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Electronic Resource Finder

One of the most important research section of the library web site is the Library Electronic Resource Finder. This is the library directory of databases and other information resources, organized by subject (e.g. political science) type (e.g. encyclopedias) as well as other categories. It also contains a link to a comprehensive listing of library e-journals.

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Catalogs and Search Engines

Start Your Search.    Books, ebooks, journal articles, JSTOR, and other content rolled into one integrated library platform.  Does not include content from many business databases, numeric data, and content from Proquest.

Google Scholar. Functions as both a key word database for articles and books. It automatically connects to select licensed content held by the UC libraries.

Oskicat. UC Berkeley libraries catalog. Includes records for most UCB library materials, including books, e-books, journal and e-journal titles, films and videos, maps, archival materials, and much more. See also the Quick Guide to Oskicat and Oskicat Tutorial.

Google Books. Search the text of the books, view previews from books still in copyright, and read the full text of out-of-copyright books. To read the text of a copyrighted book, use find in a Library link to locate the book at UC Berkeley or search

Melvyl. Catalog for all UC Campus libraries, including selected libraries on campus not in Oskicat, e.g. the Boalt Law Library.

Key Data Sources

CEIC Global. Database covering countries worldwide. Data items include: National Accounts, Industrial, Sales, Construction-Property, Demography, Labor, Foreign Trade, Stock Markets, Banking, Inflation, Monetary, Forex, Investment, and more.

Data Planet. Provides access to data points from licensed and public domain datasets from local, state and international governments and organizations.

Dataverse Project. Searchable network of collection of social science research data worldwide, from Harvard University. 

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR). Consortium of 325 institutions working together to acquire and preserve social science data. Maintained at University of Michigan, ICPSR receives, processes, and distributes data on social phenomena in 130 countries.

Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS). From the Minnesota Population Center. Micro-data for censuses from the United States back to 1850 as well as other nations.  

Statistical Abstracts of the United States. The data book of the United States. This is the best place to start if you are not sure where to begin.  Provides summary statistics of data collected by every US agency with source notes for sources leading to more detailed publications

Review Sources

New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. Comprehensive encyclopedia of economics authored by over 1,500 contributors, providing a current overview of economics as well as classic essays. This is the go-to reference book for general essays and background information on economic concepts and issues.

Annual Review of Economics.  Reviews of the literature in economics for the year. See also the Annual Review of Financial Economics for reviews of the literature in finance.

International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences. Inter-disciplinary encyclopedia of the social sciences that includes chapters in economics across most of the subdisciplines

Journal of Economic Literature Designed to help economists keep abreast of the literature.  Includes a bibliography of new books classified by subject, review articles, and an annual index of dissertations. 

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