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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…

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.