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Social Science electronic resources: Management and Business Studies

Except where stated, titles listed here are only available within the Library - access from outside the Library is not available for licensing reasons.

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Gateways and Portals | Bibliographic Databases | Busines and Economic Statistics | Electronic Journals | Encyclopaedias | Organisations

Gateways and Portals

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Management & Business Studies Portal Subject-focused website by the British Library bringing together the latest UK management research with practical business and management content from our vast print and digital collections. Includes downloadable research reports, consulting reports, market research, thinkpieces, and exclusive articles written by external experts.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Online resource
Biz/Ed Internet service for business and economics students and teachers consisting of a catalogue of websites in field, learning materials, economic, business, finance and demographic datasets, and factual information about leading companies to be used in case studies. Includes online models where students apply business and economic theory to the real world - such as the Virtual Factory, and the Virtual Economy - an online model of the economy based on the Treasury model.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Online resource

Bibliographic Databases

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ABI/Inform Global

Database Guide (PDF)
A leading source for popular business and management information covering over 1000 journal titles in full text from 1971.
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room.
Online resource
Business Source Complete (EBSCO)

Database Guide (PDF)
Provides full text content from 11,000+ sources, including more than 1000 international top ranking and scholarly business journals, with extensive back-files and searchable cited references. The database offers information in virtually every area of business including accounting and tax, banking, finance & insurance, construction, computer science and economics as well as country economic reports and company profiles.
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room.
Online resource
eScholarship Editions - Economics and Business ebooks Small but growing collection of scholarly ebooks from the University of California Press in a range of economics and business/management subjects, including comparative economics, historical economics and international business. This site is freely available on the Internet. Online resource
Human Resources Abstracts Includes bibliographic records covering essential areas related to human resources, including human resource management, employee assistance, organizational behavior, and other areas of key relevance to the discipline.
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room.
Online resource

International Bibliography of the Social Sciences

Indexes information contained in more than 2,600 social science journals and 6,000 books each year covering the core disciplines of anthropology, political science, economics and sociology.
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room.
Online resource

Web of Knowledge

Gives access to the Social Science Citation Index (SSCI) covering the academic journal literature from 1956 onwards, plus Current Contents Connect and Journal Citation Reports.
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room.
Online resource

Business and Economic Statistics

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CountryData (Economist Intelligence Unit)

Downloading available

Detailed economic statistics for 150 countries, including forecasts for the 60 largest economies, for the period 1980-2009. Up to 280 economic indicators are available for each country. Combined data is available for regions, and for members of individual economic groupings, such as the OECD, NAFTA and EU.
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room.
A maximum of 5 reports per week can be downloaded from this database. Please see enquiry desk staff for access
Online resource
Economist Intelligence Unit - EIU.com

Downloading available

Statistics, news and reports about the economies of 150 countries and 45 economic regions.
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room.
A maximum of 5 reports per week can be downloaded from this database. Please see enquiry desk staff for access

Online resource
Factiva The latest news and business information from more than 10,000 publications from 159 countries in 22 languages, covering nearly every industry and region. Includes newswires and BBC Monitoring. The web 2.0 search option displays charts and graphs of the results, to uncover trends, article timelines, top companies mentioned and more.
This resource is available in the Business & IP Centre (Level 1) and Social Sciences Reading Room only. Please see enquiry desk staff for access.
Online resource

Electronic Journals

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Emerald Online access to the MCB University Press online journal collection. Includes access to Emerald news, service enhancements, marketing materials, librarian and end-user resources. Articles published from 1994 are available online.
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room.
Online resource
Financial Times Historical Archive, 1888 - 2006 Provides access to the complete run of the London edition of the FT, the UKs leading financial newspaper for the period 1888 to 2006. It includes every article, advertisement and market listing, providing access to thousands of daily price/stock indexes and currency tables an invaluable source of historic daily financial data. Online resource

Encyclopaedias

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Croner-I Human Resources Provides in-depth legislative and compliance information, guidance and advice, sample forms and policies, daily news.
This is a subscription based service and can only be accessed from the reading room.
Online resource

Organisations

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Business Link management best practice The Business Link site offers practical advice for business, designed to help companies improve their performance. These pages offer best practice advice which originally appeared on the DTI website.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Online resource
Chartered Management Institute Promotes the development, exercise and recognition of professional management. Site offers access to information about management qualifications and development opportunities. Access to the Library catalogue and full text databases is available to members only.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Online resource
Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) is the professional body for those involved in the management and development of people. The site contains a wealth of information on all aspects of human resources management arranged by subject.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Online resource
Confederation of British Industry The site offers access to a wide range of policy documents, including position statements and consultation responses, and a an online directory of CBI members. Each of the policy mini-sites is designed as a 'one-stop shop' for each policy work area. Updated fortnightly with the latest news, each contains links to in-depth policy documents, official responses to government, contact information and useful links.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Online resource
Department for Business, Innovation and Skills BIS is the government department responsible for enterprise, business relations, regulation, regional development, innovation in science and further and higher education. The website includes research reports, consultation papers, and information about government strategies for growth.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
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Institute of Directors Follow the links under "Policy, Information and Advice " to access full text of free resources.
This site is freely available on the Internet.
Online resource
Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences (INFORMS) The largest professional society for the field of operations research (O.R.). It was established in 1995 with the merger of the Operations Research Society of America (ORSA) and The Institute of Management Sciences (TIMS).
This site is freely available on the Internet.
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