EconBiz News en_GB ZBW Thu, 19 May 2022 07:40:54 +0000 Thu, 19 May 2022 07:40:54 +0000 TYPO3 EXT:news news-217 Tue, 10 May 2022 07:43:55 +0000 EconBiz Online Seminar "Assessing Publication Quality" on May 10, 2022, 14:00-14:30 (CEST) /eb/en/news/news/view/econbiz-online-seminar-assessing-publication-quality-on-may-10-2022-1400-1430-cest What qualifies as a "good" source? And what should students better not cite in their term paper? Learn more about these topics in the EconBiz online seminar "Assessing publication quality" this afternoon from 14:00-14:30 (CEST).

Last-minute participants are welcome to sign up free of charge here:


news-215 Thu, 07 Apr 2022 15:01:34 +0000 EconBiz Online Seminar "Searching Literature" on April 12 2022, 14:00-14:30 (CEST) /eb/en/news/news/view/econbiz-online-seminar-searching-literature-am-12-april-2022-1400-1430-uhr EconBiz gets students ready for their next paper in economics and business studies in four short online seminars. On April 12, from 14:00 to 14:30 (CEST) the first topic is "Searching literature".

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news-212 Thu, 25 Nov 2021 08:15:39 +0000 From DAX to Overqualification - What's new in the STW Thesaurus for Economics /eb/en/news/news/view/from-dax-to-overqualification-whats-new-in-the-stw-thesaurus-for-economics Generation Z, Global South, Lock-down – the research and publication topics in economics and business studies are constantly changing. That' s why we regularly revise and expand the vocabulary in our STW Thesaurus for Economics, so you can always use the most up-to-date terms for your search in EconBiz. In addition to many new terms, the current version 9.12 now also includes many stock indices (e.g. DAX or Dow Jones Index). As always, we have added many German and English synonyms.

The Thesaurus helps you to find terms related to your topic. Use the STW to search for more general publications with broader terms or to narrow down your search using narrower terms. In addition, the STW automatically adds translations and synonyms to your search terms, so a search for "overqualification" will also find publications on "Überqualifikation" (German) and "brain waste".

As of the current version 9.12, the STW itself is available for download under the even more open license CC-BY 4.0, so that it can be reused by other organizations worldwide.

news-210 Tue, 02 Nov 2021 14:58:40 +0000 New EconBiz newsletter published /eb/en/news/news/view/neuer-econbiz-newsletter-erscheint Today the new EconBiz newsletter has been published, with many topics around "Open Science": Join the dialogue on openness in the ZBW’s Open Science Retreat, search for authors in your field using Wikidata and the EconBiz Author Profiles or browse through our freely available digitized materials.

The current newsletter (and all past issues) can be found here or you can subscribe to the newsletter, to receive the current and all future issues in your email inbox.

news-208 Thu, 07 Oct 2021 07:45:00 +0000 Nobel laureates on EconBiz Author Profiles /eb/en/news/news/view/nobel-laureates-on-econbiz-author-profiles It's Nobel prize season again! Every year in October, the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awards the most important prize for researchers in economic sciences. This year's laureate(s) will be announced at 11:45 (CET) today - we are curious to see who wins! If you want to kill some time until the announcement, you are welcome to check out our Nobel Prize topic page in the EconBiz Author Profiles.

The word cloud "Terms" shows the main research topics of all former (and soon: current) Nobel laureates in economics. Below the word cloud you can find a list of all publications written by Nobel laureates in EconBiz. Click on a research topic in the word cloud to display publications on this particular topic, or click on a publication in the list to jump directly to the respective title in EconBiz.

By clicking on "Co-authors" you can switch to the word cloud of co-authors of Nobel laureates. Click on a co-author to open the corresponding profile in EconBiz Author Profiles and display a list of the author's publications.

EconBiz Author Profiles is one of our beta services that allows you to view connected information about authors, publications and research topics in economics. Have you tried the EconBiz Author Profiles? Then let us know what you think by sending an email to or by responding to our survey.

news-206 Thu, 17 Jun 2021 14:26:18 +0000 Guide to Open Resources /eb/en/news/news/view/guide-to-open-resources Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many libraries around the world were (or still are) in lockdown. We seized this opportunity to point out open and free resources for economists and business researchers in our Guide to Open Resources: Search options for free full texts, journals and books in Open Access, free databases, free textbooks and other free materials for teaching.

EconBiz provides visibility to Open Access and Open Science resources in economics and business studies.

Check out our guide here or let us know if you miss anything.

news-204 Wed, 09 Jun 2021 11:12:00 +0000 Find key authors on a topic from economics and business studies with EconBiz Author Search /eb/en/news/news/view/find-key-authors-on-a-topic-from-economics-and-business-studies-with-econbiz-author-search EconBiz Author Search, a new beta feature of EconBiz Author Profiles, allows you to search for authors who research and publish on a specific topic in economics and business studies.

You can search using a keyword from the Thesaurus for Economics (STW) (e.g. "Climate Policy") or a code from the JEL Classification System (e.g. "Welfare and Poverty"). It is also possible to combine several keywords from the STW (e.g. "Climate Policy" and "Climate Change").

As a result, EconBiz Author Search displays a list of authors whose research is closely connected to the selected topic. In the result list you can find additional information about the authors (e.g. the affiliation to a research institution). With one click you can open the profile of an author in EconBiz Author Profiles and browse publications, co-authors and authors with a similar publication profile.

Try the beta version of EconBiz Author Search and let us know what you think!

news-202 Tue, 01 Jun 2021 10:34:00 +0000 Online Seminar: Avoiding Plagiarism /eb/en/news/news/view/online-seminar-avoiding-plagiarism Next week we will have the last of our three half-hour online seminars for this semester. In "Avoiding Plagiarism" on Tuesday, June 8, from 2:00 - 2:30 p.m (CET), we will show you how to avoid unintentional plagiarism in academic writing and how to use citations correctly to make your next term paper in economics and business studies a real success.

The seminar is free of charge and will be held in English. It is open for everyone who is interested. We are looking forward to many registrations.

You can find more information on the seminar series and registration here


news-200 Tue, 11 May 2021 10:34:00 +0000 Online Seminar: Assessing publication quality /eb/en/news/news/view/online-seminar-assessing-publication-quality Next week we continue with our half-hour online seminars, this time on "Assessing publication quality". On Tuesday, May 18 from 14:00 - 14:30 (CET) we will show you how to assess the quality of scholarly articles, journals and online sources and how to choose only the best publications for your next term paper in economics and business studies.

The seminar is free of charge and will be held in English. It is open for everyone who is interested. We are looking forward to many registrations for this seminar and also for the following seminar in June.

You can find more information on the seminar series and registration here


news-198 Mon, 19 Apr 2021 10:34:44 +0000 Online Seminar: Searching literature /eb/en/news/news/view/online-seminar-searching-literature In the first of three half-hour online seminars on Tuesday, 27.04. from 14:00-14:30 (CET), we will get you ready for your next paper in economics and business studies and show you how to search for literature efficiently.

The seminar is free of charge and will be held in English. It is open for everyone who is interested. We are looking forward to many registrations for this seminar and also for the following seminars.

You can find more information on the seminar series and registration here


news-196 Mon, 19 Apr 2021 09:46:19 +0000 New E-Books in Remote Access /eb/en/news/news/view/new-e-books-in-remote-access We are constantly expanding our e-book collection. Recently, we have licensed two remote access packages for you: The Edward Elgar E-Book Archive with over 2000 e-books in economics and the IGI Global InfoSci-Books package with almost 6000 e-books in economics and business information technology.

A requirement for remote access is that you live or study in Hamburg or Kiel. Please log in to EconBiz first and then access the resources. Full text access is indicated by the yellow square. (English language)

news-194 Mon, 08 Mar 2021 12:15:32 +0000 Lexis Nexis database & e-books via remote access /eb/en/news/news/view/lexis-nexis-database-e-books-via-remote-access We have recenty licensed the Lexis Nexis database for remote access and added three Springer e-book collections to our holdings. A requirement for remote access is that you live or study in Hamburg or Kiel. Please log in to EconBiz first and then access the resources. Full text access is indicated by the yellow square.

news-192 Mon, 01 Mar 2021 13:44:52 +0000 Long Night of Postponed Papers on March 4 /eb/en/news/news/view/long-night-of-postponed-papers-on-march-4 Fear of the blank screen? Writer’s block? Procrastination? Every year on the first Thursday in March, students and doctoral candidates get together to finally write that one text they've been putting off for so long.

Whether you are despairing over your first paper, need a motivational boost in home office, or simply prefer writing in company – we invite you to our virtual warm-up for the long night of postponed papers on March 4, 2021, from 16:00 to 18:00 (CET). At 16:30 and 17:30 there will be a mini lecture on "What is a good, scholarly source?" and "Beware of plagiarism!" (both in German). We also offer a one-on-one online reference service for economics and business students to help you with your literature search (in English and German). After the warm-up, you are perfectly prepared and can start working on your paper right away.
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news-189 Fri, 05 Jun 2020 07:54:41 +0000 Citations and Related Authors in EconBiz Author Profiles (beta) /eb/en/news/news/view/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 /eb/en/news/news/view/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
If you have a list of favourites in the app, you can mail the list to your e-mail-account.

Add EconBiz-URL to Home-Screen
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news-184 Fri, 27 Mar 2020 08:18:11 +0000 Corona special offers from Publishers: Free or easier access to Publications /eb/en/news/news/view/corona-sonderaktionen-von-verlagen-freier-oder-erleichterter-zugriff-auf-publikationen0 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 /eb/en/news/news/view/broschuere-schreibe-deine-beste-hausarbeit-englische-fassung-und-cc-by0 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 /eb/en/news/news/view/standard-thesaurus-wirtschaft-stw-in-version-9080 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, … /eb/en/news/news/view/econbiz-treffer-speichern-exportieren-annotieren-teilen-versenden0 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) /eb/en/news/news/view/econbiz-author-profiles-beta0 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-168 Wed, 10 Apr 2019 13:48:28 +0000 Academic Career Kit in EconBiz /eb/en/news/news/view/academic-career-kit-in-econbiz-1 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 /eb/en/news/news/view/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-159 Thu, 21 Dec 2017 14:01:27 +0000 Student survey: What is the level of information literacy like? /eb/en/news/news/view/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 /eb/en/news/news/view/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 /eb/en/news/news/view/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-146 Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:33:56 +0000 SciFiS – A Search Engine for Scientific Figures /eb/en/news/news/view/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-136 Thu, 09 Mar 2017 15:41:07 +0000 EconBiz-Relaunch on March 13th, 2017 /eb/en/news/news/view/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? /eb/en/news/news/view/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-65 Wed, 01 Jun 2016 07:42:00 +0000 Display your search results as a map, time line, uRank (beta) /eb/en/news/news/view/display-your-search-results-as-a-map-time-line-urank-beta-1 Try out our new <link en beta visual-search-interface internal-link internal link in current>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 <link en beta about-beta internal-link internal link in current>beta area.

<link en beta visual-search-interface>Try the widget

news-63 Tue, 10 Nov 2015 10:28:00 +0000 New Tools for Online Research – EU Project EEXCESS Releases Four New Prototypes /eb/en/news/news/view/new-tools-for-online-research-eu-project-eexcess-releases-four-new-prototypes-1 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.