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Taxation: Journals

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



This video explains why you should use Library resources rather than relying on Google for researching for your assignments.

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.

Business Journal Databases: Access journal and magazine articles

Academic journal articles and trade news

Open Access Journal Articles


mySearch - find journal articles

mySearch allows you to search across a range of different databases. 

Go directly to mySearch for advanced searching functionality


Financial Times Online (

Bournemouth University Library has a subscription to - the online version of the Financial Times back to August 2004.

A one off registration process is required in which you are required to provide your University e-mail address. For continued access whilst a student or member of staff at Bournemouth University you are required to log in to once every 90 days

Go to the 'F' section of the 'Alphabetical List of Databases' and click on the link and then click on >> Go To FT.Com.

Once you have registered you can sign in and access either from the 'Alphabetical List of Databases' as above or via and click on 'Sign In'.

Hints & Tips

A range of videos on how to use and all of the extra features can be found on YouTube.

  • 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 at
  • FT Mobile - Access FT content on your mobile and tablet device
  • 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
  • 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

If you have any questions or comments on using please email


Understanding an article reference

Subject Guide

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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 and 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.

Watch this short video for help with finding journal articles using mySearch