Economics & Finance

The Library purchases high-quality subscription online resources to support your assignments.  
Download the University VPN system to access these any time, anywhere!

News Services

Including our Financial Times and Economist subscriptions

• Academy of Management Annals fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

Additional access instructions:

On campus or via VPN only

The flagship journal of the Academy of Management, with a high impact factor, providing in-depth research articles on all aspects of management.

Another high impact peer-reviewed journal from the Academy of Management: this is a theory development journal challenging the conventional wisdom of organisations.

• American Economic Review fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

Access the Audit and Compliance datasets and the new EU module

Additional access instructions:

  • Available for students from the Faculty of Business & Law
  • Self-enrol on the Moodle site for access information
  • Support available from the Faculty

• The B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis & Policy fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

• Bloomberg 

  • Bloomberg is available in the Bloomberg Suite and on some open access pcs in the Richmond building.
  • There are also 3 terminals on the first floor of the Library.
    These machines cannot be booked but are priority use for Bloomberg.

Supporting guidance can be found on the BaL Faculty's Bloomberg moodle page.

• BoardEx 

Additional access instructions:

  • Available for students from the Faculty of Business & Law
  • Self-enrol on the Moodle site for access information and a quick guide

Includes company data on director profiles, compensation, committees, networks and boards.

• British Journal of Management fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

• Business Source Complete fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

Academic peer-reviewed journal articles, professional publications and more across all business topics. 

Searching Business Source Complete video

A Discovery search can be overwhelming. Business Source Complete has the same interface with the same filters but just searches business publications. It also has controlled vocabulary "subject terms" which can be really helpful when narrowing a search. Search for your company and refine using the options on the left.

• Campaign 

"Campaign is the world's leading business media brand serving the marketing, advertising and media communities".
The printed copy is held in the Library but the online version includes extra news and updates as well as case studies.
Register with your University email address

Access the Centre for Economic Policy Research discussion papers for Public and Labour economics (other streams are not available under our subscription).
Available on campus or through VPN.

Additional access instructions:

Online access to Labour Economics Discussion Paper only

For online access to Public Economics Discussion Papers use this link

The Complete Business Reference Adviser: everything you need to set up a business in the UK! Includes basic industry "business opportunity profiles" which detail key market issues and trends as well as sector guides.
Search for an industry to begin.
You must use the the Work Anywhere/VPN system for off campus access.

• Credo Reference fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

A variety of reference works, including dictionaries, which tutors may well prefer to Wikipedia, and it even tells you how to set out a reference to what you find. Try out the 'Mind Map' feature to see how your keyword links to others - useful for essay planning and dissertation work.

These short videos show you how Credo can speed up your research:

  1. Quick overview
  2. Search tips
  3. Using the automated mind map

Additional access instructions:

For off campus access use this link

• Econometrica fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

Leading weekly magazine covering global political, economic and business news. Includes archive back to 1997.

Additional access instructions:

You must be on campus or using VPN to access

• Eikon (Datastream for Office) 

  • Eikon is available on two terminals in the Richmond building.  It is not available on terminals in the Library.
  • Students can access 1 licence from AppsAnywhere for one hour at a time.
  • Staff can also access 1 licence from AppsAnywhere. 

Please self-enrol on the BaL Financial Database moodle site and read the AppsAnywhere Eikon access instructions.
Once you have clicked on the Eikon button in the virtual client, you must make sure that you leave your mouse cursor on the black box and wait for the login and password box to auto-fill.

Additional Eikon help videos

• Elgar online fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

Scholarly research monographs from Elgar covering Business, Economics and Law.

• Elgar research reviews fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

Authentication required for off-campus access

An authoritative summary of the seminal works that have established a field of research. World renowned experts research and select the most important readings.

• Emerald Insight fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

The full-text of thousands of articles from more than 100 peer-reviewed journals published by Emerald. Subjects include health and safety, management, human resources, engineering, marketing and training. For the most relevant results, use the advanced search and restrict to case studies or literature reviews.

Access the current FT, and the archive back to 2004, for business and commercial news as well as global financial markets, company and industrial sector information.

FT video 

Additional access instructions:

Register using your UoP details.

• Gartner 

Provides peer insights from across the information technology sector along with reports on new trends in blockchain/bitcoin, AI, cybersecurity, cloud computing and much more.
Useful for technology but also includes reports covering talent and change management in HR, financial growth and marketing and sales.
Also includes Gartner Magic Quadrants (GMQs) which are market research reports for the sector.

Provided by the IS department.

• Handbooks of Economics (Elsevier/ScienceDirect) fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

• IBISWorld 

Provides a comprehensive collection of Industry reports on very specific sectors in the UK, US and China.

Excellent industry market research across the UK, US and China with highly specific reports. For the UK, also includes industry Brexit impact statements, and iExpert summaries – these summaries lift the key information out of the detailed reports and provide a visual display of market share, key statistics and industry issues. Full industry reports list major companies and competitors, and industry performance and outlook, as well as operating conditions. Browse or search for an industry or major company.

Additional access instructions:

On campus or VPN access only

• International Journal of Innovation Management fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

• Journal of Consumer Research fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

Find theoretical and empirical articles exploring how human behaviour impacts on economic decision, organisation, behaviour and economic change.

• Journal of Economic Literature fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

• Journal of Law and Economics fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

• Journal of Political Economy fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

Online learning and training courses covering business and employability, as well as creative and technical skills.

Up-to-date information on 30,000+ worldwide companies, 3,500 industry reports and over 110 country profiles. Explore the individual databases on offer including Company Prospector (to help build lists of potential business partners and clients) and Investment & Advisory Prospector (which identifies advisory and investment firms operating in specific industries and allows you to gain insight into the investment and inorganic strategy of companies).

Marketline introductory video

Search for your company or browse relevant industry sectors.

Detailed market research reports on a range of UK sectors including: automotive; beauty and personal care; lifestyles; drink, food and foodservice; health and wellbeing; leisure; media; technology; and travel. Also includes access to Mintel Trends which provides evidence-backed insights on how today's consumer thinks, feels and acts.

Using Mintel Reports and Using the Interactive Databook videos

The NBER is committed to undertaking and disseminating unbiased economic research among public policymakers, business professionals, and the academic community.

• OECD Economic Outlook fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

From the Publisher: "The OECD Economic Outlook is the OECD's twice-yearly analysis of the major economic trends and prospects for the next two years. Prepared by the OECD Economics Department, the Outlook puts forward a consistent set of projections for output, employment, government spending, prices and current balances based on a review of each member country and of the induced effect on each of them on international developments."

• OECD Economic Surveys fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

From the publisher: "OECD Economic Surveys are periodic reviews of member and non-member economies. Reviews of member and some non-member economies are on a two-year cycle; other selected non-member economies are also reviewed from time to time. Each Economic Survey provides a comprehensive analysis of economic developments, with chapters covering key economic challenges and policy recommendations addressing these challenges."

• Passport 

Find and exploit a huge amount of market and socio-demographic data from countries round the world. Explore country profiles, consumer markets, industry and company information.

Passport introductory video

Slides showing how to get data

• Quarterly Journal of Economics fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

• Review of Economic Studies fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

• Review of Economics and Statistics fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

Over 250 unlimited access in-depth guides to current and classic research across a range of subject areas. If you can't access something via this site, put the book title into our general Portsmouth catalogue as we have some titles via Ebook Central instead.

Routledge Companion's for 2018 include

  • The Routledge Companion to European Business
  • The Routledge Companion to Risk, Crisis and Security in Business
  • The Routledge Companion to Fair Value in Accounting
  • The Routledge Companion to Management Buyouts
  • The Routledge Companion to Co-opetition Strategies
  • The Routledge Companion to Accounting in China
  • The Routledge Companion to the History of Retailing
  • The Routledge Companion to Reward Management
  • The Routledge Companion to Critical Marketing
  • The Routledge Handbook of Festivals

The new interface for S&P, includes most Capital IQ (standard) financial data, as well as banking information, news and analytics and information on millions of private companies. 

Additional access instructions:

  • Available on campus or via VPN 
  • Students who have already registered for S&P Capital IQ (standard) can use the same details to access this new interface
  • First time users need to register using a University email address - click on NEW USER SIGN UP
  • New student users are advised to the choose Generalist profile when registering

  • Similar to Bloomberg but web-based and available off-campus
  • Deep global company information and market research
  • Real-time and historical information on companies, markets, transactions and people worldwide
  • Ratings Direct covers global, national and regional scale credit ratings and research

Most financial data can now be accessed in the new S&P Capital IQ Pro Platform.

Additional access instructions:

Existing users please SIGN IN
To register: select New User? (top right) and use your University email address 
Getting started registration instructions

Contains a wide range of case studies across different business areas.

Video explaining Sage Business Cases

Additional access instructions:

Lecturers: if you wish to access the teaching notes, please contact the Business Librarians for the instructor code
You then need to setup an additional profile (link at the top of the screen once signed in via VPN/institution). 
You may also want to access SAGE's Faculty top tips.

• Science Direct fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

ScienceDirect's extensive and unique full text database covers authoritative titles from the core scientific literature, published by Elsevier. More than 2,500 journals and more than nine million full-text articles are available in ScienceDirect providing access to the physical sciences and engineering life sciences. This resource is also available through the Discovery service. A Library Guide is available.

• Scopus 

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Delivering a comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.

Access to more than a million statistics from many different sources. Useful for finding industrial, economic and consumer market statistical trends.

Do a simple search for your company, topic or industry.

Additional access instructions:

For off campus access use this link

Specialist database with articles, research reports and case studies covering advertising and more...

Video Introduction to WARC

• Web of Science fully searchable in EBSCO Discovery

Web of Science - part of the Web of Knowledge collection of databases - consists of a number of databases containing information gathered from thousands of scholarly journals, books, book series, reports and conferences. Three citation databases (Science Citation Index Expanded (1970-), Social Sciences Citation Index and Arts (1975-) and Humanities Citation Index (1975-)) also contain the references cited by the authors of the articles. You can use these references to do cited reference searching, allowing you to find articles that cite a previously published work. Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science includes the published literature of the most significant conferences, symposia, seminars, colloquia, workshops, and conventions in a wide range of scientific disciplines.

Training Videos


Additional access instructions:

For off campus access use this link

• XpertHR 

This is a practitioner and professional database so you will not find a lot of academic content, but there is a huge amount of information on policy and good practice as well as employment law and case studies.
Remember you need to login even on campus - choose the Shibboleth option and University of Portsmouth.

**You should only use this database for your academic work. If you are employed, your company will need to have a separate corporate subscription should you wish to use this resource for commercial purposes**

Your Subject Team

 Hannah Porter

Faculty Librarian


phone (023) 9284 3238

 Lizzie Wildgoose

Assistant Faculty Librarian


phone (023) 9284 3452