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Specialist resources

Here you can find more information about the resources that are particularly relevant to Management students.


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 andTransactions 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.
  • Informs Online provides access to full text articles and conference reports from the Institute of Operations Research and Management Sciences based in the USA.
  • 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.


The Library has a large collection of datasets and statistical resources.  Electronic material is managed by the Data Library.  Of particular interest to management students are country data and financial and market information.

You can also make use of the Library Companion for Data Users in Moodle.

Country Data

  • The Economist Intelligence Unit publishes country information via EIU Country reports  and EIU Market Indicators and Forecasts.
  • 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 First 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 First Floor of the Library. Ask at the Help Desk for assistance. 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. We only have one Bloomberg terminal, so during busy times it may be necessary to book at the Help Desk.
  • 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.

LSE Research Online

LSE Research Online is an online, open access collection of references and publications produced by LSE researchers. LSERO can be accessed at http://eprints.lse.ac.uk


EThOS contains a wide range of digitised theses awarded by UK universities. It is the best place to search for full text versions of UK theses.

Index to theses is a database containing citations and abstracts for all theses awarded by UK universities. 

LSE Theses Online

LSE Theses Online is LSE's archive of PhD theses. It contains final, examined versions of theses accepted for the qualification of Doctorate at LSE. LSETO can be accessed at: http://etheses.lse.ac.uk/ 

Law resources

The Library holds law reports and journals in print. For electronic access see Westlaw UK. This contains legal cases online and legal journals.

For European Union law see EUR-LEX - a free database of European Union legislation including treaties, directives, and Commission documents.

Free online resources

Academic Support Librarians maintain a Delicious directory of evaluated internet resources across all subjects covered at LSE.  Browse the Management directory to find sources identified as relevant and useful for Management and Business students.