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Partnership Library Services: Resources (HST)

Using the London Metropolitan University Library and online Library services as a Partnership Institution student


Hello and welcome to the library subject support page for HST-Akademie students

Your local Institution will provide you with the resources that you need for your assignments, but this webpage will explain what additional library resources are available to you as a student studying for a London Metropolitan University degree. You will also find hints and tips of how to navigate your way around these library resources to use them for your studies.

On this page we have put together a list of some great freely available sources of academic knowledge (mainly academic in content), and our guides on how to find information, carry out your research and reference correctly.

Good luck with your studies!

Business Source Complete

As a partner student at HST-Akademie undertaking a London Metropolitan University award, you also have access to Business Source Complete.

Business Source Complete provides details of articles and other documents from academic journals, trade publications, market research reports and magazines. It covers a wide range of topics associated with business, international development and management. The date coverage is 1886-present.

You will have been emailed instructions on how to log into Business Source Complete and a direct link to let you log into Business Source Complete. This username is separate from your London Met login, and the link to this resource is unique to HST and not the same one found on the Library's main pages.

Emerald Insight Databases

The Emerald databases provides full-text articles covering management disciplines including strategy, leadership, information management, and marketing and human resource management – and over 3,000 e-books covering the social sciences subjects, including education, economics, politics and research in the social sciences.

Use the links below to access these databases, and use your London Met username and password to log into them when prompted.

What is Open Access?

Open Access resources are freely available sources of knowledge (mainly academic in content), which can include academic journal articles, books, conference reports and PhD theses.

The open access movement's purpose is to increase and encourage sharing of knowledge to help further research. 

Unpaywall browser plug-in to locate OA content

Unpaywall - plug-in tool to indicate free scholarly content

Unpaywall retrieves Open Access content from over 50,000 publishers and research repositories, and makes it easy to find, track, and use freely available research.

It’s a tool – a browser plugin – that will indicate if an Open Access version of an academic journal article, conference paper or book chapter is available when you’ve landed on a web page which is requesting a login and you're being asked to pay to view the item.

For example, instead of looking at a journal article on the publisher's website, it could alternatively be available in a university digital research repository as the final pre-print copy that was sent for publication.

Library Skills

A video guide to creating a search in Business Source Complete

Learn how to perform an advanced search on EBSCOhost databases, e.g. Business Source Complete

Open Access - Books Quick Links

These collections give access to open access books. For more details about these resources, and links to other databases as well please see the A-Z list at the bottom of the page

Open Access - Journals Quick Links

These collections give access to open access journals. For more details about these resources, and links to other databases as well please see the A-Z list at the bottom of the page

Open Access Databases - Detailed A-Z list