Economics

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For data resources, see the Social Science Data Centre.

Article Indexes

Journal articles are not listed in QCAT. Use an index to find magazine and journal articles. Articles are important in your research as they contain the most-up-to-date research in a given field and often focus on a particular aspect of a topic. There are different types of articles: scholarly, popular or trade.

Tip: Remember to search journal title and not article title in QCAT

Key Indexes

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Publication coverage: 1886 - present
Subject focus: economics. Indexes articles from journals as well as books, dissertations, working papers, and book reviews. For print coverage, see Index of Economic Journals.
Index of Economic Journals
Z7164.E2A5 (SL Compact Shelving): 1886-1965
Z7164.E2I4812 (SL Compact Shelving): 1966-1990 (Index of Economic Articles in Journals and Collective Volumes)
A pre-selected group of 4 databases, covering literature published in economics, can be searched together from this starting point: ABI/INFORM Global, Econlit, IBSS, PAIS.

Other Useful Indexes

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A pre-selected group of 4 databases: ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Trade & Industry, ProQuest Asian Business & Reference, ProQuest European Business. Each database can be searched separately but they also can be searched together from this starting point. Subject focus: Business. Coverage includes economics and finance.
Publication coverage: Varies with publication
Subject focus: Canada. Indexes Canadian popular, academic, and special interest journals.
Publication coverage: 1951-   (updated quarterly)
Indexes journal articles, reviews, books and book chapters. International coverage. Produced by the Library at the London School of Economics and Political Science.
Publication coverage: 1915 - present
Subject focus: Policy/Public Administration. Coverage includes public and social policy of business, economics, finance, and government.
Publication coverage: 1900 - present
Subject focus: Social Sciences. Can search for articles that cite a previous article or book.

Books / E-Books

To find books in our collection, search QCAT, the library catalogue.

To find books by a particular author/person, search QCAT by author:

urquhart malcolm
fraser institute
To find books about a particular author/person, search QCAT by subject heading:
keynes john maynard

To find books on a topic, use keyword search if you do not know the correct subject heading for a topic. Think of the focus (or key) words that describe your topic.

nafta and environment
"free trade" and "environmental protection"

Select useful titles and look at the full record for subject headings:

Free trade - Environmental aspects
Environmental protection - Economic aspects
Environmental policy - North America

Click on the subject heading to do a new search, or use words from the subject heading to modify your keyword search.

(nafta or "free trade") and environment?

E-Books

Conference Board of Canada e-Library

Publications and research working papers

Handbooks in Economics Series

Oxford Scholarship Online - Economics and Finance

Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

Includes Economics Research Network: conference, research and policy papers, journals

World Bank eLibrary

Publications and research working papers

Book Reviews

The following indexes will help you locate book reviews in Economics. For more sources and information about writing book reviews, see the Book Review subject guide.

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Publication coverage: 1886 - present

Select Book Review beside Document Type.

Includes fulltext of book reviews published in the Journal of Economic Literature since 1993.
Publication coverage: 1900 - present
To limit your search to book reviews, select database (SSCI at bottom of Web of Science database), then click Advanced Search and highlight Book Review in the box under "Restrict results by any or all of the options below".

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Consult dictionaries and encyclopedias to help you understand the concepts and terminology used in economics. For additional sources, search QCAT by keyword:
econometrics and (dictionary or dictionaries)
"economic history" and (dictionar? or encyclopedia?)

Dictionaries

Dictionary of Economics (also known as Oxford Dictionary of Economics)
Oxford Reference Online (2009, 3rd ed)
REF HB61.B554 2002

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online (2008, 2nd ed)

Routledge Critical Dictionary of Global Economics
REF HB61.R68 1999

Encyclopedias

New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics
REF HB61.N49 1987 t (4 vols)

New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law
REF K487.E3N48 1998t

Encyclopedia of American Economic History
REF HC103.E52

Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History
Oxford Reference Online
REF HC15.O94 2003

Biographies

Consult biographical dictionaries for information on eminent economists. For additional sources, search QCAT by subject heading:

economists biography
economists canada biography

For books about an individual's life or theories, search for the person's name in QCAT by subject heading:

keynes john maynard

Biographical Dictionaries

A Biographical Dictionary of Women Economists
REF HB76.B535 2000

Distinguished Women Economists
SL-BOOKS HB76.C53 2003

Fifty Major Economists (2006, 2nd ed)

Great Economists before Keynes
REF HB76.B62 1986t

Great Economists since Keynes
REF HB76.B55 1985t

Who's Who in Economics: a Biographical Dictionary of Major Economists 1700-1986
REF HB76.W47 1986

Bibliographies

Consult bibliographies to identify key works on a topic. In looking at bibliographies, consider the date, the coverage (whether it is comprehensive or selective) and who compiled it. For additional sources, search QCAT by subject heading:

economics bibliography

A Bibliography of General Histories of Economics, 1692-1975
REF Z7164.E2H68 1982

Covers the 'whole' of economics, including all ages, all countries, and all economic subjects. Contains two kinds of histories: short (essay length) and long (book length).

A Bibliography of Historical Economics to 1980
REF Z7164.E2M43

Contains about 4,300 items. Intended to be a starting point for researchers. Deliberately excludes book reviews.

Goldsmiths'-Kress Library of Economic Literature
REF Z7164.E2G64

Consolidated guide to the microfilm collection. Comprehensive bibliography for early literature on political economics.

Guides & Handbooks

Guide to Economic Indicators: Making Sense of Economics (2003, 5th ed)
HA29. E28 2011, 7th ed (SL Books)

Elgar Companion to Post Keynesian Economics
HB99.7. E522 2003 (SL Books)

Guide to Economic Indicators
REF HC103. F9 2006

Handbooks in Economics Series
(Print call number varies)

These handbooks cover a broad set of topics and contain journal articles written and edited by the leading authorities in the field.

Some of the titles in the series are available online and some in print at Queen's; their call numbers vary. In QCAT search the title of an individual book or find a list of all the titles by entering handbooks in economics in QCAT Full Search (search by Series/Uniform Title).

Some of the titles in the series are:
Handbook of Econometrics
Handbook of International Economics
Handbook of Mathematical Economics
Handbook of Monetary Economics

Statistics

The following is a selection of frequently used print and electronic resources. Check Statistical Resources on the Data Services website for more statistics sources. Assistance is available by email.

Canada

Bank of Canada Rates and Statistics

Bank of Canada Review from 1993-
DOCS CA1 FN76 B18 from 1971- (Latest in REF)

Includes statistical tables for major financial and economic indicators, the Bank of Canada, chartered banks, financial institutions, as well as the Government of Canada.

Canadian Economic Observer from 1998-
DOCS CA1 BS11 C010 from 1988- (Latest in REF)

A monthly summary of Canadian economic indicators with quarterly or monthly figures for the latest two years. Also includes some provincial statistics. See also the Canadian Economic Observer Historical Statistical Supplement
(DOCS REF CA1 BS11 C210 from 1986- Latest 5 yrs in REF)

Canadian Statistics

Free tables of statistics on a variety of topics (economy, population, employment, etc.) from Statistics Canada.

Conference Board of Canada e-Library

CANSIM

Statistics Canada. Economic, demographic, and social data. Time series database; updated weekly.

FP Markets Canadian Demographics
HC111.F4t 1999-   (Latest year in STAUFFER REF)

Contains demographic information on virtually every market across the country, e.g. statistics on population, households, retail sales, labour force, household expenditures, income, and more....

Historical Statistics of Canada
DOCS REF CA1 BS11 C516
STAUFFER REF HA745.H57 1983

Statistics from 1867 to the mid-1970s
Note: the first edition (CA6 SRA 65H37) has series that were not included in the second edition. If in doubt, consult both editions.

United States

DRI Basic Economics

"The database contains over 5900 monthly, quarterly, or annual time series ending with the latest available observation and going back to 1946, if available. The data are on a national level, taken from over one hundred U.S. Government and private publications."

FedStats

Statistics from over 100 U.S. federal agencies

FRED II (Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis)

Economic data

Historical Statistics of the United States: Millennial Edition
DOCS REF US7 CUP 2006H37

Colonial Times to 2000.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
DOCS US1 DD S71 from 1878- (Compact Shelving; Latest on REF)

U.S. Census Bureau

Many Countries

China Data Online

Eurostat Yearbook from 2000-
ZZ EMS E79 (1995-2005; 2009-2011 DOCS Storage)

Global Development Finance (GDF) (1970-2013)

World Bank. External debt and financial flow data for 136 countries back to 1970.

International Financial Statistics (International Monetary Fund)
DOCS REF UN9 MF I52

International Historical Statistics
DOCS REF ZZ AA 2003I53, I54, and I55

Three volumes: Africa, Asia and Oceania; The Americas; Europe.
Years covered: 1750 - 2000

League of Nations Statistical Yearbook

OECD iLibrary

OECD documents

OECD Economic Surveys
DOCS REF ZZ EC33

Individual economic profiles of the OECD Member countries. Includes information on recent trends and prospects as well as macroeconomic policies. Part of OECD iLibrary.

OECD Main Economic Indicators
DOCS ZZ EC21 M12 (compact shelving)

Indicators on recent economic developments in the OECD Member countries.

UNdata

Times series - a compilation of UN and agency statistics (formerly UN Common Database).

United Nations Statistical Yearbook 55th issue
DOCS UN4 ESA100 S79 (latest in REF)

Statistics include world and regional summaries, population and social statistics, economic activity indicators, and international economic relations. See also the Monthly Bulletin of Statistics (DOCS REF UN4 ESA100 M51)

World Development Indicators (WDI) from 1960-

Click on DATABANK to choose country, series, and year. (Also available via ABI/INFORM from 2009- )

Working Papers

CIAO, Columbia International Affairs Online

Includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs.

NBER Working Papers

The National Bureau of Economic Research (U.S.) initially issues findings in scientific papers "aimed at other professional economists in academic institutions, business, government and business."

Queen's Economics Department Working Papers

Includes links to working papers available online from other institutions.

RePEc (Research Papers in Economics)

A public-access database that promotes scholarly communication in economics and related disciplines. The database contains information on more than 585,000 items including individuals, institutions, working papers, journal articles, books, chapters and software programs. Includes citation analysis.

Social Science Research Network (SSRN)

Sections include the Economics Research Network and the Financial Economics Network. Provides access to an Abstract Database and an Electronic Paper Collection.

World Bank eLibrary

E-book collection of World Bank publications and research working papers.

Country Reports

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Articles

Books

Newspapers

Statistics

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Rankings

Human Rights

Travel Advisories

Websites

Project Syndicate: Economists' Club

Commentary and opinion in short essays from prominent economists, business leaders, and policymakers discussing and debating current economic issues.

RePEc (Research Papers in Economics)

A public-access database that promotes scholarly communication in economics and related disciplines. The database contains information on more than 585,000 items including individuals, institutions, working papers, journal articles, books, chapters and software programs. Includes citation analysis.

RFE: Resources for Economists on the Internet

This guide, sponsored by the American Economic Association, lists resources "available on the Internet of interest to academic and practicing economists, and those interested in economics."

Social Science Research Network

Sections include the Economics Research Network and the Financial Economics Network. Provides access to an Abstract Database and an Electronic Paper Collection.

Queen's Economics Department

Theses

[Gabrielle Émilie Le Tonnelier de Breteuil on the Nature of Fire; Pen and Paper; Albert Einstein's Dissertation]

Queen's

To find theses and dissertations produced at Queen's, search the following:

Canada

Repositories

Search for full text of open access dissertations and theses by searching the following sites:

United States

International

TIP: The Library sometimes can have a copy of a dissertation from another university--either purchased by the Library, or purchased by an individual student or faculty member and later donated to the library collection so always check QCAT.