Economics Resources

Recommended Resources

Provides citations and abstracts of international journals, books, dissertations, and working papers on economics.

Reports on country commerce, country finance, and doing business in various countries.

Data from International Monetary Fund. Includes International Financial Statistics, Balance of Payments Statistics, Direction of Trade Statistics, Government Finance Statistics, and more. As of Jan 1, 2015, IMF has made their data freely available to the public and set up a new data dissemination platform

Features full text, working papers by the National Bureau of Economics Research programs.

Provides full text access to books, journals, and statistical databases produced by Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's (OECD) online library of statistical databases, books, and periodicals. 

Contains extensive statistics and analyses on countries, industries, companies, and consumers.

Features academic networks for many disciplines in the social sciences. Includes a database with abstracts of scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers.  Also includes a paper collection of full-text documents.

Contains data for countries and country groups covering financial, business, health, economic and human development statistics.

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Provides full text and citations to scholarly articles on all aspects of business, management, company profiles, and country information.

Comprised of academic journal publication outlets for graduate students and faculty in business, economics,and education.

Includes building permits data that is updated monthly.

Provides extensive economic and social data on China at the national, provincial, county and city levels.

Contains scholarly articles, book chapters, conference proceedings, policy briefs, and white papers focused on international affairs.

Offers reports on key issues in the U.S.Congress from 1923 to the present. Includes a searchable archive by keyword, date, or subject.

Maintains the Economist full text, the British weekly newspaper that focuses on business, international events, and opinion pieces.

Maintains a global reference on the environment, energy, and natural resources.

Archives social science data that includes aging, child care, criminal justice, demography, education, political science as well as public and mental health.

Provides information on product shipments by ocean freight into U.S. ports as well as shipments in and out of several Latin American countries and shipments into India. Useful for supply chain analysis. More information on Import Genius can be found on its website, including a list of shipping terms. Access limited to current PSU students, faculty, and staff. User must sign up with a current PSU email address.

Includes full text sources for regional, national, and international newspapers as well as business, legal, and medical publications, and also, government documents.

Archives books or monographs on economics and business published from 1450 through 1850. Includes materials on commerce, finance, social conditions, politics, trade, and transport.

Contains information on grey literature produced in Europe. Covers science, technology, biomedical science, economics, social science and the humanities.

Contains state-level historical data for the areas of agriculture, crime and law enforcement, defense, economy, education, employment and labor, energy and environment, geography, government finances, health, households and housing, population, social welfare as well as transportation.

Social Explorer is an online research tool designed to access current and historical U.S. Census data and demographic information. It contains maps, profile reports, data elements, and variables.

Contains merchandise export and import data between the United States and all its trading partners. In-library use only for two concurrent users. Please visit the Library reference desk for access information.

Offers the Wall Street Journal (eastern edition), full text from 1984 to the present excluding stock quotes and classified ads. Updated daily.

Provides a wide range of datasets across multiple disciplines including finance, accounting, economics, and sustainablity. Access limited to current PSU graduate students, faculty, and staff. User must request an account with a current PSU email address. Please indicate correct user type when requesting access.