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Business, Accounting and Finance: Home

  Welcome to the Business, Accounting & Finance LibGuide

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

New to the University? Explore the 'Getting Started at the Library' guidance to learn all about the Library basics at Exeter and/or Cornwall.

Where to start your search

Library Search

Search for textbooks, ebooks, journals, articles + more.  Use Library Search LibGuide for guidance.

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

Expand your searching - Recommended databases

There are a wide range of online resources that will help you trace journal articles, conference papers, reports, theses and much more, to support your  study and research.  

There are a number of databases that can provide detailed data and analysis for companies in the UK and globally. For more information and a selection of key databases, visit the Company and Organisation Information page.

 

Finance Databases

Accounting and Tax Databases

These services provide market research, country, company and industry information.

With up-to-date industry profiles you can identify new developments and market drivers for a chosen a industry; find the main companies operating in the sector and their market share; discover trends, challenges and outside influences affecting the industry. Perfect for compiling SWOT or PESTEL analyses. 

CIA Wold Factbook

Provides economic, demographic and political information on counties worldwide.

Use the Databases A-Z List to access all the resources available to you.

You can browse by subject (e.g. Finance) or type (e.g.Journals, News, Data etc.) or search to find your required resource.

Academic Research 

Market Research

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You may like to see how issues are portrayed in the press. Explore the news LibGuide for information on the range of news sources available via the Library.

Key resources include:

  • Financial Times subscription
  • The Economist
  • Nexis UK - A large full text database providing current newspaper coverage from local, national and international titles.
  • Newspaper archives -  Extensive archives for a range of UK and international newspapers.

 

Case Studies can be found across a range of resources including in books, journals, professional magazines, databases, company websites and online.

 

View the Finding Case Studies page for additional information and recommended resources.

 

  • Statistical data can be found on a huge variety of subjects, for example the economy, employment, the environment, government, health, international trade, manufacturing, and population.

  • They can be a vital source of information for your studies.

Find out more on the Statistics LibGuide.

Visit the Official Publications LibGuide for guidance and recommendation on accessing:

  • UK Parliamentary papers; including debates and legislation
  • Official European Union publications
  • Information from key international bodies; including the OECD, World Trade Organization and the World Bank

  • 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.

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas.  You can explore TED Talks related to topics such as Business, Finance, Marketing and lots more from the TED homepage

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Effective Searching & Referencing

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.

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Find out more about the skills support available to help you develop a range of academic skills including essay writing, referencing, critical reading and getting the most out of lectures.

Academic Skills Support

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.

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