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Web Links for Management and Information Systems
This page was originally constructed as a resource for the Management and Information Systems course at the University of York. Although this course is no longer taught, the selection of links of the page has proved to be of interest for people who wish to research the area of Management and Information Systems. Consequently this page and the rest of the material for the MIS course has been retained.
MIS Text Books
This page only contains links to web based materials, if you are looking for MIS text books please use the list of recommended MIS books that features on any of the pages associated with this course.
Note to students on the MIS course at the University of York
The following sites may be of use to you for the MIS course - please note that some sites require an ATHENS password. More specific links can be found on the pages associated with each topic in the course.
Sites to search for articles and papers:
Password protected sites:
The following sites require an ATHENS ID and Password. University of York students should contact the library if they do not have (or have lost) their ATHENS password.
- BIDS gives access to INSPEC (IEE database for Physics, Electronics and Computing) and databases on Science, social sciences, arts, humanities, Economics, sociology, politics and anthropology. BIDS will also give access to the full text of electronic journals from leading publishers and the ISI citation index.
- Web of Knowledge The ISI Web of Science is a service for UK higher education and is an alternative to BIDS (above). The Web of Knowledge contains both multidisciplinary and specialized content. It covers journals, proceedings and journal citations.
Open Access sites:
The following sites are open access and do not require a ID or password.
- Google Scholar enables you to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Google Scholar also includes a citation index.
- The Abstract Search from the Social Science Research Network's (SSRN) eLibrary allows you to search for keywords in the title and/or abstract of a large number of papers, most of which are available electronically.
- You can search for papers in EconPapers which claims to be the world's largest collection of on-line Economics working papers, journal articles and software.
- CiteSeer and CiteSeerX are "digital libraries of scientific literature that aims to improve the dissemination and feedback of academic literature".
- The British Library Management Business Studies Portal provides full text research reports, summaries, working papers and videos that can be downloaded and read immediately + details of books, journal articles, reports, website, datasets, sound recordings and videos available at the British Library.
- World Wide Science is a multilateral, multilingual science gateway consisting of various national and international scientific databases and portals.
- io-port offers access to about one million publications in informatics and related subject areas. io-port.net pools information from several computer science sources.
- Scopus claims to be the largest abstract and citation database of research literature and quality web sources and covers 28 million abstracts and contains 245 million references.
- myLITsearch, whose stated aim is to provide the general public with access to information about scholarly publications and the world's academic community, will also search a wide range of papers and articles.
- The Computing Research Repository ( CoRR) allows you to browse or search the NCSTRL (Networked Computer Science Technical Reference Library) collection
- Sprouts an Open Access public forum on research of information systems that contains a number of Working Papers on Information Systems.
- Documents in Computing and Information Science ( DOCIS) is a digital library dedicated to promoting free access to data about documents in computing and library and information science based on the RCLIS (research in computing, library and information science) database.
- The Information Systems Journals page provides links to a large number of paper, electronic and open access journals.
Sites of general interest:
The following sites contain material of general interest (often in the form of links to other sites) and do not require a ID or password.
- Wikipedia is a useful starting point for many searches and contains articles on Management Information Systems, Knowledge Management, Communities of Practice, Computer Mediated Communication and Virtual Communities. There are separate versions of Wikipedia in many other languages including French, German and Italian.
- The Open Directory Project also provides edited directories for many of the areas in this course, e.g. Knowledge Management in general as well as specific articles on Knowledge Management, Communities of Practice as well as Management Information Systems (as a general topic) and some specific articles on Management and Information Systems. You may also find that the directory for cyberspace contains relevant material. A similar service is provided by Google.
- Sociosite by Albert Benschop (University of Amsterdam) also provides edited directories of academic papers and links to other sites that may be of use in this course, e.g. Management, Technology and Organization.
- The CALT (Center for Advanced Learning Technologies) Encyclopedia provides links to material on Knowledge Management, Virtual Communities, Systems and Systems Modeling and Management.
- Business and Commerce Resources from University College Dublin provides links to General business gateways and sites, Business news sources, Accountancy links, Company information and Management Information Systems.
- Web sites - Information Systems Management from Bournemouth University that provides a selection of quality checked web sites that are relevant to Information Systems Management.
- Themanager.org providers links to a number of interesting KM articles and KM portals in their Knowledge base. The German Language version of the site also provides a similar knowledge base for Wissensmanagement und lernende Organization.
- KnowledgeBoard: the European Knowledge Management portal also provides links to several interesting resources.
- KM Actu is a French Language site that describes itself as a "portal internet dédié aux problématiques du management des compétences et des connaissances". It contains links to news and articles on Knowledge Management from a Francophone perspective.
- Slashdemocracy.org maintain a page of links concerned with nurturing knowledge and sharing practices through Communities of Practice.
- The research page of the AIS contains some material that may be of interest as does their Online Teaching Cases in IS and Virtual Teams pages.
The following sites Contain material that is more directly concerned with the content of the Management and Information Systems Course.
- Virtual Teams from StartWright Resources
- irt.org (Internet Related Technologies ) is a non-profit organization that manages a site that covers a variety of Internet related technologies
- NETFUTURE: Technology and Human Responsibility is a reader supported newsletter that is concerned with the "risks" of computer use such as privacy violations, unequal access, censorship, and dangerous computer glitches.
- The risks digest (Forum On Risks To The Public In Computers And Related Systems) is a web based equivalent is comp.risks.
- The Computer-Mediated Communication Magazine reports on issues concerned with people, events, technology, public policy, culture, practices, study, and applications related to human communication and interaction in online environments.
- Computer-Mediated Communication Information Sources - a comprehensive collection of information sources about the Internet
- The Journal of Computer Mediated Communication contains many articles that are relevant to this course.
Publications from the MIS group at York:
Some of the publications from the MIS research group may also be of use for this course.
- The MIS research group at York have produced a list of publications that are (a) examples of research undertaken by the group, (b) refereed and have appeared as part of a book, journal or refereed conference, (c) available on line as Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files.
Sites recommended by students and others
The following are a list of "other sites". These have mostly been suggested by students on the MIS course at York.
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