Main Content

Downloads & Links


Word template for academic works

Presentation PDF guidelines for writing an academic theses

Data set for Quantitative Empirical Research Methods

Harvard Business Review topic proposal questions

Template for measurement model assessment


Academic databases & search

Web of Science - the foremost database to discover abstracts and identify articles

EBSCO - complete PDFs available

WISO-net - largest German database for references in the areas of economic and social sciences

JSTOR - complete PDFs from approx. 2000 journals

Google Scholar - search engine for academic content

Microsoft Academic Search - search engine for academic content

Online Journals

Business Research - official open-access journal of the association of business professors

Die Betriebswirtschaft - German academic journal

Journals Rankings

VHB Jourqual 3 - ranking of journals relevant to business research

Handelsblatt Zeitschriftenranking BWL 2012 - ranking of 950 business-related journals

Journal Impact Factors - measures scientific influence via citations

Secondary Data

Statista - large statistics portal using data from 18.000+ sources

Destatis - German Federal Statistical Office

OECD - economic data on OECD members

Hoppenstedt - data on 800.000 German, Swiss and Austrian companies


ILME - describes methods of empirical social science

IBM SPSS - Youtube tutorials by IBM describing SPSS functionality

SPSS Introduction Osnabrück - describes data analysis with SPSS

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