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Business & Economics: Books

Essential research tools for business and economics topics.

Locating Books in the Library

►  When you identify a library book that you need for your research, write down the location and call number.

** Golda Meir Library location guide

►  For circulating books, make sure to check the status to determine if the book is available.

►  For more information, view the Finding and Checking Out Books FAQ.

Checking Out Materials

Circulation Policies for:

The library offers a retrieval service for many items in our collections. 

In Search@UW, place a request for the item by clicking the Get It tab, signing in, and completing the Local Request form. 

Please allow 1-2 working days for the item to be pulled.  An email notification will be sent when the item is ready to be picked up.

* Search for Books (UWM Libraries)

Use this subset of Search@UW to search for books, videos and DVDs at the UWM Libraries.


Search Tips
* enter one or more words relating to your topic
* use quotes to search phrases: "capital punishment"
* use * to truncate: child* retrieves child childish children etc.

Example "business plan*" and "small business"

Accessing and Reading E-Books

The UWM Libraries offers thousands of e-books across all disciplines. The guide listed below offers information regarding different e-book formats, various e-book collections at the library, and printing or downloading e-books.

If UWM doesn't own the book...

For books that are not owned by the UWM Libraries, use one of the following services to request or obtain it:


►  To identify books located in other libraries, search WorldCat
      (a combined catalog of over 70,000 libraries worldwide).

Recent Additions

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Background Reading:
Reference Universe

Search within more than 5,000 reference books in the UWM Libraries

The Reference Collection [REF] in the Learning Commons (1st floor, west wing) is a only small portion of the reference materials available.  Try Reference Universe to see what books you might uncover on your topic.