Business and management: Websites

Subject websites

Anyone can publish content on the internet, carefully evaluate free information according to the following criteria:

  • Accuracy: Can you verify the facts provided on this site? Is a methodology stated?
  • Authenticity: Consider the author’s credentials. Is it academic discussion? Who owns the site?
  • Objectivity: Are arguments presented fairly? Is the information biased in its presentation?
  • Coverage: Is adequate detail provided? Is the information too basic, too complex or irrelevant?
  • Currency: Is the information time sensitive? When was this website last updated?

See the LibAnswer on Searching in several specific journals to learn how to search for articles in only chosen ABS journals.

You may find the annual report for the most recent year on company websites. Look for the Investors or Corporate webpage. If you don't find the annual report on the company website, or you need reports for previous years, consult the following websites.

If the annual report that you need is not included in the resources below, please note that annual reports are also available in the database Thomson One Banker. This is a complex database, so you may wish to contact your Subject Liaison Librarian for support.

Web search tips

Google Scholar. Try using this to limit your search to scholarly sources.

Google Scholar Search

Google Advanced Search. You can search within a particular domain eg This will limit your search to UK government publications.

Or, instead of searching the Internet, go directly to the source. We have selected some websites here that could be useful to your search.

"Double quotation marks". If you're searching for the title of a document or searching for a phrase, enclose your search in "double quotation marks".

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