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Business Information Systems: Journals and Databases

Journals and E-journals

Find specific electronic & print journals by searching the Journal Portal  (Search 'Journals' from the Library homepage)

Browse  'Management' or Computer Science journals to get an idea of what is available.

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What is an Academic Journal?

A 'periodical' or 'serial' = any publication published regularly (includes magazines, newspapers, newsletters).

A ‘scholarly’/academic’ journal:  periodical containing research articles, that is peer-reviewed, and aimed at researchers.

Peer review: every paper/article submitted to the journal is reviewed by independent experts. Papers are accepted/rejected based on quality.


The key  Business Information Systems databases are:

Business Databases

ABI Inform  covers management theory, management techniques, human resource management, information systems ,business, business trends,

Business Source Complete  covers  management, accounting, marketing, human resources , finance

Business Abstracts w Full Text   covers marketing, management and all business subjects

Emerald  covers a broad range of management topics including information systems

Computer Science Databases

ACM Digital Library Full text collection of every article published by ACM, including over 50 years of archives and The Guide to Computing Literature - Bibliographic collection from major publishers in computing with over 750,000 entries

IEEE/IET Electronic Library (IEL) provides a single source of almost a third of the world's current electrical engineering and computer science literature. Access is given to journals, conference proceedings and standards from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the Institution of Electrical Engineers (IEE)

Multidisciplinary databases 

The databases below contain useful articles related to business, information systems and computer science

Web of Science, Science Direct, JSTOR , Academic Search Complete

See the full list of databases available at UCC Library.

If you need  help using any of these databases please contact your Liaison Librarian at

Reference Resources