Business, Management & Accountancy

Journals & Databases

Scopus Trial

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Throughout July we have a trial to Scopus, the World’s largest curated abstract and citation database.

Scopus is excellent for literature reviews or seeing what has been published in your area as it can locate high quality journal articles, books chapters and more for any subject.  It has advanced tools to visualise your search results, showing how trends have changed over time. There are many other ways researchers use it too, such as assessing the research performance of a person, journal or university.

Access Scopus on-campus at The trial runs throughout July 2019 and is scheduled to stop at the end of the month.

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These collections provide instant access to scholarly research, journal articles and book reviews. They may be accessed 24/7 and each collection has its own help and guidance on the home page.

Journal & Database Collections

  • Box of Broadcasts is an on demand TV and radio service for education. The academically-focused system enables you to record programmes from over 65 free-to-air channels, and search an extensive archive. Box of Broadcasts is intuitive and easy to use, so you may find you can start straight away. However, if you need a bit of help, take a look at the video tutorials.
  • Business Source Premier  provides full-text access to more than 2,300 journals.  It’s a useful source for the latest research across all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, accounting and finance.
  • Emerald  covers all major management disciplines from marketing, human resources management, library and information management and quality to operations management.
  • Fame (Financial Advice Made Easy) is a database of UK and Irish company information and intelligence, containing data on over seven million companies dating back up to 10 years. You can watch these short tutorial videos for more information.
  • International Journal of Emergency Services  IJES serves as a vehicle for the development of scholarship in the management of all emergency services both universal services such as Fire and Rescue, Police, and Ambulance services as well as more specialised services such as the  Coastguard, Air-Sea or Mountain Rescue.
  • Passport is a one-stop source to find statistics, market reports, company profiles and information for country, market, consumer and lifestyle profiling. Watch these short tutorials to learn more about Passport.
  • WARC  gives you access to thousands of case studies that reveal the campaign strategies of leading brands.


Newspapers can be a useful way of keeping up to date with current affairs or recent events. Daily newspapers can be found in Catalyst, in the area underneath the main staircase. The last 30 days’ worth are kept on the second floor in the Journals collection.  Newspaper archives usually contain issues which are less recent and which are useful for finding articles of a more historical interest.

  • Daily Mail Historical Archive 1896-2004. It contains news stories and images that capture 20th century culture and society. Offers full page and article images with searchable full text back to the first issue. Useful for historical research.
  • The Financial Times contains news and analysis about the world of business and finance. Daily issues can be found in Catalyst, in the area underneath the main staircase. The last 30 days’ worth are kept on the second floor in the Journals collection. The electronic collection goes back to 1999, the latest articles cannot be accessed for 30 days but are listed in search results.
  • Guardian and Observer Digital Archive  contains every issue of The Guardian from 1821 to 2003 and of The Observer between 1791 and 2003. You can search by keyword or by keyword and date; each story is an exact reproduction of the original.
  • Infotrac Newsstand contains articles from over 2300 newspapers from around the world. These include major British newspapers, as well as US and Australian titles. It also has thousands of images, radio and TV broadcasts and transcripts.
  • LexisNexis  contains over 650 regional and national UK newspapers from 1982 to the present. It is possible to limit your search to either national or regional titles, or you can search the whole of the newspaper database.
  • Times Digital Archive  contains every issue of The Times from 1785 to 1985. You can search by keyword or for a particular issue and each story appears as it looks in the original copy of the newspaper.

Useful Websites

  • ACCA champion opportunity within accountancy and act as a driving force within the accounting profession to constantly improve working practices.
  • The Advertising Association promotes the role, rights and responsibilities of advertising and its impact on individuals, society and the economy.
  • Campaign is the world’s leading business media brand serving the marketing, advertising and media communities.
  • CIMA aim to advance the entire breadth of the accounting profession – both management and public accounting.
  • CIPD is the professional body for HR and people development.
  • The CBI is the UK’s leading business organisation, providing a voice for firms at a regional, national and international level to policymakers.

Specialist Software: Sage

  • Sage accounting software is available on 5 PCs on the 2nd floor of Catalyst near the Accountancy book stock. For more information on the location of the 5 PCs please click here.