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Database Information System DBIS

You can find licensed databases by the TU Berlin in the Database Information System (DBIS) [2]. 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.

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Database recommendations

  • beck-online
  • Business Source Complete (BSC)
  • EIKON
  • OECD iLibrary
  • ProQuest One Business
  • Statista
  • Web of Science (WoS)
  • WTO iLibrary

beck-online [3]

Database description
Provider
C.H.Beck Verlag
Access
Die Datenbank ist in an den PC-Arbeitsplätzen in unserer Bibliothek und in der Zentralbibliothek zugänglich sowie an den Fachgebieten der Fakultät VII - Wirtschaft und Management.


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
 
Subjects
  • law
Hints
Brief user guide [4]

Business Source Complete (BSC) [5]

Database description
Provider
EBSCO
Access
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 [6] or via web-based program Shibboleth [7]
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 [8]
Subjects
  • Economics
  • Sociology
  • Technology (general)
Hints
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 [9]

EIKON

Database description
Provider
Thomsen Reuthers
Access
Single user license. During Corona online access. Email to  dbwm-eikon[at]lists.tu-berlin.de [10].
Materials included
  • Financial data
  • Market data
  • Charts
  • Time Series Analysis
  • Eikon contains Thomson Reuters Datastream, the world's largest statistical financial database with many international real-time news and historical time series. 
Database type
factual database
Content / description
The database provides financial professionals with information on commodities, equities, fixed income and hedge funds, foreign exchange & money market and wealth management.
Subjects
  • contains information about
  • commodities,
  • shares,
  • fixed income securities and
  • hedge funds, on the foreign exchange & money market and on the
  • wealth management
Hints

OECD iLibrary [11]

Database description
Provider
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 
Access
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 [12] or via web-based program Shibboleth [13]. 
Materials included
  • OECD statistical databases
  • E-books
  • Working papers
  • Studies
Database type
factual database, full text
Content / description
The OECD iLibrary is the portal of online publications of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). The portal provides access to all OECD studies and statistics and can be considered one of the largest online libraries of economic, social and environmental data and analysis.
Subjects
  • Economy
  • Society
  • Environment
Hints
Tutorial [14]

ProQuest One Business [15]

Database description
Provider
ProQuest
Access
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 [16].
Materials included
  • 25,000 e-books,
  • 2,600 scholarly journals,
  • 15,000 case and business studies,
  • 55,000 dissertations
  • 550,000 working papers
  • 2,500 trade magazines and trade journals
  • 21,000 streaming videos
  [17]View title list [18]
Database type
bibliographic, full-text
Content / description
ProQuest One Business is an excellent starting point for multi-format business, economics and management sources including journals, newspapers, market reports, dissertations and more.
Subjects
  • Accounting
  • Business
  • Business trends
  • Competitive landscape and product information
  • Corporate strategies
  • Economic conditions
  • Finance
  • Management techniques
  • Management theory
  • Hints
To get startet use the tutorials of the database provider. [19]

Statista [20]

Database description
Provider
Statista GmbH
Access
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 [21].
Materials included
Market research reports, trade publications, scientific journals, government databases
Database type
statistics
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. 
Subjects
General / interdisciplinary
  • Architecture, Civil Engineering and Surveying
  • Agriculture and Forestry, Horticulture, Fishing, Housekeeping, Nutrition
  • Psychology
  • Education
  • Law
  • Sociology
  • Process Engineering, Biotechnology, Food Technology
  • Economics
Hints
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

Web of Science (WoS) [22]

Database description
Title
Also known as: ISI Web of Science Formerly known as: Web of Knowledge
Provider
Clarivate Analytics
Access
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 [23] or via web-based program Shibboleth [24].
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 several databases:
  • Web of Science Core Collection (1945-present)
  • BIOSIS Citation Index (2013-present)
  • Current Contents Connect (1998-present)
  • Data Citation Index (1900-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.
Subjects
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
Hints
To find the Impact Factor of a journal go to the Journal Citation Reports tab. Select the Social Sciences Edition.

WTO iLibrary [25]

Database description
Provider
World Trade Organization (WTO)
Access
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 [26] or via web-based program Shibboleth [27]. 
Materials included
  • Surveys
  • Publications
Database type
factual database, full text
Content / description
The WTO iLibrary is the library of the World Trade Organization (WTO). The World Trade Organization publishes about 70 new publications each year on various trade topics
Subjects
  • Global trade
Hints
Tutorial [28]

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Quicklinks

  • Knowledge Portal Primo [35]
  • Library account [36]
  • Business Source Complete [37]
  • Purchase suggestion [38]
  • Literature from other libraries (KOBV) [39]
  • Get the PDF-full-text [40]
  • Orientation plan [41]

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