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Multisearch & Economics Article Databases


Discover articles and books from many of our databases.


Indexed bibliography with selected abstracts of the world's economic literature (over 300 economic journals and collected volumes). 

Essential economic data coupled with superior business management research and insights from the world’s most widely-quoted source of management and economic research. (Not included in Multisearch)

 Includes abstracts and indexing to articles from over 1,000 worldwide business periodicals. Includes Wall Street Journal. (Not included in Multisearch)

The industry's most popular business research database, features the full text for more than 2,100 journals. Includes Harvard Business Review. 
Other Article 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 Social Science and Humanities Library provides 680 must-have online...

Provides image and full-text online access to back issues of selected scholarly journals in the...

Full-text access to journals published by the Johns Hopkins University Press and other presses....

National, State, and Local Data Sources

ProQuest Statistical DataSets is a Web-based research solutions tool that provides fast and easy access to more than 14 billion data points from licensed and public domain datasets within a single interface.


United States Data 

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

An online source for California and U.S. public policy issues with an emphasis on statistics. 

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 Data Sources


ProQuest Statistical DataSets is a Web-based research solutions tool that provides fast and easy access to more than 14 billion data points from licensed and public domain datasets within a single interface.


International / Country Data

Presents political and economic information on countries and territories as well as international organizations. Features statistical data and directories.


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. 

Consumer and Marketing Data Sources


ProQuest Statistical DataSets is a Web-based research solutions tool that provides fast and easy access to more than 14 billion data points from licensed and public domain datasets within a single interface.


Consumer / Market Data

Features news and analysis on various product, service, and supply industries. Includes detailed consumer data for the US and 205 other countries. 

Mintel reports analyze market sizes and trends, market segmentation, and consumer attitudes and purchasing habits, as well as assessing the future of the market.  Important note: The Mintel resource requires you to create your own individual log-in. You must create a log-in yourself before your first use. The log-in does not need to be your SMC email, but of course can be. Continue to use that log-in each time you use the resource.
Economics Periodicals


Search journals, magazines, or newspapers by title, ISSN, or abbreviation


Browse periodicals by doi or subject

Some select Economics periodicals to browse:  


Browse the Periodicals List by subject:  Business and Economics


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.

Books and Videos

Albert Search

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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

Includes over 640 Business & Economics videos. Topics range from marketing strategy, entrepreneurship, international busines, and much more. 

Includes over 1,600 full-length videos, as well as shorter clips in the area of Business & Economics. Topics include business education, business technology, business ethics and law, accounting and taxation, economics, management, and marketing. 

Kanopy is a leading distributor of tertiary educational videos. Titles available in this...


Economics Organizations and Websites

The Web guide for the New Economy - A guide to web sources that analyze and provide data on the rapidly changing global economy. Source: "Law and Technology Resources for the Legal Professional."


RGE Monitor - From Roubini Global Economics


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.


Bureau of Economic Analysis - GDP, international and regional information with data series, and news releases.


CPI Inflation Calculator - Calculator ranges from 1913 to 2002, with a Consumer Spending Survey also available.


Economagic: Economic Time Series - A directory of interest rates, federal reserve information, and data by state.


Economic History Services - Designed to provide resources and promote communication among scholars in economic history and related fields. Choose from the broad categories of: Services, Lists, Organizations, and Calendar. - Conference info, and a link to the Dismal Scientist, which features analyses, data series, and much more.


EPI DataZone - Access to about 50 time series dealing with labor market, earnings, and income data. Download the series you want--the dates range from the 1940's to the mid 1970's and up to the present. A convenient source of statistical data and information on the US labor markets and income. Please note: If you need help with downloading to Excel, go to Excel Tutorial.


Index to Economic Freedom - Annual index from Heritage Foundation that provides a portrait of the economic freedom of 161 countries around the world. Analyzed in 10 categories including economy, foreign investment, banking and finance, regulation, black market, and more.


Intute: Social Sciences - One of the best places to begin your search for economic and social science resources on the Internet. Intute provides researchers and practitioners in the social sciences with an annotated collection of over 900 social science resources worldwide which have been carefully chosen for their usefulness.


Library of Economics and Liberty - Authoritative editions of classics in economics, articles and columns, links to databases, and reading lists. Searchable.


Munich Personal RePEc Archive - This site contains the full text of current working papers written by academic economists. The database is indexed and searchable.


NBER Working Papers - This site contains the full text of current working papers and is searchable.


Working Papers at Princeton - Among them, Pliny Fisk Working Papers Collection. This site is arranged alphabetically by name of the university or organization, and has links to the full text (if available) online.


World Bank - This site offers abstracts and some full text of World Bank's many publications.


WWW Virtual Library in Economics

APA Citation

The accepted format for citing sources in psychology is the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. 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

The full manual is available in the Library. Also use the APA Style Guide to Electronic References.

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