As a student at Ulm University, you can use Datastream and Eikon to retrieve financial and other data. For further information on how to use and access these data bases, follow this link. The link can only be accessed from within the university network. For access from outside the university a VPN (Cisco AnyConnect Client) connection has to be established.


Here you find a list of software already installed on campus computers. The list includes typical software such as Matlab, R or Mathematica.

Literature searches

  • ECONLIT (search within economic (incl. finance) journals)
  • (search for working papers posted on SSRN. Most finance researchers post their papers on SSRN)
  • Scholar.Google (It's great for finding papers that cite a specific paper, or for finding full-texts, but you shouldn't use it as your only way to search the literature. One pitfall is that a new paper that has not been cited yet may not show up at the top of the results even though you search for words that describe the paper well, and better than the papers that are placed ahead of it.)
  • Directory of journals with information on online access. (Search for journals and you get information on whether they are available online and if so, where (e.g. through EBSCO))