Subject Guide for English Business Communication


On this page you will find a selection of resources concerning English language and business communication as well as some resources concerning cultural and intercultural issues relevant for business communication. You are welcome to contact us in case you need help, or if you have suggestions for additional information for the page.

Good places to start - key sources

Reference Works

  • International Encyclopedia of Communication
    Contains a large amount of articles about communication. Covers research in the fields of linguistics, sociology, media, gender, culture studies, film studies, geography, journalism etc. Updated regularly.Find definitions of key concepts within communication studies, as well as references for further reading.
  • Encyclopedia of American Studies
    Encyclopedia concerning American culture. Contains a large amount of articles about literature, art, films, history, social conditions, economy, education, gender, race, religion, environment, philosophy, science, social reforms and more.
  • Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics 
    ELL2 is the largest linguistic encyclopedia. Contains overview articles with matching reference lists about all language scientific topics, disciplines and technical terms.
  • Handbook of Terminology
    Handbook on terminology (management), traditions, best practices, and methods to students, researchers, professionals and lecturers in terminology. Relevant to anyone with a professional or personal interest in terminology, translation, interpreting, localization, editing, etc., such as communication specialists, translators, scientists, editors, public servants, brand managers, engineers, and (intercultural) organization specialists.
  • International Encyclopedia of Linguistics
    An interdisciplinary encyclopedia covering historical, comparative, formal, mathematical, functional, philosophical, and sociolinguistics. The reference work is a part of the database Oxford Reference Online, where reference works on all subjects can be found.


  • Linguistics & Language Behavior Abstracts (LLBA)
    LLBA is the largest linguistic bibliography. It contains references to language-scientific literature (journal articles, articles in books, books and more) about all linguistic topics and branches as well as all languages.
  • ABI/INFORM Global
    Large article database covering a wide range of business topics; management, marketing, branding, consumer behaviour, business communication, social media, corporate culture, etc. Includes academic articles, articles from trade magazines.
  • Business Source Complete
    Large article database covering a wide range of business topics; management, marketing, branding, consumer behaviour, business communication, social media, corporate culture, etc. Includes academic articles, articles from trade magazines and business reports.
  • Communication & Mass Media Complete (CMMC)
    Database containing academic articles, on communication, communication studies and mass media.
  • MLA International Bibliography
    References to articles and books within literature- and language studies. Usually the articles are available in full-text. Covers European, Asian, American and Africa languages and literary fields.

Article Databases

  • Emerald
    Smaller database containing academic articles from the publisher Emerald. Covering such areas as management, marketing, branding, consumer behaviour, business communication, social media and corporate culture.
  • Science Direct
    Smaller database containing academic articles and e-books published by Elsevier. Covering such areas as management, marketing, branding, consumer behaviour, business communication, social media and corporate culture.

E Books and Text Archives


  • Gyldendals ordbøger
    Access to Gyldendals online dictionaries including Gyldendals Røde Ordbøger (Danish-English and English-Danish), Gyldendals Vinterberg & Bodelsen (Danish-English), Gyldendals Kjærulff Nielsen (English-Danish) Gyldendals technical and engineering dictionary (Danish-English and English-Danish), Gyldendals medical/dental dictionary (Danish-English and English-Danish) and Gyldendals legal dictionary (Danish-English and English-Danish).
  • Oxford English Dictionary
    The OED is the largest and most updated dictionary of its kind. In a historical perspective the dictionary provides information about the meaning of a word as well as its development through quotes from many different periods, texts and genres. Covers the entire English speaking world.
  • Oxford Reference Online
    E-books database containing a large collection of acknowledged reference works and dictionaries within the English language as well as English-French, Spanish, German, Italian, Latin, Irish and Welsh dictionaries. Also contains a collection of quotes, illustrations, maps and historical timelines.
    Web-based dictionaries that are often updated with words that the user could not find in the first try. Contains the most used words and expressions within the given languages and subject areas.Covering such areas as trade, technology, IT, law, accounting and finance.
  • Regnskabsordbøgerne
    The accounting dictionaries. Danish, Danish-English, English and English-Danish. Access via

Newspaper and Media

  • Børsen
    Internet version of the newspaper with access to archives. Search daily newspaper Børsen's full-text articles published since June 21, 1996.
  • Factiva
    Dow Jones Factiva is a unique database combining global news with first-class company information. The page is good for both global news search and search for marked and company information. Only 5 users have access simultaneously.
  • Infomedia
    Access to all Danish national and local daily newspapers as well as a selection of local weekly newspapers. In addition, access to individual Danish journals/trade magazines and web sources.
  • LexisNexis Academic
    Database with access, among other things, to national and international newspapers, legal information, market and business information.

Market Information

  • Marketline
    Portal containing information about companies, industries, finance, products and countries. Includes Industry Profiles, Consumer markets Database, SWOT Analyses, and Country profiles.
  • Passport
    Passport (formerly GMID - Global Market Information Database) from Euromonitor provides information on demographics, economics, consumption and market conditions. Here, you can find product/consumer statistics, lifestyle reports, market reports and company reports.
  • World Advertising Research Center (WARC)
    Portal containing various analyses, reports, news, articles and case studies within the business communication field - e.g. marketing, branding, consumer behaviour, etc. The data is, in many cases, evidence-based and may originate, for example, from ESOMAR or Advertising Research Center.

Translation and Interpreting

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