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List of library resources

Below is a list of resources relevant to Business available via the Library. For a list of other useful resources, visit the General Resources webpage.


Financial Analysis Made Easy (FAME) is a databate containing the financial information of about 11 million companies in the UK. All listed companies are covered, as well as many small companies, medium companies, and companies that are no longer active. You can download financial reports for individual companies, and you can run complex searches and comparisons between companies within certain industries. FAME is maintained by Bureau van Dijk.


MarketLine contains many industry and company profiles and reports, containing among other things: business histories, SWOT analyses, details of key competitors, case studies, and financial deals. Video tutorial.

Hospitality and tourism complete

A bibliographic database covering scholarly research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism with coverage going back to the 1965. There is full text for 440 publications including country reports. Video tutorials.


A database of media intelligence. It analyses and comments on media industry developments in the UK ; covering press, TV, radio, cinema, cable and satellite, online, outdoor and ambient. Video tutorial.

World Advertising Research Center (WARC)

WARC Advertising and Market Knowledge contains thousands of leading edge articles and authoritative case studies covering areas such as advertising, marketing and media activity. Tutorial.


XpertHR is a web site targeted at human resources professionals and students, providing the latest developments in all aspects of employment relations and related law. Video tutorial.


The IEEE/IET Electronic Library on the IEEE Xplore platform provides online access to over 151 journals, over 900 conference proceedings, 400 ebooks, 3400 technical standards and 200 educational courses covering many different aspects of computing, electrical engineering and electronics. Video tutorial.

General Resources

General Resources contains a list of major university wide databases and search engines, such as the Library catalogue, Discover, Credo Reference, Newsbank and Scopus. Visit the General Resources page for more information.

Free resources

List of free resources

Below is a list of the top 15 free online resources for Business as chosen by your Academic Liaison Librarian.

Download the full list here.

Business Case Studies

Project Management Institute

Project Management Institute - a non-profit member association for project management.

World Business Council for Sustainable Development- Case Studies

Case studies illustrating how businesses work to integrate sustainable development into their business activities.

European Commission Market Access

European Commission Market Access Database providing information to companies exporting from the EU about import conditions in third country markets.

United Nations Conference on Trade and Development

UNCTAD provides analysis, consensus-building, and technical assistance to support developing countries to access the benefits of a globalized economy more fairly and effectively.

World Business Council for Sustainable Development

WBCSD is a global, CEO-led organization of over 200 leading businesses working together to accelerate the transition to a sustainable world.

British Library

The Business and Management Portal delivers high quality digital reports and other publications from the British Library’s collections to business and management researchers. Registration required.

Market Research World

Free access to industry information including research findings, articles written by industry professionals, career and job related information, book lists and up to date news.


globalEDGE delivers a comprehensive research tool for academics, students and business people by providing tools and resources to efficiently research nearly any international business question.

Association of Project Management

The Chartered body for the project profession.

Academy of Management

The Academy of Management is the preeminent professional association for management and organization scholars.

Institute of Risk Management

The Institute of Risk Management offers globally recognised qualifications and training, publish research and guidance and set professional standards.

World Trade Organisation

World Trade Organization is the only global international organization dealing with the rules of trade between nations.

Institute of Directors

Institute of Directors support, represent and set standards for business leaders nationwide.

Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport.  Check out their magazine, Focus, also.

University of Bedfordshire

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