EconBiz News en_GB ZBW Fri, 10 Jul 2020 23:50:39 +0000 Fri, 10 Jul 2020 23:50:39 +0000 TYPO3 EXT:news news-189 Fri, 05 Jun 2020 07:54:41 +0000 Citations and Related Authors in EconBiz Author Profiles (beta) In a major update of the EconBiz Author Profiles (beta) we included citation information from Citec.
Click the link “citations” in the upper right corner of a profile in order to display citation metrics on the author.

We also added a new tab “Related authors” – in addition to “Co-authors”. Here you can find researchers that work on the same topics but did not publish together with the author displayed in the profile. Related authors are identified based on the research topics.

Read more in our FAQ

news-187 Fri, 05 Jun 2020 07:45:38 +0000 EconBiz Apps will be discontinued: Please use mobile portal instead Please note that we will discontinue our EconBiz Apps since the EconBiz portal is fully optimized for mobile devices.

If you have one of the EconBiz Apps installed on your phone or tablet, please read the following information. (Apps for iPhone, iPad and Android Phones were made available.)

Removal from App-Stores
We will remove the Apps from the App-Stores on June 30th. You can still keep the App on your phone, you do not have to delete it. It may not be working after major system updates though.

List of Favourites
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news-186 Mon, 25 May 2020 09:43:00 +0000 It’s on again! EconBiz International Student Competition 2020 You are a student in one of our EconBiz partner countries?

Show us that you are information savvy – and win prizes worth 500 € in total!

All participants that reach a score of 80% or more will win a digital badge for potential use in online applications or resumes.

The EconBiz Student Competition runs from May 25th to June 7th, 2020.

Accept the challenge – Participate now!

news-184 Fri, 27 Mar 2020 08:18:11 +0000 Corona special offers from Publishers: Free or easier access to Publications Some publishers currently offer free or easier access to journals or e-books:

AEA - American Economic Association
Free access to journals until June 30, 2020

Bloomberg Media
Bloomberg Media Offers College Students Worldwide Free Digital Subscriptions for Three Months, starting April 22

Cambridge University Press
Free access to over 700 text books until May 31, 2020

Free access to 256 text books for 90 days, until June 20, 2020 - Portal der Energiewirtschaft
EW, Netzpraxis, ET and Euroheat & Power from vol. 2019, free access until the end of 2020

JoVE education video
Free access to many videos until June 15, 2020

Journals until June 30, 2020

Complete contents (e-books, journals, text books etc.) at first until March 31, 2020

University publishers as well as other participating publishers, journals and e-books, e.g. Duke, Johns Hopkins, MIT, Princeton etc.

Oxford University Press
Free access to "COVID-19 resources" (articles from books and journals that are related to Covid-19)

ProQuest E-Book Central
Unlimited simultanous  access to many e-books until June 15, 2020 

Springer Nature
Free access to a range of essential textbooks from all disciplines.

University Press Community
More than 80 publishers open up a wide variety of resources, books, and journals.

World Scientific
All journals from volumes 2001 onwards, until June 30, 2020

Norwegian Database Idunn
Free access while libraries are closed

ACM Digital Library
ACM DL is now open, and will continue that way through June 30, 2020.

DBIS: List of licensed databases that unlock more contents (for users of libraries with an existing license)


See our web page on corona related research and open access content here.


news-182 Mon, 02 Mar 2020 09:20:02 +0000 Write your best Paper in Economics and Business Studies Students often struggle with focusing on the main question, finding scholarly papers or citing correctly. The booklet "Write your best Paper" summarizes the most important topics in a step by step instruction with a timeline and many practical tips.

For teachers: You can use our version under CC-BY license. Make the changes you need and/or upload the booklet to your own servers and learning environments.

If you need a printed version, please .


news-180 Fri, 17 Jan 2020 08:42:35 +0000 Version 9.08 of STW – Standard Thesaurus for Economics In EconBiz, subject headings are added to publications in order to make your search more comprehensive. Just now we released a new version of our vocabulary of subject headings, the Standard Thesaurus for Economics (STW). See our list of added terms.

Here you can find all details on the version change.

Use the STW to find the best search terms for EconBiz. You can also find translations (German and English), synonyms, broader terms, narrower terms, and related terms which you might want to consider for your search.


news-178 Thu, 28 Nov 2019 14:29:34 +0000 EconBiz Results: Bulk Export, Add to Favorites, Tag, and Share, … In EconBiz we have greatly extended the options of further processing the results ... ... so that you can more easily transfer the literature into your own working environment.

In the result list you can select several hits via checkbox and then:

  • save them as favorites,
  • export to reference management software or as text file,
  • print or
  • send them by e-mail.

Login to EconBiz to save your favorites from different searches and export them, print, or send the list by e-mail. Tag them with your own keywords or notes to yourself.

If you mark your favorites list as "public", you can share the link with other researchers or students. Embed public lists via embed code to your own website or learning management system.

Read more about favorites.

In the full view of a record in EconBiz, you can also share publications via Twitter or Facebook and view them in citation format such as APA-, Chicago- or MLA style.

news-176 Fri, 27 Sep 2019 12:28:04 +0000 EconBiz Author Profiles (beta) Use our new EconBiz Author Profiles (beta) to find more information on specific authors, their publications, research topics and co-authorships Use our new EconBiz Author Profiles (beta) to find more information on specific authors, their publications, research topics and co-authorships.

You are an author yourself? Your own profile might have been created automatically through integrated services, like: LOBID, Entity Facts, EconBiz API, Nobel Prize API, RePEc top authors, Wikidata and DBPedia.

Search for author profiles here:

Find more information on how to use EconBiz Author Profiles and FAQ.

Disambiguation of Authors
Researchers, libraries and other institutions use authority files in order to make it easier to identify individual persons or institutions. The use of authority files helps to identify the right person if you have two or more people who share the same name (e.g. John Smith born in 1950 versus John Smith born in 1972 or John Smith, the economist, versus John Smith, the dancer). On the other hand authority files are used to bring together publications by one author whose publications appear under different names e.g. due to marriage or due to different spellings in different languages, common spelling mistakes, use of initials etc. (e.g. William D. Nordhaus, W. D. Nordhaus, U. Nordchauz, W. Nordhaus, William Nordhaus Weilian Nuodehaosi, 威廉 诺德豪斯).

You are a researcher in Business or Economics but your own profile is missing or lacks information? Contact us about the creation of a GND-ID and add more profiles and infos in WikiData.


Please contact us if you have any comments, suggestions or questions on EconBiz Author Profiles (beta):

news-175 Wed, 17 Jul 2019 12:40:00 +0000 And the Winners are ... We are happy and pround to annouce the winners of the EconBiz Student Competition 2019!

The international prizes go to Serbia, Azerbaijan, and Hungary this year.

Milica Vdović, Nail Eminov, and Klára Novák showed a thorough understanding of quality criteria for scholarly publications and of the benefits of sharing research data. Their answers exceeded our expectations of the knowledge of university students in these areas by far.


Find more about our winners and their answers here ...


news-174 Mon, 03 Jun 2019 12:40:00 +0000 Accept the challenge! Be part of our international EconBiz Student Competition! You are a student in one of our EconBiz partner countries?

Show us that you can tell fake information from high quality research – and win prizes worth 500 € in total!

All participants that reach a score of 80% or more will win a digital badge for potential use in online applications or resumes.

The EconBiz Student Competition runs from June 3rd to June 19th, 2019.

Accept the challenge – Participate now!

news-168 Wed, 10 Apr 2019 13:48:28 +0000 Academic Career Kit in EconBiz See our new Academic Career Kit for PhD students and Early Career Researchers in economics and social sciences.

It contains three interactive toolkits on topics like: Publishing a paper, increasing the visibility and calculating the metrics of your research, options for (online) networking, and the storage, documentation and sharing of research data.

The Academic Career Kit is published under a CC-BY license and - as an Open Educational Resource (OER) - it can be integrated into your own website.

Try it and read more.

news-166 Wed, 10 Oct 2018 09:21:01 +0000 Search Term Expansion with Wikipedia / Wikidata Search terms in EconBiz are expanded automatically by synonyms or translations from the Thesaurus for Economics (STW). Searching for "Canned food", you will also find hits that contain the subject heading "Preserved food" from the STW.

With the new version 9.06 of the STW, Wikipedia-redirects are added to this feature of STW search term expansion through Wikidata. If a title contains the STW subject heading "CIS countries", you will find it now by searching for "Commonwealth of Independent States".

The recall of result lists in EconBiz is strongly enhanced with this new feature of the STW.

See change overview for version 9.06 of the STW


news-165 Thu, 26 Apr 2018 08:25:57 +0000 You call yourself a Research Ninja? Participate in the EconBiz Student Competition 2018 You are a student in one of our partner countries? Win prizes worth 500 € in total!

Imagine yourself ten years from now. You are a researcher in the most renowned research institute of your country and your president asks your advice.

Take the challenge and win!

The 6th EconBiz Student Competition runs from April 24th to May 8th, 2018.

news-159 Thu, 21 Dec 2017 14:01:27 +0000 Student survey: What is the level of information literacy like? ZBW - Leibniz Information Centre for Economics published a study on the level of information literacy of students in economics and business studies in Germany. See the outline of the results in English in MediaTalk, the blog of the ZBW.

The study as a whole is available in German language only. Download it from the blogpost as pdf.

news-157 Fri, 01 Sep 2017 11:14:00 +0000 Quiz and Guided Walk on Research Skills Use our new section on research skills in EconBiz to self-test your know how in searching for scholarly information and citing correctly. If there are any gaps, you can directly close them with the interactive online tutorial Guided Walk.

For supervisors and academia lecturers: Suggest the quiz and the Guided Walk to your students – for better results in assignments and theses.

Have a look…

news-155 Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:20:09 +0000 STW Thesaurus for Economics: Version 9.04 released The STW is the controlled vocabulary for the description of a major part of the publications in EconBiz. Available in German and English, it contains about 6,000 subject headings und 20,000 synonyms in economics, business studies and related areas. Using an EconBiz icon at a certain term will lead you to the respective result list in EconBiz. The new version of the STW was enhanced by terms like "big data" or "virtual currency". Furthermore a new mapping was created between the STW and the Classification of the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) of the American Economic Association.

In EconBiz you find the STW linked in the upper navigation under "Thesaurus (STW)".

See more in STW.

news-151 Fri, 19 May 2017 14:11:34 +0000 Fifth EconBiz Student Competition: Winners from Azerbaijan, Brazil and Hungary Thank you to all participants of the Fifth EconBiz Student Competition!

The jury took its decision and selected the winners. They proved their information literacy in the questionnaire and handed in the most creative entries. The EconBiz team congratulates Narmin Mammadova from Azerbaijan, Samuel Gastal de Castro Ramos from Brazil, and Bettina Czilli from Hungary.

Here you can view the winners ideas: the YouTube clip on Fake News and Plagiarism, the comic strip on cloud services and a visualization of the diversity of EconBiz, explained by a Bruegel painting.


news-146 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:33:56 +0000 SciFiS – A Search Engine for Scientific Figures Scientific figures in publications often include valuable information that cannot be searched directly with today’s tools. A new tool developed ... by the ZBW Knowledge Discovery Research Group enables the search in infographics and thus offers new ways to access publications.

Read more in our Beta area.

news-145 Tue, 11 Apr 2017 14:11:54 +0000 It’s on! Fifth EconBiz Student Competition 2017 The Fifth EconBiz Student Competition started on 10 April 2017 and ends on 23 April 2017. Prizes worth 500 Euros wait to be won! Every student from an EconBiz partner country can take part. Be the most creative EconBiz Researcher!

Read more and take part here!

We wish you good luck!

news-136 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 15:41:07 +0000 EconBiz-Relaunch on March 13th, 2017 What you get with the new EconBiz:

  • Improved design,
  • clear overview over access options for the full text,
  • search in 250,000 additional tables of contents of book,
  • new filter functionality in the results list: Combine different subjects, publication types, languages, etc. to create your most relevant results list.
  • Optimized for mobile devices.

For users of ZBW in Hamburg and Kiel:

  • Log in to EconBiz with your ZBW user account data to see order buttons and your loans.
  • Your ZBW account with renewals, reserves and fees is completely integrated into EconBiz now.
  • Save your EconBiz favorites and searches in your ZBW account. With the relaunch there is no more need for a separate EconBiz account.

We are looking forward to your feedback, your questions, and your remarks!

news-67 Mon, 10 Oct 2016 11:22:00 +0000 Do you know our Events Recommender in Twitter? The EconBiz Event Calendar contains about 400 future events, summer schools and conferences in economics and business studies. Follow the Event Calendar on Twitter, to receive information about new entries. Visit the Event Calendar

Open our Twitter Recommender

By the way: With our Online Call Organizer you can save a personal profile and only receive recommendations related to your own field of research.


news-133 Mon, 10 Oct 2016 09:57:00 +0000 Crowd Sourcing: Support the academic community and EconBiz - Let us know if something is wrong. EconBiz not only aims at referencing new articles, working papers and books in economics and business as timely as possible – it also wants to grant long term and stable access to publications. Free full texts and working papers, however, that we are not allowed to store ... ...on our own repository EconStor, can change their URLs and then might not be available through EconBiz any more.

If you come across such a broken link, if you find mistakes or missing information, you can report them with our error report form. It is placed under the detailed view of all records, in which the EconBiz team can perform changes.

All you have to do to report an error is to select an error type and click the send button. You don’t have to give your e-mail address unless you want to get feedback from us, in which case we would tell you about the changes and new ways to access the publication after correcting the data.

The academic community and EconBiz will be very grateful!

news-65 Wed, 01 Jun 2016 07:42:00 +0000 Display your search results as a map, time line, uRank (beta) Try out our new EEXCESS visualization widget! Have a look at graphic displays of results in a world map, time line, or tag map. With the uRank feature you can re-rank result lists according to selected keywords. Explore!

As always, feedback is very helpful for us.

Please send your thoughts and comments to

In EconBiz you can find the widget in our beta area.

Try the widget

news-131 Thu, 12 May 2016 08:35:00 +0000 Winners of the EconBiz Student Competition 2016 This year again, we reiceived loads of great ideas from the students of the EconBiz partner countries. Thank you to all participants of the 4th EconBiz Student Competition!

Now we are happy and proud to present the winners! They were determined by research question success, amusing title from EconBiz found and ideas for funny research projects.

See all winners and their ideas

news-130 Thu, 17 Mar 2016 15:01:00 +0000 You call yourself a Research Ninja? Take part in the EconBiz Student Competition 2016 Our 4th Student Competition will take place from

March 21st, 2016 - April 10th, 2016.

If you are a student in one of our partner countries, you can win a Smart Watch, a Kindle Paperwhite, or wireless Bluetooth loudspeakers, and a certificate!

Start the competition from this site from Monday, 21st of March – 10th of April.

Take the challenge!


news-63 Tue, 10 Nov 2015 10:28:00 +0000 New Tools for Online Research – EU Project EEXCESS Releases Four New Prototypes The EU project EEXCESS addresses new methods for providing information on the internet. The motto reads: "Take the content to the user, not the user to the content!"

The aim of the new software of EEXCESS is to make exactly those special resources available to the users that fit their profile and their current search history. For this, entirely new recommendation technologies have been developed.

Through a user interface that can be integrated into the Google Chrome browser, the Google Docs editor, the blogging software WordPress or the learning management system Moodle, the user constantly receives automated recommendations from cultural databases like or from academic literature databases like (academic papers) or (economic literature).

These recommendations can then be included into a text as references, for example. The number of associated databases is extended continuously. All four prototypes are available for free download. Please find the links on

Ten partners from Austria, United Kingdom, France, Switzerland and Germany are involved in the project. The scientific coordinator is Professor Michael Granitzer from the University of Passau, general project coordinator is Joanneum Research from Graz. The budget amounts to approx. 6.9 billion euros, the project ends in July 2016.


news-128 Fri, 30 Oct 2015 11:00:00 +0000 Share EconBiz Results & News Use our share buttons for Facebook, Twitter, and Google+ to inform your friends about interesting search results and news from EconBiz. Please note: We respect privacy. ... ... The information that you opened the respective site will only be forwarded to facebook, Twitter and Google+, when you click the share button. Read more at: (external link).

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Read more in our help site on bookmark lists.


news-61 Fri, 30 Oct 2015 10:31:00 +0000 EconBiz in Spanish– EconBiz en Español Olé: EconBiz is now not only available in German, English and French, but also in Spanish! We translated the most important functionalities like the search and the calendar of events. A help site for the use of EconBiz in Spanish is available as well. However – not all EconBiz contents will be translated to French and Spanish. You will always find English language contents in the Spanish version as well.

>Apropos: In EconBiz you find about 95.000 Spanish publications on economics and business topics. Search for them in the advanced search by selecting the language and leave the search field blank. Or you start a simple search and use the filter: „language: Spanish“ on the left hand of the result list.

Thank you to our partners, the Instituto de Empresa Foundation, Madrid in Spain and the Library of IAE Business School in Argentina for their support with the translation!

news-126 Fri, 30 Oct 2015 10:26:00 +0000 Third EconBiz Partner Meeting on October 12th in Kiel It was a great pleasure and a great success to welcome 17 partners from 16 countries in Kiel on October 12th for our Third EconBiz Partner Meeting. We had lively discussions on EconBiz and a great opportunity for networking. Topics discussed were ...
  • Science 2.0
  • Research Data
  • The open access repository EconStor
  • Or the EU project EEXCES.

    Most partners visited the GES – Global Economic Symposium in Kiel from 13th to 14th of October.


    Partners can find more pictures of the meeting in our EconBiz Partner Wiki after login.