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Databases are excellent sources of good quality information. Below are a range of databases relevant to Business and Management.

  • Academic Video Online – a comprehensive video subscription that includes over 70,000 titles spanning the widest range of subject areas including anthropology, business, counselling, film, health, history, music
  • ABI INFORM: Provides full text and indexing of academic journals, also includes access to the Wall Street Journal and several other business information sources. [Senate House Library]
  • Box of Broadcasts (BOB): Innovative shared online off-air TV and radio recording service for UK higher and further education institutions. Choose and record any broadcast programme from 60+ TV and radio channels, schedule recordings in advance, edit programmes into clips, create playlists, embed clips into QMplus, share what you are watching with others and search a growing archive of material. Discover more about BoB National features by viewing their Video Tutorials.
  • BankFocus: A database of of banks worldwide. The information is sourced by Bureau van Dijk from a combination of annual reports, information providers and regulatory sources. 
  • Business Source Complete: Full-text coverage for more than 1,800 peer-reviewed business and economics journals. In addition, this database offers indexing and abstracts for many more journals, plus 17,000 detailed profiles of the world's largest companies.
  • EconomistQMUL users now need to register an account and verify their QMUL email in order to access the QMUL Library Services' subscription to the Economist.  This only has to be done once and can be done on or off campus.  Users register and create a username and password using their QMUL email at will then be sent a confirmation email to verify their QMUL affiliation.  Once registered, users can access The Economist using their registered username and password at
  • Emerald: Full-text coverage of over 150 titles in the fields of management, information science and engineering.
  • FAME: Comprises company accounts, ratios, activities, ownership and management for the largest 1.9 million UK and Irish companies, summaries for a further 900,000 smaller businesses.
  • The Financial Times: Individual registration required. QM login required off-campus in order to register.
  • Gale Primary Sources and Digital Scholar Lab: Platform that combines access to a wide range of primary sources - Daily Mail Historical Archive, Financial Times Historical Archive, International Herald Tribune Historical Archive, Chatham House Online Archives, The Economist Historical Archive and more - with the Digital Scholar Lab which equips students and scholars with text and data mining resources, visualization tools, and methodology suggestions. Tutorials and Support
  • JSTOR: Provides access to the full text of many core academic journals, books and primary sources on the arts, humanities and social sciences. 
  • Mass Observation Online: Makes available the complete archives of the pioneering social research organisation Mass Observation. There are original manuscript and typescript papers, printed publications and photographs, and interactive features.
  • MediaPlus: Provides a single point of access to three major multimedia archives. It enables cross-searching and exploration of TV news, documentary films, still images and classical music from the following archives: Digital Images for Education, NewsFilm Online and Film & Sound Online.
  • Mintel is a market intelligence agency offering information such as market research data and analysis on consumers, markets and new products.
  • Nexis UK: Provides access to regional, national and global newspapers, worldwide financial and company information, market research data, and country information, including the BBC monitoring service. Video Tutorials
  • The Oxford English Dictionary: Features 600,000 words, 3 million quotations, and over 1000 years of English.
  • Oxford Reference: An online reference that brings together 2 million digitized entries across Oxford’s Dictionaries, Companions and Encyclopedias. Best for checking a fact or finding key information on a person, concept, or term.
  • ProQuest Dissertations & Theses: search for dissertations and theses from across the world. [Senate House Library]
  • SAGE Research MethodsA database dedicated to research methods across a range of subject areas. SAGE Research Methods supports research at all levels by providing material to guide users through every step of the research process, from writing a research question, conducting a literature review, choosing the best research methods, analysing data, to writing up results and thinking about publication.
  • SAGE Video - Business & Management: 454 videos and over 143 hours are available in this extensive and diverse collection. It includes in-depth interviews with experts from across the globe on topics as varied as innovation management, corporate social responsibility and social media marketing.
  • Scopus: Multi-disciplinary database containing the citations and abstracts of peer-reviewed literature. This database lists the number of times a work has been cited in other works and provides direct links to the abstracts of citing works. Access to full-text subscription content where available at Queen Mary Library via "library - check full text" button. Video Tutorial
  • Statista: Provides statistical data from a wide range of international sources on populations, industries, economics, media, public opinion, companies, politics, lifestyles, and many other topics. Video Tutorial
  • Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2000 which includes the Sunday edition - allows you to search historical data on any number of topics, and offers insight into domestic and international affairs and culture over a timespan of almost 150 years.  Tutorials and Support
  • The Times Digital Archive: 1785-2011 (and rolling) provides access to a library of back issues of the newspaper online plus searchable images from the microfilm collection of The Times.
  • The Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive: 1902-2014 offers insight, criticism, and commentary on literature and the arts from over a century.
  • Warc: Provides content for marketing, advertising and media research and contains over 25,000 articles, case studies, research reports and summaries covering all areas of marketing communications drawn from more than 50 leading content sources worldwide.
  • Web of Science: Multi-disciplinary database containing the citations and abstracts of peer-reviewed literature. This database lists the number of times a work has been cited in other works and provides direct links to the abstracts of citing works. Access to full-text subscription content where available at Queen Mary Library via "library - check full text" button. Video Tutorial

The databases listed above are only a small part of the database collections at Queen Mary and Senate House Libraries. You can find the full list of databases available at Queen Mary via the Library's A-Z List of Databases. If the topic you are studying crosses a number of different subject areas, you may find it helpful to check the other Library  pages for useful resources, contacts and information.

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