Electronic resources

The Library of the Bank of Greece offers the users access to a wide range of electronic resources and online databases where the interested parties can search and receive specialized information.

Search Tools

In this section, users can find search tools that are used by the Library.

In this section, users can find search tools that are used in the Library.

 

Summon (Proquest):  The basic web-scale discovery tool of the Library. It provides a unified search of the Library’s resources (books, e-books, articles, reports), through a single point of access. After conducting a search, the patron is prompted to the search results (citation, abstract and altmetrics where available). The search is done through an internet connection; however, full text is not available outside the Bank’s network. For the Library's printed collection, patrons should contact the Library.

 

E-Journal Portal (Proquest): An alphabetical list (A-Z title list) of the e-journals that are accessible via Summon, the Web-scale discovery tool, as its supplementary tool (access: IP authentication).

 

WebPAC: The Library’s Online Public Access Catalog (free access).

 

Knowledge Base: I. Publications: Publications from the Bank’s employees in academic and scholar journals, books, conference proceedings etc. (currently accessible only through the Bank’s intranet).

 

National Union Catalog of Scientific Journals: Bibliographic data of 100,713 journal titles from 189 libraries in Greece and Cyprus. The Bank of Greece Library’s journal titles are included in the Catalog.

 

Databases

In the following databases users can find financial information, reasearch publications and more.

In the following databases users can find financial information, research publications and more.

Bankersalmanac.com: Reference data for the global banking industry (access: username and password).

 

Bloomberg Business: A platform which delivers business and financial information, news, analyses and data around the world (accessible only to the Bank’s employees,  through specific workstations).

 

B-maps-IV advanced (B-logica): A system for the Greek objective property values (in Greek,  accessible only to the Bank’s employees).

 

Data.Prisma (ICAP): Business intelligence tool with financial and commercial current and historical data for about 33.000 Greek  business entities and also all the necessary tools for aggregating, analysing, profiling and reporting all information provided by the system (accessible only to the Bank’s employees).

 

eIFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards): Reports, analyses and publications concerning the standards for the world economy published by the IFRS Foundation (accessible only to the Bank’s employees).

 

EconLit (Proquest): Bibliographic coverage of a wide range of economics-related literature of journals, books and collected-volume articles. It is an expanded version of the Journal of Economic Literature published by the American Economic Association. Searchable either via ABI / Inform είτε μέσω του Summon (access: IP authentication).

 

Eurointelligence: Economic news and analysis of the euro area and also coverage of global economic and financial events to the extent that they relate to the Eurozone. Comments and analysis of highly specialist information from national and international information resources, which helps the reader acquire a well-rounded  point of view on each topic (accessible only to the Bank’s employees).

 

European Tax Explorer Plus (International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation): European Tax Explorer Plus provides country-by-country descriptions of all the tax systems in the European region in standardized outlines and in different levels of detail (access: username and password).

 

FindBiz (ICAP): Balance sheets of Greek companies (access: username and password).

 

Fitch Connect (FitchSolutions): Reports, analysis, ratings and information from Fitch (accessible only to the Bank’s employees).

 

Forin.gr: A website about tax, accounting and commercial law. It includes decrees, acts, legislature, scholar literature, e-books, updates on taxation topics and implications of tax law (in Greek, access: username and password).

 

Global Tax Surveys (International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation): It provides authoritative overview of tax systems throughout the world. This collection is designed to enable complete cross referencing between individual and corporate tax law (access: username and password). 

 

IHS Markit Ship Data (IHS Markit):  Shipping statistics and data (accessible only to the Bank’s employees).

 

Knowledge Leader (Protiviti): Repository of audit programs, checklists, tools, resources and best practices for internal audit and risk management data (accessible only to the Bank’s employees).

 

Lloyds' List Intelligence Data Online (Lloyd's List Intelligence): Shipping statistics and data (accessible only to the Bank’s employees).

 

Moody's Analytics. CreditView (Moody's.com): Credit ratings, research, tools and analysis for the global capital markets (accessible only to the Bank’s employees).

 

Moody's Analytics. Ratings services (Moody's.com): Ratings for international capital markets (accessible only to the Bank’s employees).

 

OLISnet  (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, OECD): The Extranet of the Organisation. Access to official and working documents, publications, statistics, agendas of meetings and committees by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (access: username and password).

 

Orbis Bank Focus (ex Bankscope - Bureau van Dijk, a Moody’s Analytics Company):  Statistical data and reports for banks and financial institutions in Greece and abroad (accessible only to the Bank’s employees).

 

Orbis Europe (Bureau van Dijk, a Moody’s Analytics Company): Data resource on private companies with comparable information, ownership structures and a holistic view of companies. The subscription covers the European region with 118 million companies (accessible only to the Bank’s employees).

 

Panhellenic Exporters’ Association: Information and statistics about Greek exports and imports (access: username and password).

 

S&P Ratings Direct (Standard and Poor's – S&P Global):  Ratings for international capital markets (accessible only to the Bank’s employees).

 

Shipping Intelligence Network (Clarkson Research Services): Access to data, time-series and reports on the shipping sector (accessible only to the Bank’s employees).

 

The Vienna Institute for International Studies (WIIW):  Full text access to most of the Institute’s publications providing recent economic data on Central and East and Southeast Europe (access: username and password).

E-journals

The Library has access to e-journals platforms with economic and financial content.

The Library has access to e-journals platforms with economic and financial content.

ABI / Inform Collection (Proquest):  Business, management and trade – scholarly and trade journal articles, dissertations, market and industry reports, business cases and global trade news. Searchable either directly or via Summon (access: IP authentication).

 

AEA Web (American Economic Association): Full text access to the recent issues of the seven (7) journals of the AEA: American economic journal: Applied economics; American economic journal: Economic policy; American economic journal: Macroeconomics; American economic journal: Microeconomics; American economic review; Journal of economic literature; and Journal of economic perspectives. Searchable either directly or via Summon (access: IP authentication).

 

Banknote industry news and Banknote technology report (Banknote Industry News GmbH): Monthly and annual respectively newsletters on the production of banknotes (accessible only to the Bank’s employees).

The Henry Stewart Banking and Finance Journals Collection: Access to the following 8 titles: Cyber security: a peer-reviewed journal, Journal of digital banking, Journal of financial compliance, Journal of payments strategy and systems, Journal of risk management in financial institutions, Journal of securities operations and custody Journal of business continuity and emergency planning, Journal of Data Protection & Privacy (access: IP authentication plus username / password).

JSTOR: Full text access to more than 450 journals through three collections, related to economics and business. There is a “moving wall” of 2-5 years representing the time period between the last issue available in JSTOR and the last issue of the journal. Searchable either directly or via Summon (access: IP authentication).

 

Keesing Documentchecker (Keesing Technologies): Database with information on banknotes and more than 5,000 international ID documents from over 200 countries and organizations (accessible only to the Bank’s employees).

Science Direct (Elsevier): Full text access to subscribed journals by Elsevier and their back files since 1995. Searchable either directly or via Summon (access: IP authentication).

Springer journals  (Springer): Full-text access to subscribed journals by Springer. Searchable either directly or via Summon (access: IP authentication).

 

Wiley Online Library (Wiley Social Sciences and Humanities collection). Full-text access to scientific journals on social sciences since 1996. The Library subscribes to the print version of 52 economic journals out of this collection (access: IP authentication).

 

The Library has also online access to individual journal titles, such asCentral banking, The EconomistEuromoney, Drewry Shipping InsightFinancial history review, Institutional investorInternational Financial Law Review, Zeitschrift fur Bankrecht und Bankwirtschaft.

E-books

The Library has access to a variety of e-books platforms basically on economics.

The Library has access to a variety of e-books platforms basically on economics.

Ebook Central (Proquest):  Online e-book platform. Access to the Academic Complete collection offering 142,000 e-books from trusted publishers in all academic subject areas along with powerful research tools. Searchable either directly or via Summon (access: IP authentication).

 

IMF eLIBRARY:  Access to the e-book collection published by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) (access: IP authentication).

 

OECD iLibrary: Full text access to books, periodicals and working papers published by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. It allows support material to be viewed on the OECD iLibrary YouTube channel. From 2018 access to the Statistics Section of the website. Searchable either directly or via Summon (access: IP authentication).

 

O’Reilly.com (O’Reilly Media): The platform (formerly Safari Books Online) includes more than 35K book titles plus 30K+ hours of video, proven learning paths, case studies, interactive tutorials, audio books, and videos from O’Reilly's global conferences (accessible only to the Bank’s employees).

E-statistics

Users can visit websites and databases containing statistics on the economics and financial sectors.

Users can visit websites and databases containing statistics on the economics and financial sectors.

Eikon Datastream Research & Advisory (REFINITIV, ex Thomson-Reuters): Macroeconomic statistical series: equities, bonds, economics, international futures and options, user created indices (accessible only to the Bank’s employees, through specific workstations).

 

IMF eLibrary Data: Access to the macroeconomic and financial data produced by the International Monetary Fund (free access, registration required).

 

 

Legal content

On the following databases users can search for legal content.

On the following databases users can search for legal content.

4 Κώδικες + 45 [4 kodikes + 45] : Updated information on 49 basic legislation sectors of the Greek legislation including amendments. It deals with civil, administrative, commercial, penal, labour and European law (in Greek, access: username and password through specific workstations).

 

Central Bank Legislation Database: A database of central bank laws and excerpts from constitutions of IMF member countries encoded under more than 100 categories (access: username and password).

 

GDPR in practice: news and developments (Platis – Anastassiades & Associates): monthly newsletter on the General Data Protection Regulation. (through e-mail to specific recipients).

 

Government Gazette: The Hellenic Government Gazette. Available in Greek only (free access).

 

Komvos e-forologia (Epsilon.net): Legal information database, focusing on Greek taxation. Available in Greek only (access: username and password).

 

NOMOS: Access to the text and amendments of the Greek legislation, as it appears in the Government Gazette (parts Α΄, Β΄ and D΄), and to decrees and articles on Greek law (access: username and password).

 

Official Journal of the European Union: The Official Journal of the European Union (OJ) is the official compendium of EU legislation (L series) and other official documents of the EU institutions, bodies and agencies (C series and its supplements) (free access).

 

Qualex (Nomiki Bibliothiki): Nomiki Bibliothiki publishing house’s legal database. It contains legislation,  case law, e-books, administrative documents,  examples of legal documents and journals (access: username and password).

 

Sakkoulas-online.gr: Sakkoulas publishing house’s legal database. It contains theory of law, legislation and case law from over 600 journal issues, 400 ebooks and 62,000 court decisions from Greek courts and is constantly adding legal content (access: username and password).

 

Tax heaven.gr: News and information on Greek taxation and accounting issues, on balance sheets, VAT information and relevant legislation. Available in Greek only (access: username and password).

News and Newspapers

The Library has access to digital newspapers and news articles.

The Library has access to digital newspapers and news articles.

Athens News Agency–Macedonian Press Agency: The official Greek news agency (access: username and password).

 

Bloomberg News (Bloomberg): access to Bloomberg News content including articles with their audio versions, videos, podcasts and live streaming of Bloomberg Television (access: username and password).

 

DOL Historical Archives: Online full-text access to the Greek newspapers: To Vima since 1945; Ta Nea since 1945; AthinaikaNea 1931-1945, To Elefthero Vima 1922-1945, Oikonomikos Tahidromos 1926-2004 (in Greek, access: username and password).

 

Factiva.com (Dow Jones): Full text access to about 12,000 newspapers, journals and magazines, as well as websites of companies. Among the topics covered are economics, business, accounting, IT, banking and finance. Searchable either directly or via Summon. Accessible only for the Bank’s employees (access: username and password).

 

FT.com: Access to the electronic version of the newspaper Financial Times (access: username and password).

 

Naftemporiki.gr: Access to the premium services of the daily Greek economic newspaper Naftemporiki, including access to the digital archive and the newspaper in PDF format (access: username and password).

 

New York Times: Access to the online version of the newspaper New York Times (access: username and password).

 

PressReader.com: Full text access to 7,000 newspapers from 120 countries and 60 languages, in their physical format, in real time and with several search options. Searchable either directly via a fast Internet browser or via Summon (access: IP authentication).

 

The Times and The Sunday Times: Access to the online version of the newspaper \the Times and Sunday Times (access: username and password).

 

Wall Street Journal: Access to the online version of the newspaper Wall Street Journal (access: username and password).

E-working papers

On the following platforms there is a great variety of working papers in digital form.

On the following platforms there is a great variety of working papers in digital form.

CEPR Discussion Papers: Full text access to the Discussion Papers series by the Centre for Economic Policy Research. Searchable either directly or via Summon (access: IP authentication).

 

NBER Working Papers: Full text access to the Working Papers series by The National Bureau of Economic Research. Searchable either directly or via Summon (Free access).

 

Research papers in Economics (RePEc): Bibliographic database of working papers, journal articles, books, book chapters and software components related to economics (free access).

Library and Bibliographic Content

The Library has access to electronic libraries and file sorting tools.

The Library has access to library science and file sorting tools.

Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory: Information on journal titles, mostly in English from various publishers worldwide such as bibliographic data, price, subjects, mailing address, URLs and contact data. Searchable either directly or via Summon (access: IP authentication).

 

WebDewey: A librarians’ tool used to classify the collection of the Library according to the Dewey Decimal Classification System (access: username and password).

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