How Do I Find Databases?

Are you looking for databases such as, for example, Beck-online, Westlaw or ScienceDirect from Elsevier? The database sites DBIS or MPG.ReNa offer extensive information about, and access possibilities to, individual databases. Licensed databases are accessible only from within the Institute’s IP address area.

The databases of greatest importance for the Institute are listed in these database sites:

• Beck-online
• Business Source Premier
• Elsevier ScienceDirect
• HeinOnline
• Jurion
• Juris
• Kluwer Competition Law
• LexisNexis
• Making of Modern Law
• Source OECD
• Springer Link
• Westlaw International
• WISO Economics


DBIS – Database Information System

This cooperatively managed administration system makes it possible to quickly find academic databases. Currently, there are approx. 9,000 databases listed, of which around one third are freely available.

You can find a specific database under “Search for Database”.
The subject overview makes it possible for you to acquire an overview of databases on a specific subject.
Similar to the electronic journals library (EZB), access rights are given according to the traffic signal method:

  Free in the internet
  Licensed access
D Accessible Germany-wide (DFG-promoted national license)

Link: DBIS


MPG.ReNa - MPG Resource Navigator

MPG.ReNa serves as a central access point for predominantly licensed databases and other available resources of the Max Planck Society. Further information about registration, contents and research possibilities are to be found here.

Link: MPG.ReNa