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Case Studies: Emerald E-Cases

How to find and use case studies

What is Emerald eCases?

eCases logo Emerald eCases is a growing digital library of over 1,500 real-world case studies on a wide range of industries and disciplines. This includes content form Emerald and licensed cases from international business schools. Since 2001, these cases are ideal to use for examples of business and management issues. They are updated regularly to maintain current awareness and keep teaching material fresh and original.

Where to find the Teaching Notes?

You can access Teaching Notes by conducting a search for a Case Study, select the title of the Case Study (not the PDF) and the view options below will be available on the next page. Select Teaching Notes.

*Note: this will only show up for registered Faculty/Staff who have obtained the access URL Token.

Accessing eCases at Home

  If you wish to access Emerald eCases from home,         make sure to go through the NCI Library's A-Z Databases website. You will need to sign onto the EZProxy before you can access PDF documents on the Emerald Database.

Accessing & Using Emerald eCases

Students, faculty, and staff can access Emerald eCases through the Library's website. Just go to the Library's main page, choose A-Z Databases from the left side menu, and find the Emerald eCases Collection or click here.

Once you have selected Emerald eCases Collection, you should be prompted to sign in to the NCI Ezproxy. Students: to sign into NCI Ezproxy use x and your student number [i.e. x12345678] as your username then use your regular password.

Lecturers may use the case studies and request students to use them without having to request permission from the Library. Lecturers can also place Case Studies on Moodle for teaching and student use.

Accessing Teaching Notes

Faculty/Staff members have access to Teaching Notes along with each Case Study. To access teaching notes you will need to register as an NCI Staff/Faculty member on the Emerald Case Study website first.

To register, go to the main Emerald Case Study page and select Register at the top. Fill in the required fields and use your NCI Faculty/Staff email address to register. Make sure to activate your account once you have received an email from Emerald after registering. 

Once you have registered, you will need to use a URL token to gain access to the teaching notes. This URL will be emailed to all NCI faculty & staff email accounts prior to the beginning of the Academic Term. If you cannot locate this email, please contact the Library to obtain the token.

Once you have the URL token, select the URL link and you will be routed to the Activate Access Token page. The Access Token field will be filled in automatically, select Submit. You should now have access to Teaching Notes for any Case Study on Emerald.

Teaching Notes

List of Darden and Kellogg Case Studies: