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.

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.

• 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

Journals

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

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.

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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