Project and Risk Management - 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.

Databases

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.

The following databases are good starting points:

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. 

Click on the peer-reviewed button if you only want academic articles.

• 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.

OHSIS provides a wide range of full-text material from key publishing organisations covering legislation, guidance, standards and best practice in health, safety and environmental management.

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.

• Scopus not in Discovery 

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature: scientific journals, books and conference proceedings. Delivering a comprehensive overview of the world's research output in the fields of science, technology, medicine, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Scopus features smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research.

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.

A guide to this resource can be found at: https://library.port.ac.uk/guides/docs/LG592.pdf

Journals

Listed below are some of our most used academic journals for project/risk management. 

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.

Use this link to find articles within the Project Management Journal, International Journal of Project Management and International Journal of Managing Projects in Business.

Enter your terms in the additional search boxes - you can choose to search in Title, subject terms, or anywhere for your keywords.

This peer-reviewed journal is published in collaboration with the Association for Project Management (APM) and the International Project Management Association (IPMA). It covers all areas of project management from systems to human aspects and links theory with practice by publishing case studies and covering the latest important issues.

Publishes international peer-reviewed theoretical and empirical research articles linking risk to decision making, regulation and policy issues in all disciplines. It aims to promote better risk management practices and to contribute to the development of risk management methodologies.

Project Management Journal is the academic and research journal of the Project Management Institute and features state-of-the-art research, techniques, theories, and applications in project management.

Published on behalf of the Society for Risk Analysis, this peer reviewed journal is committed to publishing critical empirical research and commentaries dealing with risk issues. The topics covered range from ecological risks through to risk perception, acceptability and ethics.

Publishes peer reviewed papers that address the range of traditional issues within risk and crisis management but also encourages multi-disciplinary perspectives on the ways in which these approaches are evolving in light of contemporary challenges.

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.

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