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 eg. in the Economics collection in the Main Library. The Bartlett Library also houses management books.

All our books can be found via Explore (see the search box on this page); use the Library Catalogue filter to search for books by author/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 computing username 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 our Stores service. Store books can be requested online using Explore and are usually available for collection within one working day.

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

Journal collections

Most of our management journals are available online although a few recent print issues are available adjacent to the books in the Management reading room.

To find e-journals search Explore using the Journal titles filter and follow the View Online or findit@UCL 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 or scanned in the library.

Online resources

Indexes, abstracts and full text collections

We have access to a large number of bibliographic databases at UCL. Search these to find literature or research on particular topics.  Most are available offsite using your UCL username 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 we subscribe 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.

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.

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 and/or our training module in Moodle WISE. 

General Resources

The British Library is a useful resource particularly the Business and IP Centre and the Management and Business Studies Portal.

The University of London Library at Senate House holds management texts in its Social Sciences collection.

The City Business Library is a City of London public library offering free access to a large collection of business databases and publications.

There is also more information about using other libraries, 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 Suzanne for assistance or to make an appointment. Information Skills training can also be arranged by request.

Other services and materials which may be of use include:

In addition:
  • The ISD Service Desk is located on the ground floor of the Science Library and can be contacted for enquiries regarding your computer accounts, email, etc. ISD also provide IT training and resources, and an email address for questions about bibliographic software: biblio-support@ucl.ac.uk
  • 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 Emily directly using the contact details to the right.