Databases Business Administration

Annotated list of Business Administration databases, market and industry information, corporate information, financial databases and online resources for economics & finance.

 

Top databases 

(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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(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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(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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(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.

 

(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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(Elsevier)
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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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(Thomson Reuters)
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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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(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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Other literature databases

(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.  

 

(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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https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/information.html

 

(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).

 

(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.

Information Dataroom 01-U206

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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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(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.

 

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(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.

 

 

(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.

 

(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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(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.

 

(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.

 

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

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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.

 

(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).

 

(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.

 

(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.

 

(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.

 

(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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(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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(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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(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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(NZZ)

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

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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 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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(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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(RePEc)
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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).

 

(Elsevier)
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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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(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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(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.

 

(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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(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.

 

(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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(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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(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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(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.  

(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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(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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(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.

 

(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

 

(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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(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.
 

 

(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.

 

Corporate information (including financial databases)

 

 


(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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(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.  

 

(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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    (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.

    Information Dataroom 01-U206

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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. 

     

     

    (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.
    Infos:
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    (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.

     
     

     
    (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).

     

    (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

     

    (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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    (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.

     

    (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.

     

    (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.

     

    (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.

     

    (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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    (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.
     

     

    (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

     

    (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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    (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.

     

     

    (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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    (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

     

    (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.

     

    (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.
     

     

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    (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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    (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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