Category Archives: Electronic Resources

Find M & A deals. Zephyr database trial now live!

The Library has set up a trial to Zephyr from Bureau van Dijk until 22nd September.
Zephyr provides comprehensive M&A data with integrated detailed company information.
You will find the link to Zephyr and details of the trial here
You will be able to link Zephyr data through to Fame and Amadeus, and link Financial and Company Data from Fame and Amadeus through to Zephyr


How business databases can give you the advantage in your job search

Did you know that you can use the business databases at the University of Warwick Library to help you with your job search and interview preparation?

I have written a blog post for the University of Warwick’s Study Blog which has all of the details of how to get ahead

Data available: Global business tax rates

New Euromonitor data is now available on Passport: globally cross-comparable Business Taxes

The following categories of data are now available:

Number of Tax Payments
Time Spent to Pay Taxes
Total Tax Rate:
Labour Tax and Contributions Rate
Profit Tax Rate
Other Tax Rates


From the Category Tree select

-Business Environment

-Ease of doing business ranking


-Paying Taxes


Total Tax Rate

Passport provides access to internationally comparable statistics and data as well as full-text market reports and insightful comment from expert industry and country analysts.

Passport can be accessed via Encore .

You will need your IT username and password to log in.

The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management

The Library has recently acquired online access to The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management

Navigate around the Encyclopedia in a number of ways:

  • Browse the A-Z list of entries
  • Browse by themes (All entries have been grouped by classification)
  • Search by keyword, title or author

What is significant about The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management?

  • The first substantial reference work providing a comprehensive overview of the field
  • Full global geographic coverage with over 520 contributors from 30 countries
  • An exemplary resource for students, teachers, scholars and practitioners wishing to understand the central ideas and issues of this new and developing discipline

What does The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Strategic Management provide?

  • Comprehensive coverage of core themes, concepts and leading individuals
  • Clear and concise definitions of headwords, and explanations of core terms and mechanisms
  • A balance between the theoretical (emerging theories and concepts) and the empirical/practitioner-oriented sides of strategic management
  • Entries written by some of the most cited and lauded authors in the field,  including the 2009 Nobel Laureate Oliver Williamson
  • Entries available in PDF and ePub formats

(taken from Palgrave Macmillan)

Access the Encyclopedia here You will need to log in with your Warwick IT username and password. 

Freely available publications and datasets

 I have compiled a list of freely available websites containing publications, research and datasets which you may find useful when completing assignments and projects:
Bank of England
The Bank compiles and publishes a range of monetary and financial statistics and research.
Bank for International Settlements
Publications and data on the global financial system and central bank community
City of London Research Publications
The City of London publishes free economic research publications covering City issues.
CORDIS is the European Commission’s contains information on all EU-funded research projects
US company filings
Detailed statistics on the EU.
Government Publications
International Monetary Fund
Publications and data from the International Monetary fund
London Stock Exchange
Statistics from the London Stock Exchange
Office for National Statistics (ONS)
UK’s largest independent producer of official statistics is the recognised national statistical institute for the UK.
Principal Global Indicators
The PGL dataset provides internationally comparable data for the Group of 20 economies (G-20) and economies with systemically important financial sectors that are not members of the G-20.
Quandl offers free access to datasets
UK National Statistics
Data on economy, population and society at national and local level. Summaries and detailed data releases are published free of charge.
United Nations Development Programme
Research and publications from the UNDP
Statistics and publications from UNCTAD; the United Nations body responsible for dealing with international trade
Warwick Industrial Relations Research Unit
Publications and research from the IRRU at Warwick Business School
World Bank Open Knowledge Repository
The World Bank’s official open access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products.
World Economic Forum
The World Economic Forum publishes reports which examine global issues
City Business Library (CBL) – London
The City Business Library (CBL) is a public library providing business information which is free to access.

OR Insight to cease publication

We have been informed that the journal OR Insight will cease publication as of Vol. 26 2014. The Library currently has online access.

Palgrave Macmillan and OR Society to cease publication of OR Insight

Following a strategic review we have decided to cease publication of OR Insight with the completion of Volume 26 (the current Volume). We would like to thank the Editors, the Associate Editors, our reviewers and our authors for their contributions to, and work in support of, the Journal.

Taken from

Global Business Intelligence

The Library’s subscription to Global Business Intelligence will be expiring in January. Instead of renewing, we will be taking out a new product from the same providers, called Power eTrack.

The industries covered within Global Business Intelligence will be changing considerably. At present coverage includes:

Medical Technology
Oil and Gas

 The only content which will remain in Global Business Intelligence is Pharmaceuticals and Medical Technology.

 The changes will mean that Mining content will be removed and placed into a new product which is not available for academic institutions.

Oil and Gas, Chemicals, Power, and Semiconductors will be removed and placed into Power eTrack.

As Global Business Intelligence will  no longer provide the same coverage, coupled with our usage concentrated on Oil and Gas, Chemicals, Power and Semiconductors, moving our subscription to Power eTrack will ensure continued access to this data.

Power eTrack will be listed in the database section on the Library website when it becomes available in January.