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Management & Information Systems Collection Development Guidelines

General Department Information

The Kent State University College of Business Administration and Graduate School of Management provide high-quality undergraduate, graduate and executive programs by engaging in a combination of instructional, research and scholarship, and service activities. The Department of Management & Information Systems home page can be found here.

Departmental Goals

The Management and Information Systems department offers three undergraduate majors.Business management majors receive in-depth understanding of the important issue related to managing people in the corporate and socio-technical environment inn which they work. The Computer Information Systems major provides students with a focus on the creation and supervision of the computerized information systems that are commonly used in organizations of all types and sizes.Operations Management courses provide students with a balanced mix of skills in the areas of analytical tools, management, human relations and computer use.

Departmental areas of concentration

  • Business Management
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Operations Management

Degrees offered:

Special programs within the school

The Department of Management and Information Systems administers an internship program for students who are interested in obtaining career-relevant experience.

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Scope of Coverage

The following subject areas are collected at the research study level:

  • Management information systems
  • Personnel management

The following subject areas are collected at the advanced study level:

  • Decision making
  • Strategic management
  • Organizational management. Internet.
  • Conflict management
  • Technological innovation
  • Creative ability
  • Leadership
  • Negotiation
  • Organizational change, culture, development, effectiveness
  • Quality management
  • Nonprofit corporations
  • Small business management
  • Work groups and teams
  • Project management. Consultants.
  • Labor disputes. Strikes. Arbitration.
  • Employee participation and ownership.
  • Occupational training and retraining.
  • Unions.
  • Vocational guidance.
  • Electronic data processing.
  • Industrial psychology. Job stress.
  • Engineering economy.
  • Engineering mathematics.
  • Production management. 

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Apply the Following Parameters to the Above Scope of Coverage Areas 


Primary emphasis is on the English language.


Date of publication

Emphasis on current materials.


Geographical guidelines

No restrictions


Multiple copies

Only when warranted by high demand.

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Material Types

Recent Acquisitions



Advanced study level and research level scholarly materials are emphasized.Textbooks are acquired on a very selective basis.

Audiovisual material

Purchased upon request from the departmental faculty in support of classroom instruction.

Theses and dissertations

Selectively acquired in support of graduate and faculty research.

Microform reproductions

Selectively acquired in support of graduate and faculty research.


Current list of department subscriptions

Recent volumes of a select number of scholarly journals in the discipline are also available online through the OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center (EJC). A current list of titles is available here.

Back issues and full runs of selected scholarly journals focusing on Management & Information Systems are also available online through KentStateUniversity’s subscription to JSTOR. A current list of titles is available here.

Government Documents

The collection is strong from 1962-present, with earlier collections obtained from purchases and donations.All materials are cataloged and accessible via Kentlink.

Methods of acquisition

As a member of the Federal Depository Library Program, Kent State University receives federal documents at no cost. Kent State University is also a State of Ohio Depository Library, and acquires many free state documents and publications as a result.

Federal publications

Many agencies publish and distribute information in support of the research and instructional interests of the Department of Management and Information Systems.  The Bureau of the Census, Commerce Department, Federal Trade Commission and the Agriculture Department supply the school with documents that offer various statistical information, analyses and guidelines.  Any and all congressional publications are received by the library, which includes bills and laws, congressional hearings, congressional records and various House and Senate reports.

Federal Depository, Documents Data Miner

Government Information Databases


Online Services and Electronic Resources

Access to articles and databases, including full-text, is available here.

Business Databases include:

  • Business & Industry
  • Business Source Premier
  • Regional Business News
  • Thomson Research

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