Databases

KUE employees and students can use online resources and full-text databases also outside the university network (e.g. from home computers). An active library account is required. Read more.
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Analytical Platform - SWAiD - Knowledge Databases

Location: without limitation

The Analyses and Decisions Support System (SWAiD) as well as Knowledge Databases (DBW) set up an innovative platform allowing access to systematically updated information provided by the official statistics system. Ensuring support to analytical works conducted within the internal environment, the platform helps also to disseminate official statistics to external users.

The basic purpose of the SWAiD and DBW is to prepare the environment and deliver tools for creation and generation of reports by users. Data organized in tables, graphs and maps can be displayed directly in a web browser and can be exported to various formats. Depending on the subject matter, the SWAiD enables presentation of annual, quarterly and monthly data. Each data set is supplemented with appropriate metadata that explain relevant concepts. The SWAiD and DBW analytical platform operates solely on the collection of the Public Data Warehouse that have been aggregated under the principles of statistical confidentiality. Thematic scope:

Multidimensional Statistics:
  • National Accounts
  • Science, Technology and Information Society
  • Local Data Bank, Territorial Cross-Sections?
  • Regional Atlas
Economic Statistics:
  • Prices
  • Non-financial Enterprises
  • Short-term Statistics of Non-financial Enterprises
  • Agriculture
  • Industrial Production
  • Construction
  • Trade and Services
  • Transport and Communications
  • Business Tendency
  • Energy Statistics
  • Foreign trade
Social Statistics:
  • Demography
  • Education
  • Labour Market
  • Living Conditions
  • Municipal and Dwelling Infrastructure
  • Health and Health care
Environment :
  • Nature Protection
  • Forestry
  • Environmental Protection

BankFocus

  1. Faculty members who meet the eligibility criteria can also use this database at home, for more information please contact bazydanych@uek.krakow.pl.
  2. Courtesy of Bureau van Dijk (publisher of the database), KUE students can use the database without leaving home during the library closing time. To gain access, please send (using KUE student's email, e.g. s123456@student.uek.krakow.pl) your request to bazydanych@uek.krakow.pl. In the application, please provide your name and surname, album number. An individual, time-limited student account will be created.
  3. The subscription allows a total of 5 concurrent users.
  4. If you see the message "You are not allowed to connect from this location", please ignore it.

Location: Main Reading Room, Information Services Department

BankFocus provides information about more than 55 000 public and private banks.

In addition to contact information, classification of the bank and its place in the rankings, the database contains, among others, financial statements, ratings and ownership structure of banks. Financial data are presented in an universal format to compare banks operating in different markets and in different time-scopes.

The database update is based on data submitted by banks at the end of reporting periods.

BazEkon

Location: without limitation

The database includes bibliographic descriptions of articles from scientific and economic periodicals, research papers and scientific series published by scientific and academic institutions.

BazEkon provides access to full texts of some of the listed sources. Database records are in Polish and in English if the original source included English data.

Available options:
  • index search (keyword, author, title, source, term)
  • browse by journal titles
  • send search results to your email
Detailed information on how to use and search the database are presented in the Help section.

Cambridge Core

Location: KUE campus access, outside campus access (remote access)

The license includes access to the full texts of selected journals published by Cambridge University Press.

Some of the books in the database are available in Open Access mode.

To limit the search results, select Only search content I have access to checkbox.

CEIC Data

Guest access allows downloading data without registration.
The possible creation of free individual account enables you to save your work with the database and activates additional tools.

Location: KUE campus access, outside campus access (remote access)

CEIC Data is a statistical database containing data from around the world published by the national statistical offices, central banks, stock exchanges, international organizations (eg. The World Bank, The International Monetary Fund) and other entities. The main component of the database is the Global Database module, which provides for each country data grouped into the following sections:

  • National Accounts
  • Flow of Funds
  • Production
  • Sales Orders, Inventory and Shipments
  • Construction and Property
  • Government and Public Finance
  • Demographic and Labour Market
  • Domestic Trade and Household Survey
  • Inflation
  • Foreign Trade
  • Balance of Payments
  • Monetary
  • Banking Statistics
  • Interest and Foreign Exchange Rates
  • Investment
  • Prices
  • Tourism
  • Business and Economic Survey
  • Transport and Telecommunication
  • Financial Market
  • Energy Sector
  • Agricultural Sector
Each section contains series of increasingly detailed indicators. The level of detail and the scope of data is different for each country. After the selection of indicators and determining data export settings (Settings tab), click on the Download to Excel to get the data in xls format.

Citations in BazEkon

Location: without limitation

Citations in BazEkon is a bibliometric software tool similar to Publish or Perish, which processes bibliographical annotations of articles registered in BazEkon database. This tool calculates the basic bibliometric characteristics (Hirsch index and number of citations) for authors and journals appearing in bibliographical annotations. The software was developed by IT department of the KUE Main Library.

Citations in BazEkon works only on the processed (indexed) bibliographical annotations. The head section of the software is updated daily to inform what part of the whole set of bibliographical annotations is included in the search results. At the same time, on the each result screen it is possible to check the number of phrase occurrences (author’s name or journal title) in bibliographical annotations that haven’t been processed yet. This makes it possible for authors and publishers to independently calculate indicators they have been searching for.

From the beginning of 2012, bibliographical annotations are processed on an ongoing basis. In addition, bibliographical annotations pointing to the works of the KUE employees (in compliance with the records of Dorobek database) are processed retrospectively, which also applies the journals indexed in BazEkon. The e-mail form in the contact section can be used to submit bibliographical annotations to be processed, however this option is exclusively for the KUE employees.

The indicators calculated by the Citations in BazEkon software are presented in the two main categories: with and without self-citations. Please note that self citations concern only authors as consistent with the observed practice we do not eliminate citations pointing to the journals they originate from. In addition, when searching for citations of a particular author there is an option to include only citations from journals. The results of such query are then comparable in method to the results displayed in WoK and Scopus databases.

The results of the Citations in BazEkon software depend on whether all of the bibliographical annotations associated with a particular author or journal have been processed. As with any data processing sofware the results also depend on the quality of data.

The said quality is determined by:
  • the author's precision in editing the bibliographical annotations;
  • the publisher 's precision (journal or series publishers);
  • BazEkon publisher’s precision.
Imprecision in any of those components can - and in fact do - contribute to generate information noise that accompanies all known bibliometric software tools. In a very large extent, the information noise is present from the very beginning, as authors often quote from memory and editors do not accurately control the correctness of this part of publications. Regarding the possible lack of precision of the BazEkon publisher, it is our duty to explain that the information noise comes from scanning the bibliographical annotations, which is associated with the risk of scanning device malfunction or an OCR error. BazEkon database is developed by the KUE Main Library in cooperation with The Library of Warsaw School of Economics, The Main Library of the Wroclaw University of Economics and The Poznań University of Economics' Main Library. More and more full-text in electronic format are obtained directly from publishers, which reduces the risk of errors.

DataBank | The World Bank

Location: without limitation

DataBank platform includes dozens of databases presenting statistical data collected and compiled by the World Bank. All databases have a unified interface requiring the selection of countries (world countries list), indicators (several thousand) and years for which data are searched.

The largest and most popular among the databases is the World Development Indicators (WDI), which contains data on current situation and development of countries in various aspects, described in more than 1 300 indicators. Other databases are focused on more specific issues, such as education, debt, business environment, gender, health and poverty. Full list of databases can be found in Databases tab.

DOAB | Directory of Open Access Books

Location: without limitation

DOAB is a community-driven discovery service that indexes and provides access to scholarly, peer-reviewed open access books and helps users to find trusted open access book publishers. All DOAB services are free of charge and all data is freely available.

DOAJ | Directory of Open Access Journals

Location: without limitation

DOAJ is a portal containing information about peer-reviewed, scientific electronic journals published in open access. You can find journals and articles in the field of most academic disciplines.

Ebookpoint BIBLIO

Database requires registration and login via e-mail in uek.krakow.pl domain

Location: KUE campus access, outside campus access (remote access)

Ebookpoint BIBLIO is a service operating as a traditional library moved to the Internet. It is based on the offer of the Helion Group and other, often niche, publishers. It contains over 21 thousand items in three formats: ebook, audiobook and video course.

The Ebookpoint BIBLIO service offers access to specialist and educational literature, but also fiction and popular literature, as well as handbooks and guidebooks. New publications appear immediately on the day of their release.

EBSCOhost

Location: KUE campus access, outside campus access (remote access)

EBSCOhost provides access to databases containing full text articles from thousands of journals (the vast majority in English) and other publications. You can search one, several or all of the databases together.

Particularly interesting from the point of view of library users seem to be the following databases:

Academic Research Source eBooks - collection of ebooks in pdf format covering various scientific areas.

Academic Research Source eJournals - over 5,000 full-text journals with an international reach, including over 370 Polish ones. The subject areas covered: psychology, humanities, applied sciences, social sciences, education, mathematics, medical sciences, natural sciences, aids in language learning, political sciences, environmental protection, law, literary criticism, business and economics, chemistry, computer science, engineering and many more. Academic Search Ultimate - multi-disciplinary database providing information for nearly every area of academic study. Includes an enormous collection of the most valuable peer-reviewed full text journals, as well as additional journals, magazines, newspapers and books. Academic Search Ultimate covers multidisciplinary fields of interest, such as social sciences, humanities, education, computer sciences, engineering, physics, chemistry, language & linguistics, arts & literature, medicine, ethnic studies.

Business Source Ultimate - comprehensive full-text database in the field of economics and business. It enables tracking of global trends and currently undertaken business topics. The database contains full texts in English and local languages in North America, Africa, Asia, Oceania, Europe and Latin America. Business Source Ultimate includes case studies, economic reports, country reports, SWOT analysis, enterprise profiles, interviews with experienced entrepreneurs and analysts. The subject matter of the database includes: accounting, administration, banking, economics, finance, human resources management, management, marketing and sales.

Hospitality & Tourism Complete - contains research results and industry news in the areas of hospitality and tourism. The collection includes over 828 000 records which date back to 1965. The full text is available for more than 490 publications including journals, reports on companies and countries, books.

Environment Complete - contains over 2.4 million records from more than 2200 domestic and international titles, which date back to 1888 (includes over 1350 still published titles) and over 190 monographs. The database also contains the full texts of more than 920 journals.

EconLit with Full Text - complete indexing available in EconLit, and the full texts of more than 600 journals, including the American Economic Association publications (American Economic Review, Journal of Economic Literature, and Journal of Economic Perspectives). This database also contains many non-English full-text journals in economics and finance.

One of the options worth paying attention to is image files search engine (option More in the upper menu, then Images and Image Quick View Collection). It allows you to search the databases for charts, diagrams, tables, maps and photographs associated with any term. High resolution images can be copied for non-commercial use (your research paper or presentation) with the proper source citation.

Since 2010, the access to the basic package of EBSCOHost resources is granted by nationwide license funded entirely by The Ministry of Education and Science and managed by the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling (ICM).

Emerald

Location: KUE campus access, outside campus access (remote access)

Emerald platform offers access to electronic versions of scientific journals in the fields of accounting, finance and legal issues, economics and social policy, education management, health care management, information and knowledge management, innovation and business, international business, human resource management, quality management, logistics management, performance management.

To view only subscribed content please select the search type (basic, advanced or browse) and select Only content I have access to option.

EMIS Intelligence Region

Due to COVID-19 pandemic, with the consent of the publisher, students, PhD students and employees of the KUE can use the database outside the university campus.

Location: KUE campus access, outside campus access (remote access)

EMIS Intelligence Region database contains data on enterprises and economic sectors, as well as newspaper articles and agency reports, stock quotes and macroeconomic data.

Detailed company profiles can be found by using the search box at the top of the page. Results labeled as EMIS Profile contain the most detailed information - company summaries, financial reports (key statistics, income statements, balance sheets, cash flows, financial indicators), annual reports. Information on market indicators and trading charts can be found in the profiles of listed companies.

The EMIS database is updated with the latest financial statements available in the Polish register (eKRS), as well as documents related to these reports.

Database content is divided into the following sections: Company, Industry, Country. Each of those sections contains news, reports, data, publications and, optionally, tools tab.

Company section includes Local Databases (f.e. Notoria) and Equity Charts (data, including archival information, regarding stock quotes, indices and financial instruments of the Warsaw Stock Exchange, as well as NBP currency exchange rates).

EUR-Lex

Location: without limitation

EUR-Lex provides access to the Official Journal of the European Union and EU legislation (treaties, directives, regulations, decisions, acts in the consolidated version), preparatory acts (legislative proposals, reports, green and white papers), the case law of the EU (judgments, orders), international agreements, EFTA documents and other documents made public.

EUR-Lex also enables the tracking of legislative procedures. The database is updated daily and contains documents covering the period since 1951 until now.

The database is available in 24 official EU languages.

Eurostat

Location: without limitation

Eurostat is the statistical office of the European Union situated in Luxembourg. Its mission is to collect statistical information from national statistical offices and harmonize data allowing comparison of data between countries and regions.

Eurostat portal makes available statistics (at national and regional level) in the following areas:
  • Economy and finance;
  • Population and social conditions;
  • Industry, trade and services
  • Agriculture and fisheries
  • International trade
  • Transport;
  • Environment and energy;
  • Science and Technology.
Eurostat publishes statistical data on individual EU Member States, the candidate countries, the Mediterranean countries and the leading world economies, as well as aggregated data for the whole European Union and for the eurozone.

IMF Data

Location: without limitation

The IMF publishes a range of time series data on IMF lending, exchange rates and other economic and financial indicators. Manuals, guides, and other material on statistical practices at the IMF, in member countries, and of the statistical community at large are also available.

Among the available series there are World Economic Outlook, International Financial Statistics, Balance of Payments Statistics, Direction of Trade Statistics oraz Government Finance Statistics and other.

JSTOR

Location: KUE campus access, outside campus access (remote access)

JSTOR is a digital platform for scientific publications in various fields of knowledge. Our readers have access to full text articles from journals in the area of arts, business & economics, history, humanities, law, medicine, science & mathematics, social sciences and area studies from selected parts of the world.

Access covers a varied time range - from archival issues (sometimes even from the nineteenth century and earlier) up to the present day, most often excluding the last few years.

In addition, the database provides access to selected book chapters and reports.

OECD iLibrary

Location: KUE campus access, outside campus access (remote access)

OECD iLibrary is an online library providing access to electronic publications by OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development). Users can find books, reports, yearbooks, working papers, periodicals and databases created by this institution.

Publications' subjects cover the following areas:

  • Agriculture and Food
  • Development
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Employment
  • Energy
  • Environment
  • Finance and Investment
  • Governance
  • Industry and Services
  • Nuclear Energy
  • Science and Technology
  • Social Issues / Migration / Health
  • Taxation
  • Trade
  • Transport
  • Urban, Rural and Regional Development
Collection can be browsed by theme, by country (or by theme & country at the same time) or using catalogue. In the Statistics section you can choose main database OECD.Stat or one of the subject databases available. There is no access to databases created by the IEA (International Energy Agency), the energy data can be found in the Book Series section.

Open Knowledge Repository

Location: without limitation

The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR) is The World Bank's official open access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products.

The OKR contains thousands of research works including:
  • World Bank Group Annual Reports and Independent Evaluation Studies;
  • Books published by the World Bank Group including flagship publications, academic books and practitioner volumes;
  • All World Development Reports (WDRs) plus recent WDR background papers;
  • Journal articles published in World Bank Economic Review (WBER) and World Bank Research Observer (WBRO), two journals published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the World Bank;
  • Accepted manuscripts of Bank-authored journal articles from selected external publishers (after an embargo period if applicable);
  • Metadata and links to Bank-authored external journal articles;
  • Serial publications (typically data-intensive outlook reports);
  • Policy Research Working Papers (PRWP) - a series of papers that disseminate findings of work in progress in order to encourage the exchange of ideas about development issues;
  • Selected other papers of high research quality;
  • Economic and Sector Work (ESW) studies - a series of analytical reports prepared by Bank staff. ESWs gather and evaluate information about a country's economy and/or a specific sector;
  • Knowledge Notes, providing short briefs that capture lessons of experience from Bank operations and research;
  • The latest Country Opinion Surveys done in client countries for feedback on World Bank Group activities;
  • Selected translated titles.

Orbis

  1. Eligible faculty and staff members can access subscribed databases at home. For more information please contact bazydanych@uek.krakow.pl.
  2. Courtesy of Bureau van Dijk (publisher of the database), KUE students can use the database without leaving home during the library closing time. To gain access, please send (using KUE student's email, e.g. s123456@student.uek.krakow.pl) your request to bazydanych@uek.krakow.pl. In the application, please provide your name and surname, album number. An individual, time-limited student account will be created.
  3. The subscription allows a total of 5 concurrent users.
  4. If you see the message "You are not allowed to connect from this location", please ignore it.

Location: Main Reading Room, Information Services Department

Orbis is a specialized database that offers comprehensive information on more than 200 million companies (private and public) from all over the world.

Orbis allows precise selection of the desired group of companies and offers a range of advanced tools for comparative analysis.

Orbis M&A

  1. Eligible faculty and staff members can access subscribed databases at home. For more information please contact bazydanych@uek.krakow.pl.
  2. Courtesy of Bureau van Dijk (publisher of the database), KUE students can use the database without leaving home during the library closing time. To gain access, please send (using KUE student's email, e.g. s123456@student.uek.krakow.pl) your request to bazydanych@uek.krakow.pl. In the application, please provide your name and surname, album number. An individual, time-limited student account will be created.
  3. The subscription allows a total of 5 concurrent users.
  4. If you see the message "You are not allowed to connect from this location", please ignore it.

Location: Main Reading Room, Information Services Department

Orbis M&A is a tool for searching and analyzing intelligence on global mergers and acquisitions. It contains M&A, IPO, private equity, and venture capital deals and rumors.

Oxford Academic

Location: KUE campus access, outside campus access (remote access)

The license includes access to the full texts of selected journals published by Oxford University Press.

Some of the publications in the database are available in Open Access mode.

Passport GMID

No downloading of data from the database until the license issue is resolved.

Location: KUE campus access, outside campus access (remote access)

Passport GMID is an online resource providing business and statistical information about the countries, markets, businesses and consumers from almost all over the world.

The database contains current and historical data (dating back up to 1977), also economic forecasts.

Passport GMID data contains statistical reports on macroeconomic and marketing developments, as well as analyses and reports for many sectors of the consumer, industrial and services markets.

This website also offers tools for data visualization (Dashboards) and analysis of the potential effects of global scenarios (Euromonitor Solutions - CAMI).

More information in the official database guide - Passport User Guide

Refinitiv EIKON

Location: Information Services Department

Refinitiv Eikon (previously named Thomson Reuters Eikon) is a database containing current and historical data from the money and financial markets, equity markets, foreign exchange (FX) markets, futures and commodity markets. Available information includes quotations of listed companies, stock indices and financial instruments from around the world. You can also find industry reports, comments and forecasts, as well as many advanced data analysis tools.

In addition, Refinitiv Eikon is integrated with MS Excel software and users obtain additional tools (Datastream) within the spreadsheet.

ScienceDirect

Due to the limitation of the national license, some collections within the database have been excluded since 2023.

Location: KUE campus access, outside campus access (remote access)

ScienceDirect is an interdisciplinary database containing the full text of articles from journals in chemistry, physics, computer science, mathematics, economics, business and management, engineering sciences, natural and medical sciences published by Elsevier.

Since 2010, the access to ScienceDirect resources is granted by nationwide license funded entirely by The Minister of Science and Higher Education and managed by the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling (ICM).

The license covers selected journals from ScienceDirect Freedom Collection list.

The Elsevier national license has been expanded to include selected book packages: monographs from 2013 and 2014 and book series or handbooks from 2011-2015.

The archives of Elsevier magazines are also available on the Polish-language Science Communication Portal - Infona.

Scopus

The database contains the SciVal add-in that allows to visualize the achievements of scientific institutions, to compare with other units, to evaluate potential collaborators and partners, and to analyze trends in the world of science.

Location: KUE campus access, outside campus access (remote access)

Scopus is a multidisciplinary bibliographic database containing millions of records from valuable journals published by many publishers. In addition, periodicals available in open access are indexed, as well as conference materials, trade publications, patents and publishing series. Until the mid-90s, only bibliographic descriptions of articles are available, data for papers published since 1996 also have abstracts added.

Database allows to:

  • create subject lists,
  • track citations and check the h-index (Hirsch index),
  • identify authors and obtain further information about them,
  • learn about the latest scientific publications on the chosen topic,
  • receive notifications of new records that meet the users' criteria, including new citations of articles.
Since 2012, the access to Scopus resources is granted by nationwide license funded entirely by The Ministry of Education and Science and managed by the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling (ICM).

SpringerLink

Location: KUE campus access, outside campus access (remote access)

SpringerLink is a database of journals and books published by Springer Verlag and Kluwer Academic Publishers.

The website offers publications on the following subjects: economics, business, chemistry, physics, mathematics and computer science, statistics, law and medicine.

To limit search results to publication with full-text available deselect the Include Preview-Only content option.

Since 2010, the access to SpringerLink resources is granted by nationwide license funded entirely by The Minister of Science and Higher Education and managed by the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling (ICM).

UN Comtrade

Location: without limitation

Free access to detailed global trade data. UN Comtrade is a repository of official trade statistics and relevant analytical tables. It contains annual trade statistics starting from 1962 and monthly trade statistics since 2010

UNCTAD Stat

Location: without limitation

UNCTAD Stat provides wide range of data on trade and development and the interrelated issues in the areas of finance, technology, investment and sustainable development collected from national and international sources. Most of the time series cover long periods, with some dating back to 1948, for almost all economies of the world. In case of missing data or break in series, UNCTAD applies its expertise and methodology to make estimates.

Web of Science

The database includes:
  • EndNote Web software for storing bibliographic descriptions and creating footnotes and references lists;
  • Journal Citation Reports service alowing to check the Impact Factor indicator.
  • set of bibliometric tools InCites designed for analyzing data from SCIE, SSCI, A&HCI;, JCR and ESI databases allowing to compare the scientific achievements of researchers and institutions, analyze the use of journals in institutions, develop research strategies and support publishing and human resources decisions.

Location: KUE campus access, outside campus access (remote access)

Web of Science is a package of bibliographic and abstract databases produced by Clarivate Analytics covering many fields of science. They are used to search for information on a selected topic and to conduct citations analyzes for publications or authors.

Since 2010, the access to Web of Science resources is granted by nationwide license funded entirely by The Ministry of Education and Science and managed by the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling (ICM).

Wiley Online Library

Chronological range: available since 1997.

Location: KUE campus access, outside campus access (remote access)

Wiley Online Library is a database of Wiley-Blackwell publications. Website offers articles on science, humanities and social sciences, along with archives since 1997.

Since May 2016 nationwide licence has been extended to 2451 books published in 2009 and 2015. To see full list please click catalogue

Since 2012, the access to Wiley Online Library full-text resources is granted by nationwide license funded entirely by The Ministry of Education and Science and managed by the Interdisciplinary Centre for Mathematical and Computational Modelling (ICM)

Archival issues from the license period will also be stored on the ICM server with the unrestriced access granted to all academic institutions in the country.

Zephyr

  1. Eligible faculty and staff members can access subscribed databases at home. For more information please contact bazydanych@uek.krakow.pl.
  2. Courtesy of Bureau van Dijk (publisher of the database), KUE students can use the database without leaving home during the library closing time. To gain access, please send (using KUE student's email, e.g. s123456@student.uek.krakow.pl) your request to bazydanych@uek.krakow.pl. In the application, please provide your name and surname, album number. An individual, time-limited student account will be created.
  3. The subscription allows a total of 5 concurrent users.
  4. If you see the message "You are not allowed to connect from this location", please ignore it.

Location: Main Reading Room, Information Services Department

Zephyr is a database of deal information, updated hourly. It contains information on M&A, IPO, private equity and venture capital deals and rumours.

Zephyr currently has information on over 1.6 million deals and rumours with over 100,000 being added annually.