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Business English & Intercultural Communication

This is UCLan's Business English & Intercultural Communication library page.

For more help and guidance please contact your Faculty Librarians: Andrea Evans and Francesca Robinson


To find books on the Library shelves, use Library Search. If the Library does not have the book you want, you can request a copy from the Document Supply Service.

Some possible locations for Business English & Intercultural Communication subjects are:

338.7 Business economics 338.9 Economic development 395.52 Business etiquette
420 English language 423 English dictionaries 425 English grammar
428- Learning English language 651.7 Business communication 657 Accounting
658 Business management 658.3 Human resource management 658.4 Executive management
658.8 Marketing 659 Advertising & public relations 808.06665 Business letter writing

A small number of reference books are located in the Reference Collection ring unit on the 1st Floor of the Library –

  • Hoover's Handbook of World Business   448.7409
  • Key British Enterprises   338.740941
  • Kompass Register   338.740941 
  • Oxford English Dictionary (2nd edition)  423
  • New Fowler’s Modern English Usage   428.003
  • International Encyclopedia of Business & Management   650.03
  • Encyclopedia of Consumer Brands   650.0343
  • Encyclopedia of Advertising  659.103
  • Marketing Manager's Yearbook  69.1125
  • Encyclopedia of Public Relations   659.2
  • Encyclopedia of Contemporary British Culture  941.0929

In addition to our print collection, we have a growing collection of full-text electronic books

Journals and Articles

If you have a reference for a particular journal article, or if you want to find out if we take a particular journal title, use the Journal Finder.

If the Library does not have the journal article you want, you can request a copy from the Document Supply Service.

Journal articles and research papers:

  • Academic Search Complete - A full-text database of over 6000 journals covering a wide range of subjects.
  • Business Source Complete - A full-text database of over 2000 business and management journals.
  • Emerald Management Premier - Subject coverage of the journals includes marketing, human resource management, training, economics, hospitality management, quality, engineering, health services management, accounting, and organisation studies
  • Hospitality & Tourism Complete - A bibliographic database covering research and industry news relating to all areas of hospitality and tourism. This comprehensive database contains 200 full text titles and abstracts from many more, with coverage going back to the mid 1960s
  • MLA (Modern Languages Association)
    Indexes of over 6,000 literature and language journals, as well as books, essay collections, working papers, proceedings, dissertations, and bibliographies, from 1963 onwards. MLA will include articles on Business English, and communication generally
  • Sage Premier Journals Online - a collection of over 400 full text journals
  • Taylor & Francis Library - journal subscriptions include 57 titles in the Communication Studies area and 268 titles in the Business area.

Should you want to undertake a more thorough search for research materials/literature, try searching the following abstract and indexing databases.

Our Electronic Resources section provides details of all our online resources and includes an E-Databases A-Z list.

Additional Resources

  • BRAD - comprehensive and up to date advertising related information on over 13,500 media entries across all media sectors e.g. websites, newspapers and magazines.
  • FAME - A financial database of over 1.5 million companies in the UK and Ireland.
  • Mintel Oxygen  - A full-text database of consumer market research reports. The Library subscribes to the following series : Market, Leisure, Retail, Travel and Tourism, Special Reports Travel and Tourism Analyst, and Country Reports.
  • Nexis - A full-text database of news and business intelligence drawn from over 29,000 sources. These sources include local, regional and national newspapers, newsletters, magazines and trade journals, newswires, broadcast transcripts, company news databases, government documents, legislation and legal journals.
  • Oxford English Dictionary - The 20+ volumes of the 2nd edition, online.
  • Passport GMID - Offers a comprehensive collection of company, industry and country information, extending across 200+ countries and every major industry sector.
  • Phrase Thesaurus - Useful for journalists, advertising copywriters and anyone looking for that elusive turn of phrase, its origin and meaning.
  • WARC (Word Advertising Research Center) - Marketing and advertising intelligence.

Andrea Evans

Faculty Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries
01772 892268

Francesca Robinson

Faculty Librarian for Culture and the Creative Industries
01772 895132