Use Library Online Catalogue
The Online Library Catalogue provides a listing
of the library collection which includes books,
audio-visual materials and journals, etc. You can
search for items by typing in the author name,
title, and/or subject to view the material. You can
also place online reservations using the Online
The e-Resources consist of full-text journals,
magazines, newspapers and e-books. The e-resources
are categorized by subjects and once you have
identified the subject relevant to your topic, you
can consult the e-Resource map or subject guide to
locate the relevant databases.
Below are some of the most frequently used
• Business Source Complete contains bibliographic
and full text content in all disciplines of
business, marketing, management etc.
• Factiva contains news and business information.
• ABI-Inform Complete is a comprehensive business
• Passport is an Online information system that
supports teaching and research across a wide range
• Emerging Markets Information Service: Contains
news, company and financial data from 80 emerging
markets like, Asia, central America, Central and
Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa
Tips to search Effectively
In order to make your time more useful and
relevant, here are some basic tips on searching for
“AND”,“OR” and “NOT” are three simple commands
you can use to obtain better results when you are
searching the Internet or an online database. They
can be used to combine or exclude two or more search
terms within a field.
1) When you use “AND” you will get information
that is relevant to both the fields.
2) When you use the word "OR", then resources
that have either one of the main key words will be
3) When you use "NOT", your reference will
include only the first word and not the second.
Search by using Phrases
A phrase search is using inverted commas in order
to limit the search for words that appear together
as a phrase.
E.g. "Corporate governance"
Search by Truncation
Using truncation allows you to search for words
with a common root. This means you don't have to
enter a few different terms. The most common symbol
for truncation is an asterisk *.
E.g. flexib* for flexible, flexibility, flexibly.
Search by using Wildcards
Wildcards are similar to truncation. Using
wildcards allows you to search for words that can be
spelt in more than one way. The most common symbol
for a wildcard is an asterisk* and ?
e.g. Colo*r for Colour and Color.
e.g. Organi?ation for Organisation and