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Henry Madden Library


Library Hours

Fall 2014

Mon. - Thu.  7:45 AM - 11:00 PM

Fri.             7:45 AM - 5:00 PM

Sat.            10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

  Sun.           2:00 PM - 10:00 PM


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New & Popular Titles

Gale's Business Plans Handbook series (vol. 13 to the most current vol.) are now available via Gale Virtual Reference Library.

"Actual business plans compiled by, and aimed at, entrepreneurs seeking funding for small businesses. Presents sample plans taken from businesses in the manufacturing, retail and service industries which serve as examples of how to approach, structure and compose business plans." (Gale)

Earlier volumes are also available either online or in print:

Business Plans Handbook, vol.12 (in print)
Business Plans Handbook, vol. 1-11 (online)

Workshops - Spring 2014

Business Wednesday Workshops
Henry Madden Library - Room 2127


Business & economics reseach workshops on the following Wednesdays:

February 12 @ 5 - 6 p.m.     STOCKTRAK/INVESTMENT     

March 5 @ 4 - 5 p.m.            ECONOMICS                              

April 2 @ 4 - 5 p.m.              INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS   



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