How do I find past School of Management dissertations?

Are you going to be working on your dissertation or report over the summer?

You might find it useful to look at examples of dissertations by previous Swansea University students. The library keeps print copies of all theses at doctoral level and some examples of good quality masters level dissertations. Finding them is easy. Capture

Search iFind Discover for your topic or, if you are looking for a specific dissertation you could use the author title search. Use the filters on the search results page to limit the location to LIC Theses.

You can limit your results to dissertation from the School of management by scrolling down to the filters for corporate author and selecting Swansea University School of Management.

Here are some direct links to search results for…

Management reports

MBA reports

MSc Finance reports

MSc Marketing reports

The library keeps dissertations in a closed store. You need to ask for the ones you want to use at the information desk in the Library. The dissertation will then be issued to your student card. You will then get the dissertation to look at whilst you are in the library during service desk hours.

Game of Loans

GAME OF LOANSDespite the comprehensive collection of online journals, e-books, datasets and print items you can access through the library, you may find that you’re not able to find what you’re looking for. If this happens don’t despair Document Supply Services are here to help.

You can use our inter-library loan request service to borrow or obtain a copy of an item from another library.  Document Supply Services will scour the seven kingdoms to obtain journal articles, books, theses and conference papers from local, national and international libraries.

All staff and registered students of Swansea University can use the inter-library loan service.  Making a request will incur a charge for your department and only members of academic staff are permitted to authorise requests. Alternatively, you can make a personal payment for an inter-library loan. A charge will be added to your library account when the item arrives.

Click on the info-graphic below for more information.A Game of Loans info-graphic

You can use the COPAC to search for items which are held at a number of other libraries. The COPAC allows you to search the catalogues of over 90 libraries at once, including the UK national libraries, University libraries, and specialist libraries.

“A mind needs books as a sword needs a whetstone, if it is to keep its edge.”
George R.R. Martin, A Game of Thrones

Meet your new Subject Librarians! (Part 3)

photo of Naomi Prady - Subject Librarian for School of Management and the College of Engineering

Naomi Prady

Naomi Prady has recently joined the team of Subject Librarian for the School of Management and College of Engineering. She completes the team that will be moving to the Bay Campus when it opens in September, but is currently based at the Library and Information Centre on the Singleton campus.

Naomi’s role will include, amongst other things, teaching information literacy skills, offering one-to-one support if needed, and liaising with academic colleagues to ensure that the library provides the resources and services that meet the needs of staff and students.

Naomi has over 13 year experience supporting management students, having previously worked as a Subject Librarian for Business and Management at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge and an E-Librarian at Henley Management College.

Naomi has recently completed an MBA so also has experience of being a management student!

Get the intel on Mintel! (And other sources of market research information)

Have you used Mintel, our fantastic source of information for marketing research, yet? If not, or if it’s been a while, take a look at the brand new video tutorials  now available on the Mintel help pages. The videos cover the following areas:-

  • Category Overviews

Useful if you want to browse the most recent content by Sector, Theme or Demographic

  • Added Value Content

This is good if you want to find out about those ‘added extras’ which are available in Mintel, like Webinars, Analyst Insight and Quarterly Updates

  • Creating Email Alerts and Saved Searches

Shows you how to set up a profile so you can keep up to date with the latest content in your areas of interest

  • Creating Report Graphs

Who doesn’t love a graph? This video shows you how to create one from a table of figures

  • Finding What’s Available in Your Subscription

Shows you how to check which Mintel content is available to you (Swansea University subscribes to the following industry categories: e-commerce, food, leisure, technology and drink)

  • Running a Search

Does what it says on the tin! Tips for searching Mintel content

  • Structure of a Report

Highlights the key features of the Mintel reports so you know where to find the information you need

The videos are particularly useful if you’re using Mintel Oxygen, which is great for finding independent market research reports containing analysis, commentary and data. At Swansea University, we also have access to Mintel Market Sizes, where you’ll find data on industries and countries, including market size, market share and forecast data for thousands of consumer goods categories worldwide.

Although Mintel provides our specialist market research database, you may also find relevant reports on two of our other key databases, EBSCO Business Source Premier and ProQuest Business Collection. For help finding market research reports via these sources, check our guide on Blackboard under the heading ‘Can’t find the market research you need on Mintel?’.

All four databases are available off-campus as well as on-campus, so you’ll always have a wealth of marketing information available at your fingertips!

Trial access to The Sustainable Organization Library


The sustainable Organization Library (SOL) is a collection of almost 10,000 journal articles, book chapters, case studies and research reports on sustainability.

Subjects covered include

  • Sustainability
  • Social responsibility/ business in society
  • Responsible leadership
  • Ethics
  • Innovation, entrepreneurism and social enterprise
  • Environmental management
  • Corporate governance
  • Government and policy
  • Reporting and standards
  • Sustainability in Higher Education
  • Poverty
  • Gender and diversity
  • Responsible investment and finance, including microfinance


Please check out the information available and let us know what you think.

You can access SOL whilst on campus for the next 60 days.