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Welcome to your library subject page. This has been compiled by your subject librarian and is here to help you find information for your studies and research. It is not an exhaustive list of everything available, but will point you in the right direction.

  • Getting the best from your searching

    OneSearch is a good place to start your research. However as you progress through your course you will need to develop your searching skills to incorporate other sources.

    Watch the tutorial below for an introduction to searching or access our Finding Information page for more advice.

    How to search

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    Click on the image above or use this link to view the tutorial: How to search tutorial

    You can also sign up to our webinar for guidance on how you can develop your search skills.

  • Eresources and Journals

    We have selected some key eresources and individual journal titles to help you locate relevant material for your subject.


    Eresources allow you to search across multiple sources at one time eg a range of journal articles. Some eresources are subject specific and provide more tailored results. Check out the sections below for journal articlesmarket intelligence sources and other materials.

    In addition to these key eresources you can also explore our full A-Z of eresources.

      Journal Articles  
    abi_inform, pro quest abi inform logo ABI-Inform A massive business specific eresource containing a fantastic range of journal articles and reports from all aspects of business and management. Reports include country, company, industry and statistical data. To find these reports use the Advanced Search document type option. ABI also allows you to filter your results by country.
     business_source_complete, business source complete icon Business Source Complete Our other business dedicated eresource. Another fantastic array of journal titles including Harvard Business Review, plus company, industry and country reports and SWOT analyses. Use the Publication Type option under the search boxes to narrow down to a specific type of material.
    Ethical_Consumer_Logo,   Ethical Consumer Ethical rating system for over 40,000 companies, brands and products plus ethical shopping guides for animal testing, climate change, sweatshop labour, GM crops etc. 
    greenleaf, greenleaf logo  Greenleaf An online library "of books and journals covering corporate responsibility, business ethics, environmental policy and management, responsible business strategy and sustainable development"
    hospitality_tourism_complete, hospitality tourism complete logo  Hospitality and Tourism Complete Articles and more on tourism, travel and hospitality. Hundreds of full text articles, plus travel industry magazines, company and dcountry reports and newpapers.
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    Proquest Asian and European Business

    Journal articles and other material specific to Asia and Europe. You can filter your results by country.
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    Sage Journals

    Some 200 journals on management, organization, marketing, economy and development. 
    science_direct, science direct logo  Science Direct Over 1100 business related full text journal titles from Elsevier
    Market Intelligence Sources  
    mintel, mintel logo  Mintel Use Mintel to understand consumer and business to business market sectors in the UK, Europe and selected countries further afield. Gives market sizes, market trends, consumer behaviour, major players. Graphs and charts can be exported to use in reports (Not available via Onesearch)
    mintel, mintel logo  Mintel Market Sizes  A statistical database allowing you to find the market size and segmentation for eg the beer market in Australia plus socioeconomic data too. (Not available via Onesearch)
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    A statistics, market research and business and company data website containing various reports on countries globally. Covers 600 industries and 50+ countries eg Smartphone global market share report 2009-2023. Company data includes basic financials and background reports for major players.
    Graphs and charts can be exported to use in reports.  (Not searchable via Onesearch)
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    Business Source Complete

    You can find industry profiles/ reports for different market or industry sectors from around the globe. Publishers of these reports include Marketline; Barnes; BMI International.  Finding the reports can be tricky so see our guide -  Finding Industry Reports on Business Source Complete for assistance


     Other Useful Resources  
    digimap, digimap Digimap  Customise Ordnance Survey (OS) maps to use for eg marketing reports. Society Digimap could be useful for mapping census and socio-economic data for Great Britain.
    (Not available via Onesearch)
    proquest, proquest logo  Proquest dissertations and theses Includes the full text of Masters dissertations and Doctoral theses from around the world.
      Lexis+  Case law, legislation and journal articles useful for aspects such as business, company and employment law
      Sage Research Methods SAGE Research Methods is a research methods resource created to help you with your research projects. You can explore methods concepts to help you plan and design research projects, understand particular methods or identify a new method, conduct your research, and write up your findings. You can easily filter the resources to those related to Business and Management.
      Westlaw Case law, legislation and journal articles useful for aspects such as business, company and employment law 



    Individual Journal Titles

    Browse or search inside key journal titles for your subject below. For a full range of titles check our A-Z of journals via Journals Search.

    dl_journals, cartoon of an orange journal FT Top 50 Journal Rank Rather than compile our own list of top journal titles see this list of the 50 top peer reviewed journals as recommended by business schools around the world. Use the Journal Search in Onesearch to see if we have access to an individual title.
    Key magazines / newspapers
    Economist Coverage from 1987
    Financial Times Coverage from 1996 apart from the current month.
    Harvard Business Review Coverage from 1922 to date
    Other News sources Available via the library


  • Web links for your subject

    Web LinkDescription
    dl_websites, orange cartoon of globe with computer mouse hovering over it  BBC Business News A good portal for business news nationally and globally
    Business information resources A list of sources compiled by a trainer in business information. Some are free to access, others you need to pay for but we may have access via our library. 


    Influential business organisation speaking on behalf of businesses in the UK. Campaigns include business rates, infrastructure, Brexit, workforce, energy, digital, growth etc

    Companies House

    Find financial data for companies of all sizes in the UK filed at Companies House.

    Department for Business, Energy asnd Industrial Strategy

    Government department advising on business related areas

    Institute of Directors

    Provides a list of resources and factsheets for students

    UK Professional Bodies and Trade Associations

    List or organisations for industrial sectors. Their websites may include market and industry sector information.

    Lancaster Public Library

    Access industrial sector market reports from Frost and Sullivan and Ibisworld. You will need to join the public library and access these databases by visiting the library in  person. 
    Statistics (see also Mintel, Mintel Market Sizes and Statista in Eresources section)
    Office for National Statistics (ONS) Demographics, GDP, employment, consumer price index, industry statistics etc

    Cumbria Observatory

    Similiar to ONS but for Cumbria
    Lancashire Insight Similiar to ONS but for Lancashire
    NOMIS Labour market statistics from the ONS


  • Getting help

    Help and AdviceLink
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    If you are experiencing any problems accessing eresources, check our troubleshooting guide for advice.

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