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Personal Finance
Personal finance involves analyzing an individual’s or family’s current financial position, predicting short-term and long-term needs, and managing those needs within a budget. Personal finance may involve acquiring and using credit cards, monitoring credit scores, managing cash flow, purchasing insurance and mortgages, taking out loans, filing taxes, and planning for retirement. Personal banking—such as checking and savings bank accounts, IRAs, and 401K plans—are all considered part of personal finance.

Corporate Finance
Corporate finance is typically a group within a company that handles financial and investment decisions. The function of this area is primarily to maximize the value of the company through short-term and long-term financial planning. A company’s financial strategy may include capital investment decisions, management of current assets and funds, and inventory control. The corporate finance department must properly manage debt to ensure the company can grow; it is also important that the financial strategy ensures that the company has enough funds available to run its day-to-day operations, known as liquidity.

Public/Government Finance
Public, or government, finance relates to a government’s oversight of resource allocation, distribution of income, and stabilization of the economy in order to prevent market failure. The government primarily finances these activities through the collection of taxes, although a government may also secure loans from banks, insurance companies, or other governments. The government also raises money through the collection of fees at ports, airports, and other federal-operated facilities; fines given for breaking the law; revenue from licenses; and the sale of government securities and bonds. 


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Finance Resources

Gale provides scholarly resources including databases, primary sources, and eBooks. Databases and primary source archives feature finance articles from financial publications including newspapers, journals, and finance magazines. Finance eBooks provide a variety of financial literature to encourage financial literacy and financial well-being of all library patrons, both academic and public.



Gale databases offer researchers,  professionals, and public library patrons access to credible, up-to-date content from financial publications including full-text articles from financial magazines, scholarly journals, and other financial periodicals.


Primary Source Archives

Gale Primary Sources provides researchers with firsthand content including editorials, financial news, surveys, statistics, and industry reports that can be used to examine and analyze information to understand the evolution of businesses and industries over time.

Gale eBooks

Gale eBooks offer a variety of financial literature that encourages financial literacy to all library patrons. Gale eBooks can be added to a customized collection and cross searched to pinpoint relevant content when researching. Below is a sample of eBooks that are available on the Gale eBook platform.

  • Burstiness Management for Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth: Emerging Research and Opportunities, 1st Edition​​​​​​​

    Burstiness Management for Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth: Emerging Research and Opportunities, 1st Edition

    Business Science Reference | 2019 | ISBN-13: 9781522554431

    Intervals of high activity alternating with long, low-activity periods can be found in many areas of daily life, with researchers coining the phenomenon as "bursts." As burstiness becomes prevalent in many fields, understanding and knowing how to manage it is crucial to receive the benefits associated with it. This eBook provides innovative insights into the role of bursts in decision-making and its function as a predictor of performance in business. The content within this publication covers topics such as burstiness in business and e-business applications, consumer behavior, and sustainable development. It is a vital reference source for business managers, business professionals, academic professionals, researchers, and graduate-level students interested in understanding how burstiness and its consequences are processed in diverse and dynamic environments.

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  • A Great Place to Work for All, 1st Edition

    A Great Place to Work for All, 1st Edition

    Berrett-Koehler | 2018 | ISBN-13: 9781523095100

    Today’s business climate is defined by speed, social technologies, and people’s expectations of values. As a result, leaders must create an outstanding culture for all, no matter who they are or what they do for the organization. This groundbreaking eBook, from the creators of the gold-standard Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list, shows how it’s done. Through inspiring stories and compelling research, the authors demonstrate that great places to work benefit the individuals working there and contribute to a better global society—as they outperform in the stock market and grow revenue three times faster than less-inclusive rivals. This eBook is a call for organizations to lead and develop every ounce of human potential.

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  • The Millennial Myth: Transforming Misunderstanding into Workplace Breakthroughs, 1st Edition

    The Millennial Myth: Transforming Misunderstanding into Workplace Breakthroughs, 1st Edition

    Berrett-Koehler | 2017 | ISBN-13: 9781626569577

    Millennials have been deemed lazy, entitled, disloyal, disrespectful, and needing constant handholding. But Crystal Kadakia—a millennial herself, as well as an organizational development consultant and two-time TEDx speaker—shows that not only are these negative stereotypes dead wrong, but each one conceals a positive workplace practice that forward-looking companies must adopt if they are to endure. Kadakia illuminates how the advent of digital technology is the root cause of many millennial behaviors and offers a guide for what our traditional workplace needs to do to attract, engage, and retain modern talent.

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  • Small Business Sourcebook, 36th Edition

    Small Business Sourcebook, 36th Edition

    Gale | 2018 | ISBN-13: 9781410364784

    Small Business Sourcebook covers over 340 specific company profiles and 99 general small business topics; small business programs and assistance programs in the U.S., its territories, and Canadian provinces; and U.S. federal government agencies and offices specializing in small business issues, programs, and assistance. 

    This latest edition of Small Business Sourcebook includes:


    • More than 18,600 digital and print sources of information for 340 industries of interest to small businesses, ranging from accounting to word-processing services.
    • More than 23,300 entries for 99 general small business topics, including management, marketing, business trends, and labor relations.
    • A complete Guide to Publishers, covering more than 1,300 companies, associations, institutions, and individuals that publish periodicals, directories, guidebooks, and other publications.
    • A Glossary featuring common business terms in Volumes 1 through 6.

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  • Encyclopedia of Associations®: Regional, State and Local Organizations: An Associations Unlimited Reference, 31st Edition

    Encyclopedia of Associations®: Regional, State and Local Organizations: An Associations Unlimited Reference, 31st Edition

    Gale | 2019 | ISBN-13: 9781410385765

    This business encyclopedia provides comprehensive information on more than 96,000 U.S. regional, state and local nonprofit organizations. This business encyclopedia covers associations and societies that are organized and function at the regional (both interstate and intrastate), state, county, city, neighborhood, and local levels.

    Each of the 5 print volumes of this business encyclopedia is devoted to a specific geographic region of the U.S.: Vol 1. Great Lakes States; Vol 2. Northeastern States; Vol 3. Southern and Middle Atlantic States; Vol 4. South Central and Great Plains States; Vol. 5 Western States. The geographic scope of each volume takes into account factors such as shared regional characteristics or interests, and geography, allowing users to acquire only those volumes that will meet their information.

    This business encyclopedia covers trade and professional associations, social welfare and public affairs organizations, labor unions, fraternal and patriotic organizations, religious, sports, and hobby groups and many other types of nonprofit organizations. Entries feature a wealth of information, including year founded, membership, budget, purpose and activities, publications, conventions/events and scholarships, fellowships and awards bestowed by the organizations. Provides multiple points of contact, such as addresses, phone numbers, email addresses, websites, and social media handles, allowing for quick connection with organizations that meet their interests and needs. Entries are updated for each edition, making the information in this business encyclopedia accurate and reliable.


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