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Beck Online
The "große Beck", i.e. complete full-text versions of the online library with legal standard reference works by C.H. Beck: Commentaries and handbooks, nearly all of Beck’s journals including the archives, comprehensive jurisdiction, and more than 4,000 laws. Here you will find tutorials & more information.

Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
Database for business administration and economics that covers a broad range of topics in these subject areas. Regularly, more than 10,100 full-text publications from business administration and economics are drawn from, including approximately 1,800 peer-reviewed titles. The full-text versions of more than 2,300 journals are included, among them more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles.

Communication & Mass Media Complete (EBSCO)
The database offers comprehensive search possibilities in the areas of communication sciences and mass media. It includes the two databases "CommSearch" (bibliographic information on articles in 26 journals of communication sciences), and "Mass Media Articles Index" (bibliographic information on more than 40,000 articles in journals and monographs related to mass media and communication sciences). It also offers full-text versions of more than 200 titles and bibliographic references of further sources. All in all, several hundred important sources are included.


DAFNE offers contemporary and historical annual financial statements of over 800.000 German companies. Following the companies‘ publications there are both individual financial statements and consolidated financial statements. The international accounting criteria IAS and US-GAAP as well as the German HGB are implicated in the detailed account. The company reports include in full details: contact details, business activity, (WZ codes and job description), detailed balance as well as profit and loss accounting, financial characteristic factors, microgeographical keys, import and export rates, managers, subcompanies, proprietors and stock prices. Each company’s efficiency can be graphed through integrated schemata and graphs. The society structure and groups of companies can be pictured in a tree diagram.
Economic information and the rating of the CREDITREFORM e.V. form the data basis. 

Datenbank-Infosystem (DBIS)

DBIS is a cooperative service for the use of scientific databases. The database information system contains over 12000 entries, of which more than 5000 databases are freely available over the Internet. The DBIS of the ZU is a selection of databases and not the whole DBIS. The recorded databases have content that can be specifically searched through search functions. The databases are offered sorted by subject. In addition, there is also an advanced search in which, among other things, a keyword search is possible or databases with geographic reference can be searched. Here you will find information on using the database information system.


We offer access to the Eikon database via a separate terminal. Eikon provides a service that primarily provides financial professionals with information on commodities, stocks, fixed income and hedge funds, foreign exchange & money markets and wealth management. Various services are available via the Eikon platform. It provides access to real-time market data, news, basic data, analysis, trading and messaging tools.
Here you will find tutorials & training.

Current (as of March 25, 2020): Please contact the library team to arrange an appointment. Use is only possible for members of the ZU.

Frankfurter Allgemeine Archiv
F.A.Z. BibloNet contains more than 1.6 million articles of the FAZ, the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, the Rhein Main Zeitung, and the FAZ.NET. The FAZ is included until January 01, 1993, the Sonntagszeitung and Rhein-Main-Zeitung until the year 1995, and the FAZ.NET until 1999. The newspaper pages in PDF format include all graphic art, photos, and pictures. In HTML format, pictures cannot be shown for copyright reasons. Advertisements, exchange tables, weather forecasts, event information, and publisher´s supplements can also not be shown in the PDF version.

Electronic journal archive with access to full-text versions of the drawn from journals from their first volume until a so-called "moving wall" (approximately two to five years before the current year). JSTOR provides a list of participating publishing houses and their journals. Here you will find tutorials & more information.

Juris is the legal information system of the Federal Republic of Germany. Using databases that are available online, it is possible to carry out searches on legal norms, jurisdiction, administrative directives, books, and journal articles on nearly all areas of German law. 

Remote access limited until June 20, 2020

Nexis Uni | formerly Nexis ; LexisNexis / Business
Nexis Uni includes data from over 15,000 news, corporate and legal sources. An intuitive interface allows users to search all sources and personalize their search through alerts, saved searches, and other helpful features. Here you will find tutorials & more information.

OECD iLibrary
OECD iLibrary is the portal for the online publications of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).
The portal provides access to all studies and statistics of the OECD and can be considered one of the largest online libraries for data and analyses concerning economics, society, and the environment.
There is access to
| electronic books, annually approximately 300 new e-books
| electronic journals with a large section of the publications by the OECD since 1998
| working papers
| statistical databases of the OECD
For more information have a look at the manual and the video tutorial.

Political Science Complete (EBSCO)
Political Science Complete (PSC) is an internationally oriented database of political sciences, addressing the topics of political theory, comparative politics, international relations, law and legislation, humanitarian issues, and globalization. It provides access to more than 2,000 academic journals as well as full-texts from 488 journals, e-books, and 36,000 conference papers, among others of the American Political Science Association.

PsycArticles (EBSCO)
This full-text database contains more than 200,000 articles drawn from 84 journals (8/2012) of the American Psychological Association (APA) and other leading publishing houses/organizations. It covers articles from 1984 up to the present day and is updated every week. PsycARTICLES is a reference of articles covering all areas of psychology, including basic research.

Bibliographic database on psychology and related areas such as psychiatry, sociology, pedagogy, anthropology, and linguistics if they are relevant for psychology. Articles are taken from approximately 2,000 journals. Overall, PsycINFO provides approximately 60,000 new entries per year with weekly updates.

SAGE Onlinearchiv
Full-text access to the complete Sage Online offer. Sage Journals Online contains approximately 450 journals focusing on social sciences, humanities, and medicine. The journals can be searched in the AtoZ List of Journals.


A multidisciplinary abstract- and citation data bank for scientific literature and high end online resources (peer-reviewed).
Different tools for tracking, analysis and visualization of scientific information are available for:
| Social sciences
| Cultural studies and humanities
| Natural sciences, technology and medicine
Furthermore, Scorpus allows references and citations for scientific articles that allow citation analysis (Who quotes who? Who is quoted by whom?). The evaluation starts from 1996 as publication year.
Scorpus complements the existing archive (2000 until december 2014) of the Social Science Citation Index, that is still available for members of the ZU.
Here you can find tutorials on how to use Scopus.

The comprehensive full-text database of social sciences contains more than 2 million data sets from approximately 4,000 different journals. Regarding their content, these data sets are linked by means of a thesaurus. Abstracts are provided for the articles of more than 1,200 journals.
SocINDEX with Full Text provides the full-text versions of more than 770 journals, partly reaching back as far as 1908. Additionally, there are full-text versions of more than 800 books and 13,900 conference papers. The continuously updated authors´ profiles provide biographic and bibliographic information on more than 25,000 authors.

SSCI - Social Sciences Citation Index | Archive access from 2000 - 2014
Article database including more than 3.45 million titles, comprising all areas of political and social sciences including the neighboring disciplines of social medicine and psychology that are oriented towards natural sciences. It draws from approximately 2,500 academic journals from more than 50 disciplines of social sciences, and contains all relevant articles from additional 3,300 periodicals from medicine and natural sciences. Type of reference: bibliographic information including the sources cited in the listed publications. 60 percent of the references include an abstract. Weekly addition of approximately 2,700 references.
Information on the journals that articles are taken from can be found here.

Statistics portal. You have access to data and facts on more than 60,000 topics from more than 10,000 different sources at any time. STATISTA covers 20 different industries, ranging from agricultural economics to administration and social affairs. The available meta data, e.g. source, date of publication, number of interviewees, etc. are published for each statistical survey, thus the information in STATISTA can be verified. Data sets are edited according to scientific criteria. Here you will find tutorials & more information.

SZ LibraryNet

  • the editions Germany, Bavaria, and Munich of the Süddeutsche Zeitung, including the administrative district editions since 1992
  • the SZ-Magazin since 1999
  • SZ-Extra
  • SZ Prime Time (only published until 2009)
  • SZ Wissen 2005 through 2009
  • as well as the online edition since 2008

Starting with 1998, the articles can also be accessed as newspaper pages in PDF. The German-wide edition of any given day is already available the day before at 10:00 p.m., the editions for Bavaria and Munich on the respective day at 7:00 a.m.

Here you will find tutorials & more information.

Through a separate terminal we offer access to Eikon. Eikon provides a service that provides information primarily to financial professionals on commodities, equities, fixed income and hedge funds, foreign exchange & money market and wealth management. Various services are available via the Eikon platform, in particular the Datastream database. It provides access to real-time market data, news, basic data, analytics, trading and messaging tools. The use is only possible for members of ZU.

Comprehensive database for the areas of economic theory and practice. The database provides access to 5.8 million full-texts in German and English from more than 340 national and international academic journals.