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Best business and management databases

27 September 2013 Leave a comment

The Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS) Library recently published a blog post “Top 5 best databases” to highlight their most popular premium databases. It is a great list if you are interested in exploring key University of Manchester database with just a little adjustment to account for differing subscriptions.

For a fuller list of databases available at University of Manchester browse the business and management pages (LibGuides).

LibGuidesBandM

You might also be interested in our getting started guides.

[Medal image: http://www.flickr.com/photos/danjc003/1876117737/]

How to access Marketing Review (or Business Strategy Review or …)

1 September 2013 1 comment

Rather than another How to access Harvard Business Review post this year we take an example from Marketing Review.

Gabbott, M. (2004). “Undertaking a Literature Review in Marketing”. Marketing Review, 4(4), pp. 411-429.

Now to read the full-text – University of Manchester students and staff do not have to pay but you do have to access Marketing Review via a journals database.

Keep title, author, year and issue (i.e. the main bibliographic details) to hand, and follow these steps:

1. Goto the e-journals A-to-Z list.

The e-journals A-to-Z list link is on business and management journal articles page.

If you are accessing from a mobile device you can use the  EBSCOhost app.

Marketing Review on e-journals A-Z list (click to expand)

Marketing Review on e-journals A-Z list (click to expand)

2. Find details of UoM subscription to the Marketing Review journal

Search for all journals with the words “marketing review ” in their title (I used “starts with” rather than “contains” to limit the results).

The result indicates that the University subscribes to Marketing Review through the journal database EBSCOhost Business Source Premier.

Note the access information, especially if you are off-campus.

Click on the link. This takes you to the FindIT@UML for Marketing Review – click GO.

3. Authenticate your access to Business Source Premier

This step will vary depending on whether you are on-campus or on-campus.

On-campus, your PC is recognised as belonging to the University and no additional authentication is required.

If you are off-campus you need to login using your University username and password.

If you are off-campus and using the VPN software then you are “virtually on-campus” – your PC behaves as an on-campus PC.

Marketing Review all issues (click to expand)

Marketing Review all issues (click to expand)

4. Select the Marketing Review issue

When you get to the Marketing Review page on Business Source Premier (EBSCO host):

Expand the year (from the article’s bibliographic details) and then select the relevant issue.

Or

Use the search within this publication link.

Marketing Review article (click to review)

Marketing Review article (click to review)

5. Get the article

When you get to the page for a Marketing Review issue:

Scroll through the articles to find the one that you want

Or

Amend the search at the top of the page with further details e.g. author surname, title keywords …

You can download the full-text by selecting the PDF full text link.

Use the add to folder link and then the folder view and export to add the bibliographic details to your reference management system.

Other papers available through the journal database EBSCOhost Business Source Premier.

Vermeulen, F (2011), “Voices: Five mistaken beliefs business leaders have about innovation”, Business Strategy Review, 22(4), pp. 77-78.

Zenger, J, Folkman, J, and Edinger, S (2011), “Making Yourself Indispensable”, Harvard Business Review, 89(10), pp. 84-92.

Finally

For articles from other journals the stages are the same but the details will vary depending on the journal database. For more information look at our research guides or FAQ answers on e-journals.

How to access Harvard Business Review

30 August 2012 3 comments

The Electronic Journals A to Z list is now accessed through Library Search – selecting the eJournals A-Z tab and searching for “harvard business review” gives access through EBSCOhost Business Source Premier. (University of Manchester username and password) [Update October 2014]

The University of Manchester Library has changed its Electronic Journals A to Z list so this is a revised version of “How to access Harvard Business Review” – an essential skill for all. (Link removed – eJournals A-Z is now in Library Search and is slightly different from the image below.)

You find an interesting Harvard Business Review (HBR) article on the web and want to read the full-text.

HBR website - article

You have found your article – keep title, author, year and issue (i.e. the bibliographic details) to hand.

University of Manchester students and staff do not have to pay but you do have to access HBR via a journals database.

If you are accessing from a mobile device you can use the   EBSCOhost app.

Using a browser, follow these steps:

1. Goto the e-journals A-to-Z list.

(For example goto www.mbs.ac.uk/library  select e-Resources – Electronic Journals and then A-Z Electronic Journals)

HBR on e-journals A to Z list (click to expand)

2. Find details of UoM subscription to the HBR journal

Search for all journals with the words “harvard business review ” in their title.

The result indicates that the University subscribes to HBR through the journal database EBSCOhost Business Source Premier.

Note the access information, especially if you are off-campus.

Click on the link. This takes you to the FindIT@UML for HBR – click GO.

EBSCO login page for HBR

login page off-campus (click to expand)

3. Authenticate your access to Business Source Premier

This step will vary depending on whether you are on-campus or on-campus.

On-campus, your PC is recognised as belonging to the University and no additional authentication is required.

If you are off-campus you need to login using your University username and password. [Updated instruction added 1 Sept 2013]

[Original now out of date] If you are off-campus you need to select the Shibboleth login link and provide your details (for more detail see previous access Harvard Business Review post).

If you are off-campus and using the VPN software then you are “virtually on-campus” – your PC behaves as an on-campus PC.

HBR All issues

HBR all issues (click to expand)

4. Select the HBR issue

When you get to the HBR page on Business Source Premier (EBSCO host):

Expand the year (from the article’s bibliographic details) and then select the relevant issue.

Or

Use the search within this publication link.

HBR article

HBR article (click to expand)

5. Get the article

When you get to the page for a HBR issue:

Scroll through the articles to find the one that you want

Or

Amend the search at the top of the page with further details e.g. author surname, title keywords …

You can download the full-text by selecting the PDF full text link.

Use the add to folder link and then the folder view and export to add the bibliographic details to your reference management system.

Finally

For articles from other journals the stages are the same but the details will vary depending on the journal database. For more information look at our research guides or FAQ answers on e-journals.

FORTUNE on Facebook and most admired companies

FORTUNE cover

The March 19 2012 (Volume 165 Number 4) issue of FORTUNE includes its annual ranking of corporate reputation by industry and a lead article by Miguel Helft & Jessi Hempl “Inside Facebook: how does the social media giant really work? Read this story before you buy the stock”.

The library has access to Fortune through the  journal database Business Source Premier.

Business Source Premier is also the database that gives online access to the Harvard Business Review so the earlier post about accessing HBR is also relevant to Fortune – https://bizlib247.wordpress.com/2012/01/21/how-to-access-harvard-business-review/

If you are just interested in the annual list of The Worlds Most Admired Companies then this is available on the Fortune’s website without a subscription. However the “Inside Facebook …” article is only available to subscribers or those who buy it. (See also http://allthingsd.com/20120301/fortune-gives-facebook-the-apple-treatment/ )

Business Source Premier access to FORTUNE’s “Inside Facebook…” article (direct link – login required off-campus)

Business Source Premier’s access to Fortune seems to be limited to text (no pictures), but this does mean that you can listen to the text rather than reading it, and have it translated into a different language.

Essential Research Apps for your iPad : Ebscohost

19 October 2011 4 comments

MBS Library Service would like to extend a warm welcome to the MBA Class of 2013.

By now you should have started to explore your iPad and the many features it offers. The exciting thing about a new PC Tablet is discovering its capabilities and learning what works well and what its key strengths really are. Now that you’ve begun the process of settling into the School, and as part of our commitment to supporting you with all your research needs, over the coming weeks we’ll be recommending some useful business research apps for you to download to your iPads, some of which are for accessing our databases and some which are for useful external sources.

To start with we’ll be featuring the EBSCOhost app. EBSCOhost databases are the most-used, premium online information resources for tens of thousands on institutions worldwide. This free app ensures that iPad uers get the most from searching premium EBSCOhost database content like Business Source Premier, the only provider of full text access to the Harvard Business Review.

EBSCO’s new app is free, and offers the convenience and rich functionality that enables users to:

  • Choose which databases to search
  • Limit Results to full text or peer reviewed
  • Sort by relevance or date
  • Retrieve full text results in HTML and/or PDF formats
  • Save results for offline access at a later date
  • Email results to self or others
  • View cover flow display of results

First download the free app from the App store. Next step is to select E-Resources on the Library Web-site, then click on Electronic Journals, and choose Business Source Premier (EBSCO).

To get started, simply click on the EBSCOhost iPhone/iPod touch Application link at the bottom of the EBSCOhost screen and follow the instructions. An email will be forwarded to you enabling you to authenticate your status as an MBS Library user. After this you’re free to search and take advantage of this innovative free new app. Learn more about EBSCOhost  Mobile and the new iPhone app at:

http://www.ebscohost.com/academic/mobile-access

A guide to Business Source Premier is also available on the Library Web-site outlining the key features of the database

Which business and management journal database is best?

19 June 2011 2 comments

JISC Content The following graphic from JISC-ADAT (Academic Database Assesment Tool) illustrates why there is no definitive answer to questions like:

  • Is ABI Inform (Proquest) or Business Source Premier (EBSCO) better?

The ADAT screenshot below shows the results of comparing:

ABI Inform v Business Source Premier v Scopus from JISC-ADAT

Journal database comparison from JISC ADAT – Click on image and then select ABI/INFORM, Business Source Premier and Scopus to re-create

Comparing ABI Inform and Business Source Premier: While there is an overlap between these two, searching just one of these databases will ignore a large number of publications/titles that is available in the other.

Comparing ABI Inform, Business Source Premier and Scopus: Most top academic journals are covered by Scopus, but these are just part of what is available through ABI Inform and Business Source Premier. Even considering just the publications/titles covered by Scopus, only about half of the titles are covered by both ABI Inform and Business Source Premier.

It is best to explore different journal databases – you will probably find what is best depends on the type of results you are seeking.

EBSCOhost – Innovative Free New App

 

EBSCOhost databases are the most-used, premium online information resources for tens of thousands on institutions worldwide. This free app ensures that iPhone and iPod touch users get the most from searching premium EBSCOhost database content like Business Source Premier, the only provider of full text access to the Harvard Business Review.

EBSCO’s new app is free, and offers the convenience and rich functionality that enables users to:

  • Choose which databases to search
  • Limit Results to full text or peer reviewed
  • Sort by relevance or date
  • Retrieve full text results in HTML and/or PDF formats
  • Save results for offline access at a later date
  • Email results to self or others
  • View cover flow display of results

First download the free app from the App store. Next step is to select E-Resources on the Library Web-site, then click on Electronic Journals, and choose Business Source Premier (EBSCO).

To get started, simply click on the EBSCOhost iPhone/iPod touch Application link at the bottom of the EBSCOhost screen and follow the instructions. An email will be forwarded to you enabling you to authenticate your status as an MBS Library user. After this you’re free to search and take advantage of this innovative free new app.

Learn more about EBSCOhost  Mobile and the new iPhone app at:

http://www.ebscohost.com/academic/mobile-access

A guide to Business Source Premier is also available on the Library Web-site outlining the key features of the database