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Business, informatics, management and accounting: Books

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

To find out if a specific book is in the Library you just need to check the Enterprise catalogue (search box below). Enter the author's surname and one or two words from the title:

For example: 'entrepreneurship wickham' to find Strategic entrepreneurship by Philip A. Wickham

You can also search Enterprise for a topic, to find related books.

Finding books

Finding printed books and e-books

Search the Enterprise catalogue to find specific books or books on a topic.


Finding online book chapters

To find online book chapters on a topic search the Summon discovery service:

Key locations

3rd Floor

650 Business and business methods
657 Accounting
657.2 Bookkeeping
657.3 Financial statements
658 Business and industrial management
658.1  Organization for control
658.15  Financial management
658.3 Personnel management and administration
658.4  Principles of management, executive management
658.5  Production management 
658.8 Marketing (distribution of goods)
658.83  Market research and analysis
658.9  Management of specific business and industries

2nd Floor

170 Ethics
174 Business ethics
300 Social sciences
301.4 Organizations

Videos: finding and borrowing a book

Call Numbers for selected topics

Accounting 657
Advertising 659.1
Appraisal 658.312
Auditing 657.64

Bookkeeping 657.2
Business consultants 658.46
Business ethics 174

Communication in management 658.45
Company histories 338.76
Computers in business 658.4032
Construction industry management 658.99
Corporate governance 658.1145
Cost accounting 657.4

Data mining 006.312
Decision making 658.403

Entrepreneurship 338.72
European accounting 657.094
Export marketing 658.84

Facility management 658.2
Family-owned businesses 658.114
Financial statements 657.3

Human resources management 658.3

Industrial location 658.21
Industrial organization 658.1
Information systems 658.4038
International accounting 657.8
International management 658.16

Joint ventures 658.16

Languages for business 651.74
Leadership 658.4

Management 658
Management consultants 658.46
Managerial accounting 658.15
Managerial success 658.409
Managing change 658.406
Marketing 658.8
Marketing research 658.83
Motivation 658.314
Multinationals: management 658.16

New products 658.57

Occupational training 658.386
Operational research 658.54
Organizational behaviour 301.4
Organizational change 658.406

Packaging 658.7884
Personnel management 658.3
Product design 658.57
Production management 658.5
Project management 658.404
Public relations 659.2

Quality management 658.562

Recruitment 658.311
Retail trade 658.87

Services marketing 658.91
Social responsibility of business 658.408
Statistics for business 658.4034
Strategic alliances (business) 658.16
Strategic management 658.4
Strategic planning 658.401
Stress management 658.382
Supervision 658.3124

Team building 658.402
Training of employees 658.386

Worker participation 658.3152

New books

Getting books not held at Reading

Our Inter-Library Loans service can get books not held at Reading from other libraries (usually from the British Library).

For more information see our pages on requesting inter-library loans.

Accessing online Library resources

If you are on campus you will be able to access most e-journals and e-books, and some databases, without entering a username and password because your IP address identifies you as being at the University of Reading.

For any that require a login, see the Off-campus tab.

Terms of Use

When you use our e-resources you are agreeing to our Terms of Use. Please take a moment to look at these by following the link below:

When you are off-campus you will need to login to identify yourself as a member of the University of Reading to gain access to our protected databases, e-books and e-journals. 

Your login details

You login in the same way as for Blackboard - via Microsoft. Just enter your University username followed by (e.g. and your password. If this is the first time you have logged in via this method when off-campus you will be asked to complete a Multi-Factor Authentication. For more information see:

Getting to the login page...

  • For most resources, if you follow a link from our website or catalogues your login will be picked up automatically or you will be prompted to login straightaway. 
  • If you access resources via another route you will need to look for a login option once you reach the resource you are trying to access. Look for an institutional or shibboleth login option and pick 'University of Reading' from a list of institutions. This will then pick up your login or prompt you to login. For more information about institutional login, please see the link below:
Logging in to Library resources

Watch this short video on how you login to use Library resources.

If you are unable to view this video on YouTube it is also available on YuJa - view the Logging in to the Library video on YuJa (University username and password required)