Research guide to business resources
Be efficient in your research and use the various databases, reference works and additional literature in the field of management and economics.
We recommend that you search the databases in order to research and review up-to-date and discipline-specific content on a topic. They mostly contain references to resources as well as full text articles from journals. Depending on the database, additional types of publications such as conference reports, book chapters, pictures, videos and much more are included.
The table below provides an overview of the databases in the area of business and management. Please note that databases marked with an asterisk (*) require special access information. You will find more information in the details of each database (in German).
|ABI/Inform||economics, marketing||references, some full texts, industry reports, company profiles, market research reports|
|Business Source Premier||economics||references, some full texts, industry reports, company profiles, market research reports, statistics|
|COMPLIANCEdigital||business law, economics||full texts|
|Gartner||business law, computer science||references, some full texts, industry reports, market research reports|
|OECDiLibrary||economics||references, country reports, statistics|
|Orbis*||economics||industry reports, company profiles, statistics|
|Passport*||economics, marketing||market research reports, statistics|
|Schweizer Wirtschaft*||economics||directory, company profiles, company information. Note: The licence for this database runs until 30 April 2021. For address downloads, please use the ORBIS database in future.|
|WEKA Online Produkte*||economics||full texts|
|WISO||economics, social sciences||references, some full texts|
* Requires access information. You will find more information in the details of each database (in German).
Open access portals
Search for scientific publications that are freely available worldwide, also known as open access publications.
Reference works are the ideal starting point for your research. In addition to defining concepts, they help you to gain an overview of a topic, narrow down a topic and find key concepts for future work.
All electronic reference works can be found and searched in the e-media portal. The selection of titles below provides you with a quick introduction to your specialist area. General reference works can also be found with the monolingual (in German) and multilingual dictionaries (in German).
|A Dictionary of Business and Management||There are further reference works from Oxford on the topic of business and management.|
|Gabler Wirtschaftslexikon Online||-|
|Handbook of Human Resources Management||There are further reference works from Oxford on the topic of business and management.|
|The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online||-|
|Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Consumption and Consumer Studies||-|
|Wiley Encyclopedia of Management||-|
Selected bachelor's theses from the School of Management and Law are available in electronic form in the ZHAW digitalcollection.