Collections and resources at the Sainsbury Library

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Resources

Our Key Business Resources subject guide provides access and guidance on using our vast range of electronic databases to support your study and research. It provides a full list of all of our business and management databases and also lists them in categories to make it easier for you to find the right one. These include:

  • Market and industry databases covering the UK and international markets
  • Company financial information from databases including Amadeus, Capital IQ, and Mergent.
  • Access to academic and trade journals from databases including Business Source Complete and ABI Inform
  • Databases with coverage of newspapers and other news sources

Recommend a database

Members of Saïd Business School can use our form to suggest a new database.

Collections

The Sainsbury Library holds over 13,000 print books to support the teaching and research of Saïd Business School. As part of the Bodleian Libraries, it also provides access to thousands of e-books and e-journals. Titles cover reading list materials and wider research into broad-ranging business and management topics, as well as resources to help students with career planning. Our collections are searchable on SOLO.

The collection at Egrove Park has around 900 titles on key subjects in Executive Education, including leadership, major projects, scenario planning, and strategy, as well as the latest issues of leading business and management journals.

Donations

If you have any books you do not need any longer, we are willing to accept book donations but cannot guarantee they will be added to the collection. If they are not appropriate for our collection, we use Better World Books to sell, donate or recycle books. Sales generate a small amount of money for the library, as well as funding non-profit literacy initiatives.