Alphabetical list of databases

A quick introduction to our databases is provided in the A-Z list below.

If you wish to become more familiar with the databases, we recommend access via the classification by subject.

[A] [B] [C] [D] [E] [F] [G] [H] [I] [J] [K] [L] [M] [N] [O] [P] [Q] [R] [S] [T] [U] [V] [W] [X] [Y] [Z]

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(ProQuest)
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ABI/INFORM Collection comprises the databases

  • ABI/INFORM Global
  • Dissertations & Theses
  • ABI/INFORM Dateline
  • ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry
  • Hoover's Company Records

Approximately 4000 journal titles are recorded, mainly from the Anglo-American sector, but German titles are also included. Most journal titles are included as full-text versions. The Financial Times is available from 1996 on and The Wall Street Journal from 1984 on, also in full text versions.
ABI/INFORM Collection offers more than 20,000 Anglo-American economics doctoral theses in full text, extensive information on some 40,000 companies worldwide, approximately 5200 business cases, author profiles from the scientific world, and access to EIU Views Wires, a business intelligence service, which includes new articles every day on developments in more than 180 countries.

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(Alexander Street Press)
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Academic Video Online provides every kind of video material like documentaries, interviews, performances, news programs. It delivers more than 48'000 video titles spanning essential subject areas including business, social sciences, history, psychology, film, and more and complements the classroom by illustrating practical, real-life applications for relevant topics and skills.

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(Mintel)

Access China offers a range of market research reports for China, which provide detailed data and analyses, and range in size from 100 to 250 pages.  

  
 
(ACM (Association for Computing Machinery))
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Search in electronic publications of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM): journals, congressional reports, newsletters, reviews, special interest groups, etc.; access is to full texts, typically provided in PDF format.

  
 
(University of St.Gallen)
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This database provides information on researchers, projects and publications of the University of St.Gallen. Our aim is to provide access to scientific literature produced by all departments of the University of St.Gallen. This includes: Business Administration and Economics, Social Sciences, Humanities and Law. For legal reasons, the full text of the publication cannot always be provided.

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(Thomson Reuters)
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A&HCI is an interdisciplinary database from Web of Science with articles from 1,144 journals on art and the humanities; in addition, 7,000 further selected articles from social and natural science journals are included. Information provided: bibliographic information with partial access to full text.

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(awp Finanznachrichten AG)

AWP is the leading Swiss news agency for business information. It reports on current events in Switzerland and abroad, providing relevant facts and figures on companies, markets and industries. Over 1,000 companies in Switzerland are covered on a regular basis. Smaller Swiss companies (SMEs) are also observed closely. The news stories are available in German and French. To receive the necessary access information, you will have to authenticate (HSG login).

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(C.H. Beck Verlag)

This German online law library by the Beck publishing house contains the key commentary literature, manuals, nearly all of Beck’s journals including archives, extensive case law and legislation of the federal government and states. For accessing full functionality of all the services (storing documents in virtual folders, annotating documents etc.), you must register with the website.

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(Preselect)
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German-language e-books on sociology, published by Beltz, are available through the platform Content-Select. The e-books can be read online or downloaded and printed by chapter.

 
 
(Preselect)
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German-language e-books on higher education development and vocational and business education, published by Bertelsmann, are available through the platform Content-Select. The e-books can be read online or downloaded and printed by chapter. 

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(semantics Kommunikationsmanagement GmbH)
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The Eppelsheimer-Köttelwesch, as the bibliography, named after its founders, is called, focusses on literature; only selected entries from the field of linguistics are provided.
The database includes mainly the international Germanistic secondary literature (monographs, newspaper articles, reviews, commemorative publications). Primary texts are only noted if the secondary literature of the reporting period refers to them. The bibliography is not just a list of titles, but also a record of the collection (without call numbers) of the University of Frankfurt (Main) Library.

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(University of Frankfurt (Main) Library)
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BLLDB records literature on general linguistics, English studies, German studies, Romance languages and literature, and, to a lesser extent, publications in other languages. Peripheral fields are also covered. Monographs, doctoral theses, manuscripts, journal articles, selected reviews, contributions from collections, commemorative publications, conference and institute reports, etc. BLLDB currently records information on around 435.000 titles. Yearly, some 10,000 titles are added. Around 1,000 journals are recorded.

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(Bloomberg)

The database offers real-time prices, fundamental data, graphical applications, financial-analysis tools and news from their own news agency and other providers.
Right opposite of the Search and Find Service in the library you will have access to a Bloomberg Terminal. After starting the computer, please go to Start ->HSG ->Special. The product list includes Bloomberg.
You will need your mobile phone at hand because the validation code necessary for finishing the registration is sent to your mobile number (SMS).
In addition, seven Bloomberg terminals are available in our Dataroom 01-U206 - they are placed in the middle of the three pc-rows. Easily recognisable by the coloured keyboard. Registration process is the same as described above.
Support for Bloomberg is provided by Dr. Thorsten Uehlein (thorsten.uehlein@unisg.ch), subject librarian for business and economic sciences.
Please pay attention that data download is not too excessive. Due to daily and monthly download limits it is not possible to download data infinitely. Unfortunately, users are not able to verify how much data has yet been downloaded at a specific point in time. If a limit has been achieved please try again at another Bloomberg PC or on another day, respectively.

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(BLOOMSBURY ACADEMIC)
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Bloomsbury Academic is a publisher of scholarly books, spanning the humanities and social sciences. Available are the E-Books from the following collections:

  • Contemporary Writing, Theory and Culture Archive 2006-2012
  • Economic Landmark Texts
  • History Landmark Texts
  • History 2015-2016
  • Political Theory and Philosophy Archive 1998-2013
  • Political & International Relations 2015
  • Special Collection Business & Management

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(BoardEx)

The BoardEx database contains current and historical connections between companies and individuals. Besides this, the user gets insight into the vita of around 500’000 business leaders from all over the world. These in particular comprise details relating to education and career history, board and committee membership as well as compensation. We have access to the modules Europe and North America. The database is expected to be at your’s disposal up to the end of April 2018.

BoardEx is delivered through the Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) platform. Please read carefully the accompanying information on how to use and access WRDS. 

   
(Martinus Nijhoff / Brill)

Through Martinus Nijhoff publishers we offer access to the following titles:

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(Research for Libraries)
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The main sectors reported on include: energy, consumer goods, finance, healthcare, human resources and technology. Additional sectors that are covered to a lesser extent include: Chemicals, Drug Delivery, Drug Discovery, Diagnostic Series, Medical Devices etc. The detailed reports are in PDF format.

Unfortunately the service Business Insights is no longer updated and no new reports were added after 2013. The content  remains static.

  
 
(EBSCO)
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Business Source Complete offers full-text from more than 3.800 business related journals, nearly 2.000 are peer-reviewed journals. BSC covers all subject areas in business and economic science and alongside journal articles more full-text content is available:

  • over 40.000 author profiles
  • nearly 920 eBooks
  • more than 1.150'000 company profiles
  • more than 1.400 country economic reports
  • over 7.600 industry reports
  • more than 8.800 interviews (Executive & Analyst)
    and case studies, faculty seminar videos, SWOT analyses, working papers etc.
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(Cambridge University Press)
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You have access to over 300 volumes of the Cambridge Histories series, which means about 196’000 pages of authoritative scholarly content. They contain historical essays and bibliographies on different topics, including political and social theory, economics and philosophy. 

  
 
(Cambridge University Press)
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Cambridge University Press is one of the largest academic and educational publishers in the world and owns some of the most prestigious titles. We offer you access to the journals of the Business-Collection.

  
 
(Cambridge University Press)
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Cambridge Law Reports offers you a fast and easy access to important international law reports, including the world’s leading ‘International Law Reports’ (ILR). 

 
   
(Centre for Economic Policy Research)

Via the CEPR database (Centre for Economic Policy Research), we provide access to more than 3,000 discussion papers. CEPR is an internationally recognised source for current research results in the area of economics. CEPR research is performed by over 700 researchers, who, however, retain their respective institutional base.

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(C.H.Beck Verlag)
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C.H.Beck is one of the biggest and most renowned publishers in Germany. We offer you access to the following e-books packages:

  • Literature and linguistics
  • Politics, economics and sociology
  • Philosophy
  • History

Please note that the e-books are in German.
   

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(Tongfang Knowledge Network Technology)
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Our license includes two databases: 

China Academic Journal (CAJ) is the most comprehensive, full-text database of Chinese journals in the world. It contains more than 7,200 journals starting from 1915.

Century Journals Project (CJP) selects the most important academic journals published in China and digitizes all issues since their very first issue up till 1993 in an effort to expand the China Academic Journals Full-text Database. The earliest journal dates back to 1887.

 
 
(Ciando)
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You have access to a selection of German-language titles of various publishers through the Ciando platform. The e-books can be read online or downloaded. To read a downloaded item you will need the Adobe Digital Editions software. Apps are available for mobile use. The time you can use a title is limited to either 24 hours or 30 days. Afterwards the item has to be downloaded again.

  
 
(Columbia University Press)

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) is a renowned source for theoretical and practical issues in international affairs. Since 1991, a wide range of research results have been published; these include working papers from university institutes, NGO publications, project results financed by foundations, conference reports, books and journal articles.

An interactive atlas makes it possible to quickly access country information (from EIU).The database is updated monthly.

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(Erich-Schmidt-Verlag)

The portal of the Erich-Schmidt-Verlag, with material on management and supervisory tasks in companies and administrations. It covers all compliance areas, such as:

  • risk management
  • data security
  • IT compliance
  • corporate governance
  • anti-fraud management
  • internal auditing

In addition to current short news updates and relevant links, the portal includes the contents of the newspapers ZRFC, ZCG and ZIR as well as over 200 e-books related to compliance topics.

The portal and contents are in German only.

     

(Erich-Schmidt-Verlag)
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The portal of the Erich-Schmidt-Verlag offers access to over 200 e-books related to compliance topics, with material on management and supervisory tasks in companies and administrations. It covers all compliance areas, such as:

  • risk management
  • data security
  • IT compliance
  • corporate governance
  • anti-fraud management
  • internal auditing 

The portal and contents are in German only.

 
(McGraw-Hill)

Compustat Global is an integrated global database with active and inactive fundamental and market data on over 91.000 global securities. Our subscription includes:
Compustat North America and the historical package for North America, i.e. additional annual data history back to 1950.
Compustat Global is delivered through the Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) platform. Please read carefully the accompanying information on how to use and access WRDS.

  
 
(EBSCO)
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This database enables you to search more than 300 full-text publications in the areas of artificial intelligence, cybernetics, information systems, automation and software. Additional titles are included as references.

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(Center for Research in Security Prices (U of Chicago))

CRSP (Center for Research in Security Prices) maintains the most comprehensive and most accurate information for securities listed on the NYSE, AMEX and NASDAQ exchanges. Our subscription contains three databases: 

  • CRSP 1925 US Stock (distributed annually) 
  • CRSP 1925 Indices (distributed annually) 
  • CRSP US Mutual Fund Database (distributed quarterly)
  • CRSP History Intraday Quarterly (new, 15. January 2014)

Access is provided through Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS).

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(Thomson Reuters)

Datastream is now integrated into Thomson Reuters Eikon. You can use it in Dataroom 01-U206, as well as at the specially marked PC opposite the search and find desk in the library: Access information
  
 
(De Gruyter)
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Via this platform you have access to e-journals and e-books. The e-journal collection offers selected titles from all subject areas as well as the ResearchNow packet (Berkeley Electronic Press - Bepress).
Furthermore, e-books of the publishers De Gruyter and his imprints are available: Birkhäuser, Akademie, Mouton, Oldenbourg, Saur as well as the Publishers Böhlau, Harvard, Princeton University Press.
Until the end of 2017, you have access to the e-book collection "Rights, Action and Social Responsibility".

E-journals and e-books can be read online and downloaded by chapter as PDF files. E-books published since 2014 are also available in ePUB format.

  
 
(Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek Göttingen)
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DigiZeitschriften is an electronic archive of key German scientific journals. A focus is placed on journals with a long tradition.

The search function and tables of contents are freely available, we have licensed the full texts for you.

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(ProQuest)
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The database covers approximately 99% of American doctoral theses since 1861 and Canadian doctoral theses. In addition, British doctoral theses since January 1988 are documented. Doctoral theses from over 1,000 universities and colleges worldwide can also be found.

The bibliographical information on doctoral theses since July 1980 is supplemented by an abstract of approximately 350 words, written by the author. Master’s theses from 1988 include a 150-word abstract. For doctoral theses from 1997 on, a 24-page preview is often available in PDF format. The information is updated monthly.

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(Munzinger)

We have access to 17 reference works by the Duden publishing house. Find short and concise answers to all questions related to the german language and to selected topics such as business, law and medicine.

 
 
(Duncker & Humblot)
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Publisher Duncker & Humblot offers selected law titles. To display the e-books, you need Adobe Flash Player 10.1. or higher. Most browsers have an add-on for this. 

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(Proquest)
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From the Ebook Central collection, we have selected e-books from various publishers.

Registration:
University members will have to register with their HSG login. External users should please contact the circulation desk or the search and find desk.

Read online:
Read e-books online on your PC, Mac or tablet.

Download a chapter:
Download a chapter of an e-book by selecting «Read Online» and in the following screen, choose the printer icon.

Download an e-book:
Download an entire e-book by selecting «Full download». To be able to download an entire e-book you will need the Adobe Digital Editions software. For mobile devices you will need Bluefire Reader. The downloaded e-book can be used up to 7 days, depending on the publisher, some even up to 14 days. After this period, the document will expire, though you can download it anew.

Earlier e-book platform name: Ebrary

  
 
(EBSCO)

 

 

EBSCO is the world’s largest journal subscription agency, offering its customers access to an extensive journal and article database, including abstracts and in some cases full text of electronic journals.

After logging in, click Browse to see an alphabetical list of the subscribed journals.

 

 

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(EBSCO)
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EconLit records economics publications since 1969 and is prepared by the American Economic Association. In total, approximately 750 important journals are evaluated as well as more than 200 collected works (since 1984) and doctoral theses (since 1987). In addition monographs are recorded, for most of which abstracts are available.

English articles are recorded or those that have an English abstract. In addition, the full texts of the book reviews published in the JEL are included as well as the Cambridge University Press database Abstracts of Working Papers in Economics. The working papers of the RePEc projects are also taken into account. The content index is based on the classification of the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL classification).

EconLit covers the disciplines of economics, economic geography, economic history, economic policy, economic theory and some business literature. The focus of the content is on English-language literature and publications on economics. 

Information on the classification system (EconLit subject descriptors).

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(University of St.Gallen)
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EDIS offers access to electronic dissertations (doctoral theses) of the University of St.Gallen. The dissertations can be downloaded as pdf-files. However, not all dissertations are available in electronic form. In the Metasearch, all dissertations published at the HSG are recorded. Print dissertations can be borrowed at the library.

  
 
(University of St.Gallen)
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In this database, you can search through all Master's theses with a pass grade (4.0 and better) and Bachelor's theses with grades 5.5, 5.75 and 6.0 that were published at the HSG. Confidential theses are excepted, they are not published. The database is only accessible to members of the University of St.Gallen. You start EDOK by entering your University login. At the workstations in the library, you can access EDOK without login.

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(International Accounting Standards Committee Foundation)

Contains the full text of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and the International Accounting Standards (IAS). Commentary, interpretation and proposals for revisions of selected IFRS/IAS sections; working papers with proposals for accounting for small and medium sized firms; constitution of the International Accounting Standards Committee (IASC).

  
 
(The Economist Intelligence Unit)

You have access to up-to-date, worldwide country information. Three services are available: Country Commerce (background information on 58 countries), Country Profiles and Country Reports (22 Latin American countries are covered extensively).

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(Emerald)
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This database includes full texts from over 200 leading management journals, over 50 e-book series and also offers special extras (e.g. case studies, interviews, reviews) for education and research.

The key topics of management research are covered, in particular strategy, leadership, marketing and human resources, library management, information management, and knowledge management. More than 15 full-text journals from the area Engineering & Materials Science are also included. Depending on the title, the full text is available going back to 1988.

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(Encyclopaedia Britannica)
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The online edition of the most comprehensive English-language general encyclopaedia offers access to the complete text of the current 32-volume print edition (2007) and the update (print edition 2010) of the 75,000 articles from 4,900 authors and 10,500 contributions from the series Britannica Books of the Year. The text is supplemented by: 

Also included: 

  • Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary 
  • Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus 
  • World Data Analyst Online 
  • A collection of current and historical statistical data and basic information on over 200 countries worldwide

Selected information can also be stored and edited in your own workspace. To do so, personal registration is required.

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(EBSCO)
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Bibliographical information and abstracts, primarily of English-language literature (monographs, journals, doctoral theses, conference reports, government reports) and audiovisual media on all areas of education: school and education, preschool education, special education, schools and universities, teacher training, adult education, career education, among others. The two directories Resources in Education (RIE) and Current Index to Journals in Education (CIJE) are evaluated.

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(Euromonitor International)

The global marketing information database generated by Euromonitor International offers extensive data services for studies of countries and markets. The following data modules are provided:

  • Country Data 
  • Consumer Lifestyles – consumption data (country reports) 
  • Consumer Lifestyles Data – Lifestyle indicators 
  • Market sizes 
  • Forecasts – estimated volume and size of markets including demographic and economic data 
  • Brands and Companies (including corporate profiles for large companies) 
  • Information Sources – information on market and economic sources of information 
  • Major Market Profiles – profiles for key markets: USA, UK, France und Germany 
  • Market Analysis – in full text 
  • Future Demographics – detailed data and analysis on demographic developments worldwide
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(European Commission)

Since 1 October 2004, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Communities, has been providing all data that were previously contained in the fee-based databases NewCronos, Comext and Europroms free of charge in the Internet. All data and PDF publications of Eurostat have thus been available free of charge since autumn 2004.

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(LexisNexis)

Experian Corpfin (previously: CorpfinWorldwide Mergers & Acquisitions) is an extensive full-text database and search engine for corporate financial transactions that take place in Europe (including the UK) and the US. The database is updated daily, goes back to 1993 and covers 28 different types of deals.

Detailed information on deals with a value of over £ 500,000 (> US$ 750,000 ) is provided. The information is acquired first-hand from the companies and advisors concerned; other acknowledged sources are added.

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(Dow Jones)

News and business information from over 20'000 publications in 22 languages. Company reports, websites, news agencies, etc. are evaluated. Also contains German and international newspapers. The information comes, among others, from Reuters and DowJones.
Manual or software-based systematic and continuous downloading from the database is not allowed.

 

(American Accounting Association)

The FASB Accounting Standards Codification® is the source of authoritative generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) recognized by the FASB (Financial Accounting Standards Board) to be applied to nongovernmental entities.

  
 
(Université de Lausanne)

FORS enhances and supports work in the social sciences by conducting surveys and methodological research, and by providing researchers with a wealth of information and data for secondary analysis. This includes:

  • DARIS - Data and Research Information Services
  • COMPASS - Communication Portal for Accessing Public Statistics
  • FORS Surveys (Swiss Household Panel, Swiss Electoral Studies, International surveys conducted in Switzerland)
 
 
(Frost & Sullivan)

The research database of the renowned market research and consulting firm Frost & Sullivan (founded in 1961 in New York) provides an extensive source of high-quality industry and market analyses. New trends and technologies are the main focus.

To sign-in, you can either use your personal data (first name, last name, e-mail address at the University of St.Gallen) or anonymous information (first name: * / last name: * / email: frost@unisg.ch). Please exit the Frost & Sullivan database using the sign-out button.

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(Gale - Cengage Learning)
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The Gale Directory Library offers access to the following reference works:

  • Encyclopedia of Associations: International Organizations 
  • Encyclopedia of Business Information Sources 
  • Gale Directory of Databases 
  • International Research Centers Directory 
  • Research Centers Directory 
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(Gale - Cengage Learning)
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Gale Virtual Reference Library provides access to:

  • Acronyms, Initialisms & Abbreviations Dictionary
  • Encyclopaedia Judaica
  
 
(World Bank Group)

This database provides access to statistical data from 136 countries that report their public and publicly covered debts to the debt reporting system of the World Bank. The database includes information on the topics of development finance, external debt and financial flows. Over 200 indicators are recorded in time series from 1970, including projections up to 2017 (depending on the available data). Search by country, content and year.

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(getAbstract)

To receive the summaries, you must register. You will receive the desired summary as a PDF document shortly.

The service offers competent and comprehensible five-page summaries on over 5,000 of the best business books. Each year, roughly 500 new abstracts are added. The following topics are covered: leadership, strategy, human resources, finances, sales, marketing, careers and personal development. The German interface (DE) includes the "Klassiker-Bibliothek" as well.

  
 
(GBI Research)

With GBI Research - Global Business Intelligence - you will get access to more than 650 worldwide industry reports. Industries covered include:

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical Equipment
  • Oil & Gas
  • Chemicals
  • Power
  • Semiconductors
  • Mining
   
 
(EBSCO)
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GreenFILE offers a wide range of information on ecology and environmental protection for: 

  • private persons, e.g. for installation of solar collectors or for recycling 
  • For companies, e.g. for ecological agriculture, hybrid cars, waste disposal or environmental protection laws.

The approximately 300,000 data records reach back 35 years and provide information starting with the first issue of journals such as: 

  • Bioscience 
  • Journal of Environmental Planning & Management 
  • Journal of Ecology and Conservation Biology.

The database also offers bibliographical information from important popular science sources, such as: 

  • E -The Environmental Magazine 
  • Natural Life 
  • Mother Earth News.

GreenFILE also contains full texts (Open Access) for more than 4,600 entries, as well as searchable cited references for more than 200 titles. The database is provided by EBSCO free of charge and is available in the Internet under greeninfoonline.com.

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(Hanser)
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Our Hanser e-books selection covers the subject area of informatics since 2011.

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(William S. Hein & Co. Inc. )
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HeinOnline offers access to a wide range of information relevant to studies in law and political sciences, including historical archives. Our subscription covers these libraries:

  • Law Journal Library - more than 1'500 academic journals (individual journal titles can also be found via the electronic journals library EZB)
  • English Reports, Full Reprint 1220-1867
  • Legal Classics - more than 2,000 works from some of the greatest legal minds in history
  • World Constitutions Illustrated - contemporary and historical documents and resources
  • World Trials Library - trial transcripts, critical court documents and trial-related resources relating to more than 3'000 famous trials from legal history

After selecting one of the libraries, you have the option to register for the MyHein service which will allow you to add bookmarks, save search queries and creat TOC alerts.

Please notice: our license agreement with HeinOnline prohibits the systematic download of an entire issue or issues of a publication or journal from within the database.

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(Henry Stewart Publications)
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A journal and article database; access to full text of electronic journals of the Henry Stewart publishing house. The journals cover the following topics: management, finance, healthcare, life sciences and urban renewal.

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(EBSCO)
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The Historical Abstracts database is one of the most important reference sources for the study of history. It lists journal articles, articles from collections, monographs and doctoral theses on the history of all countries (except for USA and Canada) from 1450 to the present. Abstracts are included for all titles. The selection of titles is international, but the focus is on literature in European languages.

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(Hogrefe)
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Hogrefe offers selected psychology titles. For displaying the e-books, you will need Adobe Flash Player 10.1. or higher. Mostly, this is embedded as an add-on in your browser. See also under help below.

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(Hoppenstedt)

Important Hoppenstedt databases can be found in LexisNexis. You have access to financial data, corporate structures and company profiles of German companies.

Access via LexisNexis:
start Lexis/Nexis and search in the source directory for Hoppenstedt (blue search window on the right). You will receive a list of all available Hoppenstedt databases. Lexis/Nexis provides access to multiple Hoppenstedt databases (finances, corporate structures).

The Hoppenstedt company profiles database is also available via Wiso.
You can find the database on the left-hand side of the page under: company data. Clicking on "…and others", opens a window with all company databases. Here you can find Hoppenstedt company profiles on the right.

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(Thomson Reuters)

The I/B/E/S Detail History EPS database contains earnings estimates (EPS) from banks and individual analysts. The estimates are provided for American companies (SEPSUS) and international companies (HSEPSINT). In addition, in the second database – I/B/E/S History non-EPS – you can find additional estimate indicators such as EBITDA, book value per share, cash flow, sales, dividends per share, etc. The quarterly update covers all data.

  
 
(ProQuest)
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IBSS consists of the following four bibliographies: 

  • International bibliography of economics 
  • International bibliography of political science 
  • International bibliography of sociology 
  • International bibliography of social and cultural anthropology

Monographs, articles and reviews from over 100 countries are listed. Over 2,700 newspapers are evaluated regularly. The data reach back to 1951.

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(IHS Global Insight)

This database provides access to information on 186 countries in the Country Intelligence section. The service includes 5-year forecasts, extensive country analyses, risk assessments and current analysis of economic and political events. In addition, extensive analyses (company and country reports) are provided for the automotive, country intelligence, healthcare  and operator multiplay sectors.

(Previously: World Markets Research Centre).

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(International Monetary Fund - IMF)
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IMF eLibrary offers access to all IMF searchable databases of economic statistics. The easy-to-use interface allows you to search specific data reports or to assemble your own datasets using a query builder. Included are the International Financial Statistics (IFS).

The eLibrary also holds all IMF publications, including books and analytical papers, Occasional Papers, Country Reports, Staff Discussion Notes and Working Papers.

  
 
(FH Potsdam)

INFODATA is a literature database for IT and associated areas. It is bilingual (German/English), covers roughly 103,000 entries, increasing every year by 3,000. It is updated monthly. The base is provided by 240 periodicals and a collection of roughly 30,000 monographs. The principal fields of the database are: specialised information, documentation, information retrieval, information brokering, information management, information systems, computer linguistics, computer science, artificial intelligence, new media and electronic publishing.


The producer of the INFODATA database is the Informationszentrum für Informationswissenschaft und -praxis (IZ) at the Fachhochschule Potsdam.

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After submitting the search query, the guest user must enter gast as username and gast as password. Guest users can search the entire INFODATA database without limitation down to the level of the document titles; display of the document is limited, however (source and summary are not shown in the guest mode).
In guest mode, it is possible to order documents online for a fee.
The INFODATA thesaurus is also freely available.

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(Investment Arbitration Reporter)

Investment Arbitration Reporter is an electronic news service tracking cross-border arbitrations between foreign investors and their host governments. These arbitrations are often confidential in nature, but may have major financial, legal and policy impacts. Investment Arbitration Reporter specializes in tracking and chronicling such arbitrations and can help to stay abreast of the latest lawsuits and policy developments related to nationalizations, privatizations and other regulatory disputes.

You have the option to subscribe to the IA Reporter Newsletter. To do so, please send your request to subscribe@iareporter.com - the request has to be sent from your university e-mail account ending with either @unisg.ch or @student.unisg.ch in order to be validated.

Additionally, you have the possibility to access a searchable database of all past content, comprising hundreds of news and analysis articles. Though, Investment Arbitration Reporter is not a full database of all investment arbitration awards, but it does contribute to the freely available Investment Treaty Arbitration database provided by the University of Victoria.

  
 
(ICRG)

The ICRG Researchers Dataset Table 3B provides annual averages of the 12 components of ICRG's Political Risk Ratings as published in the International Country Risk Guide.

The data covers over 140 countries and runs from 1984 through the last full calendar year. Assessed and weighed as political risk components are: government stability, socioeconomic conditions, investment profile, internal conflict, external conflict, corruption, military in politics, religious tensions, law and order, ethnic tensions, democratic accountability and bureaucracy quality.
For more information on the individual components and the method used see also the ICRG Methodology sheet. An HSG password is required for access.

Also based on the ICRG data, the IRIS Dataset includes computed scores for six ICRG political risk variables and covers the years 1982-1997.

   
 
(DSI)

An international statistics database with over 8 million time series from the following institutions: EUROSTAT, DG ECFIN, OECD, IMF (incl. IFS, International Financial Statistics), World Bank, UNIDO, UNECE, US macroeconomic data, Deutsche Bundesbank, Statistisches Bundesamt, DIW (Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung) and DSI-Data.

The data is updated annually.

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(OptionMetrics)

IvyDB US Options database is a well-known database for historical and detailed options information. The database was specifically designed for empirical options-related research. The database goes back to January 1996.

IvyDB can be accessed through the Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) interface.

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(Thomson Reuters)

Evaluation of scientific journals according to the criteria of the Institute for Scientific Information (for example, impact factor).
Online access is divided into: 

  • JCR Science Edition (approximately 6,500 journals evaluated) 
  • JCR Social Sciences Edition (approximately 2,000 journals evaluated)

The following questions can be answered using the JCR: 

  • How often was a certain journal cited? 
  • Which journal cited a specific journal? 
  • How quickly and how long after its appearance was a journal cited? 
  • Which other journals were cited by a specific journal?

The Journal Impact Factor specifies the average citation rate that the articles of a journal have achieved in a certain year: 

  • The Journal Impact Factor is a measure of the entire journal; it is not representative of individual articles or authors 
  • Indicator of the relative importance of a journal within a given field.
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(JSTOR)
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 A journal archive. Contains the full texts of electronic and digitalised journals. We provide access to the Business Collection and the Arts & Sciences Collection. The most current years are not accessible via JSTOR; the journals are recorded from their first year up to a so-called moving wall (depending on the title, 2-5 years before the current year). The journals are divided into individual subject departments.

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(J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung and Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag)

Extensive, traditional reference source for all the most important literary works of all time periods, regions and cultures worldwide.

Kindler, in the third, completely revised edition of 2009, published by Heinz Ludwig Arnold, covers over 21,500 entries on the most important works that have had a lasting impact on the history of culture, from the first written records of humanity to the present, representing 13,000 works of roughly 8,000 authors, 500 anonymous works and 150 materials. The new edition has been expanded in particular to include South/South-East Asian, Indian, African and East European literature and has been opened up for major works of nonfiction in numerous fields. Roughly 8,000 biograms provide brief biographical information on the authors. (As at: May 2009)

 

(Munzinger Online)

KLFG is the standard reference work for contemporary world literature. More than 650 contributions introduce us to the life and work of outstanding authors of the 20th and 21st century. Extended bibliographies list all of the original editions, translations into German, as well as important secondary literature. The database is complemented by introductions into the literature of specific countries.

 
  
(Munzinger Online)

Im KLG finden Sie mehr als 700 Artikel über Leben und Werk herausragender deutschsprachiger Autorinnen und Autoren. Biogramme und ausführliche Essays über Werk und Wirkung werden jeweils ergänzt durch ein Werkverzeichnis und eine Bibliographie der Sekundärliteratur.

  
 
(Kluwer Law International)
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Kluwer Arbitration is one of the leading resources worldwide in the field of international arbitration. It contains journals, monographs, commentaries, law sources and a database of decisions containing, among other things, more than 200 ICC Awards. The database was developed in co-operation with the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) and the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA). These institutions also continuously produce new content that is entered into the database.

  
 
(Kluwer Law International)
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We provide access to the collection of 20 legal journals of Wolters Kluwer. Additionally, you can also access the following handbooks:

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(Kuselit Verlag)

This extensive legal bibliography (no full texts) provides a convenient and quick overview of the current state of literature in all fields of law from more than 750 legal, tax and business law journals, a register of Festschrifts for the period 1949 to the present (with 44,000 references) and a wealth of collections. The focus is on publications from Germany, but titles from Austria and Switzerland are also included. In cooperation with the company njb (neue juristische Bücher), monographs are also included.

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(Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE))

Search in electronic publications of the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE): journals and conference reports, including access to full texts, typically provided in PDF format.

Formerly EdITLib - Education & Information Technology Library (until 2016)
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(Helbing & Lichtenhahn)

This database provides full-text access to the available subject modules Private Law, Civil Procedure Law, Commercial Law, Penal Law and Constitutional Law. There, you will find the respective documents from the series Basler Kommentare as well as selected short commentaries and manuals. Additionally, you can access four journals from publisher Helbing & Lichtenhahn online:

  • Die Praxis (Pra), starting with Vol. 71/1982, translated decisions of the Federal Court and the ECHR 
  • Der Steuerentscheid (StE)
  • ius.focus
  • SZZP/RSPC

The use of the database Legalis is only permitted to members of the University of St. Gallen for research and teaching purposes. Downloaded documents are for personal use only, commercial use is excluded.

 
   
(LexisNexis)

Press, company, and financial information, information on persons from business, politics and current affairs, economic analyses, country reports and legal information (US, UK and EU law and law of other countries such as Australia, France, Northern Ireland, Mexico, Argentina). Additionally, a selection of Austrian law journals is available. For US case law, the Shepard's Citations Service is available.
Articles from thousands of journals, magazines and newspapers are included in full text, updated daily (and retrospectively); a selection of notable sources includes Der Spiegel, The Independent, New York Times, American Banker, Asia Pulse and El Pais.
Additional sources include, for example, Creditreform, DufaIndex, Hoover's, Worldscope, Corpfin and several  Hoppenstedt corporate databases.

NOTICE: for the time being, the list of available sources is not included in the Electronic journals library EZB, also content that is available through LexisNexis Academic is not included in our Metasearch discovery Service. Market studies are not covered by our licence.

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LISTA (Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts) is a free database from EBSCO on librarianship and computer science. Over 600 journals, books and reports worldwide are included (only index and abstracts), and some of the backfiles go all the way back to the 60s.

Available in the Internet free of charge at http://www.libraryresearch.com/.

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(MarketLine)
MarketLine comprises the following databases: Country Statistics (>200 countries), Financial Deals Tracker (M&A, private equity and venture finance deals, private placements, IPOs, partnerships, from 2007 onwards), Company Prospector with screening function, Investment & Advisory Prospector, Company Report Generator (including SWOT analysis for the largest companies), City Statistics (>1950 cities), Industry Statistics (>120 industry sectors) and Market Data Analytics for the consumer goods market including global food, drinks, personal care, household products, pet care, news and magazine and tobacco markets. You have access to around 50’000 company profiles and more than 400 case studies covering the latest innovative company strategies. By using the function “Ask an analyst” users may get in direct contact with the analysts of MarketLine.
     

(LexisNexis)

With the search button «Biographies» (within LexisNexis), an extensive collection of biographical databases becomes available. This provides searchable biographies of important people from various fields, such as: economics (Europe), politics, science, art, entertainment and sports.

  
 
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The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law MPEPIL is an extensive work on international law that describes the most current developments, not just from a European perspective. The presentation reflects a global view of international law and international case law, taking regional contexts into account. The individual articles are peer-reviewed by the MPEPIL Advisory Board, which is made up of legal experts.

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(Thomson Reuters / LexisNexis)

Information on M&A activities and transactions can be found here, in particular, in these databases:

Thomson Eikon – incl. Deals module

Experian Corpfin - LexisNexis

Marketline - deals information

  
 
(EBSCO)
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The MLA International Bibliography is the most important bibliography in the fields of literature, linguistics (including art and sign languages) and folklore of all modern areas of philology. The following subjects are included: language, literature, linguistics, folklore, English/American studies, German studies, classical philology, Oriental studies/other languages, Romance languages and literature and Slavic studies. This is supplemented by entries relating to a certain number of other humanities subjects.

In addition to around 4,400 journals (refer to the MLA Directory of Periodicals), a representative selection of collective writings, series, conference reports, commemorative publications, reference works, references to Dissertation abstracts and, to a lesser extent, monographs, are constantly evaluated for this bibliography of secondary literature. Primary sources (except critical editions) and reviews (except longer review articles) are not included.

The MLA International Bibliography covers the time period from 1926 on and contains more than 2 million bibliographical references. Over 66,000 citations are added every year. Since April 2008, the MLA International Bibliography also contains abstracts, presently some 9,000 abstracts from the PMLA, Project Muse, JSTOR and German Quarterly.

The database is produced by the Modern Language Association (MLA).

  
 
(EBSCO)

A directory of journals and series regularly evaluated for the MLA International Bibliography.

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(Gale - Cengage Learning)
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Economics in the broadest sense is the focus of this e-book collection. Among the fields covered are: politics, history, sociology as well as specialist collections on transportation, banking and finances, even crafts. The collection of economic literature stretches from the second half of the 15th century to the early 20th century. The Making of the Modern World makes accessible and provides the full text for more than 62,000 documents. Most of these documents are books but there are serials and some journals too.

Sources of the collection:

  • Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature of the University of London
  • Kress Library of Business and Economics of the Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration
  • University of Kansas Libraries
  • Hiroshima University of Economics
  • Seligman Collection from Columbia University
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(Munzinger)

The database versions of the following reference works are available for members of the University of St.Gallen (in German only):

  • Persons (international biographical archive – current persons) 
  • Sports (international sports archive – biographies) 
  • Pop (international pop archive) 
  • Countries (international manual – current countries) 
  • Chronicle (international manual – current events) 
  • Commemorations plus 
  • Film (compact film services = reviews of the journal film-dienst from 1948 on)

and

  • Kindlers Literatur Lexikon
  • Kritisches Lexikon zur deutschsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur (KLG)
  • Kritisches Lexikon zur fremdsprachigen Gegenwartsliteratur (KLfG)
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(ProQuest)
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The NCJSR database contains summaries of over 189,000 American and international publications, including publications of the federal, state and local agencies, books, research reports, journal articles, audio-visual presentations and unpublished research on the subject of criminal law and criminology. Most legal rulings are not included. The database was developed to satisfy the needs of criminal legal staff, researchers and policy makers as well as technical and legal experts. The documents are either written in English or have a summary in English.

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(NZZ)

The Neue Zürcher Zeitung is the leading daily newspaper in Switzerland, with detailed reporting from Bern and other regions.

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(Palgrave Macmillan)
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The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics is an international reference work. Content: more than 2000 peer-reviewed articles on business and economics, updated quarterly. 

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(Nomos)
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We offer you access to the e-books from the history collection of publisher Nomos. The e-books can be downloaded by chapter as PDF files. Also, you have access to several journals from different fields.

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(OECD)
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OECD iLibrary is the portal of the online publications of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
The following services are provided:

  • 23 statistical databases of the OECD with over 4 billion individual data records
  • Approximately 2,900 working papers from 1983 on
  • Approximately 20 regularly appearing journals and series from 1998 on 
  • Approximately 6,000 monographs (e-books) and reports of the OECD, appearing from 1998 on; new information continues to be added at a rate of 150-200 titles per year

Note: We have no subscription for statistics from IEA (International Energy Agency).

  
 
 
(Bureau van Dijk)

OIF is a database containing detailed historical financial information for 6'000 public and private insurance companies from over 100 countries around the world. Each company report contains detailed balance sheets and income statements with up to 10 years of information. It also provides ratings, news and ownership information. OIF is updated weekly. Its integrated software provides instant peer group and statistical analyses, and graphics to illustrate both individual and comparative company performance.

We also offer you a personalised access to OIF via this link: OIF Login

Earlier database name: ISIS - Insurance companies worldwide

   
 
(Bureau van Dijk)

ORBIS is a comprehensive, global database that contains company information on over 170 million companies (inclusive Amadeus database) in a standardised format. It includes e.g. address and contact data but also financial strength indicators and you can either search for additional ratios or create your own. The module for analysis offers segmentation, peer-analysis and several statistical computation methods.

We also offer you a personalised access with login: ORBIS Login

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(Oxford University Press)
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Cooperatively developed by experts of their field, Oxford University Press offers research guides to more than 5000 subjects. These short introductions contain an encyclopedic overview and an annotated bibliography of selected authoritative works. The collection is continuously updated and enlarged by new subjects.

Our subscription contains the following modules: International Law, Political Science and International Relations.

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(Oxford University Press)
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The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography covers over 57,000 biographies of persons who have shaped all aspects of the history of Great Britain; portraits are included for one-fifth of the subjects. Living persons are not included. The individual entries also contain references to additional literature. The time period covered reaches back to the 4th century B.C..

The database also contains the complete text of the Dictionary of National Bibliography, published since 1885, including all supplements (if available, they can be opened using the link DNB archive at the corresponding entry to the person).

The Themes section supplements the biographical entries with the categories: 

  • Reference lists: tabular overviews of regents, officers, award winners, etc. 
  • Reference groups: overview articles on specific groups (e.g. Metaphysical Poets, Gunpowder Plotters) 
  • Feature essays: articles on special topics in British history (such as Roman Britain, the Great Fire of London)
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(Oxford University Press)

As a part of the Consortium of Swiss Academic Libraries, we provide you with access to over 600,000 word entries from over 1,500 years of history including related variants, word definitions, etymology, synonyms, pronunciation and literary references.

The online version of the OED contains the complete data-set of the 2nd edition from 1989, including the additions from 1992 and 1997, and is updated quarterly with new and revised word entries for the planned 3rd edition of the OED.

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(Oxford University Press)
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From publisher Oxford University Press we offer you fulltext handbooks of the following subjects:

  • Business & Management
  • Economics & Finance
  • History
  • Political sciences
  • Philosophy
  • Law 

Chapters of the e-books can be read online or downloaded. The formatting and page count may vary from the printed version of the document.

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(Oxford University Press)
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Oxford Journals belongs to Oxford University Press. For the University of St.Gallen we have licensed the "HSS Collection - Humanities and Social Sciences". The collection contains 128 journals covering humanities, law and social sciences.

   
 
(Oxford University Press)
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Oxford Reference provides access to some 300 encyclopaedic dictionaries and dictionaries produced by Oxford University Press.
Subjects: Art and Architecture, Biological Sciences, Classics, Computing, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Economics and Business, Encyclopaedia, Food and Drink, History, Law, Literature, Maps, Medicine, Military History, Mythology and Folklore, Names and Places, Performing Arts, Physical Sciences and Mathematics, Politics and Social Sciences, Religion and Philosophy, Science

A guide to Oxford University Press's Online Reference Products [PDF] 

 
 
(Oxford University Press)

Full texts of annotated court rulings

ORIL sees itself as a reference portal for all aspects of case law of national and international courts in the area of international law. All published rulings are available in their full-text and supplemented with commentaries. The database consists of the following five modules:

  • Oxford Reports on International Law in Domestic Courts 
  • Oxford Reports on International Criminal Law 
  • Oxford Reports on International Human Rights Law 
  • Oxford Reports on International Courts of General Jurisdiction 
  • Oxford Reports on International Investment Claims

All registered rulings are linked with the Oxford Law Citator, contain a short summary and have a reference to the full text of the ruling.

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(Oxford University Press)
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Oxford Scholarship Online offers access to selected scientific textbooks from Ocford University Press. We have subscriptions for the following subject areas: 

  • Economics and Finance 
  • Philosophy 
  • Political Science 
  • Business and Management 
  • Law

Individual Chapters of the e-books can be read online or downloaded. The format of the page numbering may differ from the print Versions.

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(ProQuest)
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The PAIS Index contains references to more than 550,000 journal articles, books, governmental documents, statistical directories, research and conference reports. The subjects covered include in particular: international politics and international affairs and international law. Newspapers and newsletters are not evaluated. PAIS Index covers publications from over 120 countries. In addition to the English documents, publications appearing in French, German, Italian, Portuguese or Spanish are indexed.

 
 
(Palgrave Macmillan)
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The platform Palgrave connect provides access to the following reference works:

The formatting and page numbers may vary from the printed edition of these documents.

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(Dictionnaires Le Robert)

A monolingual dictionary of the French language with roughly 60,000 key words, 300,000 meanings, 185,000 constructions and collocations, 35,000 references from over 1,200 authors and 180,000 references to synonyms, antonyms and homonyms. Sound recordings of more than 16,000 key words are also included.

  
 
(EBSCO)
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This database covers articles, monographs, and research reports that have appeared since 1940 (USA) or 1967 (other countries) for all subject areas of philosophy, such as ethics, aesthetics, epistemology, logic and metaphysics, history of philosophy, political philosophy, legal philosophy and others; typically with short summaries (abstracts).

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(ProQuest)
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An electronic directory (including abstracts) of worldwide literature in the area of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental disorders that are triggered by traumatic events.

Brief descriptions and evaluations of methods used for diagnosis of post-traumatic stress syndrome in children and adults.

The methods are divided into the following categories and presented in table form:

  1. Trauma Exposure Measures
  2. Deployment Risk and Resilience Factors and Chart of Measures
  3. Adult PTSD Self-Report Measures
  4. Adult PTSD Interviews, V. Child Measures

Extensive descriptions are available for methods that have been developed by the National Center for PTSD (and also full-text and fact database).

  
 
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This database contains full text of 29 journals. Some journals go back more than 20 years and the archive includes over 6,700 articles. The following subject areas are covered: general political science, American politics, political sociology, comparative political science, policy studies, political communications research, peace and conflict studies, political theory/philosophy, international affairs and countries studies.

   
    
(EBSCO)
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Political Science Complete (PSC) is an internationally focused database in the field of political science. Topics covered include: Political theory, Comparative politics, International relations, Law and legislation,  Humanitarian issues and aspects of Globalisation. PSC provides access to over 2.100 scientific journals and contains full text for more than 480 journals. It also features more than 300 e-books and over 36.000 full-text conference papers including those of the American Political Science Association.

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(Project Gutenberg)
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Project Gutenberg was started in 1971. It collects literary texts in English, archives them electronically and makes them available to the public via the Internet. The archive can be sorted alphabetically by title or author and can also be searched for key words using a search engine. It contains more than 30,000 freely accessible e-books and texts.

  
 
(Hille & Partner)

This e-book collection contains novels, stories, novellas, dramas and poems in German by over 450 authors from antiquity to the 20th century. Biographical information is also provided for each author.

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(Project Muse)
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"Project MUSE - Standard Collection" is an electronic full-text platform providing access to over 300 scholarly journals published by leading anglo-american university presses and scholarly societies. It covers almost all research needs and aspects of the humanities and the social sciences. This includes e.g. literature and literary criticism, history, visual and performing arts, cultural studies, political science, women's and gender studies. Most articles are available in both HTML and PDF.

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PsycARTICLES is the full-text journal database of the American Psychological Association (APA). This online database contains more than 147,000 contributions from 100 journals (peer reviewed) of the APA and other leading publishing houses/organisations. The contributions cover the period from 1894 to the present. The information is updated weekly. PsycARTICLES covers contributions from all areas of psychology, including basic research.

    
 
(EBSCO)
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In this database, access to over 575 journals is provided in full text. The following areas of content are covered: psychology, psychiatry and related fields in the social and behavioural sciences.

  
 
(EBSCO)
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PsycINFO (previously: PsycLIT) is produced by the American Psychological Association (APA) and records bibliographically independent as well as components of bibliographically independent works (journal articles, books, book chapters, book meetings, monographs, research reports, case studies, etc.) on psychology. Publications in the areas of psychiatry, sociology, educational sciences, anthropology, pharmacology, physiology, criminology and linguistics are taken into account if they are of interest for psychology. Some 2,500 journals are covered. Overall, PsycINFO provides around 60,000 new entries per year with weekly updates.

  
 
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PSYNDEX: Literature and Audiovisual Media with PSYNDEX Tests is the most comprehensive abstract database of psychological literature, audiovisual media, intervention programmes, and tests from the German-speaking countries.

PSYNDEX contains two database segments: PSYNDEX Literature and Audiovisual Media with records of psychological publications from authors in the German-speaking countries, audiovisual media relevant for further education, and descriptions of intervention programmes; PSYNDEX Tests with extensive descriptions of tests in use in the German-speaking countries.

 
 
(University of St. Gallen)

The Publication Archive offers full text access to important university publications since its foundation in 1898.

The following publications are available:

  • Annual reports of the HSG 1900-1904, 1906-1917/18, 1938/39-today
  • Course directories from summer semester 1899 until today
  • "Hochschulnachrichten" / „Alma“ winter semester 1935/36-today
  • „HSG Information“, „HSG-Blatt“ respectively „HSG Focus“ 1977-today
  • Student magazine „Zürcher/St.Galler Student“ 1936-1937, 1958-1959
  • Student magazine „Prisma“ 1959-today

Most publications are available in German only. The search interface is also in German.

 
 
(Schwabe Verlag)

This database provides information on federal, cantonal, and communal agencies, associations, foundations and other institutions of a political, scientific, social and cultural nature.

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RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) is a joint initiative of economists from 44 countries, consisting of discussion papers (grey literature), journal articles and economic software tools. A large proportion is freely accessible or contains links to full texts. In addition, there is information about some 5,000 authors (contact address, publication directories) and 8,000 institutions (research institutes, faculties, etc.). (Previously: Economists Online (EO): to be found here since 2014.) The RePEc data is searchable via various search options, including IDEAS (entire collection), WoPEc (discussion papers in full text), EDIRC (institutions) and BibEc (bibliography of the not freely accessible discussion papers).

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(Sage)
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Publisher Sage offers you access to encyclopedias and handbooks from the following subjects:

  • Business and communication sciences
  • Psychology
  • Pedagogy
  • Sociology

The e-books can be read online or downloaded. The formatting and page numbers may vary from the printed edition of a document.

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(Thomson Reuters)
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A database of articles, with over 18 million title entries from all areas of the natural sciences, medicine and engineering, from some 7,000 evaluated journals;

Information provided: bibliographical information with citations referenced in the publications. Weekly increase: approximately 17,000 new entries.

With the Cited Reference Search, it is possible to analyse citations.

  
 
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This database provides access to full-text e-journals including archive data in the following areas:

  • Business, Management and Accounting
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance
  • Psychology

Access to journals from other subject areas is also available online.

You can also access the e-books "Handbooks in Economics".

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Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database containing both peer-reviewed research literature and quality web sources. With nearly 20'500 titles from more than 5'000 international publishers, Scopus offers researchers and students alike, a comprehensive, easy to use information source. Analytical and visual tools simplify the handling of large result sets. Scopus covers natural science, social sciences and arts and humanities.

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(FactSet TrueCourse, Inc.)

SharkRepellent is a corporate governance research tool focused on takeover defense, corporate activism, and proxy related issues. It features, among others, defense profiles for U.S. and Canadian companies which are compiled from a company's articles of incorporation, bylaws, state takeover law and shareholder rights plan, illustrating how a company has chosen to defend itself from potential unsolicited takeovers and proxy contests. Further, the database provides information on Hedge Fund and other activist campaigns, activist profiles, as well as information on proxy fights and shareholder proposals.

SharkRepellent is not available via the HSG-network but can only be used locally at the Swiss Institute for Banking and Finance (s/bf-HSG). If you want to access this database, please contact either Mr. Felix von Meyerinck or Ms. Beatrix Kobelt.

  

(S&P Global Market Intelligence)

SNL Financial is a comprehensive, global database for searching and analyzing banks and insurances. The database contains detailed financial information on ca. 27.000 banks and 11.000 insurances worldwide. Furthermore, you can search for credit ratings from S&P Global Ratings, Moody’s and Fitch and for Credit default swaps (CDS), too. Financial data is updated within 5 days of publication, with average turnaround of 24 hours. You have access through the web platform from SNL Financial. Registration is required for the first use. From second quarter of 2017 on data will be available via WRDS

 

 

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A journal database with more than 3.45 million title entries, covering all areas of the social sciences, including the related scientifically oriented disciplines of social medicine and psychology; it evaluates approximately 2,500 social science journals from over 50 disciplines and contains all relevant articles from another 3,300 medical and scientific periodicals; type of information: bibliographical details with cited sources in the referenced publications. Sixty per cent of the entries contain abstracts. Weekly increase: approximately 2,700 new entries. With the Cited Reference Search, it is possible to analyse citations.

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(ProQuest)
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A database on all areas of social services (social work, welfare, social policy, healthcare, education, minorities, etc.); journal articles, doctoral theses, reviews, evaluation of more than 1,300 journals. Every year, some 5,500 documents are added; the update is performed monthly.

  
 
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A bibliographical and full-text database, referencing more than 2 million data records organised from 4,000 journals with the help of a thesaurus. All aspects of sociology are covered.

Abstracts are supplied for articles from over 1,200 journals. SocINDEX with Full Text offers the full texts of over 770 journals, some going back to 1908. The full texts of over 800 books and 13,900 conference papers are also included.

The author profiles, which are updated constantly, provide biographical and bibliographical information on more than 25,000 authors.

  
 
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An international database on theoretical and applied sociology and related fields. Records of journal articles, convention contributions and selected monographs and doctoral theses; with abstracts; evaluations of more than 1,800 journals; corresponds to the printed Sociological Abstracts from 1952 on.

  
 
(Springer)
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SpringerLink offers access to e-journals and e-books of the following Springer publishing houses: Birkhäuser, Gabler, Spektrum, Springer, Vieweg, VS 

E-Journals from these subject areas are unlocked:

  • ICTs
  • Economics and social sciences

So are e-Books from the following subject areas:

  • Economics (German and English language titles)
  • ICTs (German titles)
  • Humanities and social sciences (German titles)

You also have access to the German Reference Works.

Kluwer Academic Journals (Kluwer Online) are searchable via SpringerLink.

  
 
(Stämpfli)

The Bern publishing house Stämpfli provides access to the legal research portal uni.recht.ch, which contains the following modules: 

  • Journals: full-text archive of the journals FamPra.ch, forumpoenale, medialex, recht, SZK, SZS, ZBJV, ZStrR and njus.ch 
  • Labour law: excerpts from the Berner Kommentar, Archiv JAR and AbrR 
  • Family law: excerpts from Berner Kommentar, and FamKomm Scheidung / Eingetragene Partnerschaft and FamPra.ch 
  • International private law: online edition of Texte zum Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrecht 
  • Criminal law: selected hand commentaries and legal books, forumpoenale, SZK, SZS, et al. 
  • Insurance law: selected commentaries and text books, specific titles from the series njus.ch 
  • Doctoral theses: selected theses from Stämpfli in full text 
  • njus.ch: series on various areas of law, with information on literature, legislation and case law 
  • Schweizerische Rechtsbibliographie SRB: records some 30,000 articles from journals and collective works, from 1990 on
 
 
(Genios)

The Thesaurus is an excellent instrument to help you find relevant concepts and keywords in economic databases. The following options are available:

  • browsing and scrolling in available subject areas
  • search using initial concepts
  • detailed view allows you locate synonyms, superordinate and subordinate concepts
  • concepts can be marked and copied in WISO.
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(Statista GmbH)

Statista is the leading portal for statistical sources and databases in Germany. The user will find statistical data from more than 1'000 sources for 20 different industries and sectors.

  
 
(Swiss Federal Statistical Office)

The BFS online service provides access to the Statistisches Lexikon der Schweiz. It summarises the most important statistics for the country on population, society, government, the economy and the environment. It not only serves as a reference work, but, with its overview essays, also provides a comprehensive picture of the social and economic situation in Switzerland.

If you set a bookmark on the Statistisches Lexikon, then you should enter the following address manually in the browser: http: //www.jahrbuch-stat.ch

  
 
(Swiss Federal Statistical Office)

The online statistics database for Switzerland, STAT-TAB, is a service of the Swiss Federal Statistical Office (BFS). The database is available online and allows users to access official data at their workstation.

STAT-TAB presents results of various statistical surveys in a modern and user-friendly application. The data are stored in multidimensional data sets, also known as data cubes. From them the desired data can be extracted using interactive queries. The data can also processed further locally.

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(Juris)

Access to one of the most extensive commentaries for the German Civil Code BGB: Staudinger Online covers the BGB as well as related areas, e.g. international sale of goods or private international law. In print, this commentary consists of more than 60'000 pages in about 100 volumes. Continually updated by an online editorial board.

  
 
(Ingenta)
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Sustainable Organization Library (SOL) provides e-books on the following topics:

  • sustainability
  • social responsibility
  • corporate governance
  • environment

The e-books can be read online and downloaded as PDF files.

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(Orell Füssli)

A reference database for Swiss company profiles, directors, managers and politicians, owners/shareholders and share data. It contains the Swiss business registry, the directory of boards of directors and the Swiss Who Owns Whom.

Older issues (on CD-ROM) are available in the library and can be borrowed.

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(Swisslex)

After registration (with Internet Explorer 8 or higher), staff and students of the University of St. Gallen can connect with Swisslex, the most comprehensive legal database for Switzerland, providing them with access to more than 400'000 full text documents. Among the offerings are:

  • Rulings of the Federal Court, Federal Administrative Court and Federal Criminal Court 
  • Rulings of various cantonal courts 
  • more than 50 legal journals 
  • Commentaries, monographs, commemorative writings and doctoral theses 
  • Personalised services

All documents are available in their full text and are searchable. To assist with your research, the system provides several Tutorials, that can either be viewed as videos or downloaded as PDF documents.

Registration
Please ensure you use your correct e-mail address, x.y@student.unisg.ch or x.y@unisg.ch on the registration page of Swisslex. Registration must be completed at a computer on campus or with activated VPN client, if you are connecting from an external site.

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Your access authorization is personal. It is for your own use and not to be passed on to third parties. We kindly request that you respect these terms!

For students, Swisslex sets a monthly query limit (150 full-text searches, 50 searches with reference, 150 documents in full-text view), which can be seen in your account information ("Kundenprofil") after logging on. 

Help
If you have problems with your password, other technical problems, or if your search strategy is not providing the desired results, Swisslex offers telephone support under the toll-free number 0800 587 463.

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(NYSE)

Trade and Quote contains intraday transactions data (trades and quotes) for all securities listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), American Stock Exchange (AMEX), as well as Nasdaq National Market System (NMS). Data are available on a monthly basis for the period from 1993 until 2014.

Millisecond Trade and Quote contains trades and bids tracked at the millisecond level. Data are available on a daily basis from 2003 on. Millisecond Trade and Quote is updated daily.

TAQ can be accessed through the Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) Interface.

 
 
(Taylor & Francis)
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We offer you access to selected titles of the following publishers:

  • Routledge
  • Psychology Press
  • Taylor & Francis

E-Books can be read online or downloaded as PDF files. For some titles, the plug-in FileOpen is needed. Additionally, the consultation of these titles is limited (print 30 pages only, online: 120 minutes, offline: 1 day).

  
 
(Taylor & Francis Group)
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Taylor & Francis consists of two journal collections:

  • The Social Science and Humanity (SSH) Library
  • Science, Technical, Medical (STM) Library

We have subscribed to the Social Science, Humanity (SSH) Library service, comprising over 750 journals and providing direct access to the full-text articles (starting with 1997).

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(EBSCO)
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TRC evaluates the content of more than 270 journals and magazines that are important for teachers and administrators.

Open access available: www.teacherreference.com

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(Thomson Reuters)

ThomsonOne.com will only remain available for a short time. Starting immediately Thomson Reuters Eikon is available to you. There, you can find the data from ThomsonOne and Datastream.

Thomson Reuters Spreadsheet Link (TRSL) will be cancelled in autumn 2016. To use it start from the HSG selection menu and click on the corresponding icon. The TRSL add-in will be installed and a spreadsheet titled “Thomson Reuters” will appear in Excel. Thomson Reuters has created helpful tutorials on using TRSL. Thomson Reuters Eikon, the replacement product, includes Eikon Excel, which is available in Dataroom 01-U206, as well as at the specially marked PC opposite the search and find desk in the library.

Note: Thomson One Banker only functions properly with the Internet Explorer browser.

Thomson Financial's extensive information resource provides corporate and market information on more than 60,000 international companies. You have access, inter alia, to detailed financial data. The following databases are included in the TOB package.

  
 
(Thomson Reuters)

Thomson Reuters Eikon includes the former Thomson One, Thomson Reuters Spreadsheet Link (TRSL) and Datastream. Apart from the Dataroom 01-U206, Eikon is available at the specifically marked PC in the library just opposite the search and find desk. Access information as well as the webbased use can be found here.

This comprehensive information asset offers company specific and market information for more than 60,000 international corporations. The data includes a huge range of financial ratios, the whole stock market, fixed income securities (market movements, research, analysis and settlement bundled in one location), detailed information on money and foreign exchange markets in conjunction with customised analysis tools and information on raw materials, agricultural and energy markets as well as on metals and meaningful analysis. Much of the data can comfortably be downloaded through Eikon Excel.

More information about the included databases and modules can be found here.
 

 
 
(Preselect)
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Through the Content-Select platform German language e-books of the Transcript publishing house from the following subject areas are made available.

  • Social Sciences and the humanities 
  • Media / Communication 
  • Language / Literature
  • History
  • Geography

The e-books can be read online or be printed off by chapter, or downloaded as a PDF file respectively.

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(SerialsSolutions)

This database lists the worldwide deliverable journals, series, annual magazines and newspapers (international). No article contents are included, just the names of publications.

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(utb)

utb represents 15 publishers from Germany, Austria and Switzerland, which together form a working group. They mostly publish textbooks for students and scholars. On their platform utb-studi-e-book you will find more than 1300 german-language e-books.

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(Vahlen)
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 We offer you access to selected e-books from the economics collection of publisher Vahlen. The e-books can be downloaded by chapter as PDF files.

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(Preselect)
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German-language e-books on adult education, published by Waxmann, are available through the platform Content-Select. The e-books can be read online or downloaded and printed by chapter.

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(World Bank)

WDI online contains statistical data for more than 850 development indicators and time series from 1960 on for more than 200 countries and 18 country groups. The data cover socio-economic indicators and information on natural resources and the environment.

Data selection is easy to handle and the results can be adapted to various presentation purposes. These features, and the output options in standard format such as Excel, make WDI Online a very useful tool when searching for data on developing countries.

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(Thomson Reuters)
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An advantage of the Web of Science over solely specialist databases (article databases) is its interdisciplinary nature, the wide range of subjects, including arts, humanities, social sciences, medicine, natural sciences and technology.

Approximately 9,200 scientific journals with 37 million articles in all subject areas are evaluated. 

  • General or separate search in the partial databases of Arts & Humanities Citation Index, Science Citation Index Expanded, Social Sciences Citation Index, Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Science (CPCI-S), Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities (CPCI-SSH) (ISI proceedings) 
  • Using the Cited References of an article enables you to follow research development retrospectively. 
  • By using the Cited Reference Search (articles that have cited an article), you can follow research development prospectively. 
  • By using the search for related articles which cite the same literature, you can Find Related Records. 
  • To a certain extent, there are direct links to full texts. 
  • There is an export format for literature management programs such as EndNote®, EndNote Web, Reference Manager® and ProCite®

Since January 2015 the portal Web of Science gives you access to the following additional databases:

  • Derwent Innovations Index: 1963 - present
  • Data Citation Index: 1900 - present
  • Book Citation Index: 2005 - present
  • Current Contents Connect (incl. Business Collection): 1998 - present
  • SciELO Citation Index: 1997 - present
  • Biosis Citation Index: 1926 - present
  • Index Chemicus: 1994 - present
  • Zoological Record: 1978 - present
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(Weblaw)

Weblaw Campus offers access to legal documents in full text and provides specialist working instruments. 

  • Jusletter – a legal universal journal, appearing weekly, access to current edition and archive 
  • Push-Service – automated monitoring of the newest rulings of the Federal Court 
  • Lawsearch – a legal meta search-engine that currently searches some 3.5 million documents in 150 categories

To use these services, you need an individual password; registration can be performed directly on the Weblaw site. Please note: when registering, use your university e-mail address (student.unisg.ch or unisg.ch)!

  
 
(Wharton - University of Pennsylvania)

Wharton Research Data Services (WRDS) is a comprehensive, web-based, data research service used by academic, government and non-profit institutions around the world. WRDS handles all data management and provides the user with one location to access a variety of research databases through a common interface. Use of the WRDS services is for academic and non-commercial research purposes only.
Our subscription comprises the following databases:

  • BoardEx
  • Compustat Global (Capital IQ)
  • Compustat North America, incl. Historical Package (Capital IQ) 
  • CRSP incl. Stock, Indices, Mutual Fund (Center for Research in Security Prices)
  • Ivy DB (OptionMetrics)
  • TAQ - Trade and Quote (NYSE)

Subscribers have access to additional databases at no charge (e.g. CBOE Indexes, Penn World Tables, TRACE etc.).
You can log into WRDS with an ‘Access Pass’. Go to the WDRS homepage and look underneath ‘connect to WDRS’. You will be asked to enter an email account. Please use an account with our university’s domain at the end (e.g. firstname.name@student.unisg.ch, or firstname.name@unisg.ch). WRDS will subsequently send an email to this account with your Access Pass. Click on the link in this email and you will be directed to the licensed databases of WRDS. Your Access Pass is valid for three days after which you will have to apply for a new one (no limits).
Faculty staff, doctoral students, and master students of the University St. Gallen have the option to register for a personal account at WRDS. Click on the link underneath the question ‘Do you have your own WRDS account?’ on the WRDS homepage. On the following page choose: ‘Register for a WRDS account’, and fill out the form on the left hand side. For the entry ‘Affiliation with Institution’, select ‘faculty’ (faculty staff), ‘phd’ (doctoral students), or masters. You will receive confirmation as soon as your application has been approved. Afterwards, you can access your personal account anytime through the entry: ‘Do you have your own WRDS account?’ Your account will be valid for several months and can be extended if necessary.

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(Wiley-Blackwell)
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We offer you access to the over 19'000 e-books on the Wiley Online Library. The multidisciplinary collection  covers life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities. Access is possible until 31st march 2018.

We also have a license for the 'Social Sciences and Humanities'-Collection. It consists of more than 500 journals. Typically, the volumes are available electronically from 1996 onwards.

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(Genios)
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An extensive German-language database for economics and social sciences. Some 600 e-books from various business disciplines and from the areas of economics and social sciences are available.

In the new Wiso website, the contents are presented by type of media. In addition to the e-books, you can also find the following:

  • Journals (full texts of national and international sources) 
  • Literature references (bibliographical information on scientific literature)
  • Press articles (full texts from national and international daily newspapers with good coverage of Switzerland and Austria) 
  • Company data (contains company profiles, commercial register notices and financial statements; also for Swiss companies) 
  •  Market data (calls for tender, product information, statistics and market studies)
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(IMD)

IMD's World Competitiveness Online provides online access to the data of the World Competitiveness Yearbook. The yearbook produces country analyses and ranks the individual countries in the areas of: economic performance, government efficiency, business efficiency and infrastructure.

  
 
(WorldTradeLaw.net)

dispute settlement in the context of the WTO. In addition to summaries and analyses of all cases submitted, the webpages also include an updated index and a searchable database of all proceedings. The services are completed by a well-structured link list on a wide range of topics related to the WTO.

  
 
(ProQuest)
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The database consists of the bibliographies Political science abstracts (1975-2000) and ABC POL SCI (1984-2000).

Articles and reviews from some 1,500 international journals on political science and related fields, such as administrative science, international affairs and law, are recorded. In addition, monographs and doctoral theses are taken into account to a lesser degree.

Included in the records of the journal articles is a short table of contents, and since 2001, often the original annotations. The database evaluates around 80% of literature from Western Europe and North America.

  
 
(Lex Mercatoria, WTO)

This database contains the texts of the agreements that were concluded in the Uruguay Round in December 1993. Also included are decisions made at the time or at the meeting of ministers in Marrakesh in April 1994.

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(Oxford University Press)

YWCCT is a companion volume to YWES and provides bibliographical information on the areas of critical and cultural theory. In addition, important debates and issues relating to a broad social and humanistic sphere are listed.

To the extent that the field of cultural studies expands, the scope and breadth of YWCCT will also increase.

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(Oxford University Press)

YWES is an important specialist bibliography for works that are relevant for English language and literature studies and have appeared in the past year. As a rule, all articles going back to 1996 are available online with our licence.

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(Zanichelli)

A large monolingual Italian dictionary, updated annually and with 144,000 key words, 380,000 meanings, 44,600 idiomatic phrases, 72,000 etymologies, 11,000 synonyms and antonyms and 95,000 date references. It documents the Italian vocabulary, from everyday language to literary language to modern terminology in important specialist fields.

Additionally, you have access to the following reference works:

La Zanichelli: Full text edition of the "Enciclopedia Zanichelli", a general encyclopaedia with more than 70.000 entries.


Il Tommaseo: Full text edition of the first historical dictionary of the Italian language, published between 1861 and 1879 by Niccolò Tommaseo and Bernardo Bellini.

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