ProQuest Dissertations and Theses (Dissertation Abstracts) has graduate dissertations and theses from schools in North America and Europe. Berkeley Economics Undergraduate Theses are published on the Economics Department web site with permission of the student.
The following search engines/databases are entirely about economics. Consider using these first unless you are looking for a known item.
Econlit. Most comprehensive database to scholarly journal articles in economics. Also lists books and dissertations, and articles within collective works.
IDEAS. Free database on economics with full-text working papers, books, book chapters, and articles from peer-reviewed journals.
National Bureau of Economics Research (NBER). Access to NBER research results through the working paper series.The NBER is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works.
Eldis. Online information service providing free access to relevant, up-to-date and diverse research on international development issues. The database includes summaries and links to full-text research and policy documents from thousands of publishers.
Google Scholar. Functions as both a key word database for articles and books. On campus it automatically connects to licensed content held by the UC libraries. To take full advantage off-campus configure the settings.
JSTOR. Includes over 1000 scholarly journals with access to more than 2 million articles. JSTOR is an archive which means that current issues (generally the most recent 3-5 years) of the journals are not yet available.
PAIS International. Indexes information related to public policy, politics, economics, and international affairs.
ProQuest Social Sciences. An interdisciplinary metasearch through the the social sciences indexes on ProQuest. Includes EconLit, International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS), PAIS, Sociological Abstracts, Worldwide Political Science Abstracts and more.
PsychInfo. Indexes journals, conference proceedings, books, reports, and dissertations in psychology and related fields. This can be useful for behavioral economics.
Sociological Abstracts. Indexes journals, books, dissertations, and reviews in the social sciences on sociological topics.
Working papers are a major vehicle of scholarly communication in economics - there are over 3900 papers currently indexed by IDEAS. The following is a selected listing of top ranked working papers with an emphasis on some of those highly cited at UC Berkeley.