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Search Literature Effectively for Business Research : Library Material

A guide on searching literature effectively for postgraduate business students

Library Classification System

The HKUST Library uses the US Library of Congress Classification Scheme for shelving arrangements. LC Classification uses a combination of letters of the alphabet and numbers to serve as the call number of the books.

The main literature for Business are located in class H (Social Science) under the subdivisions listed below. 

HA Statistics
HB Economic theory. Demography
HC Economic history and Conditions
HD Industries. Land use. Labor
HE Transportation and Communication
HF Commerce
HG Finance
HJ Public finance

Some of the research may need literature from the field of technology. The main literature for Technologies are located in class T (Technology) under the subdivisions listed below. 

T Technology (General)
T57-57.97 Applied mathematics. Quantitative methods
T57.6-57.97 Operations research. Systems analysis
T58.4 Managerial control systems
T58.5-58.64 Information technology
T58.6-58.62 Management information systems
T59-59.2 Standardization
TS Manufactures, Production, Management
TS155-194 Production management. Operations management

Research from the discipline of Psychology may also be useful to some research in Business and Management. The main literature for Psychology located in class BF (Psychology) under the subdivisions listed below. 

BF Psychology
BF176-176.5 Psychological tests and testing
BF180-198.7 Experimental psychology
BF501-505 Motivation
BF511-593 Affection. Feeling. Emotion
BF608-635 Will. Volition. Choice. Control
BF636-637 Applied psychology
BF660-685 Comparative psychology. Animal and human psychology
BF697-697.5 Differential psychology. Individuality.
BF698-698.9 Personality
BF712-724.85 Developmental psychology Including infant psychology, child psychology, adolescence, adulthood
BF795-839 Temperament. Character

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