The Business, Science, and Technology Department maintains a collection of:
- more than 150,000 books (both in print and audiobooks)
- U.S. government documents
Subject areas covered are:
- business, accounting, economics, management, investing
- mathematics, statistics
- computers, science, technology
- health, medicine, psychiatry
- gardening, cooking, home repair, automotive repair
- dance, sports, games
- military science
State Library Resources
BST's resources provide access to information not located in the standard book sources.
- The Business Center contains materials that support investing, management, marketing, and business planning research. The Small Business Corner support both new and already established entrepreneurs.
- The Job and Career Information Center provides materials on job hunting, resume writing, interviewing techniques, career planning and occupations.
- Use the health collection to find a doctor, research a disease, or learn more about the medication you may be taking.
- The automotive collection includes actual mechanics' shop manuals (PDF list) beginning with the Model-T, as well as owner's manuals (PDF list) for early model American cars.
- An collection of department store catalogs (PDF list), including JCPenney, Montgomery Ward, Sears, and Spiegel, provides insight into twentieth century American retail history.
- Newcomen Society pamphlets (PDF list) give the histories of hundreds of companies beginning in the 1940s.
- Tier 1 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (Tier 1 Draft EIS) of the NEC (Northeast Corridor) FUTURE documents are housed in the department. The purpose of the NEC FUTURE program is to upgrade aging infrastructure and to improve the reliability, capacity, connectivity, performance, and resiliency of passenger rail service on the NEC for both intercity and regional trips, while promoting environmental sustainability and economic growth.