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  • ... Market and business data
  • ... Patents
  • ... Statistics

... Books

Useful information
Knowledge Portal Primo [4]
In the search field “Books, articles and more” you will find media available at the TU libraries. Select "Full texts online" in the filter "Refine my results" to see available e-books.
KOBV [5]
Here you can search in the catalogues of libraries in Berlin and Brandenburg. An interlibrary loan via the KOBV is possible.

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... Case studies

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Business Source Complete  [6]   
On the home page in the search options select "Case Study" under “Publication Type” and click on Search. There are more than 12,200 case studies, and you can refine your search using the filters.
If you search a case study on a particular subject, you can enter it in the search field and select “subject heading” from the drop-down menu. Enter “Case Study” and again select “subject heading”.

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... Company reports

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Business Source Complete [7]
EContains i.a. parts of the databases MarketLine Company Reports [8] and Medtrack Company Reports with SWOT analyses, sector analyses by Porter, industry observations on the basis of Porter’s Five Forces Analysis and country (PESTLE) analyses. On the homepage click the tab “Company Information”.
Statista [9]
Go to “Our Services” and select “Search Industry Reports”.

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... Discussion papers

Useful information
Knowledge Portal Primo [10]
Here you can find the discussion papers from Faculty VII which were discontinued in 2009. You have access to online dissertations and other discussion papers from the TU Berlin.
EconStor [11]
Online publications from other German universities can be found in EconStor, the central publication server of the German National Library of Economics (ZBW).
RePEc [12]
The “Research Papers in Economics” database houses scientific publications as working papers and dissertations from 82 countries.

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... Journals

Useful information
Knowledge Portal Primo [13]
Select “Journals” in the first drop-down menu.
ZDB [14]
In the journal database "Zeitschriftendatenbank (ZDB)" you can search Germany-wide for printed and e-journals.
EZB [15]
Use the EZB (Electronic Journal Library) info button. Journals with a yellow light are available at the TU Berlin. Access outside the TU network is possible with VPN or Shibboleth.

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... Journal articles

Useful information
DBIS [16]
Search in the „Database Information System“ (DBIS) for a full-text database matching your topic. Access outside the TU network is possible with VPN or Shibboleth.
Knowledge Portal Primo [17]
Filter your result list by resource type. 
ZDB [18]
If you have found the journal title you need, you can order the article as an interlibrary loan via the KOBV.

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... Learning videos

Useful information
Business Source Complete [19]    
On the home page select the sub-item "Images/Business Videos" from the drop-down menu "More”. After entering your search term, go to "Limit your results" and select "Business videos".

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... Literature on a specific topic

Useful information
Knowledge Portal Primo [20]
Improve your search filtering by subject headings or subject groups. For RVK-subject groups and subject headings, see catalogue references at all TU libraries.

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... Macroeconomic time series and indicators

 See factual databases

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... Market and business data

See factual databases. [21]

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... Patents

Useful information
Derwent Innovations Index
der Web of Science
Datenbank [22]

Select “Derwent Innovation Index” from the drop-down menu next to the orange search box. You can search in more than 45 million international patents in the fields of engineering, electrical engineering and chemistry. The database provider Thomson Reuters has edited the patent specifications from 75 patent offices to make the contents comprehensible for everyone.

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... Statistics

Useful information
Online [23]
Here you can find economic data and statistics.
Eurostat [24]
Eurostat contains economic data from all EU countries.
Federal Health Monitoring [25]
Incorporates health data and health information from over 100 different sources.
ifo Database
Institutional Comparisons
in Europe
(DICE) [26]
The database provides country-comparative, systematic analyses of institutional regulations, legal regulations and their applications.
OECD [27]
Contains free raw data of all OECD countries.
Regional database
Detailed results from official statistics.
Statista [29]
Provides statistics on 80,000 subjects from more than 18,000 sources on 22 sector categories. It includes industry-specific macro data, trends and forecasts. The dataset is international. You have direct access to the main social science surveys in Germany as ALLBUS (GESIS) and SOEP (DIW Berlin).
World Bank [30]
Contains country-specific data on growth and development, agriculture, environment etc. and allows cross-country data comparisons.

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