Here you can find databases licensed for the WZB and other electronic
For information on WZB licensed and freely accessible databases please visit DBIS, the "Database Information System" of the University Library of Regensburg. Information on DBIS holdings in general can be found here. (german only)
Fulltext database, Factual database
ELFI- Servicestelle für elektronische Forschungsförderinformationen
Research area: General / Interdisciplinary Language: German Period: 1998 -ELFI is the electronic information brokerage system that centrally supplies institutions of higher education throughout the German-speaking area with current details on opportunities to acquire research funding. It contains information on the modalities of acquiring funds (e.g., support programs, prices, fellowships, and the financing of material and travel costs) as well as details about 3,700 national and international funding institutions and about more than 8,000 research funding programs (link to the original source of information, leaflets, and forms can be downloaded directly). Each funding possibility is accompanied by a abstracts, addresses, contact persons, submission deadlines, and amount of funding. Users may call retrieve on more than 256 research disciplines and 35 interdisciplinary themes. The initial use of the database requires registration, to which one proceeds by clicking on the link "Einstieg in die Recherche." The information pages and certain services on offer are available even without registration.
Statistics, Factual database
- free access
Research area: General / Interdisciplinary, Sociology, Economics Language: GermanGENESIS-Online is a statistical information system jointly developed by the Germany's federal and state statistical bureaus. Permitting metadata-aided research, it gives access to the wide range of official statistics relating to areas, population, gainful employment, and elections; education, social transfers and social services, health, and law; housing and the environment; economic sectors; foreign trade, business, and crafts; prices, wages and salaries, income, and consumption; public finances; and resource accounting. All individually tailored tables in the database are available free of charge. Extensive tables with several million values can be stored and updated in a personal user account after registration. A free API (web service interface) is available for further use of the machine-readable data.
Factual database, Address directory
- German-wide access provided by the DFG
Research area: Economics Language: German Period: 1979 - 1999Digitalized versions of the 1979-1999 editions of the Aktienführer, published by Saling and later by Hoppenstedt. The Aktienführer features annual corporate profiles of companies listed at the German stock exchange, including key figures such as data on the company's headquarters, the area of activity, the number of employees, their shares, shareholders, data from balance sheets and profit and loss accounts, etc.
Factual database, Reference book
Der neue Fischer Weltalmanach
Research area: Political Science, Geography, General / Interdisciplinary Language: GermanThis reference work on current events provides information on politics, business, the environment, and culture in all countries of the world. It includes a glossary, country comparisons, and data on states and individuals.
Fulltext database, Statistics, Factual database
Research area: General / Interdisciplinary, Economics Language: German, English, French, SpanishStatista is a port that clusters statistical data from various institutes and sources. It offers statistics on more than 60,000 topics from over 18,000 sources across 20 categories of economic activity ranging from farming to administration and social affairs. The key content of this site consists of data that is relevant to decision-making yet both difficult to ferret out and complicated to analyze and interpret. They are drawn mostly from studies and results of current market research. The source, date of publication, number of persons surveyed, and other available metadata on each statistic are published, so the figures can be checked on Statista. Analyses and interpretations of data sets are based on scientific criteria. Note: The language selection not only changes the language, but also changes the content. In the selection "German", the focus is on Germany, Austria and Switzerland, with the selection "English" the focus is on USA, China, UK, Europe. The selection "French" and "Spanish" refers to the respective country.