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Searching ABS Journals in Business Source Premier

In Business and Management Studies, researchers undertaking a literature review sometimes search across a defined group of journals. This is a way of focusing the literature search to make the results more relevant to the questions in hand. Groups are often chosen from the Association of Business Schools (ABS)'s Academic Journal Guide. Read more how about how they put together the guide here.
There are several ways to search across ABS journals. Here is how to do it in Business Source Premier, a leading literature database for this subject area. 
1.Login into the ABS journal guide. If you have never used it before you will need to create an account.

2.You can use the guide to draw up a group of journals either by using the Rankings information or the Fields. Fields divides up the journals into categories of research focus e.g. Accounting, Finance etc. In this example we will use the Fields. The field we are interested is ‘Operations Research and Marketing’. 
3.Choose ‘Operations Res…
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Finding University of Leicester & UK Theses

Finding University of Leicester Theses Browse the theses in your Department If you want to look at previous theses within your Department or subject then choose the 'Research Archive' search on the library homepage and search on 'your department theses' e.g. geography theses:

This will open the Leicester Research Archive - scroll down and you will see the Theses Collection for the Department:

You can then browse the theses:

If you would like to read or download a particular thesis - click on the link and scroll down to the PDF option:

You will then be able to read or download the thesis unless it has an embargo in place, in which case the record will state there is an embargo:


Search by keyword or author Go to the Leicester Research Archive homepage: https://lra.le.ac.uk/
Use the search box in the top right hand corner.
Finding UK Theses Try searching: EThOS - Electronic Theses Online System which is available via the British Library and searches over 400,000 theses. S…

January training dates for your diary

We hope you enjoyed the Christmas and New Year festivities! It's a good time to reflect on
achievements of the year past and set intentions for the year ahead. If one of your intentions is to improve your research methods, adopt a new approach or increase your productivity come and talk to us for advice!


You can book onto any of our January sessions using the links below -



Researcher@Library 
Tools and services to support your research
When: 11th January 2019, 09:30-10:30
Where: Attenborough Second Floor TR 205
Book via PROSE

Planning your literature search
When: 14th January 2019, 10:00-11:00
Where: Seminar Room 0.02, Leicester Learning Institute, 105 Princess Road East
Book via PROSE

Conducting your literature search When: 18th January 2019, 10:00-11:00
Where: David Wilson Library - IT Room 2 (Ground floor)
Book via PROSE

EndNote reference management software
When: 22nd January 2019, 10:00 - 12:00
Book via this link

Managing your research data
How to organise, store and share your rese…

Researcher@Library: tools and services to support your research

Are you a new Postgraduate Research Student? Come along and find out about the tools and services the library provides to support your research. Including information resources, reference management software and research data management.

11th January 2019 09:30 am - 10:30 am

Key Learning Outcomes

•How to use the library search to find articles and books.
•Discover the specialist academic databases available in your research area.
•How to request items for your research
•Look at the reference management tools the University provides (EndNote & RefWorks).
•Learn about the fundamentals practices of good research data management.

Attenborough Tower Second Floor TR 205

Book your place via PROSE

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If you can't make it to that session or are based off-campus then contact us via librarians@le.ac.uk to book a 1to1 appointment. We can see you in person or via a webinar.

We also offer 1to1 inductions for new research staff. Just contact us as above.

Happy Xmas Holidays from Library Research Services & #OAowl

We hope all our PGRs and researchers have a good Xmas break.

The Library Research Services Team will be available until 12noon on Thursday 20th December, so email librarians@le.ac.uk if you need any urgent help before then.

Library Opening Over Xmas You can find the full library opening hours here.

But remember...

There are no staffed services between Saturday 22nd December to Tuesday 1st January, but the library building is open on most days.

The library building is closed on Tuesday 25th Dec, Wednesday 26th December and Tuesday 1st January.

Library Research Services will be back from Wednesday January 2nd.

Raising your profile in Web of Science

This month, Research England revealed Clarivate Analytics™ as the company who will be supplying assessment panels with citation data for REF2021. The announcement marks a change from REF2014 when the data was provided by Clarivate's rival, Elsevier.

What does this mean for REF? We know from previous guidance still out for consultation (REF 2018/01 Section 281) that some panels will consider the number of times an item has been cited to aid their assessment of that output for the REF.  We now know the source of that data provided will be ISI Web of Science™ (WoS), a product owned by Clarivate Analytics™.

We know that one source cannot tell the whole story about a research output, which is why panels will still use expert peer review as their primary means of assessment. However, for those disciplines where citation information is considered to be well represented in WoS, (namely Main Panels A and B) it will be in the interest of those authors to ensure data about their outputs is …

Thesis submissions for the January 2019 Graduation

Submission Information For all PGRs wishing to submit their thesis in time to take part in the January 2019 Graduation Ceremony.

In order to be eligible for the January Graduation - the Doctoral College Office have set a deadline of 5pm on the 10th December 2018 for doctoral students to make their final thesis submission to the library.

In order to qualify for the January 2019 graduation ceremony you must submit to the Library:


An electronic copy of their thesis, as a PDF fileThis can be emailed to ethesis@le.ac.uk or sent through FileDrop

A completed and signed copy of the thesis Final Submission FormThis can be handed in at the library reception desk or scanned and emailed to ethesis@le.ac.uk
A single hard bound copy of the thesisThis can be delivered to the reception desk in person or to the library by Print ServicesFrom now until 10th December 2018 we can accept proof that the hard bound thesis has been ordered from print services to be delivered directly to the library, even though …