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Newcastle University

University Library

Subject support guide

Your subject-specific guide to using library resources.

Library Search


Your subject-specific guide to library resources.

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Every subject area has unique and specialist types of information, which mean that you need to look beyond Library Search. Some types of information are accessed via specialist databases, for example newspapers, while others are available online.
Resource Guides 
Company Information libguide link
Market Research libguide link
Business News LibGuide link
Government Publications LibGuide
Statistics and Data libguide link
Specialist resources for business subjects

Business and IP Centre Newcastle

Based at Newcastle City Library, The Business & IP Centre Newcastle supports entrepreneurs, inventors and small businesses in the North East, from that very first spark of inspiration to successfully launching and developing a business. They are happy to support staff and students from Newcastle University and provide access to a number of additional business information sources including

  • Avention/ One Source for international company information and country profiles.
  • Cobra which provides advice and information to support small businesses.
  • IBISWorld market reports.
  • Mintel for market research. 
  • British Standards Online.

To find out more about BIPC Newcastle, visit the BIPC website or our Employability Guide, for information about starting your own business and researching companies as potential employers. 

Working Papers

Working papers are scientific or technical papers. Sometimes authors will publish working papers in order to share idea about a subject or to gain feedback before submitting journal articles. They are often available on websites associated to the author or the institution the author works at e.g. University.