Economics subject guide



Online subject resources

Most of the resources below are freely available on the internet. In addition, the Library subscribes to a vast range of online resources: see other pages within this guide for subscription e-books, and bibliographic databases.

General economics resources

Online reference works

Working papers

  • IDEAS (Internet Documents in Economics Access Service): bibliographic database from RePEc (Research Papers in Economics); IDEAS includes details of 1.4 million publications including, working papers, journals articles and book chapters. Open access, full-text is available for much of the content. IDEAS indexes material from other major sources such as:
    • NBER (National Bureau of Economic Research): click on Publications to access their collection of working papers
    • EconPapers: provides access to, 'the world's largest collection of on-line Economics working papers, journal articles and software'

Economic data sources

See the Statistics, maps and demographics page for further resources

Business intelligence sources

Company information:

  • FAME: company reports and information service
  • Morningstar Company Intelligence (formerly Hemscott Company Guru Academic): financial data for the worlds to 300,000 companies. Includes detailed data on all directors of UK listed companies. Kive Regulatory and AFX News Feeds. Share Prices, Trades and Charts

Market information

  • Euromonitor Passport (formerly GMID): business intelligence on countries, companies, markets and consumers. An integrated online information system covering over 350 markets and 207 countries

For further resources, see the relevant section of the Business School subject guide

United Nations (including UN programmes and agencies)

Other international organisations

UK official and government sites


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