Electronic Resources - Human Resource Management

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Got A Question For The KMS Librarian?

Contact Jane Shaw on 01782 733534 or email j.shaw2@keele.ac.uk
if you would like some help.

Choose from the following to access our various online HRM collections:

Electronic Journal Collections

Use the following to find an electronic journal title or paper. You can search for an e-journal by typing in the title in the A-Z, and then use the links to connect to the journal's website; or search each e-journal library (EBSCO, Emerald, Swets etc.) individually.

Search Keele's E-Journal A-Z
Use this website to search across all of our e-journal services for a journal title.

Business Source Complete and Academic Search Complete - EBSCO
Many business and management titles are included in this collection, which has over 2,000 full text journals. Click here for help on getting started with this database.
You will need your Keele login to access the EBSCO databases from off-campus.
View the Quick Guide to Using EBSCO to help you get started. 

Emerald Management Xtra
95 full-text management journals.
You will need your Keele login to access Emerald Management Xtra from off-campus. View the Quick Guide to using Emerald.

Sage Journals
A collection of over 600 full-text international peer-reviewed journals titles, dating back to 1999. You will need your Keele username and password for off-campus access to Sage Premier.
The Quick Guide to using Sage Journals can be found here.

New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics
Contains over 1,850 articles by more than 1,500 of the world's leading economists. Find the Quick Guide to this resource here.

Nexis UK
Read the "broadsheet" UK press and some regional newspapers on this website. Business pages are included in the service. More online newspapers and other online services are available from our newspapers page.

Find A Reference In HRM

There are more journals available in addition to those we have electronically. Reference databases (sometimes also called "citation" or "abstract" databases) can help you find these if you want to search more widely for papers, especially if you're doing a literature review for a dissertation.

The full text will not be available from the citation database, however clicking on the @Keele logo will search our e-journals and provide a link to the whole paper if available, or direct you to where a paper copy may be found in the Library's print journal collection. Our main citation databases are;

ProQuest provides a large number of bibliographic databases, including several major ones, including British Humanities Index, and the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences.

Web of Science

This includes a number of useful citation indexes:

  • *Science Citation Index Expanded (1970 onwards)
  • *Social Sciences Citation Index (1970 onwards)
  • *Arts and Humanities Citation Index (1975 onwards)
  • *Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Science (1990 onwards)
  • *Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Social Sciences & Humanities (1990 onwards)
  • Book Citation Index (Science & Social Sciences & Humanities editions) (2005 onwards)
  • Chinese Citation Index (citations from the Chinese Academy of Sciences) (1989 onwards)

Databases to which Keele has access are denoted by a * to the left.


International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)
Details of articles, letters, and reviews from more than 2,600 journals and 7,000 books in the fields of economics, political science, sociology, and anthropology. Access with Keele login.

Find A Case Law Report Or Statute (Law E-Libraries)

If you're studying the legal aspects of Human Resource Management, for example researching court cases on topics such as employment contract law or unfair dismissal, the following e-libraries are the main sources available.

For each, use your Keele username and password to login.

Westlaw UK
Contains the full-text of The Law Reports from 1865, as well as legislation dating back to 1267. Use your Keele login to access the service.
Click here for guide on how to use.

Please note, if you are using this link to access Westlaw from off campus, at the Westlaw site (under "Login") click on the link "Academic - Home Organisation" and follow the instructions to login. At the next screen, select or type "Keele University" where indicated, to obtain the Keele login screen, from where you can login using your Keele username and password.

Our other paid-for source of case reports and UK legislation, but it also contains material relating to tax cases, consumer law, local government, and trading standards. Titles include the Butterworths Employment Law Handbook, Trading And Consumer Law, Halsbury's Laws and Local Government Reports.

UK-based legal information service, tracks current developments in legislation and case law and provides handy digests. If using this link off campus, click "Log in via UK Federation" and log in using your Keele username and password. A user guide can be downloaded from here.

E-Book Collections

View the Quick Guide to Using Keele's ebooks.

Use the services below to search and read our current collection of e-books. They are also available through Library Search. Select "Electronic Resources" in your search criteria to limit searching to e-books.

An expanding collection of ebooks purchased by the Library which includes some titles relating to business and management.
You will need your Keele login for all access.

EBSCO eBook Collection
Collection includes titles on management, strategy, marketing, globalisation and many more.
You will need your Keele login for off-campus access.

Includes many business related titles, including ones on human resource management, industrial relations, strategy, marketing and business law.
You will need your Keele login for off-campus access.



Use the advanced keyword option on Library Search and set the material type to 'Thesis' to search for Keele theses held in the Library.

The British Library ETHOS project provides electronic access to research theses from many UK universities.

Index to Theses
A searchable listing of theses with abstracts accepted for higher degrees by universities in Great Britain and Ireland since 1716. You can only access the Index to Theses from computers on the Keele network.

NDLTD – Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
Details of theses and dissertations from universities in the United States and worldwide.

An index of doctoral dissertations in progress around the world.

Help For HRM Students

The following are the Library's quick guides to using the following e-journal libraries:

Using EBSCO Academic Search Elite/Business Source Premier

Using Emerald E-Journal Library


This is an online reference management software which can be used to import, manage and save references from your research, enabling easy creation of bibliographies. Find out more on our Refworks information pages.

Business And Management Links

Students may find some of the sites below useful or interesting. Links to other social science websites which may be of potential use can be found here

BBC Business
Business news from the BBC, but includes latest financial markets data, economic and company news.

Brint - Global Risk Management Network
Renowned information site for business, with up to date links and digests to key business sites.

Confederation Of British Industry
The UK's top business lobbying organisation.

Corporate Information
Worldwide corporate information. Can be searched by company name, industry.

Department for Business Innovation and Skills (UK) 

European Business Ethics Network
Website which debates issues on business ethics and corporate social responsibility.

Genamics JournalSeek
Large categorized database of freely available journals.

Health And Safety Executive
The body responsible for the regulation and enforcement of workplace health, safety and welfare, and for research into occupational risks in England, Wales and Scotland.

Archive of legal articles and other legal materials.
If you are off campus look for the "institutional log-in" or "Shibboleth" links, then select the UK Federation followed by Keele University from a drop-down list to get to the log-in page. When prompted type in your Keele login to access the service.

The International Labour Organization's online database of International Labour Standards.

Another International Labour Organization site, contains references to a wide range of print and electronic publications.

Market Research World
Online resources and research related articles on market research.

Find company information and links to published information such as financial reports, press releases and webcasts.

Office for National Statistics (UK) 

RBA - Business Information Resources 
Often updated, well-structured site directing you to websites on different business topics.

World Trade Organization