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Finding Books: Business

How Do I Find Books about Business at the SUNY Old Westbury Library?

You can look up specific books, authors, or topics in the online library catalogs. Click here for a downloadable tutorial describing how to use the catalog. Books at the library are arranged using the Library of Congress Classification system. Under this system the major categories are identified by one or two letters, then a series of numbers and letters identifying subtopics, authors, and date of publication.  Most of the business books, for example, are in the ‘H’ section of the Library (on the top floor). Below are the primary classifications for business books.

Business & Economics: Main Classifications

HB: Economic theory, Demography
HC: Economic history and conditions
HD: Industries, Land Use, Labor
HE: Transportation and Communications
HF: Commerce
HG Finance
HJ Public finance

Book Subclasses

Subclass HB: Economic theory. Demography
HB1-3840 Economic theory. Demography
HB71-74 Economics as a science. Relation to other subjects
HB75-130 History of economics. History of economic theory (Including special economic schools)
HB131-147 Methodology HB135-147 Mathematical economics. Quantitative methods (Including econometrics, input-output analysis, game theory)
HB201-206 Value. Utility
HB221-236 Price
HB238-251 Competition. Production. Wealth
HB501 Capital. Capitalism
HB522-715 Income. Factor shares
HB535-551 Interest
HB601 Profit
HB615-715 Entrepreneurship. Risk and uncertainty. Property
HB801-843 Consumption. Demand
HB846-846.8 Welfare theory
HB848-3697 Demography. Population. Vital events
HB3711-3840 Business cycles. Economic fluctuations

Subclass HC: Economic History & Conditions
HC10-1085 Economic history and conditions
HC79 Special topics (Including air pollution, automation, consumer demand, famines, flow of funds, etc.)
HC92 Economic geography of the oceans (General)
HC94-1085 By region or country

Subclass HD: Industries, Land Use & Labor
HD28-9999 Industries. Land use. Labor
HD28-70 Management. Industrial management
HD39-40.7 Capital. Capital investments
HD41 Competition
HD45-45.2 Technological innovations. Automation
HD47-47.4 Costs
HD49-49.5 Crisis management. Emergency management. Inflation
HD50-50.5 Delegation of authority. Decentralization. Span of control
HD56-57.5 Industrial productivity
HD58 Location of industry
D58.7-58.95 Organizational behavior, change and effectiveness. Corporate culture
HD59-59.6 Public relations. Industrial publicity
HD60-60.5 Social responsibility of business
HD61 Risk in industry. Risk management
HD62 Standardization. Simplification. Waste
HD62.2-62.8 Management of special enterprises
HD66-66.2 Work groups. Team work in industry. Quality circles
HD69 Other Including business consultants, capacity, size of industries, etc.
HD72-88 Economic growth, development, planning
HD101-1395.5 Land use Land tenure
HD1286-1289 Communal ownership
HD1290-1291 Municipal ownership
HD1301-1313 Nationalization (Agrarian socialism)
HD1326-1329 Large holdings
HD1330-1331 Landlord and peasant
HD1332-1333.5 Land reform. Agrarian reform
HD1334-1335 Consolidation of land holdings
HD1336-1339 Small holdings. Peasant proprietors. Parcellation
HD1361-1395.5 Real estate business
HD1401-2210 Agriculture
HD1428-1431 International cooperation
HD1470-1476 Size of farms
HD1478 Sharecropping
HD1483-1486 Agricultural associations, societies, etc.
HD1491-1491.5 Cooperative agriculture
HD1492-1492.5 Collective farms
HD1493-1493.5 Government owned and operated farms. State farms. Sovkhozes
HD1501-1542 Agricultural classes Including farm tenancy, agricultural laborers
HD1549 Gleaning
HD1580 Reclamation of agricultural land. Melioration
HD1635-1702 Utilization and culture of special classes oflands Including pasture lands, water resources development
HD1711-1741 Irrigation
HD2321-4730.9 Industry
HD2329 Industrialization
HD2330 Rural industries
HD2331-2336 Home labor. Home-based businesses
HD2337-2339 Sweatshops
HD2340.8-2346.5 Small and medium-sized businesses, artisans,
handicrafts, trades
HD2350.8-2356 Large industry. Factory system. Big business
HD2365-2385 Contracting. Letting of contracts
HD2421-2429 Trade associations HD2709-2930.7 Corporations
Including international business enter-prises, diversification, industrial concentration, public utilities
HD2951-3575 Cooperation. Cooperative societies
HD3611-4730.9 Industrial policy. The state and industrial organization (Including licensing of occupations and professions, subsidies, inspection, government ownership, municipal services)
HD4801-8943 Labor. Work. Working class
HD4861-4895 Labor systems
HD4909-5100.9 Wages
HD5106-5267 Hours of labor (Including overtime, shift work, sick leave, vacations)
HD5306-5474 Labor disputes. Strikes and lockouts
HD5481-5630.7 Industrial arbitration. Mediation and conciliation
HD5650-5660 Employee participation in management. Employee ownership. Industrial democracy. Works councils
HD5701-6000.9 Labor market. Labor supply. Labor demand (Including unemployment, manpower policy, occupational training, employment agencies )
HD6050-6305 Classes of labor  (Including women, children, students, middle-aged and older persons, minorities)
HD6350-6940.7 Trade unions. Labor unions. Workers' associations
HD6941-6948 Employers' associations
HD6951-6957 Industrial sociology. Social conditions of labor
HD6958.5-6976 Industrial relations
HD6977-7080 Cost and standard of living
HD7088-7252 Social insurance. Social security. Pension
HD7255-7256 Vocational rehabilitation. Employment of people with disabilities
HD7260-7780.8 Industrial hygiene. Industrial welfare
HD7795-8027 Labor policy. Labor and the state
HD8031 Labor in politics. Political activity of the working class
HD8038 Professions (General). Professional employees
HD8039 By industry or trade
HD8045-8943 By region or country
HD9000-9999 Special industries and trades
HD9000-9495 Agricultural industries
HD9502-9502.5 Energy industries. Energy policy. Fuel trade
HD9506-9624 Mineral industries. Metal trade
HD9650-9663 Chemical industries
HD9665-9675 Pharmaceutical industry
HD9680-9714 Mechanical industries Including electric utilities, electronic industries, and machinery
HD9715-9717.5 Construction industry
HD9720-9975 Manufacturing industries
HD9999 Miscellaneous industries and trades

Subclass HE Transportation & Communications
HE1-9990 Transportation and communications
HE199-199.5 Freight (General)
HE199.9 Passenger traffic (General)
HE305-311 Urban transportation
HE323-328 Transportation geography. Trade routes
HE331-380 Traffic engineering. Roads and highways. Streets
HE369-373 Traffic surveys (General)
HE374-377 Bridges
HE379-380 Tunnels. Vehicular tunnels
HE380.8-971 Water transportation
HE380.8-560 Waterways
HE561-971 Shipping
HE730-943 Merchant marine. Ocean shipping. Coastwise shipping
HE1001-5600 Railroads. Rapid transit systems
HE5601-5725 Automotive transportation Including trucking, bus lines, and taxicab service
HE5746-5749 Stage lines
HE5751-5870 Ferries
HE5880-5990 Express service
HE6000-7500 Postal service. Stamps. Philately
HE7511-7549 Pneumatic service
HE7601-8700.9 Telecommunication industry. Telegraph
HE8660-8688 Wireless telegraph. Radiotelegraphy
HE8689-8700.95 Radio and television broadcasting
HE8701-9680.7 Telephone industry
HE9713-9715 Cellular telephone services industry. Wireless telephone industry
HE9719-9721 Artificial satellite telecommunications
HE9723-9737 Signaling
HE9751-9756 Messenger service
HE9761-9900 Air transportation. Airlines

Subclass HF: Commerce
HF1-6182 Commerce
HF294-343 Boards of trade. Chambers of commerce Merchants' associations
HF1014 Balance of trade
HF1021-1027 Commercial geography. Economic geography
HF1040-1054 Commodities. Commercial products
HF1701-2701 Tariff. Free trade. Protectionism
HF3000-4055 By region or country
HF5001-6182 Business
HF5381-5386 Vocational guidance. Career devlopment
HF5387-5387.5 Business ethics
HF5410-5417.5 Marketing. Distribution of products
HF5419-5422 Wholesale trade
HF5428-5429.6 Retail trade
HF5429.7-5430.6 Shopping centers. Shopping malls
HF5437-5444 Purchasing. Selling. Sales personnel. Sales executives
HF5446-5459 Canvassing. Peddling
HF5460-5469.5 Department stores. Mail order business, Supermarkets. Convenience stores.
HF5469.7-5481 Markets. Fairs
HF5482-5482.4 Secondhand trade
HF5482.6-5482.65 Black market
HF5484-5495 Warehouses. Storage
HF5520-5541 Office equipment and supplies
HF5546-5548.6 Office management
HF5548.7-5548.85 Industrial psychology
HF5549-5549.5 Personnel management. Employment management
HF5601-5689 Accounting. Bookkeeping
HF5691-5716 Business mathematics. Commercial arithmetic (Including tables, etc.)
HF5717-5734.7 Business communication (Including business report writing, business correspondence)
HF5735-5746 Business records management
HF5761-5780 Shipment of goods.
HF5801-6182 Delivery of goods Advertising.

Subclass HG: Finance
HG1-9999 Finance
HG178 Liquidity
HG179 Personal finance
HG201-1496 Money
HG258-312 Precious metals. Bullion
HG315 Small coins
HG321-329 Mints. Assaying
HG335-339 Counterfeiting
HG348-353.5 Paper money
HG361-363 Legal tender
HG381-395 International coinage
HG401-421 Bimetallism
HG451-1496 By region or country
HG1501-3550 Banking
HG1621-1638 Interest rates. Interest tables
HG1641-1643 Bank loans. Bank credit. Commercial loans
HG1651-1654 Discount
HG1655 Acceptances
HG1656 Bank reserves. Bank liquidity. Loan loss reserves
HG1660 Bank accounts. Bank deposits. Deposit banking
HG1662 Insurance of deposits. Deposit insurance
HG1685-1704 Drafts. Checks
HG1706-1708 Accounting. Bookkeeping
HG1709 Data processing
HG1710-1710.5 Electronic funds transfers
HG1722 Bank mergers
HG1723 Bank stocks. Banking as an investment
HG1725-1778 Banks and the state. State supervision of banks
HG1811-2351 Special classes of banks and financial institutions
HG2397-3550 By region or country
HG3691-3769 Credit. Debt. Loans (Including credit institutions, credit instruments, consumer credit, bankruptcy)
HG3810-4000 Foreign exchange. International finance. International monetary system
HG4001-4285 Finance management. Business finance. Corporation finance
HG4301-4480.9 Trust services. Trust companies
HG4501-6051 Investment, capital formation, speculation
HG4530 Investment companies. Investment trusts. Mutual funds
HG4538 Foreign investments
HG4551-4598 Stock exchanges
HG4621 Stockbrokers. Security dealers. Investment advisers
HG4701-4751 Government securities. Industrial securities. Venture capital
HG4900-5993 By region or country
HG6001-6051 Speculation
HG6105-6270.9 Lotteries
HG8011-9999 Insurance
HG8053.5-8054.45 Insurance for professions. Malpractice insurance. Professional liability insurance
HG8059 Business insurance
HG8075-8107 Insurance business. Insurance management
HG8111-8123 Government policy. State supervision
HG8205-8220 Government insurance
HG8501-8745 By region or country
HG8751-9295 Life insurance
HG8779-8793 Actuarial science. Statistical theory and methodology applied to insurance
HG8799-8830 By class insured, by risk, by plan
HG8835-8899 Life insurance business. Management
HG8901-8914 Government policy. State supervision
HG8941-9200.5 By region or country
HG9201-9245 Mutual life insurance. Assessment life insurance. Fraternal life insurance
HG9251-9262 Industrial life insurance
HG9271 Child insurance. Life insurance for children
HG9291-9295 Maternity insurance
HG9301-9343 Accident insurance
HG9371-9399 Health insurance
HG9651-9899 Fire insurance
HG9956-9969 Casualty insurance
HG9969.5-9999 Other insurance (Including automobile, burglary, credit, disaster, title insurance)

Subclass HJ: Public Finance
HJ9-9940 Public finance
HJ9-99.8 Periodicals. Serials. By region or country
HJ210-240 History
HJ241-1620 By region or country
HJ2005-2216 Income and expenditure. Budget
HJ2240-5908 Revenue. Taxation. Internal revenue
HJ2321-2323 Tax incidence. Tax shifting. Tax equity
HJ2326-2327 Progressive taxation
HJ2336-2337 Tax exemption
HJ2338 Taxation of government property
HJ2351 Inflation and taxation
HJ2351.4 Tax revenue estimating
HJ2361-3192.7 By region or country
HJ3801-3844 Revenue from sources other than taxation
HJ3863-3925 Direct taxation
HJ4113-4601 Property tax
HJ4629-4830 Income tax
HJ4919-4936 Capitation. Poll tax
HJ5309-5510 Administrative fees. User charges. License fees
HJ6603-7390 Customs administration
HJ7461-7980 Expenditures. Government spending
HJ8001-8899 Public debts
HJ8052 Sinking funds. Amortization
HJ8101-8899 By region or country
HJ9103-9695 Local finance. Municipal finance (Including the revenue, budget, expenditure, etc. of counties, boroughs, communes, municipalities, etc.)
HJ9701-9940 Public accounting. Auditing

See the entire Library of Congress Classification system