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Welcome to the UniSA Library. This page has been created to help you locate key online library resources to support you throughout your MBA. Before exploring this guide please watch the video below to learn how you can get the most out of the UniSA Library:


UniSA Library has a large eBook collection. Search for a specific title or browse using keywords in the Library collection. For more information see our eBook guide:

Subject and research guides

Use our guides to find recommended subject specific resources. Guides include Accounting, Business, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Human Resource Management, Management, Marketing and many more. 

Plan your search

Start by identifying keywords for your topic. Next, think of alternative words for your keywords that you can also include in your searching. 

The table below shows an example of keywords and alternative words that could be used in a search around performance management: 

Keywords Alternative words or phrases
performance management performance review, performance appraisal
assessment feedback, evaluation, criticism
outcomes results, positive outcomes, negative outcomes

Below is an example of a search we could try using words from our table, in the database Business Source Ultimate.

 "performance management" OR "performance review" AND feedback


Tip: The use of quotation marks keeps phrases together in your search results.

Before you start searching please look at the resources below to help you search effectively:

  Watch: Study Help: Plan Your Search (2 min 26 sec)

  Read: Plan your search

Find information

Search the Library collection to find eBooks, journal articles, reports, videos and more. Use the Refine my results option to limit your search results.

 Watch this short video about using the Library collection (1 min 48 sec)

Google Scholar searches only within academic or scholarly sites, rather than the whole internet. By accessing Google Scholar from within the library website you will be able to link directly to articles that the library has access to by clicking on the Full-text at UniSA link.

Key databases

Find more information

Find company and industry information

Have a look at our online guide to finding Company and Industry Information.

This guide will help you search the web and our databases to find company and industry information, financial information, annual reports and country information.

Harvard Business Review

The Harvard Business Review provides insights on strategy, innovation, management and leadership and is a key business tool. 

We recommended accessing the Harvard Business Review journal through the Business Source Ultimate database.

To search for articles on specific topics within the journal, click the Search within this publication link.

Search within this publication

On the search page, enter the title or keywords starting from the second row.

Note: leave the first row as it is.

Case studies

Explore thousands of real life business cases from all over the world:

News media

NewsBank database lets you search thousands of Australian and International newspaper titles. For more media resources see our News Media guide:

Evaluating resources

It is important to always evaluate the resources that you find. To help you evaluate your information please watch the below videos:

 Watch: Study Help: Evaluating information (3 min 17 sec)

 Watch: Study Help: Scholarly sources explained (2 min 22 sec)

Referencing support

Other referencing support tools: Referencing software (EndNote)

What do you do with all those references you have found? Use a bibliographic management software to store, organise and cite your references.

The Library supports the bibliographic management tool EndNote. There are also many free systems available.

EndNote Guide