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Subject guide Industrial Economics and Organization

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

What is the subject guide in Industrial Economics and Organization?

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.

Scholary articles – databases
  • You can search our databases and journals when you are off-campus, either via our databases or via the University Remote desktop.
    Search off-campus
  • Databases in industrial economics and organization
  • Meta Search
  • Discovery and Google scholar are tools that can be used to make a broader search. Discovery is an integrated search service which covers many of the library's subscribed databases and links to fulltext databases. Google scholar is a web search engine that indexes free web resources as well as many publisher's journal archives on the web.
    To Discovery
    To Google Scholar
  • Databases A to Z
  • The Journal List
  • All articles are published in journals. For information about which scholarly journals the library has access to, you can look and search in the journal list.
    The library's journal list
Books and e-books
  • Printed books
  • Search for printed books 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
Business information, statistics and news

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 Business

Eikon

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.
To a course in Canvas where you find information about Eikon in Swedish

Websites

EU-statistics
Statistics Sweden
World Bank Data

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
Writing and citing
      • Writing references
        It is important to cite your sources correctly. When you cite sources, you are guided by a specific framework – a citation style. It should be clear to the reader what thoughts and words are your own, and what thoughts and words are someone else's.
        Read more about citing sources
        Refero – an antiplagiarism tutorial
      • Reference management with Zotero
        Zotero 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 Zotero
      • 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

Do you need more knowledge about information retrieval?

  • In our digital education material "The Search Guide", we guide you through the different steps of information retrieval and teach you how to better plan your search. Go through all the material or choose what interests you.
    To the Library's Search Guide
Contact

Jonas Larsson

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

Published by: Jenny Ericsson Page responsible: Jenny Ericsson Updated: 2024-01-26
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