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IB Business and Management - Topic 3 - Accounts and finance: Articles

A guide to resources which are particularly useful for topic 3 of your Business and Management course.

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We subscribe to the following Business Studies magazines.  They are great for wider reading.  The Straits Times is also useful for keeping up to date with the news. 

Find all magazines and newspapers under the stairs in the Senior Library.

Business Review

Business Review

This magazine is aimed at A-level students and contains articles which are specifically relevant to the AS and A2 Business Studies courses.  Each article places theory in real-life context and addresses the key areas of marketing, finance, people, operations, the external environment and objectives and strategy. 

The Economist

The Economist

The Economist aims to cover the main events, both business and political, of the week.  It goes to press on Thursday and is available in most of the world’s main cities the following day or soon after.

The Straits Times

Singapore’s daily newspaper, The Straits Times, is available each day in the Senior Library.  The Straits Times is the most widely read newspaper in Singapore, it strives to be an authoritative provider of news and views, with special focus on Singapore and the Asian region.

EbscoHost database

   We subscribe to two databases that contain thousands of full-text journal articles.  The databases we subscribe to are EBSCOHost and JStor and they provide a brilliant way for you to find those references that will really make your work stand out from the crowd!

   Use the search boxes below to search EbscoHost.  If you are not in school or if you are using a laptop you will need to enter a password which you can access by logging in our portal  'Senior Firefly' service or ask a librarian


Research databases


Investment appraisal

Stanford, G. (2009) ‘Making investment decisions’, Business Review, 16 (2), pp.12-14

An article which considers the different methods of investment appraisal managers can use to help them make the right decision.

You will find this article in Business Review (November 2009) in the Senior Library.

Ratio analysis

Marcousé, I. (2009) ‘Published accounts and ratios 2009’, Business Review, 16 (1), pp.10-13

Ratio analysis is a key way of gaining understanding from published accounts.  This article looks at why ratios are used and how to carry out profitability and financial health ratio analysis.

You will find this article in Business Review (September 2009) in the Senior Library.


Google Scholar

Google Scholar searches the web for scholarly literature.  Some of the results will lead to freely accessible full-text articles.

Google Scholar Search

NLB Library

Singapore has excellent public libraries which can be used by all residents of Singapore. 

Click on the link below to search the NLB catalogue, you will find information on books held in libraries.  You can also immediately access online thousands of ebooks and journal articles. 

If you find books which would be useful for your studies either visit the library or contact Mrs Shou and we may be able to request it for you.