Discover articles and books from many of our databases.
Business and General Focus
Online service providing full-text access to the journal resources of a management library....
Provides access to full text resources on topics including current and general news; business...
Academic OneFile indexes nearly 13,000 academic journals, magazines, newspapers, and reference...
This scholarly collection offers full-text coverage of information in many areas of academic...
Political Science Focus
PAIS International covers literature in the fields of economics, political science, public...
Interdisciplinary Social Science Scholarly Databases
Unified search of Arts & Humanities, Science, and Social Sciences Citation Indexes. Indexes...
Research database indexing articles in more than 2000 peer-reviewed journals in science,...
Online service providing full text access to journals in science and technology; biological,...
Taylor & Francis Complete includes the Social Science and Humanities Library of 680 online...
Provides image and full-text online access to back issues of selected scholarly journals in the...
Key US Government Departments, Bureaus, and Agencies
Bureau of Economic Analysis - GDP, international and regional information with data series, and news releases.
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System - Press releases, articles from the Federal Reserve Bulletin, links to the 12 Federal Reserve districts, and a summary of current US economic conditions. A comprehensive site.
"Think tanks" are policy Institutes that research contemporary and important social and economic issues. Often housed by universities or afflicated with political action groups, think tanks are a wealth of great data and analysis, though not without bias. Research the background of think tanks to know more about their positions.
Below are some of the more well known think tanks related to economics:
Also see the comprehensive guide to think tanks from the Library of Harvard's Kennedy School. Use the customized Google search they developed to search for your topic in hundreds of known think tanks.
United States Data
US Census: The US Census is the definitive source of demographic data of the United States. Browse or search by topic or geography. Includes Factfinder, a useful tool for quickly looking up individual communities (by county, city, or zipcode)
Statistical Abstracts of the United States. Authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States. Coverage: 1790 to present
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. "Source of US economic statistics including national income and product accounts (NIPAs), gross domestic product (GDP), and related measures of national, regional, industry and international accounts."
Business Statistics of the United States: Most current editional available in print in the Reference Room.
FRED (Federal Reserve Economic Data): "Download, graph, and track 240,000 US and international time series from 76 sources."
State and Local Data
County and City Data Book. From the US Census. Latest published in 2007.
California Economic Statistics and Indicators. From the California Department of Finance, this resources includes county profiles, state-wide economic indicators, and more.
International / Country Data
UNdata: Over 30 individual databases of UN data combined into a single search engine. Includes over 60 million records
World Bank Open Data: "Open access to data about development in countries around the globe." Includes World Development Indicators, Global Finance Development, and others datasets.
Select OECD data is available electronically
Select IMF data is available in print in the Reference Room.
- International Financial Statistics Yearbook. (Monthly issues also available)
- International Financial Statistics. Country Notes.
Consumer / Market Data
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Reference and e-Book Collections
New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. A single title, but invaluable to short, easy to understand definitions and explanations of economic concepts.
This collection includes over 9,400 e-books encompassing a variety of business topics such as...
Business Expert Press's Digital Libraries are filled with practical, concise books covering...
Ebrary Academic Complete is a highly interactive eBook database from ebrary that covers all...
A database of reference encyclopedias and handbooks published by SAGE covering the social...
Provides searchable full-text e-book versions of many reference works, including multi-volume...
Streaming Video Collections
Kanopy is a leading distributor of tertiary educational videos. Titles available in this...
Some select Economics periodicals to browse:
Also see key local, state, and national newspapers for business news:
If we don't have immediate access to an article you need, you can always request it through Interlibrary Loan (ILLiad) for electronic delievery in 3-4 business days.
The accepted format for citing soures in the social sciences is the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. The School of Economics and Business Administration (SEBA) at Saint Mary’s College, too, emphasizes the use of APA in SEBA course work. For help citing sources use the Library's APA Format Guide.
APA Style Guide for Business - A supplement to the regular APA Style Guide highlighting common, hard to cite data-focused resources.
Other helpful resources
See our short animated tutorials on APA citation on our YouTube channel.
Questions about grammar and structure? Don't forget to refer back to your ENGL 3, 4 and 5 writing manuals. We have a couple of copies on Reserve if you need to quickly refer back to rules on commas, noun/pronoun agreement, structuring your paper, or other issues.
- Writing and Composition: Custom Edition for Saint Mary's College ENGL 003 and 004 (call #808.042 Sa24 at the Circulation / Reserves Desk)
- Writing research papers across the curriculum, by Susan M. Hubbuch (call #808.042 H862 at the Circulation / Reserves Desk)
The Writing Center
Having trouble putting it all together? The SMC Center for Writing Across the Curriculum (or, "The Writing Center") offers peer-to-peer advising sessions for both undergraduate and graduate students. You can call or stop by to make an appointment, or can also drop in and do a session immediately, if an adviser is available. See their website for more information, or stop by Dante 202, or call us: 925.631.4684