Have you ever been to Emerald World?

Emerald Insight is our Business and Management-related database which also covers Accounting & Finance, Economics, Education, Engineering, Health & Social Care, HR, Marketing, Public Policy, Sociology, and Tourism & Hospitality.  You may have used it already if you use Discover which includes Emerald in its searches.  You may also have found articles from Emerald in Google Scholar – although you will only be able to access the abstract there.
However, it’s worth taking a look at Emerald as a standalone database.  It includes lots of useful features including a powerful Advanced Search allowing you to choose where to search for your terms (we recommend the Abstract option).

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However, sometimes it can be better to run a wide search and then use Emerald’s filters to narrow down.   Emerald displays a list of publication titles, subjects, type of publication or keywords which you can click on to refine your results. Type can be very useful – you can restrict your findings to sources such as Research paper, Case Study, Viewpoint or Literature Review.

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Once you open an article there are even more features that aren’t available in Discover or Google Scholar.

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You can obviously view the article in PDF or HTML.  You can also view a list of the references with links where the article is available in Emerald. Perhaps even more useful is the Cited By link which will give a list of articles where the author has used the article in their own research. This can help you find more recent research on your topic.  There is also an option to see the most popular articles in the journal, the most cited articles, and also a quick search for related articles.

The library is promoting Emerald Insight during November 2016:

  • Come to the Library to find out more about Emerald
  • Pick up our guide on Emerald to learn how to improve your searches, set up an account, set up alerts and save in folders.
  • Ask your librarian for a demo or to come to talk to your class
  • Find out about putting links to key journals in your Moodle site
  • Enter our Emerald quiz – the first 20 entries will win a prize!

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Author: Layla

I work as Digital Content Specialist at Bradford College. My role involves the creation, editing and reporting of online content.