Business resources

Your Liaison Librarian: Jane Shaw      email:     tel: +44 (0)1782 733534

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Academic Search complete - EBSCO
Academic Search Complete includes full-text access to peer-reviewed journals, as well as indexing and abstracts for magazines, monographs, reports, and conference proceedings.

Business Source Complete - EBSCO
Many business and management titles are included in this collection, which has over 2,000 full text journals.

EconLit - EBSCO
Useful database for references to economic literature.

Emerald Insight
Emerald contains over 100 journals on marketing, general management, human resources and other related areas.

One of the largest Market Research companies. Keele's subscription provides access to the following categories: UK Brands: big picture report, UK lifestyle reports, UK media reports, UK retail: overview reports and UK travel reports.

New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics
The definitive scholarly reference work for a new generation of economists and regularly updated with new content from leading economists.

Cross-search a variety of databases including the Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (ASSIA), the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS) and Sociological Abstracts.

Web of Science - Clarivate
Is a useful database for doing wider research around a topic. It includes the Social Sciences Citation Index, Conference Proceedings, access to Journal Citation Reports and Book Citation Index.

Office for National Statistics (ONS)
The UK's largest independent producer of official statistics and the recognised national statistical institute of the UK. The ONS publishes statistics related to the economy, population and society at national, regional and local levels.

UK Data Archive
Provides several thousand datasets relating to society, both historical and contemporary acquired from the academic, public, and commercial sectors. You will need to register with your Keele username and password before using this database.

UK Data Service
Provides a unified point of access to an extensive range of high quality social and economic data, including Census data, government funded surveys, longitudinal studies, international macrodata, qualitative data and business microdata. You will need to register with your Keele username and password before using this database.

European Newsstream - ProQuest
Provides the searchable full-text of articles published in around 30 UK newspapers including The Times, Telegraph, Guardian and The Independent.

A news and business service which includes around 12,000 publications, including worldwide, national and local newspapers.

The Times Digital Archive, 1785-2013
Search the complete digital edition of The Times from 1785-2011. The entire newspaper is captured with all articles, advertisements and illustrations/photos.

Box of Broadcasts (BoB)
Box of Broadcasts (BoB) National is a TV and radio recording service and is freely available to all staff and students at Keele. Record and catch-up on programmes from 60+ TV and radio channels that have been broadcast in the last 30 days. You will need your Keele username and password to sign-in.

Google Scholar
The most famous web search engine can search for academic journals and literature too. In Google Scholar’s settings you can also customise your results to quickly see which of them you have full-text access to through Keele Library. To get this working, before you perform your search click on Settings and type 'keele' into the Library Links search box. Tick the Keele University – view online @Keele box, click on Save Preferences and you're ready to go. When you've typed in your search, any results with ‘view-online@Keele' link next to the title provide a direct link through to the article.

Library Hub Discover
Library Hub Discover replaces Copac and SUNCAT. This catalogue gives you access to details of materials held in many UK national, academic and specialist libraries.

Reference management software which you can use to import, manage and save references from your research, whether they are from books, library databases, journals, web pages or other sources. You will need your Keele username and password to access RefWorks.

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

Keele Research Repository
A digital archive of research and enterprise output produced by Keele University staff.

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

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