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Researching your business assignments: Home


This site has been designed to introduce you to the tools and resources that will help you to research your assignments.  This guide includes some useful links at the bottom.

Exploring keywords (10 minutes):

This tutorial explains the literature search process and helps you to explore keywords (an essential skill for finding information). It will take approximately 10 minutes to complete.

To work through the tutorial, use the arrows at the bottom right of the screen to progress through the tutorial. 

Where to search

NELSON (Northampton Electronic Library Search ONline)

You can use NELSON to search the library’s books, e-books, e-journals, videos and more. Sign-in with your University login to access the full-text. If the item is available electronically you’ll see a link to the full-text online. If the content is available in print, you’ll see a shelfmark letting you know where to find the book on the shelf.

NELSON is a broad search tool, so for a more focused search you can search the specialist databases for business directly. You’ll find these listed under the Databases tab on NELSON and most allow you to sign-in using your University login. You can also use the links below to go directly to the databases that you'll find relevant for your course.

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Useful Databases

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