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Business: Articles & key databases

Key Databases

Why use a Business database?

  • Find articles relevant to Business
  • All items have been reviewed before being included*
  • Option to filter by 'peer reviewed'
  • Available to Aberystwyth University staff and students on and off campus (will need VPN connection off-campus)

Recommended Business 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 Insight  - database covering major management disciplines such as marketing, HR, organisational development, library & information management, quality and operations management.

Other recommended general databases

Web of Science - arts and humanities, behavioural and social sciences, natural, physical and biomedical sciences, and some engineering.  Covers material published from 1970 onwards.

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Journal articles

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

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Access to e-resources off-campus

What is meant by peer reviewed?

Peer reviewed articles have been reviewed and accepted  by specialists in their field before being published.  This ensures that the journals maintain their reputation and the research quality is upheld.

Use the filter in Primo to narrow by 'Peer Reviewed' or search Emerald Insight to find only peer reviewed articles.

How are business journals ranked?

The Academic Journal Guide produced by Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) is a good place to start to gain a guide to a journals quality and ranking.

Many journals also add their (CABS) ranking or impact factor on their publisher's website.

Chartered Association of Business Schools -  Academic Journal Guide This guide is based upon peer review, editorial, and judgements by those specialists in the field.

There are a number of other lists/methods that can be found on the AACSB The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) website:  This list include Scopus, Web of Knowledge - citation reports and also includes the 'Journal Quality List' ( collation of journal rankings from a variety of sources).