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Ask The Puma Research Guides: Outsourcing

Quick start research guides to hundreds of assignments given at Valencia East Campus.



Outsourcing, also called contracting out, occurs when a business subcontracts or moves part of its operations to other sources, often within a foreign country.  Moving operations to outside suppliers saves on business costs but can also involve loss of jobs in one’s own  nation.


LINCCWeb online catalog – Search Terms

  • Outsourcing (Keyword)

Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves

  • HD5700 – HM850


Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Click, Rick. Business Process Outsourcing: The Competitive Advantage. 2005.

                        Call Number:  Valencia/eBooks

  •  Dobbs, Lou.Exporting America. 2004. 

                         Call Number:  HD5724 .D578 2004

  •  Friedman, Thomas. The World Is Flat. 2005.

                         Call Number:  HM846 .F74

  • Hira, Ron. Outsourcing America. 2005.

                      Call Number:  Valencia/eBooks

  • Kobayashi-Hillary, Mark. Outsourcing to India: Tho Offshore Advantage. 2005.

                         Call Number: Valencia/eBooks


Reference Materials

  • Encyclopedia of American Business  - Call Number:  REF HF1001 .E463 2004

o   Pg. 345

  • Encyclopedia of Business and Finance  Call Number:  REF  HF1001 .E467 2001

o   Vol. 2, pgs. 674-678


Research Databases

To access Valencia’s research databases, open your Atlas account, select ‘Search the Library’, then select ‘Databases A-Z’.

  • Academic Search Complete
  • Business Full Text
  • Business Source Complete
  • eBooks (Net Library)
  • Facts on File
  • Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center


This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check the LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

Copyright 2006

Valencia College East Campus Library

Last Revised on September 7, 2006

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