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Press and company information

You have access to the full-text of Swiss and international daily and weekly newspapers as well as journals and magazines. Factiva is focussed on Europe, Nexis contains more American publications.

All databases listed here also contain company profiles with information on the management, products, competitors and company financials. In Nexis you also find the Swiss register of companies.

Orbis is a pure company database that also contains unlisted companies. Database functions include the option to perform customized analyses and comparisons of companies. 

Market research reports can be found in Factiva, ABI Inform and Orbis.


Contains financial information for public and private companies across Europe as well as market research reports. Amadeus is integrated into the database Orbis. For further information go to Orbis.


Newspapers and magazines worldwide, including several Swiss publications, as well as company information and press photographs. Alerts are not possible.

Nexis Uni

Swiss and international newspapers and magazines (e.g. Tages-Anzeiger, Handelszeitung, La Tribune de Genève, Bilan) as well as country and company information (e.g. Creditreform Schweizer Firmen).

NZZ (via Genios)

Archive of the NZZ and NZZ Folio from 1993 to the present and the NZZ am Sonntag from 2002 to the present.


Orbis contains comprehensive information on companies worldwide. Use it to research individual companies, search for companies by profile and analyse companies. Also contains market research reports from Marketline. Please use the master login to register your personal account:

  • for BFH: Username: BFH-register Password: bvdregister
  • for FHNW: Username: FHNW-register Password: bvdregister
  • for FHO: Username: FHO-register Password: bvdregister
  • for HES-SO: Username: HES-SO-register Password: bvdregister
  • for HSLU: Username: HSLU-register Password: bvdregister
  • for SUPSI: Username: SUPSI-register Password: bvdregister
  • for ZFH: Username: ZFH-register Password: bvdregister



Direct access to the database without personal account option.

Regional Business News

Contains regional business publications from the United States.

Swiss newspaper archives

The Swiss national library offers free access to the archives of various Swiss newspapers.


Swissdox is managed by SMD Schweizer Mediendatenbank. It is a media archive as well as a press database. Swissdox contains Swiss daily and weekly newspapers, magazines and journals, press agencies, online media as well as newspapers that are no longer published from 1780 until today. Access for BFH, HSLU, FHNW, ZHAW, ZHdK, HWZ, PH ZH, FH OST, FH GR.