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Library resources: UiS Business School

Here you’ll find links to financial, legal, statistical and market data resources. The Library can help you with searching for literature. Through the library you have access to research and academic resources that are useful for students and researchers at UiS Business School.

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If you have any questions about the library resources for the UiS Business school, please contact me and I will help you.

Anne Brit Løland

Academic librarian for UiS Business School anne.b.loland@uis.no

Borrow a librarian

Master or PhD student or a researcher at UiS? Borrow a librarian for guidance and help with a literature search.

Book suggestions?

Suggest literature or subscriptions that the library should have in our collection, and we will consider buying it.

Databases and academic sources

The library has academic resources and information relevant for business school studies, which gives you access to economic data, statistics, legal sources, and market analysis.

Remember to use Remote Access to gain access to our online resources even if you are not on campus.

Datastream gives you access to a broad range on financial information, news and data around the world.

You need to download the program to your computer (not MAC) or access the database from one specific computer in the Library at Ullandhaug. 

Access to the database is password controlled. Contact the front desk in the library or send us an email to get access.

We have three licenses.

Get started with Eikon (pdf)

Expanded company and accounting information on Norwegian companies registered in “Brønnøysundregistrene”

Proff Forvalt provides:

  • Overall Summary of all Norwegian companies
  • Roles and relationships in business
  • Segmentation tool with export to Excel
  • E-mail notification of changes

Access to the database is password controlled. Contact the front desk in the library or send us an email to get access.

We have three licenses.

In Oria you can find an overview over relevant database for finance, management and legal resources.

Some of the databases are open access, but for most of them you’ll need UiS sign in. Use remote access if you are off campus.

Recommended databases:

  • Business Source Complete: Research articles from peer reviewed journals, articles from trade journals and business magazines, case studies, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses, author profiles over the most-cited authors in the database, and more.

  • EconLit with full text: The American Economic Association's electronic bibliography. Indexes economic literature from around the world. Includes i.a. articles, books, book reviews and dissertations.

  • Emerald Insight: Full text database of journals published by Emerald. Topics include management, library & information services, engineering, applied sciences, and technology.

  • NBER (National Bureau of Economic Research): Working paper series

  • RePEc (Research Papers in Economics): RePEc is a collaborative effort of hundreds of volunteers in 102 countries to enhance the dissemination of research in Economics and related sciences.

  • S-WoPEC: Access to working papers in finance from Nordic academic institutions and research organizations.

  • World Bank eLibrary: The World Bank e-Library is an online, fully cross-searchable portal of over 3,900 World Bank documents. The collection consists of over 1,600 World Bank publications and over 2,300 Policy Research Working Papers.

We have many journals in the library, and you can access our digital journals with remote access. In Oria you can search for journals both by title and ISSN.

With Browzine you can easily get an overview of the journals you need, and create your own, virtual bookshelf with the journals you want to read and keep track of.

You can find printed newspapers in the library, mostly in Norwegian.

Retriever (Atekst): Articles in full text from Norwegian newspapers and magazines.

  • UiS Brage: In UiS Brage, our open archive,  you can find scientific articles published at UiS. You can also find bachelor- and master thesis’s from UiS. Thesis’s older than 2009 is available in printed form in the library.

  • EconPapers: EconPapers provides access to RePEc, the world's largest collection of on-line Economics working papers, journal articles and software. Most of the working papers and articles are available in full text, but some need a subscription. Ask the library if you need help accessing the papers. 

Writing assignments

The library offers several services to help you get started and take care of important elements in the writing process.

Citations and APA 7

The UiS Business school usually use the citation style APA 7th.The Citation Compass (Kildekompasset) gives examples and explanations on how to quote/cite any type of source, both in-text and in the reference list. The Citation Compass covers both APA 6th and APA 7th

Writing your thesis

You can get help with your writing assignments from student mentors in the Study Lab. They also offer writing groups for master's students. In UiS Brage you can find previous student assignments, both at bachelor's and master's level. You can use these as inspiration, but be aware that the grades can be from A to E.

Research and publish

If you are starting a research project the library can help you with literature search, data mangment, useful software for reference mangment and more.

Searching for literature

If you are starting a research project and need help getting started with the literature search you can ask for a guidance session. Employees, PhD-students and master students at UiS can book individual guidance in searching and systematic searching.

Software

We reccomend using reference management tools, and other software to help you during your researching process. The library offers workshops and support in: Endnote: reference manager that helps you save time formatting citations. Zotero: free and user-friendly reference managment tool. NVivo: lets you process qualitative data. Rayyan: screen your references for systematic reviews and more.

Systematics searching

A systematic search for literature is a comprehensive and well-planned search relevant sources. The use of search terms and keyword synonyms are important. The goal is to find as much literature as possible within a chosen area or topic. The searches should be documented and replicable.

Employees, PhD-students and master students at UiS can book individual guidance in searching and systematic searching. Contact for any inquiries. To get the most of a session it is important that you arrive prepared.

Before searching:

  • Define the key words for your search strategy
  • Choose relevant databases
  • Find relevant search terms: Subject terms, keywords
  • Choose exclusion criteria’s

More about searching:

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