Quality Management - Recommended Sources

Listed below are some specialist e-resources that are bought by the University that you may wish to explore. 

There is also a list of useful websites.

Do remember to look at other subject pages such as Business and Management.

Specialist e-resources

AccessEngineering is a collection of critical, regularly updated engineering reference information. It includes instructional videos, interactive tables and charts, as well as personalization tools.

Also includes key texts on operations management covering such areas as Kaizen, project management and Six Sigma.

This fantastic resource has captured UK terrestrial TV and radio programmes from 1998 onwards for anyone in UK universities to watch for free. You can create playlists and clips to embed in presentations, as well as putting in requests for recording. Look out for all the useful documentaries. (Not available to anyone outside the UK.)

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 'Mind Map' option to see how your keyword links to others - useful for essay planning and dissertation work (use the arrow next to Basic Search to get to it).

Also includes the New Penguin Business Dictionary, Manufacturing Engineering Handbook and QFinance: The Ultimate Resource.

• Linkedin Learning (Lynda.com) not in Discovery 

Copied from the resource description:

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda .com) is a great online learning and training resource, available free to all students and staff. A University account gives al students and staff access to a library of course on business, creative and technical skills.

There are over 14,000 courses available covering Business, Creative and Technology subjects. Some of the courses will relate directly to your degree course, others offering general skills such as Microsoft Office, SPSS, while others offer business skills for increased employability.

All the courses are available over the web or through the mobile apps and can be studied at your own pace.

Websites

Useful short articles in their Knowledge Center plus selected articles from their Six Sigma Forum magazine.

A major professional body - some introductory factsheets and articles.

Contains useful introductory information about the EFQM model and some brief case studies of Prize winners of EFQM awards.

Good for practitioner articles from the Quality Digest Magazine but there are some interesting short videos too.

Your Subject Team

Hannah Porter

Faculty Librarian

Email: hannah.porter@port.ac.uk

Phone: (023) 9284 3238

Lizzie Wildgoose

Assistant Faculty Librarian

Email: lizzie.wildgoose@port.ac.uk

Phone: (023) 9284 3452

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