Library for University of Roehampton students


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

Reading lists suggest relevant textbooks for each module.

Use the QAHE Library catalogue to find books and ebooks at your campus library.

Ebooks from the University of Roehampton

Trade publications

Business Source Premier and IEEE databases

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

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. See LibGuide

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 | Evaluating sources

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

Online research resources

Literature review

Business databases: Business Source Premier, Mintel