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Business and Administration

business and management principles, including the fundamentals of accounting, human resources, leadership and strategy, marketing, and operations management

Course Reserves

The University of Winnipeg has instituted a new Course Reserves system, Ares, in order to streamline the reserves process and ensure that all course readings are distributed in accordance with the Copyright Act and the University's Copyright Policy. Using the New system, instructors can submit requests for a variety of resources - both physical and digital - and Reserves staff will ensure copyright compliance before making the items available to students.

Requesting an Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan Requests can be submitted one of two ways:

  • by filling out a request form on our website.
  • using the Find Text link in one of our databases.

For example, if, when searching in an Ebsco database, you discover a resource that is unavailable here at the UofW, you can click Request an Interlibrary Loan. It will take few seconds to search for the item at other institutions. You may view a list of institutions where this item is available, or simply proceed. Upon entering your barcode, your request is placed.

Interlibrary loan materials may take a week or longer to arrive, so please have patience. If you item has not arrived within ten days, contact the Interlibrary Loan department at 786-9814.

Tip for Searching for Books about Companies

To search for books about companies, Library of Congress Subject Headings use the format SomeCompanyName (firm). For example, Google (firm) is a subject heading for books relating to Google. Be careful, however, as some firm names become established with first use, for example, Walmart needs to be searched using Wal-mart (firm).

Best Selling Business Books

Shelf Browsing

Business and Economics consists of several subject areas. If you want to browse the collection to find resources, the following general sections provide a broad breakdown of the collection:

HA 0-9999    Statistics   
HB 0-9999    Economic Theory
HC 0-9999    Economic History & Conditions
HD 0-2320    Economics - Industries, Land Use, Labor
HD 2321-4800    Economics - Industry, General
HD 4801-8999    Labor, General
HD 9000-9999    Special Industries & Trades, General
HE 0-9999    Transportation & Communication, General
HF 0-6182    Commerce, General; Business, Business Administration
HG 0-9999    Finance, General   
HJ 0-9999    Public Finance, General
HX 0-9999    Socialism. Communism. Utopias. Anarchism

Search the Entire Collection

While the items you'll find in the Reference Collection can be a terrific place to start your research, more detailed information can be found in the Library's print and eBook collections.  The search box found here is the same as the one on the Library's main page - it can search for books and other material here at the UWinnipeg Library, at libraries in Winnipeg, at libraries across Canada, or even libraries around the world.


Search Tips


Words may be right-hand truncated using an asterisk ('*') in place of other characters. The '*' wildcard may also be embedded in a search string. You may use '?' to replace a single character anywhere within a word.

Examples : environment* polic*, wom?n

Boolean Operators

Use "and" or "or" to specify multiple words in any field, any order. Use "and not" to exclude words.

Example : stocks and bonds

Example : (alaska or canada) and (adventure and not vacation)

Field limits

A field limit causes the system to search only the specified field for the specified word(s).


Keyword search results are usually grouped by relevance to bring the most likely titles to the top of the list. Each group represents a similar level of relevance and results are sorted within the group by date or title. To get an ungrouped result set, use boolean operators to form a complex query.


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