Library for Solent University students


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

Reading lists give an idea of relevant textbooks for every module.

Library catalogues show all textbooks in the library:

Trade publications

Trade publications are a valuable source of practitioners' experience and applied knowledge. They are different to scholarly publications. Some are available on open access: use Google or similar. For some paid-for publications, use the ProQuest Business & ProQuest Technology Collection databases.

Market data and research

Subject guides to understand what research resources are of use to you, e.g. business management or computing

A-Z list of all online resources. 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. To see Solent subscriptions (alongside the open-access content) when using Google Scholar, go to Settings - Library links - search for Solent - tick Solent University - Save.


For help with referencing, see Referencing. Request a session with a librarian or ACE team if you need for support.

Evaluating Resources

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

Business Resources

Computing Resources

QAHE Library catalogue

Databases - ProQuest One Business

Databases - FAME, Mintel, Statista

Library session

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

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Business programmes Computing programmes

Solent - Business library session
Solent - Computing library session