Business and management: Overview


Welcome to the Business and management guide. Throughout the guide's sections you'll find our suggestions for key resources and information in this subject area.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Getting help researching and using Library resources:

  • Look through the Finding Resources Guide for advice on getting started with searching and use the comprehensive Help sections in individual databases
  • Look out for Information Literacy, referencing and database training in your modules (if there aren't any, ask your module leader to invite me to speak at a lecture or organise a workshop)
  • Attend Information and digital literacy training in the LibSmart programme - classes could be online or face to face this year.  Upcoming workshops are listed elsewhere on this page, or see the LibSmart guide for more details. I (Alice, your subject librarian) run the workshops on Bloomberg, Market Research and Citation Searching, and there are many other great workshops run by other librarians
  • Get help from the librarian on duty at our LibSmart service, Monday - Friday. At the start of the 2021/22 academic year, a librarian will be at the LibSmart point on the first floor of the Library, near the business books from 1-2pm and then available on LibChat from 2-4pm (via the link at the edge of this page).  I'll let you know on Twitter @BBSLibrarian when I'll will be available each week.
  • Book an appointment (usually over MS Teams) using the link on this page. If there aren't any available then email me (I try to make them available a few weeks in advance, but don't always manage this!)
  • Email me telling me what you'd like help with

To get you started, here are the key shelfmark areas for your subject. The floor information is for books; print journals will have the same shelfmark but all journals are on the third floor.

Subject Shelfmark Floor
Management HD30-HD70 1
Business research methods HD30.4 1
Globalisation HF1359-HF1613 1
Marketing HF5415 1
Work and employment HD4802-HD8971 1
Human resource management HF5549 1
Accounting HF5550-HF5695 1
Management of information systems T55-60 2

Recorded lectures for Business students

These videos were recorded in September 2021, to share with new and continuing students. Let me know if there other topics you'd like videos on.

These are recorded lectures on more varied topics, also of relevance to business students:

Recordings of training on some other topics are available, but not currently in a format to share with everyone online - if there's something you want access to, email and ask if I have training available.  

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Our discovery tool will look for books, journal articles and more in one quick easy search - a great place to start your research. For a more comprehensive search, individual databases offer greater functionality and give full access to a tailored suite of resources for your subject.

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LibSmart Point & Chat

Opening hours

Academic Liaison Librarians are available to chat between 1pm-4pm, Monday to Friday term-time about using library resources and referencing.

From June to mid September you can chat to us online via the LibSmart Chat between 1-4pm. Select the purple LibSmart Chat widget to begin the chat.

When term resumes in September you can join us in person at the LibSmart Point desk on the first floor of the Library between 1-2pm on weekdays, and chat to us online via the LibSmart Chat between 2-4pm. 

Occasionally, and outside of these times, your query will be picked up by another member of Brunel Library staff or our friendly co-op support staff, who provide us with 24/7 chat coverage.


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Upcoming LibSmart events

Many more workshops coming up - see the LibSmart Guide for more information.