West Coast Cooperative Directory and Resource Guide
Coontz, E. Kim, Mahlon Lang, and Karen Spatz: UC Davis Center for Cooperatives. A directory of co-ops in California, Washington, and Oregon. Entries are organized by co-op type and includes a summary of co-ops by type.
Co-ops 101- An Introduction to Cooperatives
Frederick, Donald: USDA. An introduction to cooperatives, covering topics including history, principles, sectors, business structures, governance, officers, personnel, staff, equity, and financing.
Cooperatives: Principles and Practices in the Twenty-first Century
Zeuli, Kimberly A. and Cropp, Robert: University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives. A booklet on cooperative history (international and domestic), classification, business structures, officers, personnel, communications, finances, formation, and overall benefits and limitations.
Research on the Economic Impact of Cooperatives
The cooperative ownership model is used in a wide variety of contexts in the United States, ranging from the production and distribution of energy to delivery of home health care services for the elderly. Although cooperative businesses have been responsible for many market innovations and corrections of market imperfections, little is known about their impact as an economic sector. Until this project, no comprehensive set of national-level statistics had been compiled about U.S. cooperative businesses, their importance to the U.S.