new chapters: Entrepreneurship, Competitive Intelligence, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Non-Profit Organizations. Other additions of note include subsections on internet and mobile marketing, tax havens and related issues, coverage of new legislations (e.g., Dodd-Frank), subsections on index funds, investment communities, regulatory bodies and laws, hedge funds, venture capital companies, assessing risks, robo-advisors, and more.

The Handbook is for students, faculty, librarians, and information professionals looking to gain a broader and deeper understanding of business information. Anyone needing to gain quick exposure to business information needs and resources for solutions will benefit from the volume as well.


  • Uses comprehensive coverage to aid business librarians in finding exactly the right information their patrons need
  • Features logical arrangement and integration online with print resources to make information easy to find
  • Provides clear explanations that speak to reference librarians at public and academic libraries, and to students learning this field
  • Serves as a helpful collection development resource for business information, as well as a trusted textbook
Author Info

Hal P. Kirkwood is Bodleian Business Librarian at the Sainsbury Library of Said Business School, Oxford University. Previously, he served as associate professor at the Parrish Library of Management & Economics at Purdue University. Kirkwood is Special Libraries Association President for 2019. He was inducted into the Book of Great Teachers at Purdue University, the first librarian ever to receive this honor; and was a runner-up for the PrivCo Business Librarian of the Year in 2014. He has published in the Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship, Business Information Review, and other publications.

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