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To find a recommended book, journal or article, use the Library Catalogue. To research a subject area use the specialist Library databases listed here. If you are interested in high impact journals, see our guide on how to locate these.
To see all Library Databases refer to the A-Z list.
Find journal articles: recommended library databases for management
The databases listed here are key resources for management and allied subjects: they provide the full-text for many thousands of journals. Some include other types of information such as books, market research reports and conference papers.
ABI/INFORM contains a broad array of business information, from scholarly journals and dissertations, to company, industry and market focused trade news. It features the latest news from top sources like the Wall Street Journal and The Economist.
Emerald provides full-text access to articles published in more than 100 peer-reviewed management and engineering journals from 1994 to date. Bibliographic information is available for pre-1994 articles.
Our collection also includes book chapters and emerging markets case studies.
Advertising articles, case studies, videos, news and data.
• Articles from numerous sources including Admap, Forum for Advertising Research, International Journal of Advertising, and Journal of Advertising Research.
• Advertising case studies searchable by industry sector, target audience and media used.
• Global Adspend Database covering 90 markets with data for newspapers, magazines, TV, radio, cinema, 'out of home' and internet.
• Global Media Costs provides a database of comparable costs for 63 markets allowing analyses across markets, media, target audiences and time periods.
Find high quality and high impact journals
`High quality academic journals are found across a range of Library databases and journal subscriptions including Business Source Complete, Emerald, JSTOR, and Science Direct. It's recommended that you use the databases for searching across a wide cross section of journals. However, on occasion, you may want to limit your search to the highest ranked journals in your field. The following sources enable you to find out which journals fall into this category.
The Guide can be accessed by following the link and registering with the site.The Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) Academic Journal Guide is based on peer review, citation statistics and editorial judgements. Each journal is awarded a grade of one, two, three or four.
The subjects covered include: accountancy, business history, economics, business ethics and governance, finance, general management, human resource management, international business and area studies, information management, innovation, marketing, psychology and social sciences.
The JCR index (available via our Web of Science database) gives each journal a JIF - a journal impact factor. A journal’s JIF for a given year is the average number of citations received in that year by articles published in the journal in the previous two years. The JCR also shows the most frequently cited journals in a field.
Note: Citations do not necessarily indicate quality – individuals may be citing an article to dispute its findings and authors may regularly cite their own work.
O'Reilly Learning is a collection of technical books from a number of publishers including Pearson and O'Reilly Media. The titles include many computing topics and programming and software guides. It also has a range of business and management titles. In addition to books, O'Reilly includes a large range of online training courses, on-demand learning materials and video resources.
This multi-volume encyclopedia includes over 600 articles with contributions from over 1000 authors from 45 countries. It features introductory articles, advanced articles which review key areas of research, technical articles and case studies.
Index to selected journals, conference papers and book series across all subject areas.
Web of Science Core Collection consists of the following databases:
Science Citation Index
Social Sciences Citation Index
Arts and Humanities Citation Index
Conference Proceedings Citation Index
Book Citation Index
Emerging Sources Citation Index
Current Chemical Reactions
Well-researched information covering all aspects of human impact to the environment such as global warming, green building, pollution, sustainable agriculture, recycling and renewable energy - covers scholarly, government and general-interest titles.
Some of the case studies have reflective questions found under the question mark icon. Five of the interview case studies have an instructor pack available which provide additional questions and projects that a lecturer can use.
Reuters Top News is available via Thomson One: a real-time global news service covering business, markets, politics and economics news tailored by industry and region. In Thomson One, choose 'market view' to open Reuters top News.
Thomson One only works with the Internet Explorer browser and it only functions fully in compatibility view mode. Access this mode as follows: go to Tools menu (see the cog) and then choose Compatibility View Settings. Internet explorer can be found via the Windows Start menu: scroll down to open the Windows Accessories folder.
Record and access broadcasts from more than 65 TV and radio channels. Includes an option to create clips. Users can embed content in presentations and Moodle (using BoB links/codes). Note that BOB only permits access from within the UK.