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Mandatory and recommended literature for International Business

International Business Databases

Business Source Ultimate

Engelstalige artikelen over management, marketing, (bedrijfs)economie en HRM.
Bevat o.a. Harvard Business Review (HBR)

Company Info

Jaarverslagen en branche-informatie van Nederlandse organisaties


Full-text rapporten over bedrijven, landenprofielen en artikelen van experts over o.a. markten


Analyses, rapporten en infographics op basis van kwantitatieve data uit wetenschappelijke en zakelijke publicaties

Oxford Academic Journals

Internationale tijdschriften op het gebied van social science

OECD iLibrary

The central knowledge base of expertise from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

Nexis Uni

Full-text artikelen uit Nederlandse kranten en tijdschriften en bedrijfsinformatie. Zie links voor internationale kranten.


Our A-Z database overview has had an update!

From now on it’s called Xplora Databanken

The Xplora databases contain an extensive collection of e-books, online (magazine) articles, videos and visual material.

What's new?

  • Access to databases has been simplified
  • The contents of a database can be seen at a glance
  • Direct access to instruction manuals and videos
  • Report a malfunction directly using this button:

  • Searching is easier thanks to search filters (Unfortunately at the moment only possible in Dutch, opt for ‘Economie’ at ‘Vakgebieden’ to find Business related databases)


Look for the databases with this symbol (‘in English’)

Please feel free to contact me if you should have any questions.

Annelies Kuijten

Sustainable Development Goals


In 2015 all United Nations member states adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. At the heart of this agenda are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their 169 subtargets.

Online language courses

All Avans students and empoylees can take free language courses.
The comprehensive courses are available for English, French, German, Spanish, Italian and Portugese.

There are introductory courses available for 21 other languages. 

If you want to  take a comprehensive course you'll take a language level assassment first, so you can start at the right level for you, and take a personalised learning path. 

Do you want to start learning?

Visit this sharepoint page by ontwikkelen@avans for more information.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

Information Specialist for Economics

APA resources

APA guidelines (7th)

A detailed explanation of the latest edition of the APA guidelines, with lots of examples

Youtube channel APA

How do you refer to sources, and how do you list those sources in a list according to APA 7th edition rules? This video series explains all the various parts of proper source referencing.


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