Resources for Management and Business

To help you find relevant resources for management and business use the information below to get started.  For any further help or advice contact your subject librarian Anita Saycell .


Most Management and Business books are located in the Thomas Parry Library.  Use Primo to locate a book’s exact location and availability.

All our e-books can be found on Primo, alternatively you may prefer online browsing the 'Business and Economics' titles offered by one of our main e-book providers ebrary (over 13,000 business and economics titles).

For further help to find books visit:

Shelf locations for general management and business subject areas:



Shelf Location





Agriculture and Economics


Agricultural industries. Food


Corporate Governance

KD 2089

Business Law

KD 1629

Company Law

KD 2079

Business Ethics


Consumer behaviour


Economic Theory






Human resource management


International business




Organisational behaviour




General Dictionaries and encyclopaedias

Oxford English Dictionary  Available Online (and via Databases A-Z via Primo)
Regularly updated.  Contains the meaning, history and pronunciation of past and present words.

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Available Online (and via Databases A-Z via Primo)
Articles about people that have been important in British History.

Encyclopædia Britannica Available Online (and via Databases A-Z via Primo)
Online reference guide.  Statistics, maps and country information also available. 

Business Dictionaries and Encyclopaedias

A dictionary of business [edited by John Pallister and Alan Isaacs].  3rd edition. Oxford : Oxford University Press (2003).
Covering terms and concepts on business and management including latest areas such as lending crisis and structured finance.

A dictionary of economics. John Black, Nigar Hashimzade and Gareth Myles. 4th edition. Oxford : Oxford University Press (2013).

Oxford dictionary of accounting / edited by R. Hussey. Author: Roger Hussey Edition: 2nd. ed. Oxford : Oxford University Press (1999).

The Blackwell encyclopedic dictionary of marketing / edited by Barbara Lewis and Dale Littler. Author: Barbara R Lewis ; Dale Littler. Oxford : Blackwell (1999).

Effective study collection

Study Skills Handbook. Stella Cottrell. 4th edition. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan.

The Study Skills Handbook (Simplified Chinese Language Edition) (Palgrave Study Skills) Palgrave Macmillan (2013).

Research methods for business students. Mark Saunders, Philip Lewis, Adrian Thornhill. 6th edition. Harlow : Pearson.  Available Online via Primo.

How to Use Statistics (Smarter Study Skills). Dr Steve Lakin, Prentice Hall (2011).

How to Cite, Reference & Avoid Plagiarism at University (Smarter Study Skills). Dr Kathleen McMillan, Dr Jonathan Weyers. Pearson (2012).

How to Write Successful Business and Management Essays (SAGE Study Skills Series) Patrick Tissington, Markus Hasel, Jane Matthiesen. Sage Publications Ltd. (2009).

Read, Research and Write: Academic Skills for ESL Students in Higher Education (SAGE Study Skills Series) Caroline Brandt. Sage Publications Ltd. (2008).




Journals & Articles

Journals provide important sources of academic information.  You can search for journal articles using the Primo 'Articles & more' search in Primo.


Recommended Business and Management databases

Business Source Complete - contains access to over 3,000 journals. Covers all areas of business, including finance, management, management information systems, marketing and international business.

Emerald Full Text - database covering major management disciplines such as marketing, HR, organisational development, library & information management, quality and operations management.


Business and Industry trade magazines

Nexis UK is a full-text database which searches regional, national and global newspapers from over 100 countries, business and industry trade magazines, business news and company information. Access Nexis UK directly (or via Databases A-Z in Primo).


Keeping up to date

Scan the journals in your subject area.  Many are available electronically and can be found with a journal title search in Primo .

Alternatively set up automatic alerts for journal articles, table of contents or journal titles in your subject area: 

A selection of journal titles available through Primo:

  • Accounting, Business and Financial History
  • British Accounting Review
  • Economica
  • The Economic Journal
  • European Journal of Marketing
  • Financial Markets, Institutions and Instruments
  • Fiscal Studies
  • Harvard Business Review
  • International Journal of Advertising
  • International Journal of Retail and Distribution Management
  • Journal of Business Finance and Accounting
  • Journal of Services Marketing
  • Kyklos
  • Management Accounting Research
  • Marketing

These and many more titles can be found on Primo .

If the article is not available electronically, in print in the library or locally in the National Library of Wales you can request it via our Document Supply service (fees apply).



The library subscribes to print and online newspapers via Nexis UK and Times Digital Archive.

These provide valuable material on world events, the economic and industrial situation and reports on the activities of individual companies.

Nexis UK
A full-text database which searches regional, national and global newspapers from over 100 countries, business and industry trade magazines, business news and company information.
Access Nexis UK directly (or via Databases A-Z in Primo).

Times Digital Archive
A database containing the complete digital edition of The Times (London) from 1785- 1985. Contains every complete page of every issue of the newspaper, including headlines, articles and images from all content - front pages, editorials, birth and death notices, advertisements and classified ads.
Access the Times Digital Archive directly (or via Databases A-Z in Primo).

Catch up with radio and TV news on BOB (Box of Broadcasts). Over 60+ TV and radio channels covered.

Links to more news resources can be found through the Primo Databases A-Z link under the category 'news'.


ONS YouTube Channel 



UK company resources

  • Companies House public beta service "Public digital data held on the UK register of companies is now accessible free of charge, on its new public beta search service. This provides access to over 170 million digital records on companies and directors including financial accounts, company filings and details on directors and secretaries throughout the life of the company".
  • The Charity Commission Providing regulation for charities in England and Wales along with financial data and key information for charities.


International company resources

  • Nexis UK  (and via Databases A-Z via Primo)
    A database containing full text news and global business information on markets, profiles and industries.
  • Business Source Complete (and via Databases A-Z via Primo)
    A database containing full text and bibliographic information for many scholarly business journals.
  • Thomson Datastream 4.0– available on selected computers in the School of Management and Business Department. Contains Share price data and stock market performance data in real time and historical. Data also available on bonds and currencies for markets around the world.
  • Primo Central Cross search for full text articles available from many business and management journals.
  • EDGAR Free access to company data that has been filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission.
  • Forbes Global 2000 Forbes own ranking of 2000 largest public companies. Can refine by country and industry.
  • Free access to US company annual reports.


  • CIA World Factbook
    Overview of all countries providing brief descriptions of many aspects including people, government, economy and transport.

Market Research


This information is usually not available freely

Subscribed market research reports:

Free market research resources:



Industry Guides from the British Library - Good starting point to discover newsletters, trade journals and statistics for specific subjects.  Wide range of industries covered from footwear and fashion to organic food and renewable energy. 


Finding Case Studies


Finding Case Studies in our subscribed resources

Emerald Full Text: Visit the Advanced search (off campus use VPN ) Enter your key terms and narrow by ‘case studies’.

Ebsco Business Source Complete: Visit the Advanced search (off campus use VPN ) Select the ‘Publication type’ as ‘case study


Freely available Case Studies

The Times 100 Business Case Studies is a resource aimed at business studies teachers and students.

The Journal of Business Case Studies is a quarterly published open access journal.

Yale School of Management Cases Directory is an online library of business materials as part of The Aspen Institute Center for Business Education project.