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Library Resource Guide for: ECONOMICS

Individual Databases for Economics

Academic Search Premier  full text icon  
Current; multidisciplinary full text database, designed for the academic community. Includes full text coverage for just under 4,700 journals, including 3,600 peer-reviewed journals.

American Mathematical Society Books Online
A list of sites that provide access to research level mathematics books online.

Brown Archival & Manuscript Collections Online (BAMCO)
The manuscripts and archives of Brown University are a rich and diverse resource for students, faculty, and other researchers from a variety of disciplines. The collections are particularly strong in the following areas: American literature (especially poetry and drama), American political and diplomatic history, Rhode Island history, women's studies, history of education, and history of science. The collections are not limited to these areas, however, and new uses and interpretations of the materials are continually being discovered. The BAMCO site does not encompass all of the holdings of the Brown University Library. Interested researchers should consult the Collections A-Z page for further information on our holdings and for contact information. [This resource is publicly available.]

Brown Theses and Dissertations  
The Brown University Theses and Dissertations database includes over 15,000 records for dissertations written and submitted in fulfillment of Brown University degree requirements from 1893 to 2000. Included are undergraduate honors theses, master's theses, and doctoral dissertations. Records include the author's name, thesis title, degree awarded, year, granting department, and when available, thesis advisor. [This resource is publicly available.]

Business Source Complete  full text icon  
Date varies; Business Source Complete is a scholarly business database. It contains indexing and abstracts for the most important scholarly business journals back as far as 1886. In addition to the searchable cited references provided for more than 1,200 journals, Business Source Complete contains detailed author profiles for the 25,000 most-cited authors in the database. Disciplines covered include business, including marketing, management, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Additional full text, non-journal content includes financial data, books, monographs, major reference works, conference proceedings, case studies, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, country reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses and more.

CenStats  full text icon
Current; census data and online publications from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Census Bureau Economic Programs
Dates vary; U.S. Census Bureau gateway provides access to data from various economic and business-related censuses, surveys, and other programs, including: • Economic Census • County Business Patterns • Annual Survey of Manufactures • Foreign Trade Industry snapshots from census data available at

Chicago Manual of Style Online  full text icon  
15th edition; contains updated material throughout to reflect current style, technology, and professional practice. Also includes new coverage of journals and electronic publications, comprehensive new chapter on American English grammar and usage, updated and rewritten chapter on preparing mathematical copy, reorganized and updated chapters on documentation, including guidance on citing electronic sources.

China Data Online  full text icon  
1952-present; collection of statistical materials including: Monthly Statistics, National Statistics, Provincial Statistics, Monthly Industrial Data, Yearly Industrial Data, Statistics with Map & Charts, and Statistical Yearbooks.

Current Index to Statistics Extended Database  
1974-present; a bibliographic index to publications in statistics and related fields. The database indexes both journals and books.

Directory of Published Proceedings
Use this InterDok database to find publication information for proceedings from 1994 to present. Search conferences by sponsor, keyword or author.

1969-present; a comprehensive index to the worldwide literature on economics compiled by the American Economic Association from over 300 major economics journals.

Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) Data Services  full text icon  
The EIU DataServices portfolio comprises the following global business databases: EIU Country Data, a comprehensive database of economic indicators and forecasts, covering more than 320 economic series for 150 countries, as well as 45 regional aggregates, running from 1980 and forecasting out five years; EIU Market Indicators & Forecasts, a powerful database of economic, demographic, consumption and industry data on 60 major countries, stretching back to 1990 and forward five years; EIU City Data, a global database of product prices and business costs providing over 330 prices levels on more than 160 products and services in 123 cities worldwide from 1990 to the present, and Combination of Country Data and Market Indicators, which is a combination of EIU Country Data and EIU Market Indicators & Forecasts.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online  full text icon
Current; a reference site for students and educators synthesizing editorially reviewed websites and the Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Encycopedia of Social Measurement  full text icon  
The Encyclopedia of Social Measurement captures the data, techniques, theories, designs, applications, histories, and implications of assigning numerical values to social phenomena. Provides information on transdisciplinary descriptions of quantitative and qualitative techniques, measurement, sampling, and statistical methods. Covering all core social science disciplines, the 300+ articles of the Encyclopedia of Social Measurement not only present a comprehensive summary of observational frameworks and mathematical models, but also offer tools, background information, qualitative methods, and guidelines for structuring the research process.

Europa World Year Book  full text icon  
Current; Europa World Plus is the online version of the Europa World Year Book. One of the world's leading reference works, covering political and economic information in more than 250 countries and territories. Includes comparative statistics and international organizations.

Facts on File Databases  full text icon  
An online version of Facts on File, these databases include the World News Digest from 1940-present, as well as Issues and Controversies and links to special reports.

Federal Business Opportunties: FedBizOpps
Current; U.S. General Services Administration; is the federal government's web portal for business and procurement opportunities over ,000. Government buyers are able to publicize their business opportunities by posting information directly to FedBizOpps via the Internet, and commercial vendors seeking federal markets for their products and services can search, monitor, and retrieve opportunities solicited by all federal agencies.

Search tool for U.S. patents and patent applications together or separately and partial European data; search keywords and/or fields; advantage over USPTO search tool is autostemming (on,off), proximity search (e.g. "litter ozone"~10), and weighted terms (e.g. "cat^2 or dog" means cat in the field(s) is twice as important as dog); pdf and tiff format; like USPTO full-text search only post-1975.

Google Scholar
Google Scholar uses the Google search engine to search specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports. Google Scholar results now include links to Brown University Library resources. These links will appear automatically if you search from an on-campus computer or use the link above; otherwise, off-campus you must go to "Scholar Preferences" and search for "Brown". For further information see Google Scholar FAQ.

Historical Statistics of the United States  full text icon  
Millenial Edition, 2006. Historical Statistics of the United States presents data on social, behavioral, humanistic, and natural sciences including history, economics, government, finance, sociology, demography, education, law, natural resources, climate, religion, international migration, and trade - quantitative facts of American History from the earliest times to the present. Each series is fully documented and placed in historical context by a recognized expert. Dozens of new topics have been added including American Indians, slavery, poverty, non-profit organizations, race and ethnicity.

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  full text icon  
The Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), established in 1962, is an integral part of the infrastructure of social science research. ICPSR maintains and provides access to a vast archive of social science data for research and instruction. To ensure that data resources are available to future generations of scholars, ICPSR preserves data, migrating them to new storage media as changes in technology warrant. In addition, ICPSR provides user support to assist researchers in identifying relevant data for analysis and in conducting their research projects.

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JSTOR  full text icon  
Provides image and full text online access to back issues of selected scholarly journals in history, economics, political science, demography, mathematics and other fields of the humanities and social sciences. Consult the online tables of contents for holdings, as coverage varies for each title.

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Lecture Notes in Computer Science (Springer Book Series)  
The series, including its subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI), has established itself as a medium for the publication of new developments in computer science and information technology research and teaching - quickly, informally, and at a high level.

Lecture Notes in Mathematics (Springer Book Series)  
Series reports on new developments in all areas of mathematics and their applications - quickly, informally an at a high level.

LexisNexis Academic  full text icon  
Current; said to be the world's largest full text, online database, containing more than a billion full text articles, citation abstracts, and documents. Emphasis is on current news and legal and business information. For help in getting started, see Introduction to LexisNexis Video Tutorial.

1940-present; an index to the international research literature in mathematics, math-related research in computer science, statistics, econometrics, and other disciplines, produced by the American Mathematical Society.
For help using MathSciNet see Video Tutorials Menu.

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics (United Nations)  
Current; monthly economic statistics for most the countries and areas of the world. In addition, each month a different selection of special tables is presented showing annual and/or quarterly data on a variety of subjects illustrating important economic long-term trends and developments. {This resource is publicly available.]

National Newspapers Expanded  full text icon  
The ProQuest Newspapers Database contains 25+ newspapers to which the Library subscribes. List of Newspaper Subscriptions.

PAIS International  full text icon  
1914-present; includes periodicals, books, hearings, reports, gray literature, government publications, and Internet resources. Subjects include politics, public policy, government, international relations, law and ethics, human rights, economics, business, finance, and other social sciences.

Policy File  full text icon  
Current; indexes research and publications on public policy. Includes links to web resources.

Project Muse  full text icon  
Project Muse is a searchable database that provides access to the full text of journals published by Johns Hopkins University Press and other university presses in the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. Consult the online tables of contents for holdings, as coverage varies for each title. As of 6/2004, includes links to JSTOR.

Regional Business News  full text icon  
1984-present; incorporates 75 business journals, newspapers and newswires covering all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States. Included in this database are Arizona Business, Business North Carolina, Crain's New York Business (and other Crain Communications editions), Des Moines Business Record, Enterprise Salt Lake City, Fort Worth Business Press, Orange County Business Journal, Westchester County Business Journal, etc. Full text is available from 1993-present.

SciELO Scientific Electronic Library Online
Covers electronic academic publications from Brazil, Chile, Cuba and Spain.

Science Citation Index Expanded  
1900-present; source for information in all major scientific disciplines. Useful for retrieving recent articles which cite a known earlier article.
FirstGov for Science: gateway to authoritative selected science information provided by U.S. Government agencies including research and development results.

ScienceDirect  full text icon  
Current; source for scientific, technical and medical research that provides access to 2,000 journals across 16 fields of science, including the social sciences. ScienceDirect Quick Reference Guide

Securities and Exchange (SEC)/EDGAR
Current; U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. EDGAR, the Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval system, performs automated collection, validation, indexing, acceptance, and forwarding of submissions by companies and others who are required by law to file forms with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. (Industry data are classified by SIC code.)

Social Sciences Citation Index  
1900-present; source for information in all major social sciences disciplines. Useful for retrieving recent articles which cite a known earlier article.

Synthesis Digital Library of Engineering and Computer Science  full text icon  
Current; Synthesis is an information service for the research, development, and educational community in engineering and computer science. The basic component of the library is a 50- to 100-page "Lecture"; a self-contained electronic book that synthesizes an important research or development topic, authored by an expert contributor to the field. The library and its lectures are organized by series. Each series is managed by a prominent consulting editor. The series editor guides lecture topic and author selection as well as peer review. New series and lectures will be added continuously and existing lectures will be revised as needed.

Technical Report Archive and Image Library (TRAIL)  full text icon
Pre-1975; TRAIL is a collaborative project to digitize, archive, and provide persistent and unrestricted access to federal technical reports issued prior to 1975. [This resource is publicly available.]

U.S. Patent Full-Text and Full-Page Image Databases
Search full-text separately for published patents (1976-present) or for patent applications (March 15, 2001-present); search patents 1790-1975 only by issue date, patent number, or Current U.S. Classification. Keyword searching less effective than classification searching.

United States Patent and Trademark Office
1976–present; search U.S. patents by keyword with some full text available. 1790–1975 only, search with inventor name or patent current U.S. classification number–class/subclass; searching full text of U.S. patent applications 2001-present.

World Development Indicators  full text icon  
Current; published by the World Bank, WDI contains statistical data for over 550 development indicators and time series data from 1960-2003 for over 200 countries and 18 country groups. Data includes social, economic, financial, natural resources, and environmental indicators.