Discover & explore Emerald Insight

A world of impactful social science research

An industry-leading digital research platform

Emerald Insight seamlessly delivers high-quality, impactful journals, books, case studies, Expert Briefings and a growing collection of open access content to a global audience.

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Designed to deliver the most rewarding user experience

  • Start your journey using various search and browse routes, then explore further with keywords and refine with filters.
  • All content is presented side-by-side through a predictable interface and intuitive navigation for fast and easy exploration.
  • Remote, multi-user access on any device, as-well as personalisation features allows the user to access content on their terms.

Guides for using Emerald Insight

Our quick reference guides and videos will help you get the most out of Emerald Insight.

How do I get the most from search?

Discover fast and accurate search technology on Emerald Insight to find the content you need.


Resources for administrators

Discover how the Account Management Portal on Emerald Insight can be used to view all account information in one place.

Watch our video demonstration on accessing and using the Account management portal, or use our written guide. You will also find guidance on authentication routes, content discovery and accessing COUNTER usage reports.

Resources for administrators

Truly inspired by our users

Emerald Insight has been built with our communities, for our communities, and every new development is carefully considered and validated by our users to ensure it meets two key goals:

  1. Provide maximum visibility and dissemination of social science research
  2. Make users' lives easy with straightforward navigation and intuitive functionality

Get access to Emerald Insight

Discover collection and access options to suit you.

Browse all open access content on Emerald Insight.

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Our books present lasting records of some of the most pressing subjects impacting the world today, offering a platform for innovative and interdisciplinary research across a broad range of subjects.

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Case Studies

Access specialised case content from, and about, emerging markets – regions which are traditionally underrepresented in teaching case collections, but which offer unique and important insights.

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Expert Briefings

We have partnered with Oxford Analytica to help you understand the impact of macro-economic and geopolitical events. Find out how you can get the very latest analysis impacting key decision-making on an international scale.


Shape the future of Emerald Insight

Understanding users’ motivations and preferences allows us to develop new features and functionality according to their expectations. It also means that we can effectively prioritise and manage developers time by attaching a true value to work.

The Emerald Insight discussion room on Engage provides a space for you to share ideas and experiences, so that we can better understand your needs.

The topics covered are mostly linked to recent platform changes or development ideas that are in the early stages. You can post in any of the live topics, anytime.

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We're listening – tell us what you think

Keep sharing your experience of using the site so it can be developed to meet the needs of you and your library users. We can’t do this without you!

If you have any dedicated feedback, please feel free to get in touch.

Members of Emerald’s Library Advisory Network can start or join a discussion here.

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