Peer-reviewed journal articles are the gold standard of academic research. In big databases like Business Source Ultimate and ProQuest Business Collection, select the "Scholarly/Peer-reviewed" option in your search results to identify peer-reviewed articles.
To find a specific journal title, go to the Journals A-Z list to search for specific journal titles and browse through their archives.
We have many databases for other academic subjects, too - if you are doing interdisciplinary research, try using our other Subject Guides to identify further resources.
Use these databases to identify journal articles, find out how many times they have been cited, and discover journal impact factors.
The CABS Academic Journal Guide is the Chartered Association of Business Schools' guide to prestigious journal titles in business and management topics. Use the red 'Register/Log In' button under the page title to view and download a copy. It's an excellent way to work out what the most highly rated academic journals are for inclusion in your project.
You can then find the direct link to these journals in our subscriptions using our Journals A-Z List - search for the journal title, not for individual articles.
Often called "grey literature", these publications can be hard to find. Try searching on the websites of governments, charities, research institutes and similar websites to find relevant papers. Universities around the world often make theses available online.
Sometimes we have access to a journal article, but it will not show up in your search results from City Library Search. If your article does not appear in your search results:
Make a list of the terms you try out as you search.
Use options on your search results page to narrow down your search. Try selecting 'peer-reviewed/scholarly' to see only peer-reviewed articles and narrowing by the date of publication.
Try these advanced search tips, too: