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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.

Databases

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.

Overview

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).

Name Subject Content
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
EconLit economics references
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
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

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).

Title Additional information
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.
Praxishandbuch BPMN -
The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online -
Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Consumption and Consumer Studies -
Wiley Encyclopedia of Management -

Final papers and theses

Selected bachelor's theses from the School of Management and Law are available in electronic form in the ZHAW digitalcollection.