Purpose of this guide

This guide is designed to help provide you with subject support identifying the most useful resources for Economics.

Getting Started using the Library

The best place to start searching for resources for your course is your online reading list and LibrarySearch.

The Library also subscribes to a number of resources that can help provide a useful introduction to a topic:

Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online

Oxford’s Very Short Introduction

Researching for Assignments

For assignments you will need to go beyond your reading list and do your own independent research. The Library subscribes to a number of subject databases helping you to find academic books and journal articles on your chosen topic. The Library subscribes to a number of subject databases helping you to find academic books and journal articles on your chosen topic.

General databases such as Scopus, IBSS and Web of Science are also useful places to search as well as Google Scholar.

Economic Resources

As well as traditional academic sources you will need to use economic data and financial information and the library subscribes to a number of specialist resources enabling you to find this information:

Company Information

Fame Company reports and information service

Orbis Bank Focus database of banks worldwide

Osiris database of listed and major unlisted/ delisted companies around the world

Market Research

Euromonitor Passport business intelligence on countries, companies, markets and consumers

Statistics and Data

Cross National Times Data Archive comprehensive listing of country data facts from 1815 to present

Historical Statistics of the United States

International Historical Statistics (1750-2010)

For other useful databases and resources please see the Business Library resource guide.

Online Resources

As well as the resources that the library subscribes to there is a lot of useful freely available information available on the internet. To help navigate this the library has created a reading list with links to some useful websites