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Management Subject Guide: Library Resources


This guide will give you an introduction to finding information on management. You can use it to:

  • locate books, eBooks and journal articles
  • search relevant databases
  • connect to useful websites
  • reference properly and avoid plagiarism

Check Out These Books

The books in the library are organised first by number and then alphabetically by author's surname. Each book number corresponds to a subject area. Use the Library Catalogue to search for books from your reading lists and course material. If you need help using the Library Catalogue, take a look at our Finding Books guide.

Remember to consult your reading lists and course material for more detail on your recommended texts. To help you get started the numbers below may be helpful for finding books. You can take a look at the Library Map to see where the subject areas are located in the library

Management Subject Areas:

001.42 / 300.72 Research Methods
302.35 Organisational Behaviour
344.41501 Health & Safety Law-Ireland / Employment Law in Ireland
519.5 Statistics for Business & Economics
650.072 Business Research Methods
658 Management
658.049 International Business
658.15 Corporate Finance / Financial Management
658.3 Human Resource Management
658.4012 Strategic Management
658.4038 Business Information Systems / Management Information Systems
658.404 Project Management
658.8 Marketing/Services Marketing
658.87 Marketing Channels /  Retailing

You can also access some relevant material by using the eBooks available through the library. You can access our main ebook databases here.

Recommended Management eBooks:

Anderson, D. L. (2020) Organization development: The process of leading organizational change. 5th edn. SAGE Research Methods.

O'Hagan, J. and O'Toole, F. (eds.) (2017) The economy of Ireland: Policymaking in a global context. 13th edn. VLeBooks.

Bozarth, C. B. and Handfield, R. B. (2019) Introduction to operations and supply chain management. 5th global edn. ProQuest eBook Central. Project Management Institute (2017) A guide to the project management body of knowledge. 6th edn. O'Reilly.
Chaffey, D. (2015) Digital business and e-commerce management. 6th edn. VLeBooks.

Project Management Institute (2021) A guide to the project management body of knowledge. 7th edn. O'Reilly.

Cole, G.A. and Kelly, P. (2020) Management theory and practice. 9th edn. VLeBooks.

Quinlan, C. (2011) Business research methods. VLeBooks.

Daft, R. (2011) New Era of Management. 10th edn. VLeBooks. Quinlan, C., Babin, B., Carr, J., Griffin, M. and Zikmu, W. (2019) Business research methods. 2nd edn. VLeBooks.

Fahy, J. and Jobber, D. (2015) Foundations of marketing. 5th edn. VLeBooks.

Robbins, S. P. and Coulter, M. (2015) Management. 13th edn. VLeBooks.
Farnham, P. G. (2014) Economics for managers. 3rd edn. VLeBooks. Robbins, S. P. and Coulter, M. (2018) Management. 14th edn. ProQuest eBook Central.
Hitt, M. J., Black, S. and Porter, L. W. (2014) Management. 3rd edn. VLeBooks. Robbins, S. P., Judge, T. A., and Campbell, T. T. (2017) Organizational behaviour. 2nd edn. ProQuest eBook Central. *also available on VLeBooks
Jobber, D., Lancaster, G. and Le Meunier-FitzHugh, K. (2019) Selling and sales management. 11th edn. VLeBooks. Salkind, N. J. and Frey, B. B. (2020) Statistics for people who (think they) hate statistics. 7th edn. SAGE Research Methods.
Larson, E. W. and Gray, C. F. (2021) Project management: The managerial process. 8th edn. ProQuest eBook Central. Slack, N. and Brandon-Jones, A. (2019) Operations management. 9th edn. VLeBooks.
Laudon, K. C. and Laudon, J. P. (2021) Management information systems: Managing the digital firm. 17th edn. ProQuest eBook Central. Sloman, J., Garratt, D., Guest, J., and Jones, E. (2019) Economics for business. 8th edn. VLeBooks.
Lind, D. A., Marchal, W. G., and Wathen, S. A. (2021) Statistical techniques in business and economics. 18th edn. ProQuest eBook Central. Saunders, M., Lewis, P. and Thornhill, A. (2015) Research methods for business students. 7th edn. VLeBooks.
Mankiw, N. G. and Taylor, M. P. (2017) Economics. 4th edn. VLeBooks. Wall, S. Minocha, S. and Rees, B. (2010) International business. 3rd edn. VLeBooks.
Mankiw, N. G., Taylor, M. P., and Ashwin, A. (2019) Business economics. 3rd edn. VLeBooks. Walsh, C. (2008) Key management ratios. 4th edn. VLeBooks.
McClave, J. T. and Sincich, T. (2018) Statistics. 13th global edn. VLeBooks.    


You can find more eBooks by searching the library catalogue or check out our eBooks page and our eBooks guide for further details.

In order to access journal articles and other online material for your subject area, you can consult the recommended databases that are relevant to your particular subject area individually and are displayed below. For a full list of databases NCI Library subscribes to, go to A-Z Databases on the library webpage.

Recommended Management Databases:

Database & Subject Areas Access Through

Business Source Ultimate
Subject Areas: Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Human Resources, Law, Management, Marketing, Psychology


A-Z Databases

User Guide

Emerald Insight
Subject Areas: Multidisciplinary database, Accounting & Finance, Economics, Human Resources, Organisational Behaviour, Management Science & Operations, Marketing, Strategy


A-Z Databases

User Guide
Financial Times
Subject Areas: Finance, Economics, Management, Business & Entrepreneurship

Registration required for off-campus use

User Guide

IMF eLibrary
Features information on Macroeconomics, Globalization, Development, Trade & Aid, Technical Assistance, Demographics, Emerging Markets, Policy Advice, Poverty Reduction and more.
A-Z Databases
International Newsstream
Features newspapers, newswires, transcripts, and digital-only news sites in full-text format including over 800 of the world's top news sources and featuring access to the Irish Times, Irish Independent, Irish Examiner etc.


A-Z Databases

User Guide
ProQuest Business Premium Collection
Includes access to the Economist and the Wall Street Journal
Subject Areas: Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing


A-Z Databases

User Guide

SAGE Journals 
Subject Areas: Economics, Management, Marketing


A-Z Databases

User Guide
SAGE Research Methods

Over 800 books, reference works, journal articles and videos from SAGE’s research methods list.
Subject Areas: writing a research question, conducting a literature review, choosing a research method, collecting and analysing data and writing up findings

A-Z Databases

User Guide


Abstract & citation database of peer-reviewed literature review
Subject Areas: Science, Technology, Medicine, Social Sciences, Arts & Humanities


A-Z Databases

User Guide

Subject Areas: Communications, Marketing, Media

A-Z Databases

User Guide

Westlaw IE
Subject Areas: Irish Case Law, Irish Law Journals, Irish Law eBooks

A-Z Databases

User Guide

You can access the journals below through the A-Z eJournals page or through Discovery.

Recommended Management Journals:

Academy of Management Journal (Database: Business Source Ultimate)
Academy of Management Perspectives (Database: Business Source Ultimate)
Academy of Management Review (Database: Business Source Ultimate)
The Economist (Database: ProQuest Business Premium Collection)
Financial Management (Database: Business Source Ultimate)
Harvard Business Review (Database: Business Source Ultimate) 
Human Relations (Database: SAGE Journals)
Human Resource Management (Database: Business Source Ultimate)
Human Resource Management Journal (Database: Business Source Ultimate)
International Entrepreneurship & Management Journal (Database: ProQuest Business Premium Collection)
Irish Journal of Management (Database: Business Source Ultimate / ProQuest Business Premium Collection)
Management Decision (Database: Emerald Insights / ProQuest Business Premium Collection)
MIT Sloan Management Review (Database: ProQuest Business Premium Collection)
People Management (Database: Business Source Ultimate)
SAM Advanced Management Journal (Database: Business Source Ultimate)
Strategy & Leadership (Database: Emerald Insight / ProQuest Business Premium Collection)

In addition to using the college resources, your reading lists also recommend consulting a number of external sites. Below is a selection of some recommended websites.

Recommended Management External Websites:

The Balance - Human Resources
Business & Finance
Central Statistics Office
Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development
Economic and Social Research Institute
European Union
Government of Ireland
Health and Safety Authority
Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission
Irish Statute Book
Law Society of Ireland
People Management
Society for Human Resource Management
Workplace Relations

Over the duration of your NCI course, you may be required to find information on a company for your assignments. The following databases provide access to company reports and company profiles for a variety of multinational companies. You can access any database the library subscribes to through the library's A-Z Databases page.

Databases with Company Information
Business Source Ultimate

Subject Areas: Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Human Resources, Law, Management, Marketing, Psychology

Access Company Profiles:

Go to Business Source Ultimate
Select 'More' from the navigation bar
Choose 'Company Profiles' from the drop-down menu
Search for a company name in the search box
ProQuest Business Collection

Subject Areas: Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing. Includes access to the Economist and the Wall Street Journal.

Access Company Reports:

Go to ProQuest Business Collection
Select 'Reports' from 'More' drop down menu above the search box
In the search box, search for the company name followed by AND "company profile". For example, Ryanair AND "company profile"

Subject Areas: Business, Commerce, Company Profiles, Finance, Marketing, Statistics, Reports

Access Company Information:

Go to Statista
Go to the 'Reports' menu at the top of the page
                            Select the 'Brands & Company Reports' option
Search for a company name in the search box
                            Go to Statista
                            Go to the 'Company DB' option on the navigation bar
                            Search for a company name in the search box

Subject Areas: Communications, Marketing, Media

Access Company Information:

Go to WARC
Scroll to the bottom of the page
Under the 'More' menu select 'Company Profiles'
Search for a company name in the search box

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