Academic Journals

A majority of our collection comes from the fields of Business Administration, Economics, Law and Social Sciences. However, you will also find journals in other fields.


  • Access to over 127'000 electronic journals.
  • Around 800 academic journals available in print

You can find journals quickly and easily in Journal Search HSG Library.

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How to find and use journals

Enter the details of the desired title or article in the search box in Journal Search HSG Library.

  • You can insert a full quote directly into the search box and start your search.
  • In many cases you can continue searching directly within the e-journal:


Or you can check for which years the journal is available in full text by clicking on „Available Online“ and go further from there:


For printed journals choose "Get It" to learn more.


If you cannot find a document within our media collection, we have a number of other options available for obtaining the desired materials.

Please note our Courier and Inter-library loan services.

National licenses

Through national licences, four online journal archives with more than two million scientific articles covering all subject areas are open to the Swiss public:

  • Cambridge Journals Archive (National licences)
  • De Gruyter Journals Archive (National licences)
  • Oxford Journals Archive (National licences)
  • Springer Journals Archive (National licences)

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Terms of use for electronic resources

Access to electronic documents and databases provided here are based on licensing agreements between the respective providers and the University of St. Gallen. In general, the following limitations apply:

  • Electronic documents and databases are licensed for personal use in context of studying, teaching or research activities at the University of St. Gallen. Any commercial use is prohibited.
  • Dissemination of such content to third parties not affiliated with the University of St. Gallen as well as making it freely accessible (e.g. on an unprotected web page) is not allowed.
  • Text & Data Mining TDM: the availability of licensed content for TDM projects is depending on the agreement with the respective provider. We offer our support and can act as an intermediary with the providers, e.g. we can check for you the availability of data or clarify with providers if and how you can access such data. Detailed information about our support services can be found here: Text & Data Mining
  • The systematic download as well as the reproduction (manually or with software, e.g. scraping, crawlers, scripts etc.) of substantial parts of E-Journals, E-Books or other licensed databases is not allowed. Providers deem such activities and the use of such tools as infringement of license agreements – which can lead to restricting or even blocking of the access to these resources for the entire University.
  • Additionally to the licensing agreements, the HSG IT User Regulations and Swiss Copyright law do apply.

If you are uncertain regarding the proper use of an electronic resource or have any further questions, please do contact us at

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