Finance & Banking - 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. 

Also includes trade journals such as The Banker and Institutional Investor. Click on the radio button for peer-reviewed if you only want academic articles.

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 includes thousands of articles on economic topics and some full-text handbooks.


Listed below are some of our most used academic journals for finance. 

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.

Find applied research on the financial management of European corporations and financial institutions.

Publishes research concerned with all areas of finance including banking, investment and regulation.

Applied and policy oriented research concerning financial institutions and the money and capital markets within which they function.

You will find articles on all areas of corporate finance here including financial structure, payout policies, corporate restructuring, financial contracts, corporate governance arrangements, the economics of organisations, the influence of legal structures, and international financial management.

Published by the American Finance Association, this offers high-level research papers across all the major fields of financial research and economics.

Coverage includes theoretical and empirical research in financial economics, including corporate finance, investments, capital and security markets and quantitative methods.

This journal is particularly strong in the provision of applied papers and case studies about financial economics and the theory of the firm, with emphasis on capital markets, financial institutions, corporate finance, corporate governance and the economics of organisations.

Find expert analyses, reviews and case studies as well as applied research on major developments in financial regulation.

Find theoretical/conceptual/empirical papers exploring international aspects of monetary systems, markets, exchange rates, eurocurrency, syndications, commercial and investment banking.

Research papers cover a broad range of financial topics such as: financial management, international finance, economics, banking, financial markets, financial institutions, financial strategy, accounting and management information, corporate finance, investments, real estate, insurance and risk management.

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.

Includes the Investors Chronicle.

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Faculty Librarian


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