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Quality 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.


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. 

Searching Business Source Complete video (you will need to self-enrol on the Moodle site to view this video and then click back on the link)


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

• 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.

This is a huge database which will give you articles and conference papers from engineering and IT journals not covered by Business Source Complete.

Full text of technical literature in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics


Listed below are some of our academic journals for quality management. 

To find individual journal articles on a specific topic, use the databases above instead.

You might also want to consider looking at the printed journal Quality Progress in the Library.

This journal helps companies to decide if benchmarking is right for them, and shows them how to go about it successfully. It is designed as both a study of techniques and a practical manual, so that companies acquire important background knowledge as well as the information they need to instigate their own benchmarking programme.

This journal deals with all aspects of business and manufacturing improvements, from the training of senior managers in total quality management techniques, to innovations in processing and production which raise standards of product quality. It is a unique blend of managerial and technical material aimed at managers, engineers and academics.

This peer-reviewed journal provides up-to-date research, consultancy work and case studies on quality including quality culture, quality strategy, quality systems, tools and techniques of total quality management and implementation in both the manufacturing and service sectors.

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