Databases and software

Databases

The link to all electronic resources and databases that are accessible to students of the Faculty of Social Sciences is here.

Emerging Markets Information Service (EMIS)

Emerging Markets Information Service (EMIS) delivers deep, rich company and industry information, alongside the relevant proprietary and multi-source news, research and analytics that allow professionals to make profitable decisions faster. At the present, Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) area is available to the students at the Faculty of Social Sciences. This single resource of hard-to-get information covers more than 125 emerging markets, includes company profiles and financials from more than 3.6 million listed and private companies, offers single company and industry analysis, and delivers proprietary and multi-source news and research from over 20,000 publications, all delivered via an easy-to-use interface. EMIS is a database providing media monitoring, full-text newspaper articles, information, particularly from business, economic and financial resources specifically focused on the financial markets. The database is searched intuitively, provides a user interface in English and in a few other languages.

This database can be at present accessed by 5 simultaneously logged users. For more information, visit this FSV UK Library webpage. Contact person in case of difficulties: Jiri Kukacka. For direct (remote) access, click here.

MagnusWeb

MagnusWeb features an extensive database of business information, including facts and figures on Czech enterprises, capital markets, industries and other economic categories. It covers all economic entities - legal entities - registered in the country. It offers an extensive database of financial statements, information on the ownership structures and staffing firms. It monitors major business events such as the General Assembly, major contracts and investments, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcies, defaults, and others. Precision processes data on securities and can show the exchange rates. It includes an archive of electronic business documents. It contains a functional tool for searching links (and covert) between the entities, modules to work with the accounts (time series data export), and tools for mass data output according to user-specified criteria (NACE, number of employees, amount of sales, etc.). For detailed information see the attachment (in Czech only).

We have 3 logins to MagnusWeb. The students, who are interested in access, sign the contract and accept the terms of use in the user account. The 10-day access rights are allocated by Dagmar Schnellerova.

Factiva (by Dow Jones)

A database of key information from business and economy, allowing access to, among others, the fulltext of the world's journals as well as their archives. The Factiva contains, for example, the following resources: more than 600 continuously updated news sources (newswires) incl. the exclusive combination of resources from Dow Jones and Reuters; the daily newspaper content of The Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, The New York Times and others; general and professional periodicals such as The Economist, Forbes, Fortune; business reports, macroeconomic data, analytical tools, industry, business, and stock reports.

This database can be at present accessed by 5 simultaneously logged users. For more information, visit this FSV UK Library webpage. Contact person in case of difficulties: Jiri Kukacka. For direct (remote) access, click here.

Bank Focus (originally Bankscope, Orbis Bank Focus)

A new database of banks worldwide. The information is sourced by Bureau van Dijk from a combination of annual reports, information providers, and regulatory sources. Orbis Bank Focus currently contains detailed information on 42,000 institutions with financials (30,000 US Banks & Credit Unions and 12,000 Non-US), including 5 years’ history for listed banks and 3 years’ for unlisted.

From 10/2018 only offline access (CD or flash) is possible, same as the historical data before December 2016. CDs are available at the IES Secretariat, contact Dagmar Schnellerova.

Direct access for the IES students is available in room No. 016 on a computer No. LAB0160031 (rear corner of the room) only till 10/2018. Just click on this computer on a desktop icon "Orbis Bank database" and the database will start. Contact: bankscope@fsv.cuni.cz.

Thomson Reuters Eikon

Thomson Reuters Eikon allows you to monitor real-world market trends and download historical data (stock prices, indices, macroeconomic indicators, etc.) for research purposes.

Access to the database is provided each semester to 20 students (a period from October 1 to March 31 and from April 1 to September 30) who express their interest and sign the contract to agree to the terms of use of the user account. To obtain a username and password, visit Dagmar Schnellerova. Contact person in case of difficulties: Jiri Kukacka. Access to the Thomson Reuters Eikon is available here

Downloading journal articles

Charles University EZproxy Portal (requires login via the Central Authentication Service password) offers various electronic information resource from where you can download journal articles with restricted (paid) access.

A simple "trick" for an effective download is the following. Imagine you would like to get e.g. one of the most cited recent papers from the Journal of Finance by Andrei Shleifer and Robert W. Vishny available at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1540-6261.1997.tb04820.x. Standardly, using your personal computer not connected to eduroam, you should not be able to download the paper in .pdf since the access is restricted (paid). But if you insert ".ezproxy.is.cuni.cz" after the ".com" part of the link above (i.e. you use https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com.ezproxy.is.cuni.cz/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1540-6261.1997.tb04820.x), after your CAS login you will be able to dowlload this paper in .pdf for free.

Note: this trick does not work for all journals and publishing companies, but it works for the most of them. 

Software

Mathematica

Wolfram Mathematica is a modern technical computing system spanning all areas of technical computing—including neural networks, machine learning, image processing, geometry, data science, visualizations, and others. Windows, Macintosh, and Linux supported.

Mathematica is standardly available on all computers in room No. 016. Students are additionally offered "Mathematica for Students for Sites" license for educational purposes that allows installing a full copy of Mathematica on a personal computer. Follow these instructions to download the software and to obtain an activation key. Contact person in case of difficulties: Jaromir Baxa.

Note: faculty members are offered "Mathematica for Sites" license. Contact Jaromir Baxa for installation instructions.

MATLAB

MATLAB (matrix laboratory) is a multi-paradigm numerical computing environment. A proprietary programming language developed by MathWorks, MATLAB allows matrix manipulations, plotting of functions and data, implementation of algorithms, creation of user interfaces, and interfacing with programs written in other languages.

MATLAB is standardly available on all computers in room No. 016. Follow these instructions to install a personal copy of MATLAB for academic purposes on a personal computer (Windows) and to activate the license. Contact person in case of difficulties: Jaromir Baxa.

Stata

Stata is a general-purpose statistical software package by StataCorp. Most of its users work in research, especially in the fields of economics, sociology, political science, and others. Stata's capabilities include data management, statistical analysis, graphics, simulations, regression, and custom programming.

Stata is standardly available on all computers in room No. 016.

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