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Library Resources for Department of Economics

Scholarly Articles

Start here for a comprehensive sample of international economic literature:

  • EconLit Indexes and abstracts 400 international journals as well as working papers, dissertations and books. Produced by the Journal of Economic Literature.


Additional sources of peer-reviewed and working papers on economic topics, available through Library subscriptions:

  • Academic Search Complete - Comprehensive academic multi-disciplinary database that is updated daily. It provides full text for nearly 6,000 serials.
  • Business Source Complete - Topics such as marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Find articles plus financial data, books, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, market, industry, and country reports, company profiles, and SWOT analyses.
  • Cambridge Core - Cambridge’s economics list is renowned for the breadth and quality of its publishing, including a cluster of key journals such as Econometric Theory, Journal of Economic History and Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis.
  • JSTOR - The complete text (full back runs) of core scholarly journals in Anthropology, Asian Studies, Ecology, Economics, Education, Finance, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Population Studies, and Political Science. 
  • Factiva - Company and business information from Dow Jones; articles from over 6,000 newspapers and periodicals plus news photographs. Use "and" between search terms. Select "News pages" to browse daily issues of recent newspapers from many countries; use "Search" to find older articles. Logout at the end of a session to avoid problems connecting the next time. 
  • ScienceDirect - Access (searching and browsing) journals and eBooks published by Elsevier and its partners. Covers most disciplines, including science, medicine, economics and the social sciences.
  • AgEcon Search - Research in Agricultural and Applied Economics collects, indexes, and electronically distributes full text copies of scholarly research in the broadly defined field of agricultural economics including sub-disciplines such as agribusiness, food supply, natural resource economics, environmental economics, policy issues, agricultural trade, and economic development.
  • Fuente Academica - Scholarly journal articles from Latin America, Portugal and Spain. Covers most subjects, but particular emphasis on agriculture, biological sciences, economics, history, law, literature, philosophy, psychology, public administration, religion, sociology. Author keywords are supplied in both Spanish and English.
Open Access materials of relevance to economic research can also be found here:
  • SSRN - Social Science Research Network (SSRN) is devoted to the rapid worldwide dissemination of social science research and is composed of a number of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences. The SSRN eLibrary consists of two parts: an Abstract Database containing abstracts on over 542,600 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection currently containing over 445,100 downloadable full text documents in Adobe Acrobat pdf format.
  • arXiv - Open access to over 1,500,000 e-prints in Physics (including Astronomy), Mathematics, Electrical Engineering & Systems Science, Quantitative Biology, Computer Science, Statistics, Quantitative Finance, and Economics.
  • National Bureau of Economic Research - Find working papers and datasets from the nation's leading nonprofit economic research organization.
  • EconPapers - Provides access to RePEc, the world's largest collection of on-line Economics working papers, journal articles and software.
  • Federal Reserve Working Papers - Find working papers produced by Federal Reserve economists on a range of topics relevant to the U.S. and foreign economies.
  • Fed in Print - for economic research and publications from across the U.S. Federal Reserve System.
  • Ideas - The largest bibliographic database dedicated to Economics and available freely on the Internet. Based on RePEc, it indexes over 2,700,000 items of research, including over 2,500,000 that can be downloaded in full text.
  • International Monetary Fund (IMF) Working Papers - Economic research is a core activity at the IMF--find working papers published by IMF economists.
  • Open Knowledge Repository (World Bank) - The World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR) is The World Bank’s official open access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products. Through the OKR, The World Bank collects, disseminates, and permanently preserves its intellectual output in digital form.
  • Peterson Institute for International Economics - Find timely, prescient, and topical publications (working papers, policy briefs, briefings, and more).
  • Wharton Financial Institutions Center Working Papers - From the University of Pennsylvania, find full-text of working papers from 1994 - present.