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Your Academic Support Librarian 

Andra Fry

Telephone: 020 7955 7559

Email: a.e.fry@lse.ac.uk


Andra Fry




Our subject guide will help you find the best resources for your studies and research.

Books on your reading list

Use Library Search to access online resources and get classmarks for print material.

The Library is divided into a number of collections so make sure to note down the full location of the item you want. 

Course Collection

The Course Collection (1st floor) contains copies of essential texts from you reading list. These books can be borrowed for 3 days and renewed if no one else requests them.

Many of these books will be available as ebooks on Library Search. 

Most reading lists are now available via Reading Lists @ LSE.

Management books

Most books on management and business begin with the classmarks HD or HF, and are located on the 2nd floor of the Library. 

Books on information systems, operational research and mathematics are generally at the classmarks Q or T and are located on the 1st floor. 

Specialist dictionaries and encyclopedia

Useful for quickly checking definitions, summaries of theories and thinkers. Key titles include:

  • Oxford Reference Online - contains several hundred dictionaries and encyclopedia. These include English and foreign language dictionaries as well as specialist works on social policy, social care and philosophy

Finding journal articles

Most of the time you should be able to find and access the articles you need through Library Search. However, we also provide access to powerful databases that can help you discover articles that are not available through Library Search, or even search engines like Google.

Use these tools to discover journal articles to further support your research. When we don't provide access to the full text of the articles you need you can request them through the interlending service

Key social science databases

  • Web Of Science - provides access to articles covering all aspects of the sciences, social sciences and humanities. Many dating from the 19th century onwards. Also enables you to quickly locate highly cited articles in your subject area.
  • Scopus   - covers a wide range of science and social science subject areas. Abstracts and indexes over 20,000 titles mostly from 1996 to present. Quickly locate highly cited articles. 
  • Race Relations Abstracts - includes coverage of race relations, racial discrimination, the psychology of race and post colonialism.
  • Econlit -  premium database for economics.
  • European Sources Online (ESO) - a useful starting place, ESO provides access to information on the institutions and activities of the European Union.
  • Global Health - specialist bibliographic, abstracting and indexing database covering public health research and practice.


Many newspaper websites offer free access to the latest headlines and stories. We provide you with access to searchable back files via the Library subscription services listed below:

  • Nexis  - contains the full text of a large number of UK and foreign newspapers most  from 1980 onwards. Updated daily.
  • Factiva  - has extensive English language and foreign coverage. Emphasis upon business and trade news.
  • FT.com  - register with your LSE credentials and benefit from our institutional access. Enables you to consult special reports, set up alerts and create lists of press clippings that you can share with others.

Historic newspapers

  • Gale NewsVault - cross search a number of leading historical collections including the 17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers; 19th Century British Library Newspapers; 19th Century UK Periodicals.
  • ProQuest Historical newspapers  - includes the full text of the Guardian 1821-2003 and the Observer 1791-2003. Later issues can be accessed via Nexis

Policy and legislation

Most departments have websites where you can find the latest press releases, reports, regulations and statistical data. Some UK examples:

  • Public Information Online  - LSE staff and students can access the full text of UK government documents and reports since 2006.

Audiovisual materials

  • Box of Broadcasts (UK Access only)  - a streaming TV service. Access TV and radio programmes from over 60 channels. Includes BBC TV and radio plus 10 foreign language channels. Content is from 2007 onwards. Transcripts are available for TV and radio news programmes.
  • MediaPlus - (Formerly Jisc MediaHub) provides access to some historic media images and sound collections these include: ITN, Getty images and Wellcome Library images.

Data Library

The Data Library contains a wide range of data and statistics from across the globe. In some cases data is only available from specific machines in the Library.  The Moodle course, Library Companion for Data Users, provides a good introduction to data resources and will help you locate material. 

The Data Library team is also available to assist with any queries you may have about finding data or using individual resources.

Country data

  • The OECD iLibrary (SourceOECD) contains online publications and statistics from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. 
  • The UK Data Service provides access to datasets from the UK government and IGOs such as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank as well as contributions from social research organisations and individual researchers. LSE Students and staff can access the UK Data Service by registering and creating a user account.

For reports and statistics from other inter-governmental organisations (IGOs), search on Library Search under the name of the organisation. Printed statistics from IGOs can be found on the 1st floor.

Financial and market information

  • Euromonitor International Passport is an international market research database.  It is excellent for researching established, developing and emerging markets.  Its business information covers 52 countries.
  • Orbis has information on over 100 million companies. It includes advanced search and analysis software so you can identify and evaluate companies around the world.
  • Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is a web-based business data research service from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.  It provides access to Compustat, CRSP, TAQ, Eventus, Global Insight, Mergent, Risk Metrics and other financial data.

The following data resources are only available from the Data PCs on the 4th floor of the Library. These services are only available for LSE staff and students.

  • Bloomberg contains near real-time and historical financial information on individual equities, stock market indices, fixed-income securities, currencies, commodities, and futures for both international and domestic markets.  Data can be downloaded into excel.
  • Datastream is an online service offering financial and economic data, including exchange rates, bond data, stock market indices, interest rates and economic indices worldwide. It includes historical data.
  • SDC Platinum from Thomson Financial provides information on capital markets, M&A, syndicated loans, private equity, project finance, and more. LSE staff and students can access Deals data through Thomson One Banker.


Databases are powerful research tools which enable us to access a vast amount of academic and financial information whilst presenting that information to us in a way that is accessible and coherent.

Listed here are some of the databases we recommend using for management and business journals and articles; some also contain conference proceedings, bibliographies and citations.  

  •  ACM Digital Library  (Association for Computing Machinery) offers access to the full text of articles published in ACM journals from 1985 onwards. Titles offered include: Computing Surveys, the Journal of The ACM and Transactions on Computer Systems, Transactions on Information Systems and Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems.
  • Ebsco Business Source Complete is a database covering several thousand business, management and economics journals. Many of these articles are full text. Other resources include current company and industry profiles.
  • Emerald Management ejournals is a database of references to articles taken from around 450 top management and business journals. The coverage is international but with a UK bias. Subjects covered include accounting and finance, management, information management, marketing and hospitality.
  • IEEE/IET Electronic Library (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), includes access to over 150 IEEE journals and magazines, full text from 1988, and some content going back to 1893.
  • PsycARTICLES from the American Psychological Association (APA) is a definitive source of full text, peer-reviewed scholarly and scientific articles in psychology. The database contains approximately 150,000 articles from over 70 journals, with coverage from 1894 to present.

Current research

  • Zetoc - use this service to set up alerts and receive tables of contents from your favourite journals. 


  • Dissertations & Theses Global - an online database containing the full text of thousands of PhD from universities worldwide. It includes references to all UK and Irish doctoral theses produced since 1715 with full text content where available. If an item you need is not in full text online, you can place a request for it via the Interlending option on Library Search.
  • LSE Theses online - contains many full text LSE PhD theses. Older items that are not available online are available in the Library.