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Business: Business on the web

A collection of information resources and guidance for Business students

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City of London Business Library

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Useful information on the website explains membership if you should choose to make use of its services after graduation.

Also details opportunities to attend seminars, access to print and electronic resources, plus free business start up advice and advisors.

Test your fake-news-spotting skills

Have a go at this multiple choice quiz compiled by the BBC and test your fake news spotting skills. It's harder than you think!

Did you know that the BBC has extensive guidelines for their reporters, which they must follow to check the authenticity and accuracy of news stories. The relevant part of the website is BBC Editorial Guidelines section 3 - accuracy.

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A screen shot from the BBC News fake news quiz, an image with a multiple choice question underneath.

Academic Repositories

Universities will have their own digital repository to store, provide access to and preserve work produced by their academics. These repositories can be a valuable source of information to you when you are writing a dissertation or postgraduate-level project. 

The three universities at the Medway site each have their own repository which you can explore:

Introduction - hidden gem or Fake News?

Critical reading is a key skill for you to develop during your time as a student and beyond. This is true for whatever format of documentation you use.

Treat the Internet no differently and you should find it easier to navigate the breadth of information and data available.

There are some tools to help you develop skills in evaluating websites - you will find these in the Skills and Workshops tab.

Useful websites for Business students

  • AccountingWEB: Aims to deliver topical, practical content to accountants and accounting professionals.

  • American Marketing Association: Professional association involved in the practice, teaching and study of marketing worldwide, and a source for information/resources, education/training and professional networking.

  • Asian Development Bank: International development finance institution centering on Asia and the Pacific.

  • Bank of England: The central bank of the United Kingdom.

  • Banque de France: The central bank of France.

  • BEIS: Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy: The BEIS's goal is to "build an economy that works for everyone, so that there are great places in every part of the UK for people to work and for businesses to invest, innovate and grow.

  • British Chambers of Commerce: A network of accredited Chambers of Commerce across the UK.

  • CBI: Confederation of British Industry: Describes itself as "the premier lobbying organisation for UK business on national and international issues".

  • CNN Money: Financial information from the CNN network.

  • Companies House: The main functions of Companies House are to incorporate and dissolve limited companies; examine and store company information delivered under the Companies Act and related legislation; and make this information available to the public.

  • EDGAR Database: Registration statements, periodic reports, and other forms filed by US domestic and foreign companies, from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Emplaw ONLINE: A complete insight into British Employment Law.

  • EUbusiness: Independent online business information service about the European Union.

  • Europages: European business search engine in 26 languages.

  • Federation of Small Businesses: Principal lobbying group in the UK for small businesses. Includes an extensive Document Library.

  • globalEDGE: International business resources on the web.

  • Hoovers: Company information.

  • Lloyds of London: Website of Lloyd's insurance market.

  • Lloyd's List: Information, analysis and knowledge for business decision makers in the global shipping community.

  • NASDAQ : Official site of The NASDAQ Stock Market.

  • Northcote :Links to UK financial reports.

  • OECD: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development: The mission of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is to promote policies that will improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world.