Subject guide Business and Economics

In the subject guide for Business and Economics, you will find tips on where to search for information on this topic.

What is the subject guide in Business and Economics?

The subject guide is based on publication type and gives suggestions on search tools, for example different databases where you can search for scholarly articles or book-catalogues where you can find books.

At the bottom of the subject guide, there are links to pages about information searching and academic writing and citing.

What is a scholary article?

Even when you search in databases provided by the university, you may find articles that are not scientific. For that reason it is important that you always assess the material you find before you decide to use it. See if you can find information about the journal, the publisher and the author.

  • Is the author a researcher at a university?
  • Does the article contain common elements (abstract, method, results, discussion and references) and does it present research?
  • Is it published in a peer reviewed journal?

Peer review – a scientific quality marker

In the peer review-process expert researchers evaluate the article and leave a statement to the journal’s editor. The editor then determines whether the article should be published or not. Only a small part of the submitted articles are published.

Books and e-books
  • Books
    Search for printed books from our Library in our catalogue. If you cannot find the book there, there are other catalogues to search. Libris is the Swedish national library catalogue. In Libris you will find books, dissertations and other materials from Swedish university and research libraries.
    To our library catalogue
    To Libris
  • E-books
    E-books are digital versions of books, which you can read on computers, mobile phones or tablets. You can read and download the books from home, if you log in with your user account first. You don't need a library card to read our e-books.
    How to search for and open e-books
  • IMF eLibrary
    The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) eLibrary contains e-books, journals, working papers and more published by the organization. You can also find data and statistics – see direct link under "Business information and statistics" further down the subject guide.
    To IMF eLibrary
Scholary articles - databases
Business information and statistics

Retriever Business
Contains corporate information, annual reports and more. You can access the database off-campus if you log in with your student account.
To Retriever (Use Remote Desktop off-campus)

Eikon (only available in the Library)
Contains economic and financial data from several countries. Here you can find business information, stock indexes, stock market prices, investment analyzes and much more. Data can easily be printed directly or exported to Excel, Word or PowerPoint to be processed and presented. Eikon is available from a computer in the library. This computer can be booked for a maximum of four hours per occasion. Book the computer by sending an e-mail with name, date and time to e-mail address: biblioteket@hig.se.

Research publications and student theses

Research publications include dissertations, reports and other material produced by researchers.

  • Theses or essays written by students at a university are not classified as peer reviewed research publications. As a student, you can still use other students' work to get inspiration and tips on methods and literature.
    How to find research publications and student theses
Search help
  • Turn to the information desk in the library if you need more guidance in information searching. If you are working on a thesis and need search guidance, you can also book a librarian.
    Here you can book a librarian
Writing and citing
  • Reference management with Mendeley
    Mendeley is a reference management software that you can use to save your references and then insert them into a document. You can also create a bibliography.
    Getting started with Mendeley
  • The Writing Centre
    The Writing Centre will help you plan your writing, express yourself correctly and use the proper format in both Swedish and English. Students, lecturers or members of staff at the University are welcome. All you have to do is to book an appointment.
    Read more at the Writing Centre web page
Contact

Jonas Larsson

e-mail: Jonas.Larsson@hig.se
Telephone: 026-64 86 54

Published by: Jonas Larsson Page responsible: Jenny Ericsson Updated: 2020-09-18
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