Business Information Systems - 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.  


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. 

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Relevant trade journals in this database include Computer weekly and Businessweek.  It also contains the academic peer-reviewed journal, MIS Quarterly, and the professional publication, Information 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.

• Engineering Village not in Discovery 

Engineering Village consists of three bibliographic databases, GEOBASE, GeoRef and Compendex. GEOBASE is a multidisciplinary database of bibliographic information and abstracts that indexes journal literature across the earth sciences including geology, human and physical geography, environmental sciences, oceanography and geomechanics from 1980-present. GeoRef covers geological literature from North America (1785-present), plus geological literature from the rest of the world (1933-present).

Compendex is the most comprehensive bibliographic database of scientific and technical engineering and computing research available. This may be of use to GIS students.

A Library Guide to this resource is available.

Full text of technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics

Includes full text articles and conference papers, published by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.

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.

Also covers enterprise and information systems.


Listed below are some of our academic journals for BIS. 

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

This journal provides a unique blend of leading-edge research and sound practical management advice. It is aimed at the professional involved with computer security, audit, control and data integrity in all sectors - industry, commerce and academia.

This is a trade journal aimed at keeping major users and buyers of computer products up to date on all IT developments.

This academic journal looks in-depth at developing theories and applications of e-commerce and its relationship with areas such as finance, law, marketing, and supply chain management.

This contains peer-reviewed articles and reports on all aspects of new technology and data systems that will help managers develop their products and processes.  

This journal is aimed at managers, professionals, database administrators and senior executives of organisations who design, implement and manage information systems applications.

Peer-reviewed articles covering information management related developments across computer science, economics, social psychology, management and public administration.

This high-impact journal publishes research that advances the practice and understanding of organisational information systems. It considers new models of information delivery and the changing landscape of information policy making.

Articles which focus on the management, business and organisational issues associated with the introduction and utilisation of information systems as a strategic tool.

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