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Economics Research Guide
Gretchen L. Gano
Social Science Librarian
PO Box: AC# 2256
EconLit with Full Text (1969 to present)
From the American Economic Association -- the foremost source of references to economic literature.
IBSS: International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (1951 to present)
Indexes about 3,000 journals and 7,000 books per year.
PAIS International (1972 to present)
Coverage of articles, selected books, government documents, research reports, etc., from a wide range of social sciences.
Social Sciences Citation Index (1984 to present)
Tracks cited references to locate more recent articles in social science.
International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Scholarly surveys of all aspects of social sciences.
Market research and industry trends.
China Data Online
Includes monthly and yearly reports on national, regional, and local macro-economics, as well as statistical yearbooks and census data.
Historical Statistics of the United States
Standard source for quantitative information about the U.S., updated and includes 37,000 data series.
ICPSR: Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
World's largest archive of computerized social science data, provides abstracts and data.
IMF Statistical Databases
Includes International Financial Statistics with history to 1948, Direction of Trade with history to 1980, Balance of Payments with history to 1960 and Government Finance Statistics with history to 1990.
Indiastat.com (Username/Password required for access is available from the Reference Desk.)
India-specific socioeconomic statistical facts and figures; data can be downloaded in Excel or HTML.
Statistical Insight (ProQuest)
Searches U.S. federal government (1974-present), international intergovernmental (1983-present), state government and privately published documents (1981-present) that contain statistics. Many tables are available online as images or Excel files.
WDI Online (1960 to present)
World Development Indicators providing international social and economic statistics from the World Bank.
WoPEc: Electronic Papers in Economics Download the latest research; over 250,000 working papers (prior to journal publication)
Social Science Research Network SSRN eLibrary consists of two parts: an Abstract Database containing abstracts on over 208,800 scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers and an Electronic Paper Collection currently containing over 169,800 downloadable full text documents in Adobe Acrobat pdf format.
Resources for Economists on the Internet (American Econ. Assoc.)