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Journal articles and online resources

Journal articles

Library Search| is a fast and intuitive library search system which enables you to search a wide range of LSE Library content, including journal articles, all in one place. Not all relevant resources for all topics are available via Library Search and sometimes it is necessary to search individual databases.

If you are conducting research on a topic and do not have a reading list, we recommend starting with Library Search|and searching individual electronic databases.

  • Do not assume a simple Google search will find all articles.
  • Our databases cover materials from a wide range of publishers so will provide more information than you could retrieve from a single publisher's ejournal site.
  • Some databases will link to the full text of article; others will give you bibliographic details only.
  • Databases can also include information on book reviews, book chapters, grey literature, government reports, theses and so on.

Management-related Journals

The Library subscribes to over a hundred management journals, including managerial economics, marketing and international business and trade.There are 20-30 titles in industrial relations, human resource management and industrial organisation.  There are also journals covering employment and equal opportunities law, and industrial law reports. 

  • You can use the ejournals A-Z to find a particular title or browse the collection by title or subject.
  • A selection of titles in Management, Information Systems, Employment Relations and Management Science can be found in the Key Management Journals Guide.  Please note however, it is not exhaustive and is a sample of the titles available to you.
  • The Library subscribes to many databases which index, and in most cases provide electronic access to, journal articles.  Look at the Specialist Resources page to learn about databases specifically related to management and business.

General Social Science Databases 

ASSIA: Applied Social Sciences Index & Abstracts

  • Content and coverage: Broad range of social science subjects, particularly good for applied topics such as social welfare. Abstracts and references to journal articles and book reviews
  • Date range: 1987-  
  • Updates: Monthly

CIAO: Columbia Affairs International Online|

  • Content and coverage: International relations & international affairs. Abstracts and references to journal articles, books, theses, government publications and reports, policy briefs & Case studies. Includes the full text of working papers from over 50 institutions and think tanks, and some full text conference proceedings.
  • Date range: 1991-
  • Updates: Monthly

Econlit|

  • Content and coverage: Premium database for Economics. Abstracts and references to journal articles, books, working papers etc.
  • Date Range: 1969-
  • Updates: Monthly

European Sources Online (ESO)|

  • Content: A useful starting place, ESO provides access to information on the institutions and activities of the European Union, the countries, regions and other international organisations of Europe and enables you to keep up to date with developments in the European Union and the rest of Europe and find an expert selection of information on European topics from a very wide range of information sources - journal articles, news articles, official documents, legislation, working papers etc.
  • Date Range: 1969-
  • Updates: Monthly

FRANCIS|

  • Content: Article, conferences and book chapter references with some abstracts from humanities and social sciences (bias is towards Humanities). Good non-UK coverage as produced by the Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique du Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique
  • Date range: 1984-
  • Updates: Monthly

International Bibliography of the Social Sciences| (IBSS)

  • Content: Broad range of social science topics, particularly strong on Anthropology, Economics, Politics & Sociology. Abstracts and references to journal articles, book reviews and chapters from edited books.
  • Date range: 1951-
  • Updates: Weekly

IPSA International Political Science Abstracts|

  • Content: Produced by the International Political Science Association it offers abstracts and references to journal articles from 900 leading journals in political science. Some full text within the database.
  • Date range: 1975-

ISI Citation Indexes via the Web Of Knowledge|

  • Content: There are 3 ISI files which can be cross searched: Science, Social Science and Arts & Humanities.
  • Coverage: Abstracts and references to journal articles and book reviews
  • Date range: 1956-
  • Updates: Weekly
  • Features:
    • Enables citation searching in addition to searching by keyword
    • Set up citation alerts to inform you of new entries citing your key papers

PAIS International| (Public Affairs Information Service)

  • Content: Public affairs abstracts and references to journal articles, books, theses, government publications and some grey literature.
  • Date Range: 1972-
  • Updates: Monthly  

Race Relations Abstracts|

  • Coverage: Abstracts and references to journal articles,
  • Available via EBSCO so can cross search with their other databases
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