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Core Databases - find journal articles & conference papers

Do you have an assignment? Are you able to find the best articles on your topic i.e. beyond those on your reading list? To find details of the relevant articles and conference papers from across thousands of journal titles, you will need to use the following databases (no single database covers all relevant literature).

When you find a reference of interest, click on the Links button to find out whether the Library provides access to the full document, either online or within the Library's print collection. 

ABI/INFORM Global (ProQuest)

  • Guide / video tutorials

  • ABI/INFORM contains a broad array of business information, from scholarly journals and dissertations, to company, industry and market focused trade news.  It features the latest news from top sources like the Wall Street Journal and The Economist and provides valuable historical perspective, with journals and other material dating back to the early 1900s.
  • Use ABI/INFORM to help you:
      • Find the most relevant, highest quality content by searching thousands of scholarly journals and trade publications from the world’s leading publishers
      • Keep up with the latest developments and trends with full-text coverage of the most important business and news periodicals
      • Fully understand your chosen markets with tens of thousands of up-to-date market, industry, country & company reports
      • Stay at the cutting edge with the latest scholarly thinking from thousands of full-text working papers and dissertations
      • Find specific current examples by exploring thousands of business cases, company profiles, SWOT analyses and annual reports

Business Source Complete (EBSCO)

  • 4,000 full text journals and magazines
  • 20,000 industry reports
  • 9,000 case studies
  • 2,500 market research reports
  • 900 books
  • Date coverage: 1960s onwards (Harvard Business Review from 1922 onwards)
  • Video tutorial: EndNote Online exporting with BSC


  • Coverage: management & engineering journal articles
  • Coverage from 1994 onwards


  • World economics literature from 1969 onwards
  • Limited to four simultaneous users - if you cannot login, wait five minutes & try again

FitchConnect - password required

Financial database of global banks and sovereign macroeconomic data. 

  • 30,000 private and public banks
  • 610 non-banking financial institutions
  • Original financial filings in PDF
  • Up to 10 years of financial history (via the platform)
  • 30 years of historical data (via Excel Addin)
  • League tables of top 100 global banks
  • Economic and 3-year forecast data on 110 sovereigns

Google Scholar

  • Off-campus users: you can access a greater number of articles via Google Scholar (GS) by either, connecting to GS through the library website, or clicking on 'Settings' within GS (then set your 'library links' to 'University of Bath').

Greenleaf Online Library

  • Books on governance, sustainability, social responsibility, environmental damage and related fields 

IBSS (International Bibliography of the Social Sciences) 

  • Coverage: journal articles & books relating to anthropology, economics, political science & sociology
  • Date coverage: 1951 onwards
  • Guide
  • Video guide 


Web of Science

  • PDF Guide / video guide 
  • Viewing results
  • Coverage: journal articles & conference papers
  • Date coverage: 1970 onwards (searching is restricted to title-only up to 1991)