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  • Springer E-Books
    The package comprises 2 collections (term 2005-ff) 1. German collection "Wirtschaftswissenschaften" (incl. the titles of Gabler, Vieweg, Teubner, Verl. für Sozialwissenschaften) 2. English collection "Business & Economics"
  • WISO.NET e-books offers access for more than 1.500 primarily German-language e-books from different publishers.
    Subjects: Marketing, Controlling, Organisation, Human resources, Economics, Business psychology, Law, Sociology

Business databases

  • EBSCO includes the databases Business Source Complete and EconLit with main focus on business and economics. 
    EBSCO contains more than 15.000 full-text and abstracted journals. In addition to the serials, EBSCO provides WEFA (Wharton Econometric Forecasting Associates) industry reports and country monitor as well as EIU (Economist Intelligence Unit) country reports. As well as Berstein financial data is included, EBSCO offers Kluwer Academic Press journals, all Berkeley Electronic Press journals, Wiley Business and Economic journals, AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) publications and the Business Book Research Library.
  • EBSCO SocIndex with fulltext

    SocIndex with fulltext is the world's most comprehensive and highest quality sociology research database. Its extensive scope and content provide users with a wealth of extremely useful information encompassing the broad spectrum of sociological study.

  • Elsevier - ScienceDirect
    The Business School Edition provides a critical mass of over 239 prestigious and highly cited journals, as well as key reference works and handbooks, including renowned titles such as:
    • The Handbooks in Economics Series
    • Accounting Organizations and Society
    • Journal of Accounting and Economics
    • Journal of Banking and Finance
    • Journal of Financial Economics
    • Long Range Planning
    • World Development
  • Emerald Management Xtra
    Emerald's leading Management database provides you with breadth and depth across all management disciplines, including the latest peer-reviewed, international research in both established and emerging areas of interest. With seven subject collections you have access to 200 fulltext journals from Emerald and reviews from the world's top 300 management journals.
  • WISO.NET offers the most comprehensive German literature in economics. The cooperation with significant publishing companies and scientific institutes allows a unique portfolio in high-class contents. GBI WISO-Net allows users full text access to approximately 400 journals, bibliographies, articles from the daily presses and weekly press business informations.
  • JSTOR is a full text database that contains back-issues of core scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences. It contains complete runs of these scholarly journals, many of which date from the 1800s. JSTOR does not include current issues of journals; the most recently published issue of any current journal will not appear in JSTOR until 1-5 years after the publishing date.
    We have enabled your access to the following JSTOR Collections: Business I, II, III
    You can now access JSTOR content by going directly to JSTOR and selecting Search or Browse from the menu bar.


Economic information

  • EconBiz
    EconBiz, the Virtual Library for Economics and Business Studies, is a joint project of the German National Library of Economics (ZBW) and the University and City Library of Cologne (USB Köln).
    The aim of the USB Cologne and the ZBW is to establish a central gateway for a broad range of economic information and to give direct access to full text documents.

    EconBiz offers:
    - a search engine including important German and international databases for economics and business studies
    - access to full texts on the Internet,
    - a directory of internet resources in economics, selected for their quality and relevance to the subject,
    - a directory of subject-specific databases,
    - the reference service EconDesk which supports you in your search for information in economics and business studies,
    - Literature lists on current topics (ECONIS Select Economics, ECONIS Select Business Studies).
  • CEPR Discussion Papers
    Research by CEPR Research Fellows and Affiliates appears initially in the CEPR Discussion Paper series. These Discussion Papers are circulated widely to other specialists in the research and policy community so that the results of the research receive prompt and thorough professional scrutiny. The Centre produces about 600 Discussion Papers each year.
  • Global Market Information System (GMID) provides business intelligence on countries, consumers and industries (over 1 million demographic, economic and marketing statistics).
    Lebensmittelzeitung is the German's leading professional publication for the consumer sector. delivers topical news about trade and industry. Please ask our Library staff for access to the database:
  • LexisNexis is a leading global provider of comprehensive information and business solutions in a variety of areas - legal, risk management, corporate, government, law enforcement, accounting and academic.
    LexisNexis provide customers access to billions of searchable documents from more than 45.000 legal, news and business sources. Corporations and legal professionals can also manage, organize and integrate their work processes using the unique set of solutions.
  • NWB Steuer- und Wirtschaftsrecht
    comprises journals, books and references on national and international tax and business law which are included in the following licences:
    • NWB Steuer- und Wirtschaftsrecht
    • NWB Rechnungswesen
    • NWB Erben und Vermögen
    • NWB Internationales Steuer- und Wirtschaftsrecht
    • NWB Unternehmenssteuern und Bilanzen
  • OECD Economic Surveys
    OECD's periodic reviews of member and non-member economies. Member country reviews are generally done on an 18 month cycle,while non-member reviews are done as agreed with the subject country. A minimum of 18 surveys are done each year. Each issue provides a comprehensive analysis of developments in the subject country, along with individual chapters covering key economic challenges being faced and recommendations for dealing with the challenges.
  • Statista - the leading statistics enterprise on the Internet
    Statista contains an easy and efficient access to quantitative facts and statistics from more than 1,500 resources.
    The database allows the searching of statistics & studies on more than 60,000 subjects and contains statistics to more than 600 branches. Statista aggregates the most important statistics and studies of market researchers, associations, professional publications as well as state resources.

Corporate database

  • Hoppenstedt
    Die Hoppenstedt Firmendatenbank bietet exklusive und täglich aktualisierte Adressen und Firmendaten über die 300.000 bedeutendsten Unternehmen in Deutschland und deren 1,6 Millionen Ansprechpartnern des Top- und Mittelmanagements.

Entrepreneurial database


Chargeable databases

Law databases

  • beck-online
    Fachmodule: Handels- u. Gesellschaftsrecht plus, Zivilrecht plus, Gewerblicher Rechtsschutz plus, Steuerrecht plus, Bamberger/ Roth plus

    Zeitschriftenmodule: Arbeitsrechtliche Praxis plus, Betriebsberater, Neue Zeitschrift Strafrecht plus, Neue Zeitschrift Verwaltungsrecht plus, Neue Zeitschrift Arbeitsrecht plus, Neue Zeitschrift Insolvenz u. Sanierung
  • Kluwer Arbitration


    Kluwer Arbitration ist eine der führenden weltweiten Ressourcen im Bereich Internationale Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit. Sie enthält Zeitschriften, Monographien, Kommentare, Rechtsquellen und eine Entscheidungsdatenbank, in welcher unter anderem über 200 ICC Awards enthalten sind.
    Die Datenbank wurde in Zusammenarbeit mit dem International Council for Commercial Arbitration ICCA und dem Institute for Transnational Arbitration ITA entwickelt. Diese Institutionen liefern auch laufend neue Inhalte, die dann in die Datenbank einfliessen.
  • Westlaw International 
    Westlaw International is Thomson's powerful online research service, providing legal professionals with trusted legal, news and business information from around the world. Whether you need laws from another country or international information for your practice area, this is your resource for fast, efficient research.
    Westlaw International combines essential, authoritative information resources with the technical innovation of Westlaw - the leading online legal information service in the United States. By combining materials from renowned content providers such as Sweet & Maxwell, Thomson West, ELLIS Publications, Lawbook Co and Carswell, Westlaw International offers you a unique collection of trustworthy legal and regulatory information.

    The access is possible within the EBS IP-ranges

  • HeinOnline

    Umfangreiche Sammlung juristischer Materialien der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika, Großbritanniens und des Commonwealth:
    - Mehr als über 1000 relevante anglo-amerikanische Rechtszeitschriften ab Erscheinungsbeginn.
    - Alle US-amerikanischen Verträge und Abkommen.
    - Alle veröffentlichten U.S. Supreme Court Entscheidungen.
    - Federal Register 1936 bis heute.
    - Rechtswissenschaftliche Monographien - "Klassiker" - von der Antike bis zur Gegenwart.
    - Dokumente zum Staatsrecht von über 190 Nationen
    Alle Texte sind suchbar und im zitierfähigen Format dargestellt (image-based).

  • Jurion / Recht ist ein juristischer Online-Service und umfasst derzeit folgende Inhalte: Fachzeitschriften, z. B. Deutsches Verwaltungsblatt
    Kommentare, z. B. Leipziger Kommentar zum StGB; Löwe-Rosenberg: StPO und GVG,
    Handbücher und Fachlexika,
    Rechtsnormen zum EU-Recht, Bundesrecht und den Landesrechten,
    komplette Sammlung allgemeinverbindlicher Tarifverträge,
    Formularbücher und Arbeitshilfen  (z.B. ca. 100 Arbeitshilfen zum Verwaltungsrecht: Formulare, Checklisten, Prüfungsübersichten und Mustertexte) 
    über 250.000 Urteile aller Gerichtsbarkeiten und Instanzen, überwiegend im Volltext
    und tagesaktuelle Neuigkeiten aus Gesetzgebung, Rechtsprechung und Fachpresse

  • Current Index to Legal Periodicals (CILP) Der Zeitschrifteninhaltsdienst bietet die Möglichkeit, die aktuellen Neuerscheinungen im US-amerikanischen Schrifttum thematisch sortiert zu sichten und sich einen raschen Überblick über das aktuelle Schrifttum zu verschaffen. Bitte wenden Sie sich für die Zugangsdaten an die Bibliotheksmitarbeiter:
  • Legios is one of the most comprehensive legal online services specialised on Economic Law and Tax Law of the Federal Republic of Germany.
    You will find all important information: latest wording of the law, most recent court decisions and administrative directives as well as authoritative commentaries, handbooks and law journals.
  • DigiZeitschriften Volltext-Zugang zu 200 Kernzeitschriften der deutschen Forschung und Wissenschaft aus 19 Fachgebieten