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Subject guide for the UCL School of Management

Books and e-books

The principal book collection for Management is located on the second floor of the Science Library

Explore is UCL's library catalogue. This is the principal tool to find books, journals and other materials (either in print or in electronic format) held in UCL libraries. On the catalogue, you will find details such as: library site, collection and shelfmark, when you are looking for print resources. In order to access e-books via Explore, you will always need your UCL user ID and password.


Print books are arranged on the shelves according to their shelfmark. For example:

MANAGEMENT HD 69.P75 PRO for a book on project management

MANAGEMENT HF 5635 MCL for a book on accounting

Useful e-book platforms

Below you will find some useful e-book platforms for business and management. You can also find these platforms in the A-Z database guide.

Other useful print book collections

  • Economics: is a particularly useful collection for books on economics and finance. 
  • Computer Science: is a particularly useful collection for resources on computer systems and applications.
  • Librarianship: is a useful collection for resources on user experience of systems and technology and information retrieval.
  • Engineering: is a useful collection for resources on electrical, chemical or mechanical engineering.

The Bartlett Library and School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES) library also hold books on management topics as management is also taught on programmes based at these locations. You can also find books in these libraries' collections through Explore. 


General reference works and encyclopedias

Consult introductory material or general reference works for a broad overview of your issue or topic, and to identify key concepts, theories and researchers in the field. Introductory material may include:

  • subject or discipline specific dictionaries and encyclopaedias.
  • handbooks.
  • companions.
  • introductions.
  • guides.
  • biographies.
  • histories.

Find introductory material in Explore by combining a topic keyword with one of the material type descriptors above.

These are some examples of introductory material available electronically for Management. The list is not extensive, and you should perform your own searches on Explore to see what else is available in print in UCL Libraries.

Stores service

UCL Libraries' off-site store is a closed access collection which houses important research material not currently in high demand. The material at this site will have 'Store' as its location on Explore. Users can request store material for delivery to the Science Library. Users should complete a Store Request Form in order to request material from this location.