Charles M. Cooper Library | Additional Databases

Next to the e-resources on offer via both Maastricht University Library and the UNU Libraries and e-Resources Consortium, UNU-MERIT offers access to a number of in-house databases. These databases are either available on the local intranet or via VPN (UNU-MERIT VPN).

  • COMTRADE (UNSD): Presents trade data (export / import) of defined commodities (SITC Rev.1, . HS2002) for nearly all countries in the world. Contains world trade data from 1962 to the present day. Accessible via VPN and account.
    • BACI (CEPII): BACI provides data on bilateral trade flows for 200 countries at the product level (5000 products). Products correspond to the “Harmonized System” nomenclature (6 digit code). This database is freely accessible but requires knowledge of COMTRADE
  • EconLit Full Text: EconLit with Full Text is the full-text counterpart to EconLit, the American Economic Association’s authoritative index for economic literature. This database provides full text for key economic journals. Only accessible from UNU-MERIT through UNU SSO.
  • EUROSTAT micro-data:
    • EU-SILC: The European Union Statistics on Income and Living Conditions (EU-SILC) is an instrument aiming at collecting timely and comparable cross-sectional and longitudinal multidimensional microdata on income, poverty, social exclusion and living conditions.
    • SES: The Structure of Earnings Survey (SES) is conducted in EU Member States as well as EU candidate countries and European Free Trade Association (EFTA) countries. The survey is a large sample survey of enterprises on the relationships between the level of pay and individual characteristics of employees (sex, age, occupation, length of service, highest educational level attained, etc.) and those of their employer (economic activity, size and location of the enterprise).
    • EU-LFS: EU-LFS is a large household sample survey providing quarterly results on labour participation of people aged 15 and over as well as on people outside the labour force. All definitions apply to persons aged 15 years and over living in private households. Those doing military or community service are not included in the survey, as is also the case for those in institutions/collective households.
    • ECHP: The European Community Household Panel (ECHP) is a panel survey consisting of interviews held with a sample of households and individuals year after year. The interviews cover a wide range of topics on living conditions. They include detailed information on household income, the financial situation in the wider sense, working life, the housing situation, social relations, health and biographical information.
    • These databases are only accessible from the local intranet; password and (EUROSTAT) permission is necessary to access and use. Please ask staff for further access details. Due to privacy and data protection issues, this micro-data is only available for research staff and PhD students under strict conditions.
  • PATSTAT: European Patent Office master documentation database (DOCDB) with worldwide coverage, containing 20 tables including bibliographic data, citations and patent family links. This database is loaded onto an SQL server and only accessible from the local network. The database is updated twice a year and the latest two versions are available on the server. Please ask systems staff for further access details.