Key resources

Where to start

  • Reading Lists

These are set up by your tutors to guide you to good quality, relevant and useful materials to help you with your studies. They are a great starting point before doing your own research - find out more about your Reading Lists

  • Library Search

Using the search below can make your academic life easier by helping you to find a range of reliable and trustworthy sources for your work. It contains a wealth of information to help you make the most of your studies, including books/eBooks, journals/eJournals, articles, databases, and more.

Using Library Search may feel daunting at first but don't worry we have a range of guides on how to find relevant resources.

Library Search

Key Resources for business students

Company information

Use these resources to find company financial information, contact details, ownership and subsidiaries, company histories and SWOT analysis.

Up to 20 years of financial information for 11 million public and private companies based in the UK and Ireland.
Provides up to 30 years of financial accounts for companies, banks and insurance companies from all around the world.
Global news databases providing business and industry insights and company snapshots.
Full text journals covering a wide range of business topics, industry and company profiles, trade publications, case studies and SWOT analysis.
Full text journal articles global company, industry and country profiles.

Market research

Use these resources for market trends and sizes, consumer research and analysis of industries and the companies operating within them.

Consumer market research reports covering different topics or sectors of the UK market. You’ll find market research data that analysts at Mintel have collated including trends, statistics, information on brands and companies.
Passport (Euromonitor International) offers statistics, analysis and reports on global markets, economies and consumers.
Statista is a great source of global market and consumer data. It includes statistics, reports, infographics, surveys, industry and market reports.
Documents emerging consumer behaviour and key industry trends, and provides case studies, micro trends and culture shifts across key consumer markets. 
Fashion Snoops is a trend forecasting resource which covers areas of fashion, home & interior, and accessories. Usage of Fashion Snoops requires creation of a free MY FS account within the database.


Use these resources for global economic, political, market insights and analysis, country reports and forecasting information.

Global, regional and country-level analysis for over 200 markets. Includes Global Outlook on politics, economics and market topics plus Country Reports & Forecasts and Industry & Commodity Analysis. Also includes country-by-country data containing over 300 economic indicators with dates ranging from 1980 to 2050.
Covers business, management, economics and a wide range of related fields. It provides abstracts of material from 1971 onwards and over 2,000 titles in full text, from 1987 onward including full text of The Economist (UK edition).
Full text archive of the Economist 1843-2015
Unlimited access to articles and tools including an 8 year archive of FT news and analysis. Register  with your University of Salford address.

Case studies

Case studies report on the development of a business or industry and help you to learn about real-world organisational structures and issues.

Provides access to business case studies, which cover a variety of topics and industries focusing on global brands and companies.
Subjects covered includes:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Entrepreneurship ... and many more

Provides access to videos of world class lectures and case studies given by leading experts from commerce, industry and academia.


Videos offer a dynamic way to absorb information. They often present complex ideas in an easily digestible format. 

  • Allows you to Record TV and radio programmes from over 75 free-to-air channels.
  • Search an archive of over 2.2 million broadcasts dating back to the 1990s.
  • Create clips.
  • Save playlists of your favourite broadcasts and series.
  • Only available in the UK.

Includes over 70,000 streaming video titles including documentaries, interviews, feature films, performances, news programs and newsreels.

Provides access to a large, curated catalogue of over 30,000 educational documentaries and classic films from leading producers. 

Print books

You can borrow print books from the library. Below is a map of where to find business-related print books

Classmark Subject Area
657 Accounting
658 Business and Management
658.8 Marketing
The location of the Business books on the second floor of the Library
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  • Skills A-Z

We have developed eLearning over a wide range of subjects for you to develop your academic skills at home and in your own time.

  • Academic Essentials

For new students preparing how to study at university, we have created a collection of interactive eLearning guides on the academic essentials you'll need to succeed in your studies.

  • Referencing

We provide eLearning, written guides, and an extensive list of referencing examples. 

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