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.
  • 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.


  • Bibliography of Linguistic Literature (BLLDB)
  • Bibliography focusing on the English language, Germanic, Romance languages and Slavic as well as general language science.
  • 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

    Journal database with full-text access to the leading journals within all subject areas. Usually it is not possible to access the most recent 3-5 volumes, but it is possible to access publications before that.
  • Project Muse
    Journal database with full-text access to high quality journals within the humanities and social science. The database provides access to the most recent issues and sometimes to older issues (back issues) as well.

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.

Translation and Interpreting

Academic Practice


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