Databases and software


The link to all electronic resources and databases that are accessible to students of the entire Charles University, or only to students of the Faculty of Social Sciences you can find in clicks.

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. You can find the user manual hereAccess to the database will be terminated at the end of 2020.

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 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.

Thomson Reuters/Refinitiv Eikon with Datastream

Thomson Reuters/Refinitiv 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 12 students (a period from January 1st to June 30 and from July 1st to December 31st) 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. There are two ways to access the Thomson Reuters/Refinitiv Eikon database: a functionally limited Web Access for a quick access to data on any device without installation or a TR Eikon application (installation on Windows 7 and higher + Add-In to MS Excel, the "Faculty" MS Office 365 supported, available on all computers in room No. 016) for full-featured download of data using Excel. For a detailed list of differences see the attachment. Both accesses are available from here.

For new users of the Eikon database, regular introductory tutorials are held twice a year. The focus is on database control and effective data retrieval and download. The tutorials take place on February 25 and October 13 from 9:30 a.m. to approximately 11 a.m. online via Microsoft Teams. Alena Štifterová will guide you through the tutorial. It is recommended to have a functional version of Eikon installed on your personal computer.

It is necessary to register at least 1 day in advance at, then connect at a given time via the following link: Join Microsoft Teams Meeting

Downloading journal articles

Charles University EZproxy Portal (login via the Central Authentication Service password required) 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 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 "" after the ".com" part of the link above (i.e. you use, 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.

Newspapers and magazines

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. It is part of Nikkei Inc., which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community. 
Actually is available online in the IES library, always for 1 student, access on 1 computer is provided by the library operator.

(following logins via the Central Authentication Service password required):

Articles from The Banker (monthly) can be found in the Factiva database. For direct access use link and then click "Factiva".

Articles from The Wall Street Journal (daily) can be found in the Factiva database. For direct access use link and then click "Factiva".

Library Press Display offers previews of the current issues of many Czech (HN, LN, MF DNES, Ekonom, Respekt, ...) as well as foreign (The Washington Post, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, ...) newspapers and magazines.


(login via the Central Authentication Service password required)

For students of economics and finance, new e-books mostly in the field of econometrics and public finance are offered. An incomplete list (without new purchases from 2019) is available here.

E-books are available to the CUNI users from the following databases:



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 - a new license for the CU

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. All students and teachers can install and use MATLAB and all of the official toolboxes on their computers, without the need to be connected to the faculty network via license server. Charles University can not only use the software itself and all the toolboxes, but also a variety of online courses and access to online support. More information about the license and installation is available here. The English version of the site is not available, but translation via Google works quite well.

The existing users might be asked to deactivate their license during the installation process. Contact person in case of difficulties: Jaromir Baxa.


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.

iMac Pro stations for computations

In support of computationally demanding students' projects (Bc. and Mgr.) and diploma/bachelor theses, two iMac Pro computing stations were purchased for IES.

Computer in 503:

  • 2.3GHz 18-core Intel Xeon W, Turbo Boost up to 4.3 GHz
  • 64 GB 2666MHz memory DDR4 ECC
  • graphics card: Radeon Pro Vega 56 with 8 GB memory HBM2
  • 1 TB SSD

Computer in 602:

  • 3.0GHz 10-core Intel Xeon W, Turbo Boost up to 4.5 GHz
  • 32 GB 2666MHz memory DDR4 ECC
  • graphics card: Radeon Pro Vega 56 with 8 GB memory HBM2
  • 1 TB SSD

If you are interested in using this computing capacity, contact one of the administrators: Jozef BarunikLubos HanusJiri Kukacka and then please fill in this form (information by other users can be viewed here).




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