Business and economics

Information seeking is a process that goes hand in hand with the research process. A good starting point is to make an information seeking plan to help you be more systematic with information searches. Read more in Library Tutorial.

In business and economics, research is published in

  • scholarly articles
  • books
  • conference papers.

Business and economics are researched both in the national and international context in Finland.

What databases to use?

Peer-reviewed articles are valued in all fields. They are published in academic journals. In many databases, you can limit your search results to peer-reviewed articles. This helps you choose scholarly and reliable sources. To find academic journal articles, use databases e.g.

To access a database via JYKDOK, write the name of the database in the JYKDOK search box.

To browse databases: Browse for databases > choose Research Area: Business and Economics > choose eg. Articles

Databases usually offer useful search options and filters like scholarly/peer-reviewed articles filter. A database may have a thesaurus or subject terms dictionary of its own that can help with search terms.

Conference papers

Conference papers are usually included in the same databases that you use to search articles. Some databases allow you to limit search results to conference papers.


To find books, go to JYKDOK. Additionally, it can be helpful to search e-book databases separately even though the e-books are included in JYKDOK search results. E-book databases allow you to extend the search to the full-text of the book.

Finna: Books not in JYKDOK collection may be found in Finna, which is the union catalogue of Finnish libraries, museums and archives. Order books from other libraries using our interlibrary service.

Dictionaries, encyclopedias and subject terms

Research methodology

Business profiles

  • Orbis Europe
    • Large database of company information.
    • Company profiles are available also in Business Source Elite database.

Master's theses & dissertations

Theses and dissertations can be searched for via JYKDOK or Finna.

Citing and managing references

Guides and contact information