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Library Guide for Business Students

Welcome to USF! We hope your time here will be happy and productive. The Gleeson Library | Geschke Center’s web site will link you to information on the library’s hours, departments, and services.

How to Get Help!

There are several ways to obtain assistance with your research. Read on!

The School of Management has a library liaison named Penny Scott, and you can contact her for help. 

Her contact information is: email: : phone: 415-422-5389 

It is best to call or email ahead, or make an appointment, to make sure she is available!

If Penny is not available, or any time you need help, you can always get help, just Ask a Librarian!

Some business-related databases you will come to know and love!

Articles and More

Countries and International Business

Industry Reports

Company Information


Checking out Materials and Reserves

For information on borrowing library materials, see Borrowing & Renewing on the Library’s home page or contact the Access Services Department at 415-422-2662.

Getting Materials From Other Libraries

The Library has a service called Link+ that allows USF patrons to electronically request books that are checked out or that we don’t own and have them quickly delivered to the Library. The time between making a request for an available item and picking up the item is approximately 3-4 business days. 

Interlibrary Loan
Students, faculty and staff may request books,articles, dissertations, and other materials not available at the Library, using ILLiad.


Study Areas and Group Study Rooms

There are quiet study areas as well as group study rooms available in the library. For more information on how to reserve a group study room online, as well as use other study areas within the library, please visit Group Study Rooms and Silent, Quiet, and Conversation Areas.

Citing Your Sources

Whenever you do research, you will need to cite the information sources that you use. Most business scholars use APA style. Here are some tools that can help you with this task:


Gleeson Library's guide to citations: How? Why? When? 


Ask A Librarian