Business & Management - Recommended Sources

This page first directs you to some useful "Specialist e-resources" that are bought by the University and then there is a list of useful websites. Do remember to look at other Subject pages such as Business Information SystemsHuman Resources and Marketing Advertising and Sales

Specialist e-resources

This fantastic resource has captured UK terrestrial TV and radio programmes from 1998 onwards for anyone in UK universities to watch for free. You can create playlists and clips too. Look out for all the useful documentaries.

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 'Concept Map ' option to see how your keyword links to others - useful for essay planning and dissertation work.

A collection of electronic reference books which includes New Penguin Business Dictionary (2003), Ultimate Business Library (2003) and Dictionary of Business (2006). Explore the concept map which may help with essay planning.

• Do Shorts 

Browse this growing collection of short readable texts about Sustainability in all its forms. Includes such titles as: "Leading sustainable innovation” and Promoting Sustainable Behaviour: A practical guide to what works"

Access to more than a million statistics from many different sources. Useful for finding industrial, economic and consumer market statistical trends. Statista take their information from many different providers across the world. Do look at the real source of the material they offer you.


Program and Project Management, Methods, Models and Theories from the independent 12Manage executive network portal available in 12 languages. Potentially very useful summaries and there is also a dictionary of management terms and models.

Provides summaries of major management theories, business models and methods. Registration is free.

A wiki that run by the British Library Business and IP Centre aimed at providing useful links for small businesses and entrepreneurs.

A good place to start when searching for Business information (company, market, sectoral or finance). This gateway is maintained by Information Consultant Karen Blakeman

Entertaining site with online learning resources covering most business topics. Use for own understanding and development. Not always accepted by lecturers as an academic resource.

Large database of case studies covering all aspects of business. Can point to useful books and articles may also point to pay resources. Previously known as ECCH.

• CBI 

CBI is "the UK's premier business lobbying organisation, providing a voice for employers at a national and international level". Find their policy documents and strategies on this site.

Many resources are limited to members but some best practice reports such as bullying may be available. News and blogs also interesting to view.

• CSR Europe 

A website aiming to share best practice in corporate social responsibility, sustainability and innovation.


Use this site to find the Government information from departments, publications or statistics in particular: H.M. Treasury  is useful for publications  and statistics. The Office for Budget Responsibility  provides forecasts and analysis of UK’s public finances

Work from this main site to discover the many government web pages useful for your studies. Use the search box or follow the broad general heading to find the information you need.

Collection of blogs from Harvard Business School

Book Locations

Business management topics are generally on the first floor in the 658s but you will find some subjects in other sections, e.g. 302.35 (Ground floor) Organizational behaviour from a sociological point of view. Remember using the discovery tool and catalogue will help you exploit all our resources.


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