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Subject guide for Business Development & Technology

The content on the subject guide for Business Development & Technology is selected by liaison librarians for its relevance to business development engineers.

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Article databases

  • Engineering Village (Compendex)
    Articles covering all engineering subjects focusing on, amongst others: civil engineering, computer and electrical engineering, electronics, production technology and mechatronics. Contains up-to-date information on e.g., apps, webs and Industry 4.0. You get a brief summary of the articles, and references to which journals they can be found. Many articles are available in full-text.
  • ACM Digital Library
    Full-text articles from journals, papers, newsletters, conference proceedings, etc., published by the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery). The database covers, amongst others: computer science, electronics, electrical engineering, mechatronics, ICT, graphics, multimedia, software and programming, including apps and webs.
  • ScienceDirect
    Full-text articles from 1995 and onward from Elsevier. Covers all topics, but you have the possibility of limiting your search to engineering subjects.
  • SpringerLink
    Journals and books published by the publishing houses Springer and Kluwer. There is full-text access in most of the journals, but only in a small number of books. Covers all subjects.
  • Web of Science (WOS)
    Article database and citation index with references to articles covering all subjects. You can choose the databases that you want to search in. There is full-text access to most of the material. Because cited references are also indexed, it is also possible to find articles in which a selected author or article is cited.
  • Business Source Complete
    A key economics and business database. Covers all business-related areas, including marketing, production management, market information. Contains a large amount of academic journals and full-text articles.

Market information

  • Business Source Complete
    Access to many other types of information, such as company profiles, industry reports from Datamonitor, country reports from EIU, WEFA, Country Watch and ICON group, case studies, SWOT analyses, etc.

  • Passport 
    Passport (previously GMID - Global Market Information Database) from Euromonitor provides information on demographics, economics, consumer trends and market conditions in more than 200 countries - most importantly it includes consumer statistics on nearly 1000 products. Also includes lifestyle reports, market reports and company reports.  

  • WRDS (Wharton Research Data Service)
    Portal for a wide range of financial databases, of which AU has access to a selection.
    Access only for students and staff at AU.
    Users must register in the system to receive a username and password.
    Guide to WRDS.

Product information

  • Derwent Innovations Index 
    Value-added patent information
     from Thomson Scientific. The database covers more than 40 countries, from 1963 onwards.

  • Espacenet
    The European Patent Office database.

  • Kompass 
    Information on 4 million international companies, with particular focus on detailed product information


Compagny databases

  • Orbis
    Corporate directory, with access to 100+ million international companies. Detailed financial information, and information on ownership and mergers and acquisitions. Very advanced search and export possibilities.
  • Zephyr 
    ZEPHYR covers information relating to acquisitions (M&A), IPO and venture capital, with links to detailed financial business information. Contains one million transactions - half of them European.


  • Factiva
    Dow Jones Factiva is a unique database, combining extensive global news with first-class business information. Good for both global news searches as well as market and business information.

    Note: Use of data mining, text mining, or trend analysis function is not allowed.

  • Infomedia
    Access to all Danish national and local daily newspapers as well as a selection of local weekly newspapers. In addition, access to individual Danish journals/trade magazines and web sources.

    Note: Infomedia's material may not be downloaded, printed, stored, redistributed outside of Informedia's systems or harvested via machine procedures or software.

  • Børsen studienet+ (in Danish)
    Access to all articles from borsen.dk including the e-newspaper and e-archive with newspapers from 1932 and on. We also have archival access to Børsen Ledelseshåndbøger and the feature sections Børsen Pro Finans, Selvstændig, International and Investor.


Useful links

  • IATE
    In IATE you can find EU-specific terminology and jargon as well as terms from a broad list of areas, such as law, agriculture, information technology and many others. IATE has 8.4 million terms, including about 540,000 abbreviations and 130,000 phrases and covers all 23 official languages of the European Union.  

  • McKinsey & Company
    McKinsey & Company's website where you can find articles with up-to-date information on, amongst other things, business development. This article concerns Industry 4.0, but other articles can be searched for. 
  • Proff.dk
    Free to use company database with some summary information on 700,000 Danish companies. (In Danish.)
  • Virk.dk
    Here, companies can get an overview of communication with the public sector, rights, help with reports, exports, etc. (In Danish.)

Semester shelf

You can view books from your syllabus list on the library's semester shelf. The books cannot be borrowed, but they can be read in the library, and you have the option of taking copies according to the applicable regulations.

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