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Management (School for Business and Society)

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Data sources

Economics and Management subscribe to a number of databases you can access from the Social Sciences IT page. Databases include Refinitv Workspace and Datasteam, CRSP, CSMAR database, Mintel, IBISWorld, Bank Focus. Please contact for any questions or access problems. The Library does not provide support for these databases.

Don't forget the tab above linking to the Data Practical Guide, where we've assembled a large number of resources sorted into Search Engines, UK & EU Datasets, International Datasets and Data Handling.

Peer-reviewed journals

Past exam papers and theses

You can access past exam papers and MA theses which have been selected by The Management School in our Digital Collections, which you can find linked to in the top pane in YorSearch.

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Google Scholar

Search for more academic material related to Management and Business, such as journal articles, peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports.

When you use a campus-networked PC, Google Scholar will automatically link to the University of York library catalogue and display articles where we have full-text access. When off campus, you will need to select University of York Library in the Settings option (under Library Links).

Google Scholar Search

The Business and IP Centre

If you're able to travel to London, at their St Pancras site the British Library have a Business and IP Centre. As well as being an excellent facility with expert advice, they have access to databases such as Factiva, and have been collecting their own market insights for more than 30 years. Due to licensing restrictions their e-resources can't be accessed remotely, so you'll need to be in the building to use them. More info can be found on their website:

How to get articles off campus

Company Information

Business news

The University of York subscribes to the Financial Times. provides the full newspaper going back to 2005 however the site also provides live news updates plus markets data tools, alerts, email briefings and portfolio tools amongst other things. The site can also be personalised using myFT to just display the topics you're most interested in.

The Financial Times isn't the only newspaper we provide access to. See all of our newspaper subscriptions in one place via the E-resources guide.


Sage Research Methods

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SAGE Research Methods exists to help social science researchers and students with their projects, consisting primarily of a collection of e-books with supporting dictionary articles, journal entries and videos.

Created by the scholarly publisher SAGE, the Research Methods collection covers all aspects of research principles and design and analysis, from hypothesis formation and literature searching to evidence-gathering and drawing conclusions.  

SAGE Research Methods will help you:

  • Design your research project
  • Understand your chosen method
  • Identify a new method
  • Conduct your research
  • Write up your findings.

Each publication in the SAGE Research Methods collection is also linked from YorSearch.

To access Sage Research Methods click on the link below.

Finding data, and non-academic material

Market research

Economic and social data sources

  All of the online data collections which the Library subscribes to are listed on the E-resources Guide Datasets and Statistics list.
  • Statista is a comprehensive statistics platform giving access to over 1.5 million data sets (with more added daily) and revenue forecasts for over 400 industries. Data and statistics are aggregated from 22,500 sources on 85,000 different topics. 
  • Quick reference publications such as Statesman’s Yearbook Online  provide snapshots of recent social and economic data about countries and regions. This type of resource is not suitable if you wish to investigate how an issue has changed over time.
  • The OECD.Stat interface enables you to construct a data table according to your own specifications. Data can be downloaded to Excel or SPSS for further processing.
  • Data from the UK and EU can be obtained from publicly-accessible websites.

Quick reference sources