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Public Relations

This is UCLan's Public Relations library page.

For more help and guidance please contact your Subject Librarian: Francesca Robinson


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Journals and Articles

Databases for searching journal articles (full text)

Abstracting and indexing databases

Use the Inter-Library Loan/Document Supply Service for items beyond our subscriptions.

eResources and Databases

Market trends & forecasts:  

  • BRAD – advertising intelligence with costs for advertising and readership/audience data. 
  • Campaign - the world’s leading business media brand serving the marketing, advertising and media communities, provides real-time media news and analysis.
  • Lexis Library – legal information sources including UK cases and legislation, journals and magazines (e.g. Harvey on Industrial Relations and Employment Law) and manuals (e.g. HMRC manuals)
  • World Advertising Research Center (WARC) – marketing and advertising intelligence, includes publications like ADMAP and the International Journal of Market Research.

Industry and company information

  • Financial Analysis Made Easy (FAME) – detailed financial and ownership information for millions of UK companies
  • IBIS World -  Industry Market Research and Industry Risk Ratings.
  • Mintel – consumer market research reports covering a vast array of products and services.
  • Passport - global market information database and analysis tool containing comprehensive data and reports across all industries, countries and consumers
  • WestLaw – provides access to UK cases and legislation and many journals (e.g. Journal of Business Law and Journal of Competition Law & Economics)
  • Worth Global Style Network (WGSN) – news and information from the fashion and style industries. includes trend forecasts, analysis of retail sales, company profiles and reports on issues such as visual merchandising.

News Sources

  • Nexis UK – archive of UK national broadsheets and tabloids, updated daily.
  • Daily Mail Historical Archive - more than 100 years of full digital facsimile format, with advertisements, news stories and images that capture 20th century culture and society.
  • Economist Historical Archive – digitised archive of The Economist from 1843 – 2008.
  • Guardian & Observer Historical Archive – digitised archive of the Observer newspaper from 1791-2003 and the Guardian from 1821-2003.
  • Illustrated London News – digitised archive of the World’s first illustrated weekly newspaper from 1842-2003.
  • New York Times Archive - digitised archive of The New York Times (1851-2008).
  • Picture Post - provides a fascinating snapshot of British life from the 1930s to the 1950s, with thousands of photos of ordinary people doing ordinary things.
  • Times Digital Archive – every article from The Times newspaper from 1785-2011.

Francesca Robinson - Subject Librarian for Business and Justice

Francesca Robinson

Subject Librarian for Business and Justice
01772 895132