Academic Research and Writing

In addition to providing data and literature, the Library can also support you in your academic research and writing.   


Here you will find information and help on various topics, like evaluating the quality of your sources, finding guidelines for citations, working with reference management programmes or creating a PDF/A file. 

Resources for finding literature

The Library offers you access to HSGswisscovery as the central entry point for finding literature. You can use it to search in both our print collection and in a variety of other databases.   

Databases that can be searched via HSGswisscovery are earmarked with an  in our overview. If you get too many hits in HSGswisscovery, we recommend focusing your search directly in the databases relevant to your question.   

If a required document or article is not available in HSGSwisscovery, check whether a version is freely available through Open Access.   

If none of these options lead to the full text, contact us at   

How to create a PDF/A file

Adhering to the PDF/A standard is mandatory for all dissertations written at HSG and recommended for bachelor's and master's theses.

How to create a PDF/A file