DCU Library

Business Subject Page

Jack Hyland

My name is Jack Hyland and I am the subject librarian for staff and students in the Business School and Fiontar. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about the Library's resources and services or if you need advice on finding information for your work in DCU. If you'd like speak to me in the Library, you can ask for me at the Information Desk. I'm usually available at these times during term: 

Monday, 1.45pm to 10.00pm
Tuesday to Friday, 8.30am to 4.30pm

(01) 700 5206 | | Skype: jhyl-dcu | YouTube


Journal Databases

Business Abstracts with Full Text (H.W. Wilson): full-text access to 510 business magazines and scholarly journals dating back to 1995.

Business Source Complete: full-text access to nearly 1,700 peer-reviewed journals covering accounting, economics, finance, international business and management. Also includes full-text books, company profiles, country economic reports, market research reports, trade journals and business magazines.
VideosBasic Searching | Advanced Search  | Create Journal Alerts | Create Search Alerts

Cambridge Journals Online: full-text access to economics and psychology journals.

EconLit with Full Text: contains all of the abstracts and indexing available in EconLit, plus full text for more than 560 journals, including the American Economic Association journals. Econlit covers abstracts for over 400 economic journal articles, books, book reviews, collective volume articles, working papers and dissertations in the fields of economics, including capital markets, country studies, econometrics, economic forecasting, environmental economics, government regulations, labor economics, monetary theory, urban economics and more.
Title lists: Econlit (abstracts only) | Econlit with Full Text.
Videos: Basic Searching  | Advanced Search  | Create Journal Alerts   | Create Search Alerts.

Emerald Management Extra: full-text access to over 200 journals in the fields of Economics, Social Studies, Business, Management, Statistics, Finance and Marketing.

Google Scholar: searches most academic publishers' online collections across all subject areas, and also searches freely available content from sources like researchers' homepages and institutional repositories such as DORAS

Tips for better linking to full-text with Google Scholar

JSTOR: an archive of electronic journal articles in broad subject areas including economics, finance, population studies, sociology and statistics. Most recent years not available. Tutorials.

NBER Working Papers: full-text working papers produced by researchers at the National Bureau of Economic Research. Over 700 papers added annually.

Project Muse: recent year full text access to 14 economics journals and the Advertising & Society Review.

PsycArticles: full-text psychology journals published by the American Psychological Association and allied organisations.
Videos:  Basic Searching |  Advanced Search |  Create Journal Alerts |  Create Search Alerts

PsycInfo: two million summaries of psychology articles, books and dissertations in the field of psychology. Links to PsycArticles full texts. Videos Basic Searching |  Advanced Search |  Create Journal Alerts |  Create Search Alerts

SAGE Journals Online: full-text access to economic science and management journals.

ScienceDirect: includes around 150 full text journals covering accounting, business, economics, finance and management.

Scopus: one of the largest multi-disciplinary abstracting and indexing databases of research literature. It offers coverage of over 16,000 titles across all disciplines, with abstracts and citations data available from 1996. User Guide (PDF, 26 pages) | Searchable help guide

SSRN (Social Science Research Network): abstracts of around 150,000 scholarly working papers and free full text access to over 110,000 of these. Specialised network subsets for accounting, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, management and marketing.

SpringerLink: abstracts of over 140 business journals covering all disciplines, but with particular emphasis on economics, finance and management.

Taylor & Francis Online: Access to 1000+ peer reviewed journal titles published by Taylor and Francis, and a selection of journals published by Routledge and Psychology Press, covering arts & humanities, social sciences, sport, physics, mathematics, and chemistry.

Database tutorials

Warc: a marketing, advertising and media communications website which includes: case studies from major markets including North America, the UK, mainland Europe and Australia, India and China; articles, briefings and best practice guides that combine historical and future trends and practical tips on marketing strategy and implementation; market intelligence, including advertising spend forecasts, profiles of major brand owners and in-depth conference reports.


Web of Science: access to abstracts and full-text of articles in top scholarly social sciences journals falling within the SSCI. It also offers "Citation searching" to see how many times a particular paper/author has been cited and by whom.
Videos: Search Tips (07:33 minutes) | Managing Search Results (04:14 minutes) | Saving Search Histories and Creating Alerts (05:45 minutes) | Cited Reference Searching (06:54 minutes) | Citation Alerting (4:17 minutes)


Wiley Online Library: full-text of over 70 business journals.

XpertHR: human resources intelligence from periodicals, news, employment law cases, case studies, analysis and surveys. Hosts archive of content from 'Employment Law Bulletin', 'Employment Review', 'European Employment Review' and 'Pay & Benefits Bulletin'. Content from IRS and LexisNexis Butterworths. Access: username/password required


Business Databases

Economics and Finance

Datastream Advance: a financial and economic information database covering financial instruments and indicators for over 140 countries and 60 markets. Available only on selected PCs in DCU - see user guide for details. Guide for DCU Users


Ecowin economic and financial data for over 100 countries and for aggregates such as Eurozone, Africa, Americas and World. Data is collected from more than 800 primary sources, including national statistical offices, central banks, financial exchanges and private institutes. Updated daily. Database guide. Access for staff / researchers: install EcoWin software on your computer on or off campus. Contact your Subject Librarian for installation instructions. Access for students: EcoWin is installed on all PCs in the Library. No off-campus access.

Quandl: an easy to use, free search engine of over 7,000,000 financial, economic, and social datasets. Sources include Eurostat, OECD, UN, World Bank, ECB and many more. Quandl's Ireland Overview

Company Information

Business Source Complete: hosts industry profiles, SWOT analyses and market research reports. 


Fame: company accounts, ratios, activities, ownership and management for the largest 2.6 million UK and Irish companies, summary information for a further 1 million smaller businesses. FAME is best viewed using Internet Explorer: some advanced features may not work with other browsers. Online Help.

Creating your personal Fame accountyou can now create a Fame account to save your searches, to create alerts and to customise lists, reports etc. To register, make a note of the login details here, then go to this page, enter the login details and register. To login to your accountclick hereFor help with your accountclick here.



Irish Times Top 1000: profiles, contact details and summary of financials for Ireland's top companies by turnover. Info on the list's methodology.

Kompass: contact details and basic information for 2 million companies in 75 countries, including Ireland. 

Country Reports

Business Source Complete: hosts country reports from IHS Global Insight, Countrywatch, Marketline and Datamonitor

CIA World Factbook: information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities.

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU): Country Reports: country reports from Ireland, UK, Germany, France, Spain and Japan from 1996/1997 to present. 

Nexis UK provides reports, profiles, analysis and news classified by country or region:

  • Reports and profiles: general economic, financial and political reports on 90+ countries from Walden Country Reports, and economic and financial profiles from 70+ financial bodies from the Quest Economics Database. To search for country reports, use the Countries tab, select your country and source type, and enter your search terms
  • Business analysis and general news: search geographically-grouped publications. To do this, go to Browse Sources tab, select your country and click on 'Country & Regional Reports'. Select your preferred sources, click on 'OK-Continue' and enter your search terms.

Nexis UK e-tutorials

OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development: we have access to OECD content from various sources:

  • OECD iLibrary: contains a wide range of country-related material on individual countries, or in passages or chapters in thematic works. Most publications concentrate on OECD member countries, but there is also material on certain non-OECD countries. The main country-related sources are:
    • OECD Economic Surveys: major survey of individual countries. Go to the Papers section and select from Annuals & Outlooks
    • OECD Economic Outlook: analysis of OECD and selected economies. Sections on individual countries. Go to the Papers section and select from Annuals & Outlooks
  • Business Source Complete: archives of OECD Economic Surveys and OECD Economic Outlook (6 month embargo)
  • the OECD's website. 

Market Research

Business Source Complete
Includes access to selected content from Datamonitor and MarketWatch and other sources. To access company reports, click on More > Company Profiles the top of the home page. To access market, industry and country reports, run your search and use the Source Types filter option on the left of the search results screen to filter your search by publication type.

Passport (Euromonitor International) is a market research database providing extensive access to: reports on global markets, countries, industies, companies and lifestyles; statistics on countries, markets and lifestyles; company and country profiles; company market share and brand share rankings. Citing and referencing: see special instructions for Passport in our Citing and Referencing Guide under Source Types > Company Information and Financial Data.

Nexis UK will give you access to a number of market research sources, including ICC Keynote, and Worldwide Market Share. Go to Browse Sources, select Industries & Markets and then Market Research Reports, choose your sources, click on OK-Continue and then enter your search terms.

Accounting & Taxation

International Accounting Standards full-texts of International Accounting Standards, International Financial Reporting Standards and related materials as published by the IASCF.

TaxFind is a database of the Irish Taxation Institute providing access to tax publications, legislation, case law, articles and documentation. Access is provided for DCU users by KPMG. Username and password needed


News Databases

Business Abstracts with Full Text (H.W. Wilson): full-text access to 510 business magazines and scholarly journals dating back to 1995.

Business Source Complete: full-text access to nearly 1,700 peer-reviewed journals covering accounting, economics, finance, international business and management. Also includes full-text books, company profiles, country economic reports, market research reports, trade journals and business magazines. Tutorials: Basic Searching | Advanced Search  | Create Journal Alerts | Create Search Alerts.

Nexis UK: the Lexis-Nexis platform for news and business, containing full text access to thousands of newspapers and company, financial and market research data. E-tutorials | Database Guides.


Reference e-books

Online reference books are a great way to start your assignments. Use them to get short, precise introductions to ideas and expert recommendations for what sources to read next.

Wiley encyclopedia of management. 2014. Also available in print. Includes volumes on:

  • Accounting
  • Business Ethics
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Human Resource Management
  • International Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Managerial Economics
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Strategic Management
  • Technology and Innovation Management

Oxford dictionary of accounting. 2015.

Oxford dictionary of business and management. 2009.

Oxford dictionary of economics. 2009. 

Oxford dictionary of finance and banking. 2008.

Oxford dictionary of human resource management. 2008.

Oxford dictionary of marketing. 2011. 

Oxford handbook of international financial terms. 1996.

Oxford business Spanish dictionary: Spanish-English, English-Spanish. 2002.

Oxford business French dictionary: French-English, English-French. 2002.