Economics and Management Library

Where do I look for...

Articles from academic journals

Database Info-System (DBIS)

Find and access suitable databases for your topic in the Database Info-System. Examples of economic databases with full texts (PDFs) include Business Source Complete, ProQuest One Business and Econbiz.

Knowledge Portal Primo 

Filter your list of results by narrowing down the publication type to "article."

German Union Catalogue of Serials - Zeitschriftendatenbank (ZDB)

Once you've found the journal title, you can order the article as an interlibrary loan from the Kooperativer Bibliotheksverbund Berlin Brandenburg (KOBV) if it is not available in the Technische Universität Berlin libraries.

Our tutorial: Finding Full-Text Articles

Books and e-books

Knowledge Portal Primo

Restrict the hit list to the publication form "books" or "e-books."

Kooperativer Bibliotheksverbund Berlin-Brandenburg (KOBV)

This is where you can search the catalogs of libraries from all over Berlin and Brandenburg. You can borrow items from KOBV libraries using interlibrary loan. Our tutorial "Finding books in libraries in the region"

Karlsruhe Virtual Catalog (KVK)

Here you can research library catalogs worldwide.

Case studies

Business Source Complete

On the start page, select "Case Study" in the search options under publication type and click "Search." This gives you an overview of the over 12,200 case studies, which can be further narrowed down using the filters.
If you are looking for a case study on a specific topic, type the topic into the first search field and select "Keyword" from the drop-down menu. Type "Case Study" into the second search field and select a keyword as well.

ProQuest One Business

In the standard search, enter "DTYPE (Business Case)" (search by document type). This gives you an overview of the over 16,000 business cases, which can be further narrowed down using filters.

If you are looking for a business case on a specific topic, use the advanced search. Restrict your search to the business case document type.

Databases (DBIS)

An overview of all databases licensed by the TU Berlins' libraries and freely accessible on the Internet can be found in the TU Berlin Database Information System (DBIS).

Tip: Take a look at the top databases.

Access economics and law databases in DBIS


Discussion papers

Knowledge Portal Primo

Here you will find the discussion papers from Faculty VII of Technische Universität Berlin, the publication of which was discontinued in 2009. In addition, you also have access to online dissertations and other discussion papers from Technische Universität Berlin.


You can find online publications from other German universities in EconStor, the central publication server of the Leibniz Information Centre for Economics (ZBW).

Research Papers in Economics (RePEc) database

The Research Papers in Economics database integrates scientific publications such as discussion papers and dissertations from 82 countries.

Market, industry, company and financial data


Google Patents

Search the full text of patents from numerous patent offices around the world free of charge.


Search the full text of patents from numerous patent offices around the world free of charge.

Compulsory literature for courses (course reserve, reading lists)

Printed and electronic literature for individual courses are bundled in so-called course reserves. The printed books can be found at the front of the economics reading room and are marked with the "course reserve" ("Semesterapparat") sticker. They cannot be borrowed, but can, for example, be scanned.

Go to course reserves and reading lists

Daily newspapers

In the entrance area, you will find a selection of daily newspapers to read:

  • Financial Times Deutschland (from April 2024 on)
  • Süddeutsche Zeitung
  • Handelsblatt
  • Die Zeit
  • Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
  • Tagesspiegel
  • Neue Züricher Zeitung
  • TAZ
  • VDI Nachrichten
  • Das Parlament

Full-text articles

Full-text versions of articles can be found in such databases as Business Source Complete, ProQuest One Business and Econbiz. In databases that only contain bibliographical information (author, journal, etc.) or that are missing full-text versions of current editions, links/buttons are integrated that lead you to the full-text version of an article. These have different names in each database:

  • Web of Science database - Context Sensitive Links / Full text at publisher / Google Scholar
  • Business Source Complete - Check in Alma for full text

Moreover, you can check, if the library has access to the journal, in which the article has been published. Please see the information under "Journals".

Go to our "your key to the full text" service


Scientific journals licensed by us

Click on the letters to go directly to the first letter of the title.

Knowledge Portal Primo

Restrict the results to the publication form "print journals" or "e-journals."

German Union Catalogue of Serials (ZDB)

In the journal database, you can search for print and online journal titles throughout Germany.

Electronic Journals Library (EZB)

Use the info button in the Electronic Journals Library. The traffic light indicates the availability of journals at Technische Universität Berlin. The journals outside of the TU Berlin network can also be accessed with a VPN or Shibboleth.

Our tutorials

Current issues of subscription journals can be found in our journal lounge.


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