Subject Guide

Recommended Database

ABI/INFORM Collection (ProQuest)

Features over 3,000 full-text journals, 25,000 Dissertations, 14,000 SSRN working papers, key newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal and The Financial Times, as well as country-and industry-focused reports and data. Its international coverage gives a complete picture of companies and business trends around the world.

ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry (ProQuest) 

Search more than 750 business periodicals and newsletters with a trade or industry focus. Provides users with the latest industry news, product and competitive information, marketing trends, and a wide variety of other topics. Contains publications on every major industry, including finance, insurance, transportation, construction, and many more.

Emerald Insight

Emerald Insight includes journals and ebooks relevant to a range of subject areas, including Business, Management & Strategy, Education, and Public Policy & Environmental Management eJournal Collection.


Your online management resource from CMI. ManagementDirect provides a rich foundation of management knowledge and resources for students, members and employees across the board. If you are a studying member at a university or a CMI centre, please refer to your Welcome email to access ManagementDirect.

Google Scholar

Accessing Google Scholar for articles. Google Scholar is a free platform that searches multiple sources including academic publishers, universities and other scholarly organisations.

Links to open sources websites and journals

International Leadership Association

ILA’s events, programs, resources, and publications are designed with this in mind, bringing people together to bridge theory and practice and spark those aha moments that move people’s thoughts and actions in ways that improve leadership locally and globally.

Leadership Excellence 

Leadership Excellence helps organizations develop great leaders by offering top insights on latest trends and best practices in leadership.

Others Institutional references and resources

Leadership Empowerment And Development (LEAD)

Leadership Empowerment And Development (LEAD) Institute is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to advancing youth leadership in underserved communities in Malaysia. Founded in 2014, LEAD Institute has impacted 50,000 lives across Malaysia through projects in art and culture, health, civic engagement, environment, education, and economic development. 

Asian Strategy and Leadership Incorporated (ASLI)

Asian Strategy and Leadership Incorporated or in short “ASLI” is Malaysia’s leading independent, non-partisan and not-for-profit think-tank. Founded in 1993, ASLI is the definitive voice of strategy and leadership in the country, having through the years, provided strategic and trusted insights to governments, businesses and diplomatic communities.

Perdana Leadership Foundation

Perdana Leadership Foundation was chartered in January 2003 as a non-profit organisation, founded with gifts from people who supported the vision of a thriving research and learning institution dedicated to the study of Malaysian leadership and nation-building.

Newspaper and Magazines


Newsweek is a premier news magazine and website that has been bringing high-quality journalism to readers around the globe for over 80 years.

Entrepreneur Asia Pasific

Advice, insight, profiles and guides for established and aspiring entrepreneurs worldwide. Home of Entrepreneur magazine.


Forbes is an American business magazine owned by Integrated Whale Media Investments and the Forbes family. Published eight times a year, it features original articles on finance, industry, investing, and marketing topics.

The Business Times – Leadership & Management

Find latest business & financial news including analysis and opinion on top business stories, stock markets in Singapore, Asia-Pacific and Worldwide.


APA Style

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Mendeley Reference Manager 

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