Build your information skills

There are some great sources of support at Brookes to help you to master skills that will help you greatly in your work and your search for a career. We highly recommend that you check out some of the following: The Library's study skills pages are a great start. This group of carefully curated reading …

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New Business School students – welcome to the library!

We hope you can attend one of the upcoming Headington Library tours - these might be arranged through your course, or you can turn up for one of these sessions. These will help you to find your way around the library building and its online spaces, showing you the essentials like how to collect a book …

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Looking for newspapers?

If you are looking for the full text of newspapers from around the world, Factiva is the database to use. It contains over 10,000 news sources in over 22 languages, including world newspapers, business and industry journals, newswires (including Reuters and Dow Jones) and websites. Highlights include: Financial Times (embargo of one month, current month …

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Researching a charity: Oxfam

The first place to start is the charity's website and Oxfam does have strategic reports and plans on its website. Sector wide data can be a bit trickier to find. I found the National Council for Voluntary Organisations useful but the finance data from that dates from 2015/16. The Charity Commission website has a sector …

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Using Factiva to find company news

Factiva is an international database of 10,000 news sources.  Using Factiva helps you to search for news on a company across multiple news sources, while avoiding paywalls and article limits. Using the example of Whittard of Chelsea (a British retailer of tea and other drinks), the guide here shows you how you can search for …

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Getting started with your dissertation

For those students starting their dissertation, it is often difficult to know where to start but the Library has a lot of resources to support you through the process. Books We have lots of books on this subject available in the Library to help you get started with literature searching and research methods. Just enter …

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Referencing data from online databases

We often get queries about referencing tables of data found in online databases. For example, you find a company's balance sheet in Orbis that you want to cite in your assignment.  Or maybe you're looking at media advertising in BRAD and want to cite the data in your cost analysis. We don't think there is …

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