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

The following are the basic search tools used in the Library.

The following are the basic search tools 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 101,204 journal titles from 187 libraries in Greece and Cyprus. The Bank of Greece Library’s journal titles are included in the Catalog.

Databases

The following databases contain economic and financial information, research and analyses.

The following databases contain economic and financial information, research and analyses.

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).

Central Banking Standard (Insight): News, analyses, opinions, interviews, access to Central Banking Journal and Central Bank Directory (access: username and password).

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 (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).

EIU Risk briefing (Economist Intelligence Unit): Identication, assessment, comparison, and mitigation of the operational risks involved in doing business in 180 markets. It provides expert analysis, forecasts and data covering a wide range of risk factors (accessible only to the Bank’s employees).

EIU Country risk service (Economist Intelligence Unit): Analysis and forecasts of the sovereign, currency, and banking sector risk posed by a country. Monitor emerging and developed markets on a continuous basis using regularly reviewed country risk ratings for 131 countries (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 via ABI / Inform or Summon (access: IP authentication).

Eurointelligence: Economic news and analysis of the euro area and 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  point of view on each topic (accessible only to the Bank’s employees).

European Tax Explorer Plus (International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation): Country-by-country descriptions of all the tax systems in Europe 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: Information on tax, accounting, and commercial law. It includes decrees, acts, legislature, scholar literature, e-books, updates on taxation and implications of tax law (in Greek, access: username and password).

Global Tax Surveys (International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation): 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). 

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).

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): 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 (Bureau van Dijk, a Moody’s Analytics Company): Statistical data and reports for banks and financial institutions (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 on economic and finance.

The Library has access to e-journals platforms on economic and finance.

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 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 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 titles: Cyber security, 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 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 directly or via Summon (access: IP authentication).

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

The Library has also online access to individual journal titles, such as: Central 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): 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 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 and to all the datasets and statistics published by the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development. Searchable directly or via Summon (access: IP authentication).

O’Reilly.com (O’Reilly Media): Access to 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. Searchable directly or via Summon (accessible only to the Bank’s employees).

E-statistics

The following databases contain statistics and datasets on the economics and financial sectors. See also Databases

The following databases contain statistics and datasets on the economics and financial sectors. See also Databases

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 dedicated workstations).

Fundamental financial data – Sovereign (Fitch Solutions): economic data and 3-year forecasts on 117 sovereigns (accessible only to the Bank’s employees)

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

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

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

 

Legal information

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. Available in Greek only (access: username and password).

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): A 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 e-books 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 directly or via Summon (accessible only for the Bank’s employees).

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

Inside story: Research, analysis, and reports on daily news (access: username and password).

K-report: Daily briefing on important news from a variety of Greek and foreign media alike, organizations, think tanks and social media (through e-mail to specific recipients).

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 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 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 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 Information

The Library has access to library science 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 (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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