Important Databases

The following important databases have been licensed for the Max Planck Institute for Tax Law and Public Finance and the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition:

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

Licensed databases may only be used within the IP address area of the Institutes. Detailed information on the individual databases and access is offered by the database sites DBIS or MPG.ReNa.


Database Sites

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 databases under “Search According to Database”.
The subject overview makes it possible for you to acquire an overview of databases according to the specific subject.

Similar to the electronic journals library (EZB), access rights are listed according to the traffic signal method:

  Free in the internet
  Licensed access
C CD-Rom server in the Institute's network
D Accessible Germany-wide (DFG-promoted national license)

Link: DBIS – Database Information System


MPG.ReNa – MPG Resource Navigator

MPG Resource Navigator is a web application to navigate through scientific information resources available to staff and guests of the Max Planck Society.

It includes licensed databases, digital collections, and reference works. In addition, recommandable retrieval tools available on the web free of charge are part of the collection. Moreover, almost all Max Planck Institute library catalogs, as well as selected external ones, are accessible from here. Click here for additional Information, contents and search possibilities.

Link: MPG.ReNa - MPG Resource Navigator