Business and Management

Some useful resources for Business and Management are listed below.


Access information:Available on campus. Off campus access available using the VPN.
Description:Approximately 5,000 full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, and key newspapers, as well as country-and industry-focused reports and data. Its international coverage gives researchers a complete picture of companies and business trends around the world. It is one of the most comprehensive business databases offering nearly 3,900 full-text titles covering business and economic conditions, corporate strategies, management techniques, as well as competitive and product information.
Coverage:1950s onwards.

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Access information:Access on and off-campus.
Description:Bankscope combines widely-sourced data allowing searching and analysis of banks - comprehensive information on banks - across the globe. It can be used to research and analyse individual banks, and find banks with specific profiles.
Coverage:Bankscope has up to 16 years of detailed accounts for each bank.

Business Insights

Business Insights has been relaunched as Datamonitor 360. Please see the entry for Datamonitor 360.

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Business Source Complete

Access information:Access on and off-campus.
Description:The world’s largest full text business database, Business Source Complete provides full text for nearly 3,300 scholarly business journals, including full text for more than 1000 peer-reviewed business publications. This database provides full text for more than 300 of the top scholarly journals. Updated daily.

Datastream Advance

Access Information:Available in the uCreate suite on the first floor of the Main Library. Edinburgh University users may contact the Data Library for acces: Business School students and staff should contact the Business School Hub:
Description:Historical share price and other market, economic and accounting data for listed companies and macroeconomic data. Datasets from developed and emerging markets with coverage most complete for the UK.
Coverage:1965 - present (varies).

Dissertations & Theses A&I: Business

Access information:on and off campus
Description:Business sub-section of the full-text database of doctoral dissertations and master's theses from more than 500 North American and worldwide institutions.
Coverage:From 1861 to date.


Access Information: Access on and off campus via username and password
Description:Ecoinvent - an association supported by the Swiss Federal Offices is the world’s leading supplier of consistent and transparent life cycle inventory (LCI) datasets. Ecoinvent database version 3.1 offers science-based, industrial, international life cycle assessment (LCA) and life cycle management (LCM) data and services.


Access information:Access on and off campus.
Description:The database version of Journal of Economic Literature and Index of Economic Articles indexing international literature in the field of economics. Abstracts are included.
Coverage:From 1969 to date.

The Economist

Access information:Available via Factiva: click on ‘Source’ and select Economist from A-Z list.
Description:Full text of the weekly publication which covers international politics and business news and opinion.
Coverage:Full text from 4th January 1981 to present.

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Emerald Intelligence

Access information:Access on and off-campus.
Description:Access to over 130 MCB University Press journals. Full text available for many journals. Option to search subscribed content only.
The journals cover general management, human resource management, information management, library & information services, marketing, operations, production & economics, property, quality, training and education and engineering & material science.

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Access information:Available on campus. Also available via the VPN. Cookies must be enabled on your browser.
Description:Provides business news and information together with Reuters Fundamentals and D&B company profiles. It contains more than 35,000 authoritative sources including The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Dow Jones and Reuters newswires. Also includes most world press including UK national and regional press and trade magazines. Content by freelance writers, some features and supplements may not be available.
Coverage:Click on the info icon next to each publication for coverage information and update schedules.

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Access information:Access on and off-campus. Off-campus access - choose University of Edinburgh from list then click Select button.
Description:Detailed financial information of all UK and Irish companies updated monthly with up to 10 years of data.
FAME allows you to search by any combination of over 300 criteria including: geographic location, SIC code or activity description, number of employees, statement items, ratios, credit score/rating, legal form, year of incorporation, holding company/subsidiary.
Company comparisons can be achieved using the Peer Analysis option whilst the Statistical Analysis option allows you to produce market sector reports.

Finance and market datasets

Access information:Varies with resource/product.
Description:Annual reports and company accounts; stock exchange and banking analysis; current and historical global information.

Hemscott Company Guru Academic

Hemscott Company Guru Academic has been rebranded as Morningstar Company Intelligence. Please see the entry for Morningstar Company Intelligence for access to the service.

Henry Stewart Talks - Marketing and Management

Access information:Access on and off campus.
Description:Marketing and Management Collection.

IBSS (International Bibliography of Social Science) Online

Access information:Access on and off campus.
Description:Produced by the British Library of Political and Economic Science. One of the largest and most comprehensive social sciences databases in the world, indexing 2600 journals and 6000 books per annum, in the core disciplines of economics, sociology, politics and anthropology.
Coverage:From 1951 to date.

Additional information

Further help using IBSS is available.

IDEAS - Research Papers in Economics

Access Information:Freely available
Description:Access to RePEc's (Research Papers in Economics) collection of about 1.2 million on-line Economics working papers, journal articles and software from 75 countries. Freely available full-text download for many.

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Access information:Access on and off-campus.
Description:Full-text journal archive service providing access to complete back runs of all the scholarly journals currently available in JSTOR. Recent volumes are excluded, usually the last 3-5 years, but each year a further year is added to the archive.
Each title is listed in the Library catalogue.
The collections currently available are: Arts & Sciences 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 11, 12; Biological Sciences; Health & General Sciences; Ireland. The 19th Century British Pamphlets Collections is also available via JSTOR.
Note:There is an issue with the display of navigation icons on the JSTOR platform via EZProxied links. This is being investigated as a matter of urgency. A workaround is available - once on the JSTOR site click "login" in the top right hand corner. Select University of Edinburgh from the Login via institution menu. The page will reload with navigation icons in place. 02/12/2014.

Keynote Market Research

Access information:Access on and off-campus. Choose University of Edinburgh from drop down list to login.
Description: Market intelligence information. Key Note Ltd is a long-established market research publisher providing business information to corporate and academic customers throughout the UK.

Marketline Advantage

Description:Marketline Advantage, now owned by Informa, aims to sort through data and deliver accurate, up-to-date information on companies, industries and countries across the world. with great breadth of coverage. It claims to cut the data padding and present information in easy to digest formats, so users can absorb key facts in minutes rather than hours. 34,000+ companies, updated annually, 5,000+ Industry Profiles, updated annually 110 Country Profiles, updated annually, Country Statistics Database covering 205 countries and 46 political and geographic groupings 50,000+ financial deals published annually relating to companies and industries tracked by MarketLine 60,000+ news articles published annually relating to companies and industries tracked by MarketLine 75+ company-focused Case Studies added annually.

Morningstar Company Intelligence (Formerly Hemscott Company Guru)

Access information:Access on campus or via the VPN.
Description:Detailed information on the UK's business leaders and their companies. Full biographies are available for many quoted company directors, detailing careers, directorships, ages and recreations.
Get the latest AFX and regulatory news, stock performance information, share prices and graphs and details of companies' corporate advisers. Download detailed reports for quick reviews of company activities. Updated daily.

Nexis UK

Access information:On and off campus. Login via Academic Sign In and UK federation.
Description:Access to over 23,000 UK and international news and business sources, financial and market reports, biographical data and thousands of legal and regulatory services. Includes Company Dossier which delivers company information on 100 million international companies and executives.


Access Information: Access on and off campus
Description:Orbis is an umbrella product that incorporates data held on Fame, Amadeus, Bankscope, Zephyr. Orbis contains comprehensive information on companies worldwide, with an emphasis on private company information. Use it to research individual companies, search for companies by profile, analyse companies. Orbis contains information on both listed and unlisted companies.
Coverage:The University subscription for Orbis is limited to information for companies in the category 'Very large company' that have operating revenue >= $130 million US, total assets >= $260 million US, employees >= 1000

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Passport (Euromonitor International)

Access information:Access on and off campus.
Description:Provides online access to business intelligence on countries, consumers and industries. It offers integrated access to statistics, market reports, company profiles and information sources, with breadth and depth of international coverage. It is especially useful for studying entry into new country markets, the launch of new products and services targeted to new consumer market segments, benchmarking companies against competitors or investigating the growth potential of specific industry sectors. Complete reports can be generated.
Coverage:205 countries are researched, with extended coverage of 52.
Note:First time users will be asked to register

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Access information:Access on and off campus.
Description:Provides financial information on 55,000 listed and major unlisted/delisted companies worldwide (43,000 are non-US companies). The information includes: standardised and "as reported" financials (including restated reports), SEC filings, detailed earnings estimates including recommendations, ownership, stock data, news and ratings.

Oxford Scholarship Online

Access information:Access on and off campus
Description:Complete text of scholarly books published by Oxford University Press in the subject areas below.
Coverage:Business & Management, Classical Studies, Economics and Finance, History, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mathematics, Music, Neuroscience, Palliative Care, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health and Epidemiology, Religion, Social Work and Sociology. We have access to over 10,700 e-books.
Note:The mobile version of their website has a fault - the ability to download chapters for off line reading is missing. This is expected to be fixed in an update scheduled for Feb.2015

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ProQuest Business Package

Access information.Access on and off campus.
Description.Based on ABI/INFORM Complete, this database has speciality business subject resources for accounting / tax, public finance, investment/financial management, banking, compliance / governance, enterprise / innovation, economics and Asian business.


Access information:Access on and off-campus.
Description:American Psychological Association produced with citations and summaries of journal articles, book chapters, books and technical reports, as well as citations to dissertations, all in the field of psychology and psychological aspects of related disciplines.
Coverage:Journal coverage, from 1806 to the present, includes international material selected from more than 2,400 journals written in over 25 languages. Current chapter and book coverage includes worldwide English-language material from 1987 to the present.

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Access information:Access on campus.
Description:ReportLinker is a professional search engine which gives you access to an exclusive database of 1.2 million market reports. Find and download unlimited official industry reports, company profiles and market statistics.

Sustainable Organization Library

Access information:Access on and off campus.
Description:Online collection of approximately 8000 papers drawn from around 600 books and journals in sustainability, CSR, corporate governance, ethics, environmental policy and management.
Coverage:All content published to end of 2015.

UK Data Service (UKDS)

Incorporates data and services formerly provided by the Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS).

Access information:Available on and off-campus. Choose Login via UK federation. Also requires separate registration with UK Data Service
Description:The UK Data Service is a comprehensive resource funded by the ESRC and delivered by the UK Data Service to support researchers, teachers and policymakers who depend on high-quality social and economic data.
Coverage:1971 - present

Additional information

Please refer to the Data Library for more information on statistics and data.

WARC - World Advertising Research Center

Access information: Access on and off campus.
Description:Services provide intelligence from more than 30 international sources including Admap and the Advertising Association. In all areas of marketing communications the service has over 25,000 articles, case studies, research reports and summaries, best practice papers, practical guides, daily news and more.

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Web of Science Core Collection

Access information:Access on and off campus.
Description:Citations and abstracts to millions of journal articles and conference proceedings from all subjects. Impact factors, h-indexes and email alerts available.
Coverage:Citation Indexes: Science and Social Sciences (both 1900 onwards), Arts & Humanities (1975 onwards), Conference Proceedings in Science and Social Science & Humanities (both 1990 onwards), Books in Science and Social Sciences & Humanities (both 2005 onwards). KCI-Korean Journal Database (1980 onwards), SciELO Citation Index (1997 onwards).
Chemical Indexes: Current Chemical Reactions (1986 onwards), Institut National de la Propriete Industrielle structure data (1840 onwards), Index Chemicus (1993 onwards).

Finding articles which have in their reference lists a work you found useful ('cited reference searching'):

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