The Thomas Mahaffey Jr. Business Library is located at the foot of the circular stairs in the lower level of the Mendoza College of Business. As a branch of the Hesburgh Libraries the Mahaffey Business Library serves the business information needs of the Mendoza College as well as the wider university community. Mendoza College of Business programs provides students with the opportunity to gain an excellent business education. The College offer degree in Accountancy, Business Analytics, Finance, Information Technology, Management and Management Consulting, Marketing as well as the MBA and six other master's degrees.
Popular press resources such as newspapers and magazines are expert but non-scholarly sources that report basic facts and offer opinions. One benefit of these sources is that they are printed shortly after an event, but they do not reach the level of analysis necessary for scholarly work.
Dictionaries are most often collections of words in one or more specific languages, usually arranged in alphabetical order, providing information like word meanings, usage, etymology, and, when they contain more than one language, translations. Some dictionaries include information more commonly found in encyclopedias. Encyclopedias are collections of information on terms, figures, eras, locations also arranged alphabetically, and, alongside definitions of terms, they also include more in-depth general information on a topic. Encyclopedias can be general or subject-specific.
Directories are organized collections of information, and typically are lists of information about people, places, and their organizational connections.