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Economics: Intro

The Library and COVID-19

Welcome to the UC Berkeley Library Economics Research Guide. Please feel free to contact me or another subject librarian for a virtual consultation. If you need a book but can't find an electronic version feel free to request eBook purchases. You can also order digital articles through interlibrary loan.

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Catalogs and Search Engines

UC Library Search. Books, e-books, journal articles and other content in one integrated library platform for the entire UC System. Does not include content from some databases, numeric data, and other content. For more information on getting started please see this guide.

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.

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. 

Background Sources

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.

Handbooks in Economics. (Elsevier). Cover development economics, econometrics, finance, game theory, industrial organization, labor, etc.

Journal of Economic Literature. From the American Economic Association, designed to help researchers keep track of the flow of economic literature. Contains many review articles.

Oxford Handbooks in Economics and Finance. In-depth articles on both contemporary and classical topics.

New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. Encyclopedia of economics providing a current overview of economics as well as classic essays.

Key Economic Data Portals

Other Guides

Resources for Economists on the Internet. Multiple categories of information of interest to economists and those interested in economics.

MIT Libraries Financials. Well organized and useful guide to financial data. See also their Business Guides.

Pliny Fisk Library of Economics and Finance. Extremely useful guide from Princeton University in Economics and Finance.