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Business Management: Journals


mySearch is an interface which allows you to search across a range of library resources simultaneously, including books, e-books, journal articles and databases

Why use journals for your assignments and projects?

Print and electronic journals are an important source of specialist information -

  • Journals are published daily, weekly, monthly, bi-monthly and quarterly - therefore the material in them is very up to date.
  • Journals are the first place that research is published.
  • Many journals are peer reviewed - the articles have been critically reviewed by experts in the field before being published.

Why can't I just use Google for my assignments?

This video - watch the first 1 minute 13 seconds - explains why you should use Library resources rather than relying on Google for researching for your assignments.

NMT Libraries, 2021. Why can't I just Google? [online]. Available from: [Accessed 12 April 2022].

The end of this video - minute 13 seconds onwards - promotes another academic library's resources and can be ignored by BU students and staff.

Browse e-journals by journal title

Use this to find a journal when you know the title, e.g. New Scientist.


What is Boolean searching?

Business Journal Databases: Access journal and magazine articles

Academic journal articles, trade news, etc.:

  • Academic Search Ultimate - science, social science, management, education and psychology
  • Business Source Ultimate - business and management
  • Emerald Insight - management, marketing and accounting journals
  • Nexis Uni - a full-text database of local, regional, national, and international newspapers, including journals, broadcasts, newswires, blogs, legal sources, and business/company information
  • Scopus - multidisciplinary

Access specialist databases in the following subject areas:

Financial Times Online (

BU users must complete one off registration to access content for free:

  • Important note: for continued access whilst you are BU student or staff you are required to log in to once every 90 days
  • If you have not already done so, you need to complete a one off registration to access BU’s package. Enter here using this BU Library's link and you are taken to the registration page for BU users.
  • Once you have registered, you can sign in and access via the website. Direct links to areas relevant for some FM courses available below.

Hints & Tips

  • Advanced Search - Use the search bar along the top of the screen to make detailed and specific searches for content dating back to August 2004.
  • ePaper - View an exact replica of all editions of the FT newspaper, complete with turning pages
  • FT Clippings - Create a clippings list to save, store and share FT article links and web pages with colleagues, students and friends
  • Special Reports - Get 20 reports each month on the issues and events impacting different countries and industries


  • Breaking stories - Insight and data from the global financial markets
  • Management - Insight into management ideas, practice and education plus how companies should respond to topical issues
  • Case studies - Written by academics, not journalists, in an easy to follow format
  • The Big Read - Read in-depth reporting from FT correspondents around the world on stories that explore and explain key themes in the world news, science, business and discussions with FT reporters
  • Comment & Analysis - A team of acclaimed columnists provide thought provoking and sophisticated analysis of current events

Understanding an article reference


Open Access Journal Articles


Subject Guide

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Charted Association of Business Schools (CABS) Journal Rankings

CABS Academic Journal Guide (formerly the International Guide to Academic Journal Quality) is based on a range of criteria including peer-review and citation statistics. The guide is written for researchers in the field of business, management and accountancy. Each journal is assigned a grade from 1 - 4.

You will need to register for free on the site and create a username and password for yourself.

How can I find journal articles on my topic?

The simplest way to find journal articles is to search mySearch. It gives you an easy, yet powerful means of accessing our information resources through a single search. It searches across our Library catalogues and many of the library databases, ejournals and other external services that the Library subscribes to.

The alternative is to search an individual specific database. These will search a smaller number of articles than mySearch, but are subject specific and will give you more focused results. See the Business Journal Databases in the left hand column of this page or via the 'Resources by subject ' web page for a full listing.