Licensed Databases

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Database type
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Additional databases
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Database type

General overview of database types. [Source: Datenbank-Infosystem (DBIS) 12.2022]

Address & Company Directories
Article Database
Biographical Databases
Book Trade Directories
Database Info System
Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Reference Works
Dissertation Directories
Fact Database
Full Text Database
General Information Tool
Image Databases
Inventory Directory
National & Regional Bibliographies
Newspaper
Newspaper and Magazine Bibliographies
Portal
Subject Bibliography
Address & Company Directories

Collected references of companies and / or institutions and / or groups of people and their contact addresses.

Article Database

Articles from journals and journal-type series* as well as book chapters; interdisciplinary and / or subject-related. *Including commemorative publications, conference and congress reports.

Biographical Databases

Biographical data and / or life descriptions of individuals.

Book Trade Directories

Available in book trade only; books, magazine-type series, maps, CD-ROMs, DVDs, floppy disks, videotapes, calendars, sheet music.

Database Info System

Here DBIS: Cooperative Directory of Databases.

Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Reference Works

Dictionary: Reference work that arranges and explains the vocabulary of a language according to specific points of view.

Encyclopedia: Structured presentation of human knowledge that is as comprehensive as possible; a distinction is made between universal and subject-specific encyclopedias.

Reference work: Generic term for dictionary, encyclopedia; a collection of data belonging to the technical literature, usually exhaustive in its field, which is arranged according to certain systematic or alphabetical criteria or can be searched according to such criteria.

Dissertation Directories

Proof of Dissertations.

Fact Database

Fact collections (primary information indexed in form and content), e.g. statistical data, chemical formulas, company and product data.

Full Text Database
General Information Tool

Predominantly non-scientific information resources.

Image Databases

Collection of images and photos (management, archiving, viewing).

Inventory Directory

General and subject-specific catalogs of a bibliographic nature of libraries and other institutions.

National & Regional Bibliographies

National bibliography: publications about a country and / or about a specific language area; publications published in a country or in a specific language.

Regional bibliography: publications from and / or about a specific region.

Newspaper

Continuous collective work, generally published regularly at least once a week, reports on current events.


Newspaper and Magazine Bibliographies

A directory of newspapers and magazines arranged according to certain criteria.

Portal

Bundling of various databases, services or similar digital offerings in a usually high number of references (links) in the form of a website. (For example, access to research or an overview of a particular topic from the website).

Subject Bibliography

Proof of independently and / or dependent published works on one or more topics (subject areas).

Newspapers

Newspapers: see Frankfurter Allgemeine Archiv, Nexis Uni, Süddeutsche Zeitung (South German Newspaper) | SZ LibraryNet and possibly Database Information System (DBIS).

Additional databases

You can find further databases via:

Members of ZU have access to licensed and freely available content.

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.
  • Fachmodul Hochschulrecht PLUS.


Here you will find tutorials & more information.

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Article database
Full text database

Business Source Premier (EBSCO)

Database for business administration and economics that covers a broad range of topics in these subject areas.

  • The full-text versions of more than 2,200 journals are included, among them more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles.
  • Company information on approx. 10,000 of the largest companies in the world.
  • Numerous Country Economic Reports from Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), DRI-WEFA, ICON Group and Country Watch, and MarketLine Company Profiles. The industry standard NAICS (North American Industry Classification System) is incorporated into the articles and therefore also serves as a search criterion.

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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 journals of communication sciences), and "Mass Media Articles Index" (bibliographic information on articles in journals and monographs related to mass media and communication sciences).

  • Full text on over 520 journals
  • Indexing and abstracts of more than 670 titles
  • More than 5,500 author profiles
  • Communication Thesaurus
  • Searchable Cited References


Topics include communication theory, mass media, linguistics, rhetoric, and sociolinguistics.

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Dafne

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.


Note on use: There is a restriction on data transfer for data fields that could be used for acquisition. Queries are limited to a total of 16,000 companies (e.g. address data, bank details, personal data (managers, board of directors, supervisory board, etc.), commercial register numbers, industry codes). A corresponding query should therefore be limited by the search beforehand.

  • Tip: Limit the search to the desired industry (then there is no need to export the industry code).

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Fact database
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Datenbank-Infosystem (DBIS) [Database Info System]

DBIS is a cooperative service for the use of scientific databases. The database information system contains over 14465 entries, of which more than 6162 databases are freely available over the Internet.


  • The recorded databases have content that can be specifically searched through search functions.
  • The databases are offered sorted by subject.
  • Via the advanced search, among others, keyword searches or searches for databases with geographical reference are possible.


The DBIS of ZU is a selection of databases and not the complete DBIS.


Here you will find information on using the database information system.

Eikon | Refinitiv Workspace

Information about the database "Eikon" can be found from now on under Refinitiv Workspace incl. Datastream

Frankfurter Allgemeine Archiv

The F.A.Z. BibloNet contains more than 1.6 million articles (from 1993) from

  • FAZ
  • Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung
  • Rhein Main Zeitung
  • FAZ.NET (as of 1999; incl. exclusive F.A.Z.-PLUS articles)
  • F.A.Z-Magazin (from Jan. 1996 to Jun. 1999 and 2013 ff.)


The F.A.Z. Archive (1949-1992) contains over 2.8 million retrodigitized articles from more than 13,000 issues of the FAZ and its local section.

The FR contains the Frankfurter Rundschau with over 2 million articles in full text since 1995. Also included are the various issues of the Lokalrundschau and the Stadtteil-Rundschau.

Since April 2022, multimedia content has been included in the form of over 1000 podcasts.


Here you will find a brief introduction to the database.

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Newspaper

JSTOR

JSTOR provides access to over 12 million articles from journals, books, and source materials. 75 subject areas are covered. Over 2600 journals are covered (more recent volumes may be embargoed by a moving wall (embargo of about 2-5 years before the current volume)).
Over 70,000 books are available as DRM-free files. Source materials are grouped into four collections: Global Plants, 19th Century British Pamphlets, Struggles for Freedom: Southern Africa, and World Heritage Sites: Africa.


Artstor has been in JSTOR's portfolio since 2022. [ZU has not licensed Artstor. Institutions with an Artstor license can also use Artstor content on the JSTOR interface].


Here you will find tutorials & more information.

Here you will find "Research Basics".

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juris

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.


Here you can find tutorials and webinars | tips & tricks | video tutorials

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Full text database

Nexis Uni

Nexis Uni includes data from over 17,000 news, corporate and legal sources.


News: Articles from several thousand journals, magazines & newspapers from around the world including archives.
Companies: Companies in different countries, company profiles or specific details like finance and M&A.
Industries & Countries: International industry information, economic articles on individual countries, industry news.
People: Biographical information on people in business, politics, celebrities and other leaders in specific fields.
Law: Legal information on cases, decisions & laws especially for the Anglo-American region.


Here you will find tutorials & more information.

Here you will find: Course to learn the skills to get started in Nexis

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Newspaper


former: Nexis ;  LexisNexis / Business

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 (depending on licensing):

  • Approx. 13000 e-books
  • Approx. 600 e-journals containing most of the literature published by the OECD since 1998
  • Working papers
  • Statistical databases of the OECD
  • Podcasts


Here you can find the user guide and a video tutorial.

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Fact database
Portal
Full text database

Political Science Complete (EBSCO)

Political Science Complete (PSC) is an internationally oriented database of political sciences, addressing the topics:


political theory, comparative politics, international relations, law and legislation, humanitarian issues, and globalization.


It provides access to more than 3100 academic journals as well as full-texts from 700 journals, e-books, and 48000 conference papers (conference journals), among others of the American Political Science Association.

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PsycArticles (EBSCO) | APA PsycARTICLES

APA PsycARTICLES is the full-text journal database of the American Psychological Association (APA). PsycARTICLES indexes articles from all areas of psychology, including basic research.


The full text database contains articles from over 100 journals (peer reviewed) of the APA and other leading publishers / organizations.
The database contains articles from 1894 onwards and is updated weekly.

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PsycINFO (EBSCO) | APA PsycINFO

PsycINFO is produced by the American Psychological Association (APA). It is a bibliographic database on psychology and related fields such as psychiatry, sociology, education, anthropology, and linguistics, provided they are relevant to psychology.

Articles from about 2,500 journals are evaluated. In total, PsycINFO offers about 60000 new entries per year with weekly updates.

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Refinitiv Workspace inkl. Datastream | Eikon

Refinitiv Workspace for Students is a service that provides information mainly for financial professionals on commodities, equities, fixed income and hedge funds, foreign exchange & money market and wealth management. The database provides access to key market data, charts, time series analysis and streaming news from Reuters and other financial institutions, as well as market research firms for price analysis and global indices of individual stocks. It also includes charts and fundamentals, proprietary data and analytics to provide actionable insights into the global equity market. Datastream's database can also be accessed via the platform.


ZU members can use Refinitiv Workspace for Students including Datastream from any location via a web version as well as a desktop version. To use the service, you must apply for personalized access. For short-term needs, the Work-space terminal (formerly Eikon terminal) in the library, which requires a reservation, is still available.


Requesting access:
To request access, contact bblthkzd stating your need. The application will be processed within the library's service hours. You will then receive personalized access data by e-mail. Please note that it can take up to 48 hours to activate personalized access.

The number of personalized accesses available and the respective duration of the personalized account are limited.
For further information and questions, please contact bibliothek@zu.de.

On site: 1 Workspace Terminal

Personal: Request a pers. Access
The use is only possible for members of ZU.


Fact database

Tutorials & Training:

Refinitiv Workspace for Students

Learn Refinitiv Workspace for Academia

Certification | Refinitiv

If you have any questions regarding the content, please contact your chair.

In case of lack of compatibility with an OS, virtualization software or a zero-footprint web version can be used.

If an access is no longer working, please contact bibliothek@zu.de.

SAGE Journals Online [Online Archive]

Sage Journals Online contains journal titles with a focus on social sciences as well as humanities and medicine. The journals are searchable via EDS Journals.

Scopus

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.


  • 75 million references and abstracts from more than 23,500 peer-reviewed journals
  • 44 million patent specifications and 9.8 million conference papers
  • 16 million author profiles
  • Abstracts searchable back to 1970 (partly back to 1788)
  • For all articles published since 1996, in addition to the abstract, also literature references, many of them in linked form
  • Links to full-text articles and other bibliographic sources
  • Open Access as well as Electronic-Only journals
  • Book Titles (as of November 2022: over 210,000)


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

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SocINDEX (EBSCO) | Sociological Index

The comprehensive full-text database of social sciences contains more than 2,1 million data sets from approximately 4,200 different journals. Regarding their content, these data sets are linked by means of a thesaurus. Abstracts are provided for the articles of more than 1,300 journals.


"SocINDEX with Full Text" provides the full-text versions of more than 860 journals, partly reaching back as far as 1908. Additionally, there are full-text versions of more than 830 e-books and 16,800 conference papers. The continuously updated authors´ profiles provide biographic and bibliographic information on more than 25,000 authors.

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SSCI - Social Sciences Citation Index | See Scopus

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.

The database access is no longer available.

STATISTA

STATISTA is a statistics portal that bundles statistical data from various institutes and sources.


It provides access to facts and figures on more than 80,000 topics from more than 18000 different sources.

  • Industry categories: Agribusiness to Administration and Socialeds


Available metadata such as source, publication date, number of respondents, etc. are published for each statistic, making the information verifiable on STATISTA. Data sets are processed according to scientific criteria.


Here you will find the tutorial portal or the search functions explained in 3 minutes.

Süddeutsche Zeitung | SZ LibraryNet

Contains

  • the editions Germany, Bavaria, and Munich of the Süddeutsche Zeitung, including the administrative district editions (since 1992)
  • Online edition sueddeutsche.de (as of 2008)
  • SZ-Magazin (as of 1999)
  • SZ-Extra (as of 1993)
  • SZ Prime Time (2007-2009; Only published until 2009)
  • SZ Wissen (2005-2009)


Starting in1998, the articles can also be accessed as newspaper pages in pdf format. The daily Germany edition is available at 10 p.m. the day before. The Bavaria and Munich editions are available from 7 a.m. each morning.

[ZU has licensed the above content. Other licenses may contain additional content].


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Newspaper

WISO

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.

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