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

Take a look at the Using the library pages for more general information about using our services. The Distance Learners page provides information on accessing resources whilst away from campus.

Use OneSearch to find everything that the library has to offer including print books, electronic books, journals and more…

  • 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.

  • Books & Ebooks

    See OneList (online reading lists) for current lists of recommended reading for your modules these are also linked from your Blackboard site.  Remember the reading list is only the starting point, use OneSearch to find additional books and articles or browse the shelves.

    We buy a lot of your books as ebooks to provide online access from any location. Find out more on the ebook page and download our EbooksGuide

    For more information on using the library check out the library pages

    A postal loans service is currently available for all students for a small registration fee of £25 per calendar year.
    To find out how to use the service, see our Postal Loans page.


  • Eresources and Journals

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


    Use our eresources to search for relevant journal articles or other resources such as anatomy images.  Although OneSearch does search many of these, using the subject specific collections will produce more tailored results and provide more relevant filters. Eresources for health is an online tutorial to help you use these resources.

    In addition to these key full-text eresources you can also explore our full A-Z of eresources to see the whole list and see the Research pages for additional research specific resources.  For more health specific databases see the Nursing subject page.

      Business Databases
    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. Use the Advanced Search document type option to filter out reports.
     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.
    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"
    Multi- disciplinary databases  
    academic_search_complete, academic search complete logo Academic Search Complete A huge multi-disciplinary database which indexes (citations only) over 9,500 journals and provides full-text to over 6,500.  Good for a search on more general topics.
     proquest, proquest logo Proquest central Pulls together many of the Proquest collections, searching thousands of journals across many subjects.  More information in Getting started with Proquest databases.
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    Sage Journals

    Whereas the collections above hold content from a number of publishers this collection holds 900 full-text peer reviewed journals published by Sage including some 200 journals on Leadership,management, organization, marketing, economy and development. 
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    Another publisher collection with over 1100 business related full text journal titles from Elsevier
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    ProQuest Dissertations & Theses

    Includes the full text of Masters dissertations and Doctoral theses from around the world.

    Health databases

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    Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL). Allied health professionals, researchers, and students consider this database an essential full-text research tool. 
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    MEDLINE is the U.S. National Library of Medicine journal citation database covering medicine, nursing, the health care system and much more.  This version includes citations from 5,200 scholarly journals and full-text from more than 1,450. It forms part of PubMed which searches wider but doesn't provide full-text.



    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 Coaching: An International Journal of Theory, Research and Practice 

    International peer reviewed journal focusing on coaching practice.Relevant for executive, business coaches and life coaches.

    International Coaching Psychology Review Published twice a year by the BPS and focusing on Coaching psychology
    International Journal of evidence based Coaching and Mentoring An open access journal hosted by the International Centre for Coaching and Mentoring Studies (Oxford Brookes)
    Leadership This journal  from Sage encourages debate about the changing nature of leadership and leadership research and the dilemmas, ambiguities and complexities of leadership theory and practice, past and present. 
    Leadership in Health Services Provides peer-reviewed examples of theory and best practice to improve healthcare organizations and services worldwide by developing effective leaders.  
    Journal of leadership and Organizational studies Quarterly peer reviewed journal that seeks to advance the theory, research and practice of all aspects of leadership and organizations.  Use the
    Nursing mangement Focusing on management and leadership trends as they affect the nursing sector.  Includes original research, descriptions and case studies of service or professional development, literature reviews and opinion articles as well as CPD articles.


  • Web links for your subject

    Web LinkDescription
    dl_websites, orange cartoon of globe with computer mouse hovering over it  European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC)

    The 'Go to' body for Coaching. mentoring and supervision.

    Coaching Knowledge Portal

    A portal for Coaching Knowledge providers to share practice.

    NHS Leadership Academy  

    Website for the NHS Leadership Academy, a centre of excellence and beacon of best practice on leadership development.  They offer a range of tools, modelsprogrammes and expertise to support individuals, organisations and local partners to develop leaders.

    Includes the Healthcare Leadership Model


    NHS Improvement Hub

    The Culture and Leadership section provides resouces to help you develop and implement leadership strategies.  Also published"Creating a culture of compassionate and inclusive leadership".

    Leadership Qualities Framework

    Describes the attitudes and behaviours needed for high quality leadership at all levels across the social care workforce.


  • Getting help

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

    Accessing Online Resources
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    If you are experiencing problems logging into a resource, try resetting your university password using the MFA Password Reset Tool.

    If the problem persists, please contact the IT Service Desk (

    MFA Password Reset 
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