Applied Information Management

Course Materials and Textbooks

This page lists the textbooks and materials that are required for upcoming courses.

You are free to purchase your AIM textbooks from any source. Upcoming courses and texts are listed with direct links to selected suppliers from whom the text is available. When making your purchase, please compare ISBN numbers with this list to ensure you are purchasing the correct book and edition.

Texts Used for More than One Course

Some texts are used in more than one class, e.g., Research Methods, Writing for Research, and Project Management texts are used again in the Capstone course. Therefore, you should plan on keeping certain textbooks until you finish the program.


Capstone 1

American Psychological Association. (2009). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author. ISBN: 1433805626 or 9781433805622.

Research Methods

American Psychological Association. (2009). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington DC: Author. ISBN: 1433805626 or 978-1433805622.

Galvan, J. & Galvan, M. (2017). Writing literature reviews (7th ed.). New York, NY: Routledge. ISBN: 0415315743 or 978-0415315746. Please note: The eTexbook version is acceptable as well.

Unlocking the Value of Unstructured Content: Text, Rich Media, and Beyond

Shivakumar, S. (2016). Enterprise content and search management for building digital platforms. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. ISBN: 978-1-119-20681-1

  • eTextbook from the UO Library

    The textbook for this course is available from the UO Library in PDF format. To access the text, follow the link above and sign in with your regular UO login. The publisher offers options of downloading the entire book or separate chapters.

  • Amazon

Vendor Management

Guth, S. (2007). The vendor management office: Unleashing the power of strategic sourcing. Raleigh, NC: Lulu Press. ISBN: 1435703839 or 978-1435703834. (Required.)

Links to Online Booksellers

Computer Purchase Recommendations

Current hardware recommendations available at discounted rates to admitted students through the UO Duckstore. Current recommendations are:

Mac Laptop Option: 13-inch MacBook Pro (2.5GHz)

  • 2.5GHz dual-core Intel Core i5
  • Turbo Boost up to 3.1GHz
  • 4GB 1600MHz memory
  • 500GB 5400-rpm hard drive
  • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • Built-in battery (7 hours)

Mac Desktop Option: 21.5-inch iMac (2.5GHz)

  • 2.5GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i5 processor
  • 4GB memory
  • 500GB hard drive
  • AMD Radeon HD6750M with 512MB dedicated memory
  • 8x SuperDrive

PC Laptop Option: Dell XPS 13

  • 13.3 inch Hi-Def (720p) True Life WLED Display
  • Intel Core i5-3317U Processor
  • 4GB DDR3L Memory
  • 128GB SSD Hard Drive
  • Windows 8 64-Bit Operating System
  • Intel HD 4000 Graphics Card

PC Desktop Option: New XPS One 27" All-in-One Desktop

  • 3rd Generation Intel® Core™ i5-3450s processor (up to 3.50 GHz)
  • Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64Bit, English
  • 4GB3 Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1600MHz (upgradeable to 8GB)
  • 1TB 7200RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M 2GB GDDR5
  • Non-Touch 27" Full High Definition (2560x1440) WLED Display with Webcam

The Applied Information Management Master's Degree is an Interdisciplinary Studies program through the Graduate School.