Course resource help for International Business and Intercultural Communication

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Please get in touch if you have any queries about:

  • finding information and resources for assignments
  • finding online resources
  • referencing your sources

Joanna Cooksey

I'm hybrid working this semester, so will sometimes be on Headington campus and sometimes working from home. Please email in the first instance. If you need a 1-to-1 appointment we can then arrange one either face-to-face or via Zoom or Google Meet. My usual working hours are 8.00 - 16.00, Monday - Friday.


Citing your sources (also called referencing) is an essential part of your academic work and is explained fully on our page Reference and avoid plagiarism.

Cite Them Right Online shows you how to reference a wide range of sources (books, journal articles, web sites) in exactly the same Harvard style used at Brookes. It includes a sample text and reference list.

The Library also has a printed guide to citing your references using the Harvard (Author-Date) system (Word and PDF versions available).

Endnote is a tool for storing and organising your references, and it will also work with Word or Pages to create a fully formatted bibliography from your reference library.

NB Other referencing guides and apps are widely available but be aware that not all Harvard styles are the same as ours. Make sure you check your references against one of the authoritative sources listed above.

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How to find and borrow books:
  • Use LibrarySearch - check our video guide (on the right) for more help.
  • Finding your material shows you how to understand call numbers and look for books on the library shelves.
  • Borrowing and returning tells you about borrowing books
  • A guide to finding books and eBooks in Brookes Library Word file and PDF also shows you how to find books on the shelves.

Find sources for your assignments

Check the Google slides (on the left) for tips on how to find resources for your assignments.
These guides may also help:

How to search Business Source Complete & other EBSCO databases

EBSCO is a web platform that gives you access to several key databases for MA IBIC. All of these databases work in the same way. This video shows you how to search any EBSCO database, individually or in combination. 

Key business database for academic journal articles, magazine articles, trade journals, country reports, industry profiles, and company profiles on all aspects of business including management.

Good for academic articles on intercultural communication, media, social media, and society.

A large database covering all subject areas. It contains lots of full text articles and is an excellent resource for any topic.