Library for University of Roehampton students


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

Reading lists give an idea of relevant textbooks.

Library catalogues show what else is available:

QAHE Library catalogue

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.

Market data and research

LibGuide (Business)

LibGuide (Computing)

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

A lot of market research is behind a paywall. There is no single aggregator or tool to search for all market research. Use each electronic resource one by one depending on your objectives. Business Source Premier and Mintel are listed in LibGuides.

Scholarly publications

LibGuide (Business)

LibGuide (Computing)

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. For the paid-for content, use Business Source Premier, Emerald and other databases listed in LibGuides.

Self-guided step-by-step activity

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

Business programmes

Computing programmes

Referencing and Evaluating Resources

For help with referencing, see Referencing
Referencing workshops by the ACE team.

For help with with resource evaluation and identifying whether a source is suitable to use, see Evaluating Sources.

Online Resources

Literature review

Business databases: Business Source Premier, Mintel