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Economics and Social Sciences

Business Source Premier is the industry’s most used business research database, providing full text for more than 2,300 journals, including full text for more than 1,100 peer-reviewed titles. This database provides full text back to 1886, and searchable cited references back to 1998. Business Source Premier is superior to the competition in full text coverage in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. This database is updated daily on EBSCOhost.

Please note: The free use of Business Source Premier is only possible within the university Intranet and via university VPN-access.

The Hoppenstedt Firmendatenbank for universities, offers universities and students an data pool, explicitly adapted to their needs. Whether as a research tool in the context of graduate and term papers, dissertations, etc., or as a source of information for students in the search for the potential employer - the company database for universities provides detailed data updated daily. Overall, you have access to profiles of the 225,000 most important German companies and institutions as well as 700,000 contacts from the 1st and second Management level.

Please note: The free use of Hopenstedt Firmendatenbank is only possible within the university Intranet and via university VPN-access.

OECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books,  papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data.

Tutorials: Introduction to OECD iLibrary

Please note: The free use of the OECD iLibrary is only possible within the university Intranet and university VPN-access.

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics combines the offer of more than 6000 available e-books in the fields of Business & Management, Business & Finance, History, Literature & Performing Arts, Political & International Studies, Social & Cultural Studies etc.

Please note: The free use of Palgrave Connect is only possible within the university Intranet and university VPN-access.

Statista provides access to quantitative facts regarding over 60,000 topics drawn from over 1,500 different sources.

Tutorials: How to use Statista (English)

Please note: The free use of Statista is only possible within the university Intranet and via university VPN-access.

WDI Online enables access to the world database.

Tutorials: Get started

Please note: This is a freely accessible database.

WiSo-Databaseoffers the most comprehensive range of German literature for the Economic and Social Sciences with a fast and efficient access to 2.7 million full texts of more than 290 magazines, more than 7.2 million references from the scientific topics psychology, social sciences and economics, 86 million articles from the daily and weekly press, and 34 million corporate information.

Please note: The free use of WiSo is only possible within the university Intranet and via university VPN-access.

The Zeitschriftendatenbank (ZDB) is the world’s largest specialized database for serial titles (journals, annuals, newspapers etc., incl. e-journals). The ZDB actually contains more than 1.7 million bibliographic records of serials from the 16th century onwards, from all countries, in all languages, held in 4.400 German and Austrian libraries, with 13.6 million holdings information. It does not contain contents, i. e. journal articles.

Law

Beck-Online allows full-text access to the legal standard works of C.H Beck., authoritative comments and manuals, nearly all of Beck's magazines, including archives, extensive case law and more than 4,000 laws.

Please note: The free use of Beck-online is only possible within the university Intranet. Access via VPN client is not possible.

Juris is the legal information system for the Federal Republic of Germany. With the help of databases which are available online, a search of legal norms, jurisprudence, administrative regulations, books and journal articles in almost all areas of German law is possible. In addition, you have access to Staudinger BGB.

Please note: The free use of Juris is only possible within the university Intranet. Access via VPN client is not possible.

UMWELTdigital.de is a database provided by Erich Schmidt Verlag, that contains laws, regulations, administrative regulations and technical rules of the Germand and European environmental law. Amongst other things it offers full text searches, change histories and case laws. Topics of the database are general environmental law, waste management, chemicals and hazardous material, energy management, water conversation, immission control, nature and soil protection, radiation protection and consumer protection.

Please note: The free use of UMWELTdigital.de is only possible within the university Intranet and via university VPN-access.

The Zeitschriftendatenbank (ZDB) is the world’s largest specialized database for serial titles (journals, annuals, newspapers etc., incl. e-journals). The ZDB actually contains more than 1.7 million bibliographic records of serials from the 16th century onwards, from all countries, in all languages, held in 4.400 German and Austrian libraries, with 13.6 million holdings information. It does not contain contents, i. e. journal articles.

Engineering

Bergmann/Schaefer Physik Online is based on the well-known, classic text and reference book of experimental physics which has served generations of students and lecturers. The content is continually revised and supplemented to ensure that the database is always complete and up-to-date.
Bergmann/Schaefer Physik Online covered
the content topics: Mechanics, Acoustics, Thermal Energy, Electromagnetism, Optics, Material Components, Material Elements, Gasses, Nano Systems, Fluids, Solid Bodies, the Earth and the Planets, Stars and Space.

Please note: The free use of Bergmann/Schaefer is only possible within the university Intranet and via university VPN-access.

No further updates will be provided for this database. All the content will still be available. (11/2016)

The FGSV-Regulatory Guidelines, is released by the Research Institute for Roads and Transportation. All technical regulations ranges road construction and traffic engineering there are in digital form.

Please note:
Access to the database is only possible in the campus network via the computer in the reading rooms of the Central Library Campus Treskowallee and the Library Campus Wilhleminenhof.
Any use on your own laptop or through the VPN client is not possible.

The IEEE Xplore digital library is a powerful resource for discovery of and access to scientific and technical content published by the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) and its publishing partners.

IEEE Xplore provides web access to more than four-million full-text documents from some of the world's most highly cited publications in electrical engineering, computer science and electronics. More than two-million documents are in robust, dynamic HTML format.

The content in IEEE Xplore comprises:

  • 170+ journals
  • 1,400+ conference proceedings
  • 5,100+ technical standards
  • Approximately 2,000 eBooks
  • 400+ educational courses

Approximately 20,000 new documents are added to IEEE Xplore each month.

Please note: The free use of IEEE Xplore is only possible within the university Intranet and via university VPN-access.

Perinorm is a database supporting users searching for standards and technical regulations. DIN standards can also be accessed.

The following DIN standards are available:

DIN-Norms

  • the german standards, including all designs, pre-standards and supplements
  • DIN EN standards (European standards adopted by DIN)
  • DIN EN ISO standards: DIN ISO standards (international standards established as European standards and then adopted automatically by DIN)
  • DIN ETS standards (European telecommunications standards adopted by DIN)
  • DIN IEC standards (International electro-technical standards adopted by DIN)

VDI-Guidelines

VDE-Normen

  • ATTENTION: these are only available on CD-ROM (please contact the circulation desk in the library Campus Wilhelminenhof check)

Please note: The free use of Bergmann/Schaefer is only possible within the university Intranet and via university VPN-access.
Please read § 53 Urheberrechtsgesetz before use. Authorized users are permitted to print / save the search results only for personal academic purposes. Sending standards in part or whole by e-mail is not permitted. Those opening the Perinorm database programme are required to indicate that they acknowledge and accept these conditions.

Members of HTW are allowed to duplicate parts of the content for teaching purposes.

The Zeitschriftendatenbank (ZDB) is the world’s largest specialized database for serial titles (journals, annuals, newspapers etc., incl. e-journals). The ZDB actually contains more than 1.7 million bibliographic records of serials from the 16th century onwards, from all countries, in all languages, held in 4.400 German and Austrian libraries, with 13.6 million holdings information. It does not contain contents, i. e. journal articles.

Construction Engineering

BAUFOis the research database for the construction projects from the Fraunhofer IRB. It enables users to locate current and completed building projects from all areas of the construction industry.

Please note: This is a freely accessible website.

The purpose of the Journal of Green Building is to present the very best of practical applications (Part I) together with the very best of peer-reviewed research (Part II) in green building design and construction. The research section of the Journal of Green Building publishes peer-reviewed articles in the fields of architecture, engineering, construction, construction management, building science, facilities management, landscape architecture, interior design, and all disciplines related to the built environment.

Please note: The free use of Journal of greenbuilding is only possible within the university Intranet and via university VPN-access.

The Zeitschriftendatenbank (ZDB) is the world’s largest specialized database for serial titles (journals, annuals, newspapers etc., incl. e-journals). The ZDB actually contains more than 1.7 million bibliographic records of serials from the 16th century onwards, from all countries, in all languages, held in 4.400 German and Austrian libraries, with 13.6 million holdings information. It does not contain contents, i. e. journal articles.

Art / Design

In Prometheusyou will find 1,475,384 high-quality digitized images from the fields of arts, culture and history.
Prometheus is a distributed digital image archive that currently connects 87 databases from institutes, research facilities and museums on a common user interface. Situated at the Institute of Art History of the University of Cologne, prometheus is supported by the non-profit association prometheus e.V. which promotes the ongoing developments of the digital media for science and research.

Please note: The free use of Prometheus is only possible within the university Intranet and via university VPN-access. Users are required to login via their campus access before researching in Prometheus. Users are required to confirm that they have read and agree to the conditions of use. Then you can ‘enter’ the picture archive.

SiLK the Security Guide heritage of the Conference of National Cultural Institutions is used with his introductory essays, questionnaires and knowledge pool of raising awareness for the issue of security and the protection of cultural assets in museums, libraries and archives.

Please note: This is a freely accessible website.

WGSN-Datenbankcontains prognosis data with which to estimate trends in fashion, retail and consumption.

Tutorials: WGSN Youtube-Channel

Please note:  The free use of WGSN is only possible within the university intranet. Access via a VPN-access is not possible.

The Zeitschriftendatenbank (ZDB) is the world’s largest specialized database for serial titles (journals, annuals, newspapers etc., incl. e-journals). The ZDB actually contains more than 1.7 million bibliographic records of serials from the 16th century onwards, from all countries, in all languages, held in 4.400 German and Austrian libraries, with 13.6 million holdings information. It does not contain contents, i. e. journal articles.

Dictionaries

Langenscheidt Online-Dictionariesare available in multiple languages to various fields such as engineering, economics, electrical engineering, etc. as well as dictionaries of foreign words, Duden, etc.

Please note: The free use of Langescheidt is only possible within the university Intranet and via university VPN-access.