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.

Henry Stewart Business and Management Collection includes over 1100 specially commissioned multimedia lectures, case stories and industry insights by experts from academia and industry.  Quick Start Guide available here.

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. User Guide and Video tutorial.

Mergent Online. This database contains business and financial information on US and international companies. Click here to view a video tutorial

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. Hospitality and Tourism Complete is an EBSCOhost database and works in a similar way to Discover. Video tutorial.

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.

British Standards Online (BSOL) is a database containing approximately 80,000 standards documents. It includes International (ISO) Standards, British (BSI) Standards and European (IEC) Standards. Bibliographic data only for American (ASTM) Standards. To get familiar with this database, click to view the User Guide

There has been an added tool accessing BSI. BSI’s documents will only be opened now by using the FileOpen plug in that needs to be installed on your device.

To download the plug-in follow the instructions on how to install FileOpen

If you are using a University PC , you need to contact ICT or

You also need Adobe Acrobat/Adobe Reader to open the PDFs.

Read more about opening BSI documents

Or watch the video British Standards Online (BSOL) - How to download the FileOpen plug-in (YouTube)

Statista is a searchable database of market and consumer data. It includes statistical data from sources like market researchers, trade organisations, journals and government databases. It contains more than 1,000,000 statistics on more than 80,000 topics from over 22,500 sources and 170 different industries. See Statista's help pages for further information.

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

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 [PDF]

Business Case Studies contains free examples of case studies.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

The Chartered body for the project profession.

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

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

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

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

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

The International Monetary Fund provides free access to over 21,000 ebooks via their IMF eLibrary.

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