Graduate School of Management

Library and research support

Library business subject guides | Business School

Academic research skills

Academic writing


The Owen G Glenn Building

Access your e-library for information and support
Keep current with business trends and topics by reading key business journals online via the Library subscription databases.

Learning support
For individual help with research and academic writing and for upcoming support workshops, email Lynne Mitchell, GSM Librarian, Business Information Centre, level 2, Owen G Glenn Building.
Ph. +64 9 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 databases and resources

Find out about Associate membership for University of Auckland alumni

Databases available to Associate Members off campus

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

APA referencing

Acknowledgment of sources is key to academic writing. The University of Auckland Business School uses APA referencing style.

Referencing software

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.
  • Emerald Insight (UK management database)
    All journals in Emerald are academic, smaller coverage but high quality research journals.
  • ScienceDirect
    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 E-journals link on the Library home page if you need to search for the files to an electronic journal.

Business E-books

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.

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 Citation Reports Database
Select the Social Science category and select to search in Business journals

Academic writing

Business cases
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

  • Making group work work Columbia University, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences Teaching Center
  • Hot groups Leavitt, Harold J.; Lipman-Blumen, Jean., Harvard Business Review, Jul/Aug 95, Vol, 73, Issue 4.


Previous exam papers.

Comments and suggestions to: Lynne Mitchell
Last updated: 28 October, 2016