International Business & Trade - Finding Articles

Our Discovery Service will provide you with many articles you need. But sometimes you, perhaps on a lecturer’s advice, may prefer to look at a specific resource such a named database, single publisher site or even a particular journal title. Consider using one or more news services to keep you up to date with the business world.


The following databases are suggested as good starting points for finding International Business and Trade materials. This list is not exhaustive, and you may find other databases more suited to your needs.

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.

Good place to search for articles from The Economist,International Trade Journal, and other professional magazines not found on Google Scholar as well as articles from academic journals such as Journal of International Business studies. Click on the peer-reviewed button if you only want academic articles. You will also find country and company profiles in this database

• 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.

Click on Journal of the Week for free weekly access to two of Emerald's journals.

Find and exploit a huge amount of market and socio-demographic data from countries round the world. Explore country profiles, consumer markets, industry and company information.

Contains market and socio-demographic data from countries round the world. Explore country profiles, consumer markets, industry and company information.

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.

In spite of its name, this database has thousands of articles on business and management topics


Here are just a few of the well-used journals covering international business and trade.  To see others explore the use of the e-journals tab on the Search widget at the top of this page.

Articles explore aspects of international affairs including politics, business, economics and trade

Find original research, case notes and comments, as well as book reviews dealing with international trade and business law, arbitration law and comparative law.

Find both academic and practitioner papers concerning international trade in such areas as  globalization and trade, transnational corporations and trade, multilateral trade regime, foreign direct investment and trade, exchange rates and currency markets, emerging markets, international trade policy, national and regional studies, commercial policy, international financial markets and institutions

Find papers aimed at both academics and practitioners exploring issues affecting global business such as business strategy, global leadership, human resources management, social responsibility, corporate ethics, sustainability, and management & entrepreneurship (previously Columbia Journal of World Business).

A practitioner business journal publishing the latest in research and thought leadership on global business and management practices including globalization strategies, global marketing finance and accounting, cross cultural management,   leadership and strategic management, international human resources, sustainability and ethics, emerging market opportunities and, global supply chain management.

Papers published in the field of development studies which include some economic and business topics such as standards of living, poverty, unemployment, environmental degradation, trade and payments imbalances, international debt, and lack of popular participation in economic and political life.

This academic journal covers economics and international relations, specifically trade policy, open economy issues, and developing economies.

Jointly published by the WTO find articles exploring trade issues from economic, legal, political and inter-disciplinary perspectives

News Services & Archives

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

• The Economist not in Discovery 

Click through to Publishers site for full-text. Leading weekly magazine covering global political, economic and business news. Includes archive back to 1997. On Campus use only (or use VPN or Web Proxy when away from the University

Access todays FT and the archive back to 2004. Find up to date business and commercial news, global financial markets, company and industrial sector information. Explore data on companies. markets and investments including 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.

Book Locations

Look for the sections starting with these numbers. The shelf end guide cards will help you find various aspects of the subject. Remember the Discovery tool/catalogue will help you locate useful e-material.

international and cross-cultural management - 658.049
international commerce (foreign trade) - 382
international economics - 337
international marketing - 658.848
investment - 332.6


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