Library Services



Book collections

Management reading room

The Management book collection is on the 2nd floor of the Science Library. There may also be relevant material elsewhere, for example in the Engineering collection on the 4th floor of the Science Library, and also in other UCL Libraries, for example, in the Economics collection in the Main Library. The Bartlett Library also houses management books.

All books can be found via Explore. Use the 'Library Catalogue' filter to search for books by author or title. E-books can also be found via Explore and should be searched for in the same way as printed material (you will need your UCL user ID and password for off-campus access).

Some older and lower use books are not kept on the open shelves, but instead must be ordered in advance using the Stores service. Store books can be requested online using the Store request form and are usually available for collection within one working day from the Science Library help point.

For more help, see the Getting Started guide for help on finding books, reading lists and borrowing items.

Journal collections

Most management journals are available electronically. To find e-journals search Explore using the 'Journal titles' filter and follow the 'View Online' links. Alternatively, a full list of e-journals is available.

Where held in print, the location of the journal can be found by searching Explore. Most print issues are held in Store and can be requested. Print journals cannot be borrowed but instead can be photocopied in the library.

For more help, see our Getting Started guide for help on finding books, reading lists and borrowing items.

Electronic resources

Indexes, abstracts and full text collections

UCL has access to a large number of bibliographic databases. Search these to find literature or research on particular topics. Most are available off-campus using your UCL user ID and password.

A complete list of management databases can be accessed via the Library's database pages. The following are just a selection of those UCL subscribes to:

  • ABI/INFORM Collection: full‐text journals and business press titles plus key trade publications, dissertations, conference proceedings, and market reports;
  • Business Source Complete: a scholarly business database, providing access to both bibliographic and full text content;
  • NexisUK: database of news and company information including selected British and foreign newspapers, plus industry news, country-specific information and biographies;
  • SCOPUS: multi-disciplinary database containing references to journal articles, conference proceedings, trade publications, book series and web resources. For further information see the online tutorials at SCOPUS;
  • Web of Science Core Collection: multi-disciplinary database including the Social Sciences Citation Index which covers management science, business and finance.

See a full list of all management databases available at UCL.

Data collections

  • Amadeus: comparable financial information for public and private companies in Europe;
  • DataStream: financial information database, available on-site at SSEES Library only. Coverage includes equity indexes, unit trusts, bonds, interest rates, exchange rates and commodities, with tools for exploring historical trends, and relationships between time series;
  • FAME: company data from the UK and Republic of Ireland;
  • Osiris: database of publicly-listed companies worldwide;
  • Passport: international market intelligence on industries, countries and consumers.

The guide to socio-economic data lists all data resources that are available to use at UCL.

Financial Times and the Economist


Bibliographic Software such as Endnote can be used to store and manage your references, create formatted bibliographies and de-duplicate your search results. For more information on using this software please see the library guide to Endnote.

General Resources

The British Library is a useful resource, particularly the Business and IP Centre. You need to be a reader to access the British Library. Readers are eligible to access Business and IP electronic resources on-site at Euston Road.

Senate House Library, also part of the University of London, holds management texts in its Social Sciences collection. UCL students are also eligible to use Senate House Library's electronic resources once they are a member of the library.

The City Business Library is a City of London public library offering free access to a large collection of business databases and publications. The library has an excellent range of Business information electronic resources that are available to use, mostly on-site.

Find out more about using other libraries within London and links to other library catalogues. 

A wide range of training and support is available for members of staff and students. Please feel free to contact the subject librarian (details on the right) for assistance or to make an appointment.

Other services and materials which may be of use include:

Training is available for research students via the UCL Doctoral School, including information skills sessions run by library staff.

Library Services offers a variety of research support services in order to assist researchers. For further information please contact the subject librarian directly using the contact details to the right.