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The titles below are are presented as a short list of readings available either through the USC library system, through the Skillport e-learning system available to USC faculty and staff, or through the Richland County Public Library. 

TitleGetting Started with Business Analytics Insightful Decision-Making, by David Roi Hardoon
Description: Assumes no prior knowledge or technical skills; explores the contents, capabilities, and applications of business analytics; bridges the worlds of business and statistics and describes business analytics from a non-commercial standpoint; covers main concepts and terminologies and gives examples of real-world applications.

TitleBusiness Intelligence For Dummies, by Swain Scheps
Description: Explains the principles and practical elements of BI
AvailabilitySkillport Books24x7

TitleImplementing Analytics: A Blueprint for Design, Development, and Adoption, by Nauman Sheikh
Description: Covers concepts, technologies and applications of analytics; breaks its implementation down to repeatable and manageable steps.
AvailabilitySkillport Books24x7

TitlePredictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die, by Eric Siegel
Description: Explores how technology learns from data how to predict the future behavior of individuals.
AvailabilitySkillport Books24x7TCL (all locations)

TitleWin with Advanced Business Analytics: Creating Business Value from Your Data, by Jean Paul Isson and Jesse Harriott
Description: Focuses on integrating multiple types of big data intelligence into a business; includes case studies across a variety of industries and provides the essential concepts and framework to implement business analytics.
AvailabilitySkillport Books24x7RCPL

For those with more technical skills, or those who have an interest in data mining, the following blog lists titles available as a free download:

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