Economics & Financial Literature

Core Resources

EconLit 1886+

Indexes international economic literature. Includes major journals, articles in collective volumes (essays, proceedings, etc.), books, full-text book reviews, dissertations, and working papers.

ABI/Inform 1971+

Worldwide business periodicals. In-depth coverage of business & economic conditions, management techniques, theory, & practice of business, advertising, marketing, economics, human resources, finance, & taxation.


Indexing and links to working papers in economics.

ICPSR Bibliography of Data-Related Literature

Citations of known published and unpublished works resulting from analyses of data held in the ICPSR archive.

New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

Considered the definititive, authoritative source for scholarly, signed articles in economics.

Handbooks in Economics

Definitive essays on major fields in economics.

Supplementary Resources

Annual Review of Economics

Comprehensive review of the literature in economics. Can help researchers identify major trends in the field as well as find general overviews of research in specific subject areas of economics.

Annual Review of Financial Economics

Comprehensive review of the literature in financial economics. Can help researchers identify major trends in the field as well as find general overviews of research in specific subject areas of financial economics.

Annual Review of Resource Economics

Comprehensive review of the literature in resource economics. Can help researchers identify major trends in the field as well as find general overviews of research in specific subject areas of resource economics.

Business Abstracts with Full Text

English-language periodicals published in the United States and elsewhere, including the leading business magazines and trade and research journals.

Conference Board Business Knowledge Research

Think tank research on economic, political, demographic, and technological developments that have a major impact on business management.

Dimensions Analytics (Digital Science)

Linked research knowledge system that brings together grants, publications, citations, alternative metrics, clinical trials, patents and policy documents to deliver a platform for users to find and access the most relevant information and analyze the academic and broader outcomes of research. Combines a citation database, a research analytics suite, and article discovery and access functionality.

Economist Historical Archive

For more recent articles (1997 forward) use (If off campus, once in the record click on 2000-Latest: Economist Newspaper).

Economist Intelligence Unit Country Reports Archive

For 1996+, see EIU Country Profiles and Reports.

EIU Country Report (Previously: EIU Profiles and Reports)

Background reports covering economic, political, and social conditions of countries.  For 1952-1995, use the EIU Country Reports Archive.


Full-text of many major national and regional newspapers, including the full-text of the Wall Street Journal, Barron's, and the Nikkei Weekly. Some titles are abstracted only. Includes selected full-text and abstracts of many industry and general interest publications. For non-English, choose appropriate language.

Financial Times Historical Archive

 For 2005+, see

IMF eLibrary

Full reports, books, and journals from the International Monetary Fund.

Index to International Economics, Development, and Finance

Online catalog of the holdings of the publications contained in the joint International Monetary Fund/World Bank Library. Journals are selectively indexed. Great source for finding publications of the IMF and the World Bank.

OECD iLibrary

Statistics as well as full-text books, periodicals, and working papers published by the OECD, International Energy Agency, and the International Transport Forum.

Policy Commons: Global Think Tanks

Policy Commons preserves and provides access to more than 30 million pages of curated policy reports and briefs, analyses, working papers, books, case studies, tables, charts, media, and statistical publications created by 25,000 policy organizations (NGOs, IGOs, foundations, think tanks, government agencies, etc.) from around the world. Platform provides multiple filters and advanced searching operators. Also includes a related collection of North American City Reports ( 

ProQuest Business

Searches many databases simultaneously including ABI Complete, Banking Information Source, Econlit, International Bibliography of the Social Sciences, Accounting and Tax, Hoover's Company Profiles, OxResearch, ProQuest Asian Business & Reference, ProQuest European Business, and Snapshots.

Proquest Congressional

Indexes publications of the U.S. Congress such as hearings 1824+ (including previously unpublished hearings:  Senate 1824-1992 and House 1833-1982), committee reports, documents and prints. Material is available in microfiche and/or electronic. Essential tool for doing legislative history research. Includes Congressional Research Reports from 1916+, Bills & Laws 1789+, U.S. Serial Set from 1789+, Annals of Congress from 1789-1824, Register of Debates from 1824-1837, Congressional Globe from 1833-1873, and Congressional Record from 1873+.  Also includes Executive Branch Documents 1789-1948 and Executive Orders and Presidential Proclamations 1789+.


International coverage of journal articles, selected web sites, and patents in the sciences, social sciences, and humanities; provides citation tracking for 1996+ (select coverage for earlier periods) and cited reference searches back to 1970.

Social Science Research Network

Abstracting and indexing to working papers in Economics, Finance, Accounting, Law, Management, Political Science, and Social Insurance. Select full text is available.

U.S. International Trade Library

Provides documents and publications related to the exchange of goods and services between the United States and other nations, as well as the history of Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930. Includes legislative histories, official texts of trade agreements, reports from the US International Trade Commission, and Section 337 investigations.

USAID Development Experience Clearinghouse

Index and selected full text to USAID funded technical and program documentation.

Web of Science (ISI)

Multidisciplinary index to journal literature in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Offers the option to find cited references, which are the authors lists of articles used in their research.  Journal coverage in the social sciences, arts, and humanities is not comprehensive.  Includes conference proceedings in the sciences and social sciences.

World Bank e-Library

Online access to World Bank publications. Useful for research in international social and economic development. Also see the World Bank's Open Knowledge Repository which contains open access materials.

WTO ilibrary

Publications and statistics on trade from the World Trade Organization.

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