Core subjects

The University Library (UL) has a large collection on management, especially if one also takes the related subjects areas into account: economics, social sciences (including psychology) and law.

Within the management collection, there are a number of main collection areas:

  • financial management
  • information science and decision making
  • internationalisation
  • management of technology and innovation
  • marketing management
  • methodology and ethics
  • organization and human resources management
  • strategy and environment



You can find information about (business) books and journals at Erasmus University in the UL catalogues. Most titles refer to printed works, which are either present in the UL or in one of the faculty libraries such as the BIC, the library of the Rotterdam School of Management. Sometimes titles in the UL catalogue have direct links to online documents.

You can expand your search for business information, for example, by using the Netherlands Central Catalogue (books and journals), Online Contents (references to articles in journals, dating from 1992), or Picarta (the most important Dutch libraries). Books and copies of articles from non-EUR libraries can be requested via the interlibrary loan services (ILL).


In addition to its own collection, the UL gives access to a considerable number of electronic resources. These include periodical articles, business information and statistical information.

To name a number of important electronic management resources:

  • ABI/Inform global
  • Datastream
  • Emerald Intelligence
  • Euromonitor's global market information
  • Financial Times
  • Gartner Intraweb
  • Het Financieele Dagblad
  • Lexis-Nexis Academic Universe
  • Reach
  • Science Direct
  • Thomson One Banker Analytics

These resources can be found on the UL website under Search > Online resources.
Remote access is possible with a VPN connection (Virtual Private Network). Access to the various databases is restricted to staff and students of EUR.

To support the use of the various financial resources, the UL offers special data services: the Erasmus Data Service Centre (EDSC). This unit supports users in finding data sets and gives workshops on using financial datasets.
The EDSC has its own online schedule where you can book an appointment.

Resources on Economics and Management (portal)

Sources of particular importance for management students and economists have been combined in a portal. You will find them under Search > Resources by discipline > Economics and management. Of particular interest is the extensive collection of Internet resources on business and economics.

Economics and Management collection in the Tinbergen room

You can find specialist reference works such as manuals, specialist encyclopedias and dictionaries in the Tinbergen room. You will also find required literature (set texts) and syllabi in economics and business administration, along with the Economic Working Papers (last three years) and the Open University's collection of books. The reading room is situated on the first floor at the rear of the library.

Staff and students of the Rotterdam School of Management can also find useful information in the social sciences (Tinbergen room) and legal (Langeveld room) collections.


  • The bookcases in the reading rooms are clearly marked with the subject area(s).
  • Material in the reading rooms cannot be borrowed. It can only be used for reference and for copying.


Periodicals in the Langeveld room

Some of the periodicals relevant to business administration and economics are to be found in the Langeveld room. These are arranged by subject, under EB 1 - 29. The latest issue is out on the shelf. The other issues of the current year are stored behind it.

Other periodicals are stored in closed access. Use the catalogue to find the exact location data.

A growing number of periodicals is (also) available online as full text. To find these, use the UL catalogue or search on the website: Search > Online resources > E-journals.


A course on information skills, Searching for scholarly information/management and economics is available for more effective use of the multitude of printed and online resources in business administration. You can find this course on the UL website under Services > Courses and Instructions > Courses information skills.
Further, you can always request specialized instruction and instruction materials.

More information

  • Erik de Munck Mortier, Liaison librarian
    tel. +31 (0)10 408 2392; home page
  • General information
    tel. +31 (0)10 408 1198