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 Welcome to the Business Administration Guide

This page brings together key resources and information for the College of Business Administration. This subject guide is helpful for faculty, research scholars, and students. 

Use this Subject LibGuide to help you make the most of the library and information resources and services.

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For a full selection of databases and archives, use the A-Z Database List


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There are a wide range of online resources that will help you trace books, journal articles and much more, to support your  study and research.  Key resources are highlighted in the adjacent tabs.

Explore the how to find resources guide as a starting point.

Databases are tools for finding guidelines, journal articles, professional literature and book chapters for College of Business Administration resources. you can find them listed in the Key Databases page in this guide.


Effective Searching & Referencing

If you have a specific journal article reference and you would like to see if it available electronically through the library:

  1. Summon Search will be used to track down articles. remember to choose full-text and Content Type article from the filter options.
  2. we would recommend to type author surname and the title or few keywords from the article title to get to the exact article.

Searching with Reference:

  1. If you cannot find what you are looking for, try searching for the journal you need.
  2. You may use the reference to track down the article, a sample of the article reference is given below.
  3. To start: search the journal title in Summon,(make sure you selected journal/ejournal option from the Content Type Filter)
  4. Now click the journal link from the search results.
  5. you may use year, volume and issue in which this article is published to reach the desired article.
  6. Once you are in the required volume and issue, navigate to the page number of your desired article.

It is important to plan your search strategy, and manage your search results so that you get the most from your online searching.

Keep a record of all the material you need to cite in your assignments, papers, projects etc. 

Use the Search Techniques and Referencing guidance to assist you.

  • It is  easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer breadth of information available to you.  
  • Invest time in planning an effective online search strategy so that you can quickly and easily discover relevant and high quality information. 


As you search you need to keep track of all the material you will be using in your academic work so that you can cite and reference it appropriately.

Top Tip

Always check your module handbook for specific departmental guidance on the style required for your assessed works and dissertations.  Check with your personal tutor or dissertation supervisor if you need clarification.

For more guidance take a look at:

  • Library's Referencing LibGuide: (coming soon) includes guidance on referencing styles and referencing software

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  • Sage Research Methods Online (SRMO) is a great resource to use when you are planning and conducting your research. It is targeted at social science researchers but is useful across all subject areas as it covers key research methodology topics that are applicable across the research spectrum.

Sage have produced a comprehensive LibGuide to help you get the best from the resource.

The ability to critical appraise the resources you use as part of your studies ia a key skill for health professionals.

Find out more on the Critical Appraisal LibGuide.

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