A bibliography is a list of references or citations that appears at the end of a paper, article, chapter or book, or as a book in itself on a certain subject. In an annotated bibliography each citation is followed by a brief descriptive and evaluative paragraph or annotation. The annotation informs the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of
the sources cited.
See also the section on How to use References and Citations below.
Business communications (letters, etc)
- Business communication
Carol M. Lehman, Debbie D. Dufrene. 14th ed. Mason, Ohio: Thomson/South-Western, 2005.
- Business communication. II
Urmila Rai, S.M. Rai. Mumbai: Himalaya Pub. House, 2010.
- Business communication
Rajeesh Viswanathan. Mumbai: Himalaya Pub. House, 2010.
- The business of writing: written communication skills for business students
Emmanuel Manalo, Glenis Wong-Toir, Julie Bartlett-Trafford. 3rd ed. North Shore, N.Z.: Pearson, Prentice Hall, 2009
- Harvard business essentials : business communication
Boston: Harvard Business School Press, 2003.
Business plans and proposals
to write a business plan Mike
8th ed. Berkeley, Calif.: NOLO, 2007
How to write a business plan Mike McKeever. 7th ed. Berkeley, Calif.: NOLO, 2005.
How to write a business plan Brian Finch. 3rd ed. London: Kogan Page 2010.
The entrepreneur's guide to writing business plans and proposals K. Dennis Chambers. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2008.
Powerful proposals : how to give your business the winning edge David G. Pugh and Terry R. Bacon. New York: American Management Association,
Writing a business plan and making it work Brian B. Brown. Hayling Island: Rowmark, 2006.
Case studies are written summaries of real-life business situations which are analysed in a group setting to stimulate reflection, discussion and learning. 'Case method' is particularly associated with the Harvard Business School, where it was pioneered as a mode of learning; they are now widely used in business and management education.
Case studies (University of Auckland Library) : a guide on how to analyse, write, study and discuss case studies.
The case method (Harvard Business School)
art & craft of case writing William Naumes and Margaret J. Naumes. 3rd ed. Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, 2012.
Teaching and writing case studies : a practical guide John Heath. 2nd ed. Wharley End : ECCH, 2002.
The business of writing: written communication skills for business students Emmanuel Manalo, Glenis Wong-Toir, Julie Bartlett-Trafford. 3rd ed. North Shore, N.Z.: Pearson, Prentice Hall, 2009
From great paragraphs to great essays Keith Folse, Elena Vestri Solomon, David Clabeaux. 2nd ed. Boston, Mass. : Heinle, Cengage Learning, 2010.
Tips for essay writing (Student Learning Services) : a tip sheet for undergraduates
guidelines for business students edited by Lisa Emerson. 5th ed. Southbank, Vic. : Thomson Dunmore Press, 2013.
Write that essay Ian Hunter. Macquarie Park, N.S.W. : McGraw-Hill, 2008
Essay writing from Business Information Skills Online tutorial. (University of Auckland Library).
For publication (journal articles, books)
Academic journals and academic publishing editor: Goran Svensson. Bradford, England : Emerald Group Publishing, 2006
The academic's guide to publishing Rob Kitchin and Duncan Fuller. London : SAGE Publications, 2005.
From dissertation to book William Germano. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2005.
Getting published : principles, processes and pitfalls : a guide for researchers Bev Webber, Paula Wagemaker, Ruth
Kane.Wellington, N.Z. : NZCER Press, 2006.
Publishing advice for graduate students Thom Brooks. SSRN, 2008
Strategies for revising and resubmitting papers to refereed journals Yochanan Altman & Yehuda Baruch. British Journal of Management 19(1) , 89–101, 2008
Writing for academic journals Rowena Murray. Maidenhead, Berkshire : Open University Press, 2005.
Writing for publication Debbie Epstein, Jane Kenway, Rebecca Boden. London : Sage, 2005.
Writing for publication : road to academic advancement Kenneth T. Henson. Boston : Pearson/Allyn & Bacon, 2005.
The purpose of a literature review is to explore, compare and critically analyse what has been written before in your chosen subject area, either as a piece of work in itself, or as a start when engaging in primary research. A literature review is often a chapter in a thesis or dissertation and is also required for grant and research proposals.
Conducting a literature review (University of Melbourne)
Conducting research literature reviews : from the Internet to paper Arlene Fink. 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2005.
Doing your literature review : traditional and systematic techniques Jill K. Jesson with Lydia Matheson and Fiona M. Lacey. Los Angeles, Calif. ; London : SAGE, 2011.
Effective literature searching for research Sarah Gash. 2nd ed. Aldershot, Hampshire ; Brookfield, Vt. : Gower, 2000.
The literature review : a step-by-step guide for students Diana Ridley. London : SAGE, 2008.
How to write a marketing plan : from Knowthis.com; step-by-step approach with sample plans.
How to write a marketing plan John Westwood. London ; Philadelphia : Kogan Page, 2013.
marketing plan William A. Cohen. 5th ed. Hoboken, N.J. : J. Wiley & Sons, 2006.
The marketing plan handbook Marian Burk Wood. Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008
The marketing plan workbook John Westwood. London ; Sterling, VA : Kogan Page, 2005.
Presentation or conference paper
Research reports are written to communicate the results of research, field work, and other activities. Often, a research report is the only concrete evidence of your research or activity so it is important to get it right.
Contemporary business communication Scot Ober.
Edition: 7th ed. Boston ; New York : Houghton Mifflin Co., 2009.
Contemporary business reports Shirley Kuiper. 5th ed. Cincinnati, Ohio : Thomson/South-Western., 2013.
How to write reports & proposals Patrick Forsyth. 2nd ed. Philadelphia, Pa. : Kogan Page Limited, 2006.
How to write technical reports : understandable structure, good design, convincing presentation Lutz Hering, Heike Hering.
Heidelberg ; New York : Springer, 2010.
Report writing for business studies (Student Learning Services) : a tip sheet for undergraduates
The business report From Business Information Skills Online (University of Auckland Library).
In a research paper, you develop an argument of your own in relation to the work of others. A research paper imitates the form of the research article published in a journal in your chosen discipline, for which it is good practice.
McGraw Hill's concise guide to writing research papers Carol Ellison. New York : McGraw-Hill, 2010.
Principles of writing research papers James D Lester, James D. Lester, Jr. New York : Penguin Academics : Pearson/Longman, 2007.
Writing for academic success : a postgraduate guide Gail Craswell. London : SAGE, 2005.
Developing an outline (Online Writing Lab, Purdue University) : guidelines with examples.
Writing a research paper (Online Writing Lab, Purdue University) detailed information about how to write research papers including discussing research papers as a genre, choosing topics, and finding sources.
A research project is usually one of the requirements of a taught degree and incorporates elements such as research design, problem formulation, data gathering, analysis and interpretation, as well as writing-up.
research projects A.D. Jankowicz. 4th ed. London : Thomson Learning, 2005.
Designing and managing a research project : a business student's guide Michael Jay Polonsky, David S. Waller. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Sage Publications, 2011.
Doing research projects in marketing, management and consumer research Chris Hackley. New York, NY : Routledge, 2003.
Essentials of business research : a guide to doing your research project Jonathan Wilson. Los Angeles : Sage Publications, 2010.
Understanding research methods Donijo Robbins. Boca Raton : CRC Press, 2008.
Surveys and questionnaires
Questionnaires and survey design (Statpac.com) : downloadable online tutorial.
Asking questions: the definitive guide to questionnaire design Norman M. Bradburn, Seymour Sudman, Brian Wansink. rev. ed. San Francisco : Jossey-Bass,
Designing surveys: a guide to decisions and procedures Ronald Czaja, Johnny Blair. 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Pine Forge Press, 2005.
Methods for testing and evaluating survey questionnaires Stanley Presser et al. New York : John Wiley & Sons, Inc. 2004.
Dissertation and scholarly research: recipes for success; a practical guide to start and complete your dissertation, thesis, or formal research project Marilyn K. Simon. Dubuque, Iowa : Kendall/Hunt Pub. Co., 2006.
Guide to theses and dissertations (School of Graduate Studies, University of Auckland) General guide to the presentation of theses and dissertations, with additional information about related policies and procedures at the University. Your department will also have their own guidelines and requirements to be consulted.
The action research dissertation: A guide for students and faculty Kathryn Herr, Gary L. Anderson. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: SAGE Publications, 2005.
Doing your dissertation in business and management: the reality of researching and writing Reva Berman Brown. London: SAGE, 2006.
The elements of an effective dissertation and thesis: A step-by-step guide to getting it right the first time Raymond L. Calabrese. Lanham, Md.: Rowman & Littlefield, 2006.
Researching and writing a dissertation for business students Colin Fisher. Harlow: Pearson, 2004.
Succeeding with your doctorate Jerry Wellington et al. London: SAGE, 2005.
Thinking to thesis: A guide to graduate success at all levels Emmanuel Manalo & Julie Trafford. Auckland: Pearson Longman, 2004.
Your undergraduate dissertation: The essential guide for success Nicholas S.R. Walliman. London: SAGE, 2004.
How to improve academic writing skills
How to improve information skills
How to read critically and improve reading skills
Critical reading techniques Useful resources from the Open University
The difference between academic and popular articles (Business Information Services, University of Auckland Library)
Fundamentals of critical reading and effective writing (Dan Kurland) How to think about what you read.
Guide to reading and analysing academic articles (Yukon College)
Seven steps to effective reading (UK-Student.net)
Strategies for reading and analyzing (Thomson Nelson)
How to reference and cite
APA referencing: A guide to business students: accepted style for the Business School.
Interpreting references (University of Auckland Library) : how to distinguish between the different types of publications in a bibliography or reading list.
RefWorks: A web based tool for storing and managing bibliographic references.
NoodleBib Express: generate references in NoodleBib Express in MLA, APA or Chicago style and copy and paste what you need into your document.
Referencite: University of Auckland academic referencing resource. Includes useful referencing 'wizard', Quickcite.
BibMe bibliography maker - developed by Carnegie Mellon University.
Son of Citation Machine - enter parts of the citation and this tool will format the reference for you.
OttoBib - a free citation maker. Enter an ISBN or URL and OttoBib will create the APA citation.