Finding Journal Articles

Image by tvol on Flickr used under Creative Commons licence

Image by tvol on Flickr used under Creative Commons licence

We recently held a drop-in session on finding journal articles. If you missed the session, you may like to take a look at our guides for the top 3 sources for Business & Economics articles:

iFindResearch (PDF)

EBSCO Business Source Complete (PDF)

Proquest Business Collection (PDF)

We also have lots more on our Library Support area in Blackboard to help you get started or search further for journal articles.

Finding reports on companies, countries, commodities, and industries

If you missed the drop-in session on “Finding Reports”, the materials are available here:

Handout (PDF)

Exercise (.docx)

Answers (PDF)

Why use reports?

Report literature is not usually scholarly but it can still be important and authoritative. It provides useful data on countries, commodities, industries and markets for students of business and economics. Reports are published by governments, international organisations , specialist companies who gather business intelligence and by research institutes.



E-Books for Business & Economics

If you missed the recent drop-in session on E-Books for Business and Economics, you can access the materials here:

Handout (PDF)

Presentation (PDF)

Our e-books come from three main suppliers (Dawsonera, EBSCO and ebrary) – each site looks and behaves slightly differently. We looked at the key features of each in order to get the most out of using our e-book collection. The handout has details of the different download or printing options that are available.

Trial access to IBIS World industry reports database


We currently have trial access to IBIS World until 31st May. It includes about 2000 in-depth reports covering all industries from UK, USA, China, Australia and some global reports.

For details on how to access this resource please email for the username and password.

Visiting the British Library


If you are in London and wish to visit the British Library for your research you may want to take a look at these useful new videos they have produced.  The series of videos include: