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Management Subject Guide: Library Resources


This guide will give you an introduction into 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

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Management Resources

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
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.

Below are recommended texts from your reading lists and are available in eBook format:

Chaffey, D. (2015) Digital business and e-commerce management. 6th edn. Dawsonera.

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

Cole, G.A. and Kelly, P. (2015) Management theory and practice. 8th edn. Dawsonera. Robbins, S. P. and Coulter, M. (2015) Management. 13th edn. Dawsonera.
Daft, R. (2011) New Era of Management. 10th edn. Dawsonera.

Saunders, M., Lewis, P. and Thornhill, A. (2015) Research methods for business students. 7th edn. Dawsonera.

Hitt, M. J., Black, S. and Porter, L. W. (2014) Management. 3rd edn. Dawsonera.

Wall, S. Minocha, S. and Rees, B. (2010) International business. 3rd edn. Dawsonera.

Jobber, D. and Lancaster, G. (2015) Selling and sales management. 10th edn. Dawsonera. Walsh, C. (2008) Key management ratios. 4th edn. Dawsonera.

Project Management Institute (2017) A guide to the project management body of knowledge. 6th edn. Safari.



You can find more eBooks by searching the library catalogue or by in the following databases:

DawsonEra Books by DawsonEra

User Guide

EBSCO eBook Business Collection by EBSCO

User Guide

Safari eBooks Online by O'Reilly

User Guide 

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 User Guide
Business Source Complete Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Human Resources, Law, Management, Marketing, Psychology Available in Discovery User Guide
Emerald Multidisciplinary database, Accounting & Finance, Economics, Human Resources, Organisational Behaviour, Management Science & Operations, Marketing, Strategy Available in Discovery User Guide Finance, Economics, Management, Business & Entrepreneurship Registration required for off-campus use User Guide
ProQuest Business Collection Includes access to the Economist and the Wall Street Journal
Covers: Accounting, Business, Economics, Finance, Management, Marketing

Available in Discovery

User Guide
Sage Journals Economics, Management, Marketing Available in Discovery User Guide
Sage Research Methods

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

Available in A-Z Databases User Guide

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

Available in Discovery User Guide
Warc Communications, Marketing, Media Available in A-Z Databases User Guide Irish Case Law, Irish Law Journals, Irish Law eBooks Available in 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
Academy of Management Perspectives
Academy of Management Review
The Economist
Financial Management
Harvard Business Review (*See access information below)
Human Relations
Human Resource Management
Human Resource Management Journal
International Entrepreneurship & Management Journal
Irish Journal of Management
Management Decision
MIT Sloan Management Review
People Management
SAM Advanced Management Journal
Strategy & Leadership

Harvard Business Review:

Harvard Business Publishing restricts access to Harvard Business Review's 500 most popular articles to "read-only" in Business Source Complete. The full text of the HBR 500 articles can be accessed but cannot be saved, printed, or linked to from a persistent url. Harvard Business Publishing does not allow the use of the HBR 500 articles in electronic reserves, electronic course packs, persistent linking from syllabi or by any other means of incorporating the content into course resources.


The 500* Articles may be read online but not downloaded or saved

The 500* Articles may not be put/linked to Moodle

Click here for 500 Article Titles

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
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