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Database Information System DBIS

You can find licensed databases by the TU Berlin in the Database Information System (DBIS). This tool also shows free databases and gives detailed information on the access modalities, the database type and the contents of each database. After clicking on the “subject overview” in the left menu you can select between business and economics to get relevant databases for your field of study.


Database description
If you are on campus and connected to the TU campus network (e.g. eduroam) you will not need to login to use ABI/INFORM. 
Off-campus access is possible via Virtual Private Network VPN.
Materials included
  • Scholarly journals
  • Working papers
  • Periodicals
  • Trade journals
  • Dissertations
  • Market and company reports
  • Business cases
  • Case Studies (e.g. Times 100 Case Studies)
 Online Access: The Economist (Tutorial), The Wallstreet Journal
Database type
essays, bibliographic, full-text
Content / description
ABI/INFORM Collections is a bibliographic database that comprises the following three sub-databases
  • ABI/INFORM Global: full-text scholarly journals, working papers, periodicals, dissertations, trade journals (The Economist, The Wall Street Journal)
  • ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry: Market and company reports as well as trade publications from the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), BMI Research, Oxford Analytica, etc.
  • ABI/INFORM Dateline: Market and company information with a regional focus
  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Business trends
  • Competitive landscape and product information
  • Corporate strategies
  • Economic conditions
  • Finance
  • Management techniques
  • Management theory
  • Hints
Create a My research-account (free-of charge, use TU-Email-address) to save, edit and print your searches. You can easily export your search result for different types of literature management software.


Database description
C.H.Beck Verlag
During the Corona Crisis off-campus access is permitted for TU staff and students via VPN connection to the TU network and with TU email address. Follow the instructions 

Materials included
  • legal journals, e-books, cases, norms/directives
Database type
full text
Content / description
Beck-online offers
  • the complete collection of German federal and state law
  • law
Brief user guide

Business Source Complete (BSC)

Database description
If you are on campus and connected to the TU campus network (e.g. eduroam) you will not need to login to use BSC.
Off-campus access is possible via Virtual Private Network VPN or via web-based program Shibboleth
Some full text journals have an embargo period, meaning there is a delay in publication through EBSCO. This delay can be between 1 and 5 years.
Materials included
  • Full text journal articles, Financial data, Books, Major reference works, Conference proceedings, Case studies, Investment research reports, Industry reports, Market research reports, Country reports, Company profiles, SWOT analyses
  • Articles from more than 5000 journals, 2000 of these with peer-review procedure
Database type
essays, bibliographic, full text
Content / description
BSC is a large full text collection of the most important scholarly business journals, dating back as far as 1886. BSC covers all aspects of business including
  • marketing,
  • management,
  • accounting,
  • finance and
  • economics.
List of titles
  • Economics
  • Sociology
  • Technology (general)
Sign in to access your personalized account to organize your research with folders, create email alerts and RSS feeds. Search with standardized subject headings of the database thesaurus (standardized word list of the database). Basic Search Help Sheet

Web of Science (WoS)

Database description
Also known as: ISI Web of Science Formerly known as: Web of Knowledge
Clarivate Analytics
If you are on campus and connected to the TU campus network (e.g. eduroam) you will not need to login to use WoS. 
Off-campus access is possible via Virtual Private Network VPN or via web-based program Shibboleth.
Materials included
Books, conference proceedings, journal articles
Database type
Citations with abstracts
Content / description
The Web of Science is a multidisciplinary research platform, which helps you to quickly find, analyze, and share information in the sciences, social sciences, arts, and humanities. WoS covers thousands of research journals and conference proceedings. WoS consists of 11 databases:
  • Web of Science Core Collection (1945-present)
  • BIOSIS Citation Index (2013-present)
  • Current Contents Connect (1998-present)
  • Data Citation Index (1900-present)
  • Derwent Innovations Index (2013-present)
  • Inspec® (1969-present)
  • KCI-Korean Journal Database (1980-present)
  • MEDLINE® (1950-present)
  • Russian Science Citation Index (2005-present)
  • SciELO Citation Index (1997-present)
  • Zoological Record (2013-present)
  • Journal Citation Reports (listing impact factors and more) are available through WoS.
General / multidisciplinary
  • Architecture,
  • Civil Engineering and Surveying
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Electrical Engineering, Measurement and Control Technology
  • Energy, Conservation, Nuclear Technology
  • Ethnology
  • Geography
  • Earth Sciences
  • German Studies, Dutch Philology, Scandinavian Studies
  • Information Technology
  • Agriculture and Forestry, Horticulture, Fisheries, Domestic Science
  • Nutrition
  • Mechanical Engineering, Material Sciences, Manufacturing Engineering, Mining and Metallurgy,Traffic engineering, Precision Engineering
  • Mathematics
  • Media and Communication Sciences, Journalism, Film and Theater Studies
  • Medical Science
  • Natural Sciences General
  • Pharmacy
  • Philosophy
  • Physics 
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Education
  • Romance languages
  • Sociology
  • Sports
  • General Engineering
  • Process Engineering, Biotechnology, Food Technology
  • Economics
Narrow down your search to specific databases such as Web of Science Core Collection or the Derwent Innovations Index to search for international patents in the fields of chemistry, electrical engineering or engineering in general. To find the Impact Factor of a journal go to the Journal Citation Reports tab. Select the Social Sciences Edition.


Database description
Statista GmbH
If you are on campus and connected to the TU campus network (e.g. eduroam) you will not need to login to use Statista. 
Off-campus access is possible via Virtual Private Network VPN.
Materials included
Market research reports, trade publications, scientific journals, government databases
Database type
Content / description
Statista is a database for researching quantitative data, statistics and related information. Statista provides access to over one million statistics and facts. Categorized into 21 market sectors, Statista provides direct access to quantitative data on media, business, finance, politics, and a wide variety of other areas of interest or markets.
The "Study database" contains studies conducted by market researchers, associations, companies and public institutions.
The "Industry Reports" (ibid.) provide conventional indicators as well as SWOT-analyses, forecasts, market comparisons, and annual reports, all of which are available online. 
General / interdisciplinary
  • Architecture, Civil Engineering and Surveying
  • Agriculture and Forestry, Horticulture, Fishing, Housekeeping, Nutrition
  • Psychology
  • Education
  • Law
  • Sociology
  • Process Engineering, Biotechnology, Food Technology
  • Economics
In the menu "Our services" you will find "Dossiers", which group together relevant statistics on a particular subject. Having chosen a statistic, you can use the "Chart Options" and "Settings" to select the desired format. The statistics can be downloaded as

  • PNG
  • XLS
  • PPT
  • PDF files



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