Library for University of Roehampton students

Textbooks

Textbooks are a good starting point for researching new topics or subject areas.

Reading lists suggest relevant textbooks for each module.

QAHE Library catalogue can be used to find books and ebooks at your campus library.

Ebooks from the University of Roehampton

Trade publications

Trade publications are a valuable source of practitioners' experience and knowledge. They are different to scholarly publications. Some are available on open access: use Google or similar. For the paid-for publications, use the Business Source Premier database: after searching, limit the results with the Source Types filter to trade publications.

Market data and research

There is no single aggregator or tool to search for all market research. Use each electronic resource one by one depending on your objectives, e.g. Business Source Premier and Mintel listed in LibGuides above.

Market research, data and statistics are often published by governments, NGOs etc. on open access - use Google or similar; see also Open access.

Scholarly publications

Academic research is published in scholarly (or peer-reviewed) journals, conference papers and monographs. The most commonly used search tool for academic research is Google Scholar (see the Library session for further advice).

Library session

Perfect your skills and learn how to utilise resources with these practice research tasks:


Referencing and evaluating resources

For help with deciding whether a source is suitable to use, see Evaluating Sources.

Online Resources

Literature review

Business databases: Business Source Premier, Mintel