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, 9.00am to 5.00pm

(01) 700 5206,


Help guides

Library skills for new DCU Business students (DCU login needed, guest access here). Everything new business students need to know about finding and using information for your DCU course work. The tutorial consists of four sections:

  1. Begin: about the different information sources available from Library: academic journals, market research reports, e-books etc. 
  2. Find:  how to search for books, journals articles etc. 
  3. Evaluate: critically evaluating your information sources
  4. Cite: avoiding plagiarism by citing and referencing correctly

Writing a Literature Review (DCU login needed, guest access here). This tutorial is designed to introduce taught masters business students to the process of writing a literature review. It will:

  1. explain what a literature review is.
  2. introduce you to the skills needed for literature searching: from brainstorming and planning your search strategies, to using library databases, to managing your literature with reference management software.
  3. offer advice on reading, note taking and critical thinking.
  4. offer advice on writing your literature review: including structuring and editing.

 Help Guides


Journal Databases

This tab lists all of the business-revelant online journal collections and search engines licensed to DCU LIbrary. They're perfect for more detailed searching but if you just want to do a quick search for articles I recommend using Google Scholar or Summon (the Find Articles tab on the Library homepage). Click here for a list of all databases for all subject areas.

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. Help guide and tutorials

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.

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.


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. Username/password required:


Business Databases

Economics and Finance

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


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

Help Guide: Finding 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.


Nexis UK provides company and director profiles, market and M&A reports and more from a wide range of sources. 


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:

  • the OECD's website, with freely available access to many of their publications. 
  • OECD iLibrary: full archival access to all OECD publications up to February 2015, when ou subscription ended. 
  • Business Source Complete: archives of OECD Economic Surveys and OECD Economic Outlooks (6 month embargo)

Market Research

Help Guide: Finding published 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

eIFRS - International Financial Reporting 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. Tutorials


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.