Information sources

The main databases used in the Glasgow School for Business and Society are:

Each of these databases uses its own thesaurus of keywords to help with more precise searching. They are all named after the database, apart from Web of Science which uses a system called Key Words Plus. 

If you are following a set search protocol, it may specify which databases you should search. There are many more databases available, you can look up our A-Z listing or the subject guide for your area. If you are still unsure, ask your librarian. Links to help sheets are available on our A-Z database list.

This page was produced in collaboration with Dr Helen Marlborough of Glasgow University Library.