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Subject guides: Management

Management section

This guide provides links to and information about resources relating to management studies, and covers both printed and electronic collections:

WISE for Built Environment, Engineering, Maths and Physical Sciences

WISE is a comprehensive, step-by-step online guide to finding and using information effectively. To access WISE, go to http://www.ucl.ac.uk/moodle and log in with your UCL userid. Click on WISE in the right-hand column and scroll down to select "Built Environment, Engineering, Maths and Physical Sciences" to start the course.

Training Sessions

For information about Library's Information Skills training sessions, which provide training on various aspects of using the Library, click here. For further information or to arrange an individual training session contact the Library Science Team on lib-sciteam@ucl.ac.uk or see contact details below.

Printed collections

The principal collection for management is on the 2nd floor of the Main Library. Please note this new temporary location. We expect the collection to return to its usual home on the 2nd floor of the Science Library in early 2014 . There may also be relevant material in the Science Library & in the Bartlett Library. See separate pages for maps and opening hours.

Book collections

The Library has its own classification scheme for arranging books on the shelves; a typical classmark for an open-access book will consist of the name of a subject (indicating a section of the library) followed by letters and numbers denoting its classified position on the shelves in that section; e.g.

MANAGEMENT HD 69.P75 LOC is the classmark for Dennis Lock's book entitled "Project management" where:

  • MANAGEMENT is the book collection
  • HD 69.P75 is the classification (all books with HD 69.P75 are about project management)
  • LOC is the first three letters of the author's surname

Other collections that you are likely to find useful are:

ECONOMICS (Main Library, Donaldson reading room), which contains books on economic theory and practice.

LAW (Main Library, South, 1st floor), which includes material on contract and company law.

ARCHITECTURE (Bartlett Library, 5th floor, Wates House), which also houses management texts.

ENGINEERING (Science Library, 4th floor), as above.

LIBRARIANSHIP (Science Library, 1st floor), which covers information management.

STORES (closed access); houses historic and rare material as well as older and low-use items. For more information about Stores, click this link. To request an item from Stores, click here.

Use Explore to find the exact class mark (shelf location) of a book.

Journal collections

The MANAGEMENT PERIODICALS are shelved adjacent to the books in the Main Library (2nd floor). Journals are available for reference use only. For electronic journals, see below.

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Electronic collections

Material held in electronic form is available to registered members of UCL. You will usually need your user id/password for Information Systems in order to gain access to them.


The following resources may be of particular use to students of management:

  • ABI/INFORM Complete, a full text database which includes journal articles, key trade publications, dissertations, conference proceedings and market reports. It includes full text access to The Economist and the Financial Times.
  • Business Source Complete, another full text database provinding access to journal articles (including full access to the Harvard Business Review), books, case studies, industry profiles and market reports. It also includes company information including financials, subsidiary and product information.
  • Passport GMID, an international market research database, providing comparable statistics on markets, industries and consumers.
  • Nexis UK (LexisNexis Business and News), which includes the full text news files of a substantial number of UK and international newpapers, including the Financial Times. Dates of coverage for individual newpapers varies. Also included is company, industry and demographic/country information.
  • FAME, which provides company data for over 3 million UK and Republic of Ireland companies. For further information see our online tutorial.
  • Amadeus, provides comparable financial information for public and private European companies.
  • Osiris, provides financials, ownership, news and stock data of publicly listed companies worldwide.
  • Social Sciences Citation Index, which indexes a wide range of journals from 1981 onwards. The SSCI is one of the resources within Web of Knowledge via MIMAS. For further information you can follow a number of online tutorials in various languages on the Web of Knowledge website by clicking here. You will need a browser running Flash Version 8 or higher to view these tutorials.

For a complete list of databases available at UCL, see the list at: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/Library/database/.

Electronic journals

A range of electronic versions of journal titles is available to members of UCL.

  • To look for a particular title, go to the alphabetical list on the Library's web pages at: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/Library/ejournal/. You will also find details there of the access arrangements for each title. Access to FT.com is available via these pages.
  • Management titles can be browsed alphabetically by following the link to the e-journals page and then clicking on the “Subject” heading. From there, select "Business, Economy and Management" from the category list and choose a sub-category from the adjacent list to narrow down your search.
  • A particularly useful electronic journal service for management students is JSTOR, which gives access to long back-runs of selected titles. JSTOR is available from http://uk.jstor.org/.

Exam papers

  • For information about exam papers, and access to all undergraduate and postgraduate papers for the last 5 years, go to http://www.ucl.ac.uk/Library/exam.shtml. Online papers for Management are available via this link, or, to access papers covering management modules within other subjects, go to the Digital Collections page, check the "Contains" box and enter the word "management" into the search box.
  • Paper copies of exam papers for the current year for all Main and Science Library subjects are shelved in the Photocopying Room of the Main Library. Older papers are available in printed format and are kept in Stores. These can be requested by clicking here.

Web Resources

  • CAROL is an on-line service offering direct links to the financial pages of listed companies in Europe and the USA. It provides direct access to company balance sheets, profit & loss statements, financial highlights and so forth.

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Other libraries

Senate House Library houses useful book and periodical collections and offers online access to a number of valuable business and management databases. UCL staff and students are eligible to join the library and membership details can then be used to access online resources . Of particular interest to Management students are Business Source Premier (which includes online access to Harvard Business Review) and ABI-Inform.

The Marylebone site of the University of Westminster Library holds materials on management and marketing. It is available for reference use by any member of UCL, but only academic staff and research postgraduates may borrow from there. (The library may however limit access to materials which are designated for its own taught courses.)

The British Library Management and Business Studies collection is also a very useful resource

For more information about the use of other libraries, see the full information at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/library/otherlib.shtml.

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Contact details

For further assistance with using library resources, visit the Main Library Enquiry Desk, or ring extension 37789 ( 020 7679 7789 for external callers). The desk is staffed from 09.30 until 17.30 during term-time (and for shorter hours during the vacations).

The Subject Librarians for Management are Caroline Fletcher and Suzanne Tonkin, who are based in the Bartlett Built Environment Library and who may be contacted by email at lib-sciteam@ucl.ac.uk, or by telephone on extension 24901 or 020 7679 4901.

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