Academic research skills
For individual help with research and academic writing and for upcoming support workshops, email Lynne Mitchell, GSM Librarian, Business Information Centre, level 2 , OGGB Bldg.
Ph. 09 9234802
The Business Information Centre on level 2 of the Business School building is your dedicated quiet study and research space in the Business School. Business Librarians are available there 9-4.30pm weekdays
Student IT Essentials
Business School alumni can register as a Library Associate Member to continue access to a range of resources via Library membership
Speed reading DVD
Enrolled students can view a speed reading DVD on the Business School's digital media facility. Link to the
Video listing page and
select class/group BUSADMIN 7XX.
To view enter uoa\username and password
Note: this is a large file and may be best viewed on a campus pc. The video cannot be downloaded
Acknowledgment of sources is key to academic writing. The University of Auckland Business School uses APA referencing style.
Library guide to referencing
Key business databases and Database tutorials
- Business Source Premier
BSP provides full text for nearly 7,800 business journals both popular and academic content. Includes the Harvard Business Review & McKinsey Quarterly. Some crossover with ABI/Inform but often advisable to search both databases.
- Google Scholar
Google Scholar is a search engine for scholarly literature that includes journal articles, books and web sites. Good for browsing wide content to get an idea of the research on a certain topic.
See the Google Scholar Library help sheet
- Emerald Management Xtra (UK management database)
All journals in Emerald are academic, smaller coverage but high quality research journals.
A source of highly academic articles for business and management, search in the Business and Management field.
Business Information Skills Online - an online, interactive tutorial on basic academic writing and research skills.
Key business journals
Use the useful E-journals link on the Library home page if you need to search for the files to an electronic journal.
E-books can be located in the library catalogue along with print books and you can also find them by directly searching the Library e-book databases. These have a large collection of business books and can be searched by subject or key words.
By creating an ebrary account using the sign in feature, books can be downloaded.
- Ebsco ebook collection
Over 10,000 scholarly, reference and professional books. With sign in to database some books can be downloaded.
Links to reading and evaluating academic articles
Literature review guides
Some tips on literature reviews
To see the rankings of particular academic journals, you can use the Journal Citiation Reports Database
Select the Social Science category and select to search in Business journals
Cases are widely used in teaching in the GSM. These links below will give you tips and help in analysing and writing business cases.
Links on guides to writing cases:
Links to guides on analysing case studies:
Group work links
Previous exam papers.