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.

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.


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.


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.

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.

You can search our databases and journals when you are off-campus, either via our databases or via the University Remote desktop.

Databases in business and economics

Some suggestions of databases that you can use to find scholarly articles in business and economics.
Business Source Premier External link.
Emerald External link.
JSTOR External link.
SAGE Business Cases External link.
Scopus External link.
Taylor & Francis Online External link.
Web of Science External link.

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.

Database List

Databases the library subscribe to and some that are available for free.

The Journal List

All articles are published in scholarly journals. For information about which scholarly journals the library has access to, you can look and search in the journal list.

Retriever Business

Contains corporate information, annual reports and more. You can access the database off-campus if you log in with your student account.


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.


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.

First and foremost, turn to the Library's Search Guide or the information desk at the library. You can also call the phone number +4626648548 or send an email to

If you're working on your thesis and need extra search guidance, you can book a librarian.

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.

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.

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.


Jonas Larsson

Subject librarian

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 External link.

This page was last updated 2024-04-21