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Databases

The University Library (UL) offers a variety of databases. You can select interesting databases by alphabetical list, list by discipline or list by keyword. The easiest way to find relevant databases is to search by discipline. Please select your discipline and the type of information you would like to find.

ERNA Account and Citrix

Only EUR students and staff with an ERNA account can access the databases and electronic journals. You need citrix software for some databases. This software is installed on all PC's in the University Library and on EUR office work stations.

Remote access to the databases and electronic journals is possible. Read the manual before you begin to see how to adjust the settings of your PC to enable access to the databases and electronic journals through a VPN connection.

For more information, consult the I&A help desk of your faculty or department.



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Databases relevant for transport

The most relevant databases for transport are:

  • ABI/Inform contains full-text journals as well as indexes to articles. The main topics are advertising, marketing, economics, human resources, finance, taxation, transportation and computers. An interesting feature is the save link option that allows you to temporarily (three months) save a request.
  • Business Source Premier contains full-text journals as well as indexes to articles. This database from EBSCO is the competitor to ABI/Inform.
  • Datastream is a database containing stock market data, company accounts and economics time series. Use Datastream Navigator to search for the series. To download them, you must make an appointment with the Datateam.
  • Econlit contains bibliographic descriptions of articles in the Journal of Economic Literature. Although it does not provide full text, it is an authoritative source.
  • Euromonitor’s Global Market Information contains business intelligence on countries, consumers and industries. Presented as statistics, market reports, company profiles and information sources.
  • Factiva contains business information and news from local and global newspapers like the Financial Times and the Wall Street Jounal, trade journals, magazines and newswires like Dow Jones, Reuters and the Associated Press.
  • IMF has a free website and some paid data sets: IMF: Balance of payments statistics (BOPS) , IMF: Direction of trade statistics (DOTS), Governement Finance statistics (GFS) and IMF: International Financial Statistics (IFS). They contain the statistics collected and offered by the International Monetary Fund.
  • JSTOR JSTOR is an electronic archive to important journals. It has the full text of the journals from day one till approximately the last five years. The recent articles are found at commercial publishers. The EUR has access to the following modules of JSTOR: Arts and Sciences Collections I, II, IV, VI, VII ; the Business I Collection ; Health & General Sciences Collection.
  • OECD iLibrary contains all OECD publications (books, journals and statistics).
  • ProQuest Statistical Insight contains the international index to statistics. To access the index, click on abstract search.
  • Scopus is the competitior to Web of Science; it contains bibliographic information about 15,000 peer-reviewed journals from 4000 publishers. Citation analysis is an extra tool of this database.
  • Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is a collection of working paper series for Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Management and Marketing. Its usage figures and current awareness services are highly appreciated by researchers. Econpaper also has a large working paper series for economists, but fewer services.
  • Swetswise is a portal to freely accessible electronic journals. Some are free of charge and some are free because the University Library also has a print subscription. It also gives access to the table of contents of many interesting journals for which the University Library has no subscription.
  • Thomson Research and Thomson (T1) contain annual reports from stocklisted companies worldwide. Thomson Research contains the scanned reports and ThomsonOne (T1) contains the data. To download data you need an Excel add-in. Log in with your ERNA account to receive a password for this add-in.
  • Web of Science (WOS) is remarkable for the way it performs literature searches. Instead of using a relevant article as a reference for finding older relevant articles, Web of Science uses the citation method to search for articles of a later date. The citation method looks for articles that cite a specific article. The Web of Science collection contains very important journals, but they are mostly American journals.
  • Wharton Research Data Service (WRDS) is the interface to datasets from Bankscope, CRSP, Compustat, ExecuComp en I/B/E/S, OptionMetrics, RiskMetrics and TAQ.. For more information about this digital resource, look at the Erasmus Data Service Centre web pages.
  • WDI+GDF Online / Worldbank e-library contain statistics and publications by the Worldbank.

More information about relevant databases can be found on the MEL website.