Writing about web page http://webcat.warwick.ac.uk/search~S1/v?business
In case you haven't already discovered it, there is a list of Business journal databases on the Library website
Databases allow you to carry out a more structured search for journal articles than searching on Google or Google Scholar, and all of these resources (except perhaps for Econlit) are good starting points for Engineering and WMG students searching for information for projects and PMAs. Web of Knowledge and ScienceDirect cover all subject areas so are useful for all areas of engineering and manufacturing, while ABI Inform, Business Source Premier, Emerald and XPertHR are more relevant for business and management topics. Web of Knowledge provides a summary of the article, with a link to the full text if we have a subscription to the journal, but in many cases the other databases will include the full text of the article.
This is a link to screenshots from the Business Source Premier database, showing the search boxes and a sample result from a search for journal articles on the supply chain in the automotive industry
I recommend using "Advanced Search" so that you can type in several keywords and combine them together to make your search more specific. (If you place "speech marks" around phrases the database will search for those words appearing together so that you will retrieve fewer, but more relevant, results than by searching for the words individually).
During last term's Library database training sessions we looked at the techniques of literature searching, such as deciding on keywords, combining them together and narrowing the search down in order to produce a list of relevant references, and students then had a chance to investigate the various types of database available. For students who weren't able to attend one of these sessions, or need a refresher, the Library's WMG tutorial http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/services/library/tealea/sciences/wmg/wmgtutorial/outlines how to develop a search strategy and takes you through a guided search of the EI Engineering Village database. Once you know how to search one database you can transfer these skills to searching other databases in a variety of subject areas.
Please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you need more help with finding information.
Which database do you find best for your searches?