Business & Management - Finding Articles

Our Discovery Service allows you to find lots of journal articles all in one place. Sometimes however, you may need to use a specific database or journal.
This page lists the major databases that you have access to, as well as key journals. 

There is also a News Services section and you should consider using one or more of these resources to keep up-to-date with the business world.


These bring together published research (including articles, conference papers and reports) in defined subject areas.
You can use sophisticated search options and filters to find the most relevant research on your topic.

Contains academic peer-reviewed journal articles as well as professional and trade publications covering a vast range of business topics.  Also includes country overviews, market reports and company swot analyses. 

Professional journals of interest include the Harvard Business Review and Management Today. 
Academic peer-reviewed titles include the Academy of Management Journal.

• Emerald 

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.

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.

This database also has thousands of articles on business management topics. Journals titles available include the Journal of Business Research and Journal of International Management.

• Scopus not in Discovery 

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.

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.

A guide to this resource can be found at:

The strength of this database is the use of "Cited Reference Search" which enables you to find out more recent articles that have included a known article as a reference.


Listed below are some of our most used academic journals for business and management. 

Use the eJournals search tab at the top of the page to locate further titles.

To find individual journal articles on a specific topic, use the databases above instead.

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.

The EMJ, a peer-reviewed journal, presents the latest thinking and research on major management topics while still being accessible to non-specialists.

A highly-readable professional journal for managers.  Although not strictly academic, the publisher and high level standing of the contributors still keeps this a leading journal. Presents analysis of management problems and commentaries on practice and innovation in all fields of administration and business.  Browse the print copy in the journal or find further articles via Business Source Complete.

Contains literature reviews and surveys on all aspects of management – useful for academics or researchers wanting to be brought up-to-date on a specific topic.

Original articles and reviews concerning ethical issues related to business and analyses of systems of production, consumption, marketing, advertising, social and economic accounting, public relations and organizational behaviour from a moral viewpoint.

Published for executives, researchers and scholars alike, this journal aims to examine the application of empirical research to practical situations and theoretical findings to the reality of the business world. Theoretical and empirical advances in buyer behaviour, finance, organisational theory and behaviour, marketing, risk and insurance and international business are evaluated on a regular basis.

News Services & Archives

Keep up-to-date and develop your awareness of the business world by using these services:

• The Economist not in Discovery 

Leading weekly magazine covering global political, economic and business news. Includes archive back to 1997.
On Campus use only (or use VPN/Work Anywhere when away from the University).

Access the current FT and the archive back to 2004. 
Includes up-to-date business and commercial news as well as global financial markets, company and industrial sector information.
Explore data on companies, markets and investments using charts and research tools.

Note you must register using your UoP email address at the branded UoP registration page – after this use the Registered users link to access the service.

• Nexis not in Discovery 

Full text articles from many news sources and trade journals both UK and international. Archives sometimes stretching back to the mid 1980's.

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