Online Databases


The SEG Libraries offer a collection of online database subscriptions which can be accessed from all the SEG schools campuses.

These databases let you search for particular academic articles or reports using specific keywords. Once you have found an article, you can download it, if you have access to the full text, and include some of its parts into your own report. Any article that you use in your reports must be referenced.

The current subscriptions to online databases are :



A very good alternative to Wikipedia.

          ►ENCYCLOPEDIA Britannica

Explore the updated online encyclopedia from Encyclopaedia Britannica with hundreds of thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images, and web sites.





For a full access to the articles (PDF download), you need to select Only content I have access to in the advanced search box.

          ►EMERALD Insight: Advanced Search

HR Emerald is a global publisher linking research and practice to the benefit of society. The company manages a portfolio of more than 290 journals and over 2,000 books, as well as providing an extensive range of online products and additional customer resources and services.



SAGE Publications

For a full access to the articles (PDF download), you need to search within the SAGE Journals available to me in the advanced search box.

          ►SAGE Journals

SAGE is the world's 5th largest journals publisher. The portfolio includes more than 700 journals spanning the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology, and Medicine.



TAYLOR & Francis Online

For a full access to the articles (PDF download), you need to select Only content I have full access to in the advanced and citation search box.

          ►TAYLOR & Francis Online

Founded in the City of London in 1798,  Taylor & Francis is the oldest commercial journals publisher in the world, and one of the leading global academic publishers.



EBSCOHOST Research Databases

To access the database, you need to select EBSCOhost Research Databases, and then Hospitality & Tourism Complete.

A full access to articles related to Hospitality & Tourism (PDF download) is available by default, from the advanced search box.


EBSCOhost is a powerful online reference system accessible via the Internet. It offers a variety of proprietary full text databases and popular databases from leading information providers.



Advanced Boolean Search


The link below may help you understand the way that boolean advanced search works (PDF file to open and/or download).

          ►Boolean Advanced Search explained (University of Berkeley)

In addition, you can check our page ►How to Search Databases for best practices concerning how to efficiently use online databases.



Managing References with Microsoft Word


Managing and inserting references, using the Harvard System of Referencing in Microsoft Word, is not implemented the same way in each version of the application.

As it is by default included in Word 2010 for Windows, it is not included in Word 2011 for Macintosh. The link below will help you get and install the extensions that you need to resolve this problem.


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