Business for Walk-in Access - Recommended Resources

A scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. It also offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and more than 13,200 publications, including monographs, reports, conference proceedings etc.

Use this database to find articles about the wider aspects of economics and business e.g. banking, finance and international trade, note the inclusion of country overviews, market reports and company swot analysis. Unlike EconLit this database includes trade and professional journals as well as academic peer reviewed journals so do take care to assess each publication you may find.

Excellent source of articles from both professional journals (e.g. Accountancy, Strategic Finance etc) and from academic peer reviewed journals (e.g. Accounting & Business Research, Accounting Review and International Journal of Accounting). Database also includes market reports, company reports and swot analysis from sources such as Marketline and Datamonitor.

Provides access to subscribed Cambridge University Press electronic books

Access to over 200 highly academic full-text journals covering a wide range of subjects 

Factsheets, reports and bulletins searchable under the headings Business Opportunity Profiles, Business Information Factsheets, Sector Guides, Local Area Profiles, Business Legal Library, Sources of Business Information, Business Events. The database covers the whole of the United Kingdom.

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.

An online reference collection, featuring full-text content from subject-specific reference titles. Do a keyword search of the whole collection or browse for a reference work by subject. Get help planning your research by visualising your topic with a concept map.

• EconLit 

Will help you find articles, book chapters, working papers and dissertations in Economics. In many cases (but not all) there are links to full text.

An authoritative summary of the seminal works that have established a field of research. World renowned experts research and select the most important readings. They provide a detailed essay outlining the evolution of the discipline. Elgaronline takes this content and makes it fully searchable with smart linking to locate resources in your library, on publisher platforms, repositories, open web, Google Book

• Emerald 

The full-text of thousands of articles from more than 100 peer-reviewed journals published by Emerald. Subjects covered include health and safety, management, human resources, marketing and training – will often have engineering related articles as well.  Best results found if you do an advanced search this where you can choose to search for just case studies or literature reviews.

This database holds full-text articles from over 50 accountancy related journals and many others covering business and management studies, all published by Emerald. You can select articles that are case studies or literature reviews if looking for examples of this type of writing. Good for articles on accountancy history and research.

The Gale database of newspaper archives, covering over 400 years of content

The digitized Greenleaf Online Library (GOL) provides unlimited access to Greenleaf Publishing books and journals, including newly released titles. GOL contains around 4000 items (chapters and articles) drawn from nearly 300 books and journal volumes

• IBISWorld 

Provides a comprehensive collection of Industry Market Research and Industry Risk Ratings often producing reports on more specific sectors than Mintel or Key Note

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

• Myilibrary 

Provides e-books on various subjects.

Provides e-books on various subjects

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

Featuring books, papers and statistics from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data.

Database of Oxford University Press journals

This database offers records of doctoral theses from the United Kingdom and Ireland, with abstracts accepted for higher degrees by universities in the United Kingdom and Ireland, since 1716

This publisher's website gives access to the journals subscribed to by the University of Portsmouth

This provides access to many full-text academic journals published by Routledge, Taylor and Francis, Informa Health and Psychology Press

Specialist database with articles, research reports and case studies plus a lot of media, adspend and adcost data and some general socio-demographic and economic data. If you are studying in this area, this should be one of your first places to look. To access WARC from off-campus, login to our off-campus access page.

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.

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Book Locations

You may want to look at books relating to this subject area. You are free to consult these in the Library, but walk-in visitors may not borrow books unless they have an External Reader membership. The list below will help you find where subjects of interest are held in the Library - click on the location to view a map.

accounting - 657
advertising & public relations - 659
banking - 332.1
company law - 346.41066
economics - 330
finance - 332
general management - 658
home & family management - 640
international commerce (foreign trade) - 382
international economics - 337
investment - 332.6
taxation - 336.2



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