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Business, informatics, management and accounting: Dictionaries & encyclopedias

A guide to finding information in business, informatics, management and accounting. Includes links to key resources and sources of help.

Why use dictionaries and encyclopedias?

Use encyclopedias:

  • for summaries
  • for lists of further reading
  • when starting a project

Some useful titles are listed below. Find more on the catalogue by searching for "management encyclopedias".

You can also search across multiple dictionaries and encyclopedias using the boxes below.

Useful reference works: selected titles

Foreign language dictionaries, including specialised ones for business and management terms, are shelved in the 3rd Floor Dictionaries section.

There are business translating dictionaries for: German (433.2), French (443.2), Italian (453.2), Spanish (463.2) and Japanese (495.632).

Search Summon for definitions and explanations

Find definitions and summaries from a wide range of online dictionaries and encyclopedias by searching the Summon discovery service using the box below.

Search Credo Reference

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Search Oxford Reference

Use Oxford Reference to search across multiple dictionaries and reference titles, including bilingual dictionaries of French, German, Spanish, Italian, and Latin. If you are off-campus, you may need to log-in to view your search results.

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