Finding Business Newspaper Articles Online

business-newspaper-3292467If you are looking to source newspaper articles for a business assignment then the Library has the following online resources available:

The Economist – Articles from The Economist can be found in the ABI/Inform Collection. This database also contains articles from other news sources.  Search using your keywords then refine by ‘Source Type’ on the right hand side of the results page. – Ulster University students can get online access to a 5-year archive of the FT newspaper. Go to and register using your Ulster University email address.

Nexis is a database of local, national and international newspapers – both broadsheets and tabloids. It contains newspapers from the early 1990s to the present. Why use it?

  • You can cross-search newspapers at once including UK national newspapers and also Irish newspapers.
  • The databases provide full text articles (without images).
  • You can search by journalist’s name, language, country or a single newspaper title (use the ‘Find Source’ tab).

If you want help in sourcing newspaper articles please contact your  campus business librarian.

Recently Added Business E-Books

The Library continues to invest in its already extensive collection of e-books.   We are committed to ensuring that any printed books contained on reading lists which are also available  electronically are purchased in both formats for increased access, funds permitting.  E-books have the great advantages of being fully searchable and accessible anyplace, anytime, anywhere from a computer with an internet connection.   Some of these e-books may be temporarily downloaded for up to 2 days.  For copyright reasons, printing from e-books is usually restricted to between 5% and 10%.

Below is a select list of recently added business e-books to the Library.  All of these may be accessed from within our Catalogue and logging in your university email address and network password.

Click on the links below to access these new titles in the Catalogue:


New Search Interface to Emerald Management Database

emeraldThe search interface to the Emerald database has recently changed.  While the branding interface has been revamped, the approach to searching is the same.  The default search screen has also been changed from ‘basic’ to ‘advanced’ searching.

If you would like a demonstration of the Emerald database, which contains 111 academic management journals, please contact a member of the Library’s Business Subject Team.

RefWorks and Harvard Referencing Classes during January/February 2017

Are you having difficulty with your referencing or creating a bibliography?   RefWorks can help you store and organise your references and then produce bibliographies and is particularly useful for those completing undergraduate dissertations and postgraduate coursework and theses. The Library holds regular classes on all campuses.  During semester, evening sessions are also available for part-time students. The next series of RefWorks classes for January/February may be booked by clicking here.

If you are having difficulty applying the Harvard Referencing Style then we are also running separate classes on using Harvard.  You can book a place on one of these from here.


Finding Dissertations and Theses

913591_old_books_horizontalWhen you begin your Masters business dissertation or doctoral thesis, you will want to look at examples from other students. This can help you to understand how you might go about researching and writing up your own work and to check whether other’s have covered a similar research area.

The Library keeps a collection of good quality Masters dissertations for consultation by students behind the main Issue Desks.  Recent business dissertations generally follow a very similar format (Introduction, Literature Review, Research Methodology, Main Findings, Summary & Conclusion)  to the one you are expected to use.   All doctorates deposited in the Library are kept in a store and may be located by searching the Library Catalogue.  When you have completed a search on your topic, select ‘Theses’ under the ‘Format’ option to the left of the results screen to list out dissertations and theses.  When you have found one that you would like to consult, ask at the Library desk to see it.

The British Library provides access to its EThOS database of over 400,000 UK doctoral theses, a growing number of which have been digitised and are made freely available in full-text format following registration.

The database ABI/Inform Collection includes full-text business dissertations primarily from North America.  Type in keywords for your subject and tick the Full text box on the search page, then using the options down the left of the results screen go to Source type>More options>Dissertations & Theses.

Your subject librarian can help you search for dissertations or theses in your research area.

And finally, always remember to properly reference anything you use from someone else’s dissertation or theses!

New Interface for

ftlogo2The new website has just been launched.  It is faster, clearer and completely mobile-optimised.

Here is what you can look forward to in using the new interface:

  • Completely mobile optimised – offering a consistent experience across all   devices
  • Pages load up to 2.5x faster than before – bringing you the same news and insight you rely on, but faster
  • Personalisation and time-saving tools – with myFT you can add and track your topics of interest, save articles to read later and set up instant, daily or weekly email digests on the topics you follow – all in one place.

If you would like a demonstration of please speak to your business librarian.

Keeping Alert: Using ZETOC to Stay Up-to-Date

Zetoc is a database that provides access to the Electronic Table of Contents (ETOC) of over 29,000 journals and more than 52 million article citations and conference   papers. Zetoc Alert is a current awareness service that sends you email alerts matching the search criteria that you have provided whenever new data is loaded into the database. The searches may be for particular journals, for authors and for keywords from the titles of articles and papers.  Watch the short video below for step-by-step instructions on creating Zetoc Alerts.

Preview of New FAME Interface

famescreenOur popular business database FAME (Financial Analysis Made Easy) – which contains detailed financial data for nearly 2     million British and Irish companies over a 10-year period – is having a major new facelift in September but you can preview the new interface now. Just access the database in the usual way through the   Library’s A-Z list of databases and then click on the link in the header of the FAME search screen.

Further details on the new interface will be announced closer to the launch.




Are You Starting a Literature Review?


For those of you who are writing a dissertation or doing a research project this summer, this short guide from Emerald Publishing explains the stages of a literature review in an easy to read format.

For more detailed guidance, we have lots of books online and in the library which can help.  Search for them on the Catalogue using keywords such as ‘research’, ‘business’ and ‘dissertation’. Your subject librarians are also available all summer for advice – just email us at:


Database Upgrade to Business Source Complete

ebscogigThe Library has upgraded its access to one of our key full-text business databases.  Business Source Premier has now been upgraded to Business Source Complete.  This provides access to 800 more academic journals (to 1,983 titles), many more business case studies (to 12,447 cases), industry reports (to 7,888 reports) and company profiles.  Note that the search interface has not changed.

If you would like an introduction to using Business Source Complete please contact your business librarian.