Electronic Resources

RBS Library offers variety of e-resources - databases, e-journals, statistics and reserch tools. All RBS students, faculty and stuff can access databases both on and off- campus through the Ortus.  

The Library provides assistance and training in using e-resources to all library users. You can call, send an e-mail or even sign-up for individual consultations.                            





PRIMO is a search tool, that allows you simultaneously search for information in:

► Union catalogue,
► Online databases,
► Databases created by the Library.




More than 1520 periodicals in full text about economics, marketing, finance, accounting and international business. In addition to academic journals Ebsco offers:

  • Business Searching Interface tailored for experts and business practitioners
  • Regional Business News- nearly 100 regional U.S. and Canada business publications
  • 5000 case studies
  • 17 600 company profiles
  • 1000 books
  • 20 000 industry reports
  • 3 300 SWOT analysis
  • 50 faculty seminar videos

Click on the PDF file to learn how to use EBSCOEBSCO user guide                                                       



Dawsonera is a user friendly, easy to use e-book platform providing access to books purchased by Riga Business School, As a student of RBS, you have the unique opportunity to browse a catalog with more than 150 000 entries, use the 5 min preview option and suggest (to the Library) titles to be purchased. Let's build our Library together!

Click on the PDF file to learn how to use Dawsonera: Dawsonera user guide



Ebrary provides access to more than 10 000 full text e- books, published by internationally known publishers like  Elsevier, Wiley, Springer, Oxford Press and Emerald. An especially wide range of  textbooks and monographs are  available for those students choosing the IT concentration:
  • Management Information Systems
  • Knowledge Management
  • Project Management
  • Risk Management
  • Information Security

And that is just a beginning of the list. Read books on- line or download them to your PC, laptop or tablet up to 14 days.        

Click on the PDF file to learn how to use Ebrary: Ebrary user guide                                                       



Amadeus is a comprehensive, pan-European database containing financial information on approximately 8 million public and private companies in 38 European countries, including Latvia.
  • Search companies by industry, location,  size or legal status
  • Access balance sheets, calculate market shares, conduct peer analysis
  • Get information on management and shareholders
  • Create your own reports and charts or use default ones

Click on the PDF file to learn how to use Amadeus: Amadeus user guide



A comprehensive, global database of banks' financial statements, ratings and intelligence.The data in Bankscope includes:
  • Detailed financials - statements are in multiple formats including a universal format to compare banks globally;
  • Country risk and country finance reports
  • M&A deals and rumours
  • Ratings and rating reports from FitchRatings, Moody's, Standard & Poor's and Capital Intelligence.


RBS students have access to the most valuable products of the National News Agency LETA:
  • Leta.lv- the latest sociopolitical and economic news about Latvia and the Baltic States. Simple interface, content search and archive is available for those interested in the stream of events influencing everyday life
  • Nozare.lv- business information, analysis of events, commentary, interviews, forecasts from acknowledged business professionals in Latvia and much more. Use Nozare.lv in mobile phone or tablet and stay close to your industry.

Click on the PDF file to learn how to use Leta:   Leta user guide



ScienceDirect is a leading full-text scientific database offering journal articles from more than 2,500 peer-reviewed journals. Database includes many highly valued journal titles around the globe such as:
  • European Economic Review
  • Industrial Marketing Management
  • International Business Review
  • International Journal of Hospitality Management
  • Journal of World Business
  • The Leadership Quarterly and many more

Click on the PDF file to learn how to use ScienceDirect:

ScienceDirect user guide



Wiley Online Library Journal collection offers a portfolio of 3 million+ articles from 1,500 journals. Search and browse for articles in subject areas ranging from Business and Finance to Psychology and Physical Sciences. Support your studies or professional development by reading:
  • The Career Development Quarterly
  • Creativity and Innovation Management
  • European Management Review
  • Human Resource Management Journal
  • Journal of Consumer Behavior
  • And many other 

Click on the PDF file to learn how to use Wiley:Wiley user guide



Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature and quality web sources with smart tools to track, analyze and visualize research. Use Scopus:
  • To evaluate  the quality of information resources
  • To build the list of information resources for your master thesis
  • To quickly see the main journals, disciplines and authors in your area of interest

Click on the PDF file to learn how to use Scopus: Scopus user guide



A Web-based tool for organizing and providing links to all of the library’s e-resources; including e-journals, e-journal packages and e-books. A-to Z allows you to search  for e-journal and e-book titles in all available databases without actually opening each of them.
  • Time saving tool
  • Browsing by title or subject
  • One point entry to all library's e-resources

Note!  A-to-Z doesn' t search for articles!

Click on the PDF file to learn how to use A-to-Z: A-to-Z user guide



EconPapers provides articles, books and working papers in economics, management and marketing sciences. Close to 1 million full text files are freely available and downloadable to your computer.
PQDT Open provides the full text of open access dissertations and theses. New dissertations are added on regulary basis and most of them are from educational institution in U.S.
MERLOT is a online community of  multimedia resources for faculty, staff and students of higher education. Along with the learning materials, you can access assignments and comments added by other users to enhance the teaching experience of an exercise.
World known weekly published newspaper with primary focus on world news, politics and business. On-line archive includes issues from last ten years.
Scientific journal in economics and economical politics with focus on the Baltic countries. The journal is published 2 times per year.
Directory of Open Access Journals allows to search and read  full text, quality controlled scientific and scholarly journals, covering all subjects and many languages.
Database of  Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia provides data on economic, demographic, social, and environmental phenomena and processes of Latvia. Data analysis tools and useful links are provided as well.
Database of Statistical office of the European Union includes both- statistical information about EU and non-EU members. 
Statistical data on global environmental, economic and social issues provided by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).
UNCTADstat provides free access to comprehensive statistical time series and indicators essential for the analysis of world trade, investment, international financial flows, and development. 
Zotero is a reference manager. It is designed to store, manage, and cite bibliographic references, such as books and articles. It is easy to use Zotero for your assignments and thesis.