Selecting and Reviewing Business Books

 

Choosing a Book to Read


Popular Sites

Scholarly Sites

Digitized Books


Popular Sites


Just a note: A list such as Amazon's is based upon volume of sales, and is not necessarily an indicator of quality of content.

  • Free web site Amazon.com
    Amazon produces a list of the "Best Business Books" each year.
    1. In the left navigation area, select: Books and then, Books again.
    2. On the next screen, on the top bar, select: Browse Subjects.
    3. On the next screen, select:Business and Investing.
    4. On the new screen, to limit further, from the left navigation area, select any specialized business subject.
  • Free web site Barnes and Noble.com
    Barnes and Noble.com produces lists of their available books.
    1. From the links at the top, select: Books
    2. Under Subject, scroll down and select: Business.
    3. From the navigation column on the left, select any of the specialized subjects you find interesting. Under Special Collections, you will even find Best in Business.
    4. Once you select a title, often you will find an overview and more often, by clicking the star icons, you will find customer reviews.

 


Scholarly Sites


  • Free web sites Baker Library at the Harvard Business School
      Business Librarians at Harvard are certainly business book savvy. Their list of new acquisitions can serve as a list of best business books.
  • Free web sites The Industrial Relations Library at Princeton University
      This group publishes selected references in an annotated bibliography, issued biannually. The July issue features noteworthy books in industrial relations, including the winner of the Richard A. Lester award. Issues are available electronically through this site or upon request.

 


Digitized Books


Here's an idea....

If you have procrastinated to the point that you don't have time to leave home to buy a book, you can find a digital copy through Ebrary found on the Baker Library website, under the Catalog tab.

  • Only for Baker students Ebrary)
    Baker University has access to about 80,000 titles from this digitized database of books. Once you download the required (free) software, you will be able to download the entire book to your computer, where you can view it anytime for a period of two weeks.