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The following 34 databases are best for: Economics

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19th Century British Library Newspapers    
Full runs (where possible) of 48 newspapers selected by the British Library to best represent nineteenth century Britain. Includes national and regional newspapers from both established country or university towns and the new industrial powerhouses of the manufacturing Midlands, as well as Scotland, Ireland and Wales. Special attention was paid to include newspapers that helped lead particular political or social movements such as Reform, Chartism, and Home Rule. The penny papers aimed at the working and clerical classes are also present in the collection. Cross-searchable with other collections via NewsVault.
  • Coverage Range: 1800-1900
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
AGRICOLA    
Covers the worldwide literature of agriculture, including journal articles, monographs, government documents, technical reports and proceedings. Important for life-sciences and research related to plants and animals of economic importance.
  • Coverage Range: 1970 to present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Biological & Agricultural Index    
Articles and other scholarly material published in agriculture, biology, forestry, and ecology. Includes a wide range of popular and professional articles.
  • Coverage Range: 1983-present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO (WilsonWeb)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Business Full Text    
Covers all aspects of business from both scholarly and non-scholarly sources (news, trade publications).
  • Coverage Range:  Indexing 1982+, Abstracting 1984+, “select” Full Text 1995+
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO (WilsonWeb)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Central and Eastern European Academic Source (CEEAS)    
A multidisciplinary, multilingual database providing full-text coverage pertaining to all facets of central and eastern European countries. Areas covered include business & economics, medical sciences, political science, law, library & information sciences, literature, linguistics, history and sociology.
  • Coverage Range: 2000-present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Churchill Archive Full-Text    
The Churchill Archive is a digital library of modern international history available online for the first time. It includes more than 800,000 pages of original documents, produced between 1874 and 1965, ranging from Winston S. Churchill’s personal correspondence to his official exchanges with kings, presidents, politicians, and military leaders. This is more than a fantastic collection of primary source material; it is a unique online resource offering new insight into a fascinating period of our past.
  • Coverage Range: 1874-1965
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Bloomsbury Publishing

 
CIAO (Columbia International Affairs Online)    
Access to theory and research in international affairs from 1996 to present. Also includes economic information, and map and country data.
  • Coverage Range: 1996 to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Columbia University Press
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
CQ Researcher    
Presents a weekly analysis on one of many broad-ranging topics from the news. Each report focuses on a single issue and is written by a seasoned journalist.
  • Coverage Range: 1991 -- Present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: SAGE Publications, Inc. (CQ Press)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
CQ Weekly    
Provides a weekly report on issues in Congress, as well as the status of proposed legislation, committee and floor activity, debates and roll-call votes.
  • Coverage Range: 1983 -- present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: SAGE Publications, Inc. (CQ Press)
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Data-Planet Statistical Datasets    
Mostly US, but some international statistics on economic and social indicators, with built-in tools for creating charts and maps. Access was formerly through Statistical Insight.
  • Coverage Range: Varies; mostly 1970s to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Data-Planet

 
Data-Planet Statistical Ready Reference    
An alternative search interface to Data-Planet's Statistical Datasets. Mostly US, but some international statistics on economic and social indicators.
  • Coverage Range: 1970s to present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Data-Planet

 
ECO (Electronic Collections Online)    
Provides citations to a number of scholarly journals in a variety of fields.
  • Coverage Range: 1995 to present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: OCLC

 
EconLit (Economic Literature)    
A major database for economics. It covers all major peer-reviewed journals in the field, ranging from 1969 to present.
  • Coverage Range: 1969 to present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Economist Historical Archive    
Weekly news magazine presenting the world's political, business, scientific, technological and cultural developments and the connections between them with a global editorial perspective. Also useful for research on company and industry trends and history. Includes supplements, special reports, surveys, full-color images, exportable financial tables, and a gallery of front covers. Cross-searchable with other collections via NewsVault.
  • Coverage Range: 1843 – 2010
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
Eighteenth-Century Collection Online (ECCO)    
Full-text scans of nearly all English-language imprints and other materials from the eighteenth century. The collection contains a wide variety of materials from books and directories, Bibles, sheet music and sermons to advertisements and works by many well-known and lesser-known authors.
  • Coverage Range: Eighteenth century
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
Ethnic News Watch    
Covers news, culture and history from publications of the ethnic, minority, and native press.
  • Coverage Range: 1990 to present
  • Mostly Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
Financial Times Historical Archive    
The complete run of the London edition of the authoritative daily business newspaper, from its first issue to the end of 2008. with additional annual updates. A resource for studying history, business, management, finance and politics. Every individual article, advertisement and market listing is included and shown individually and in the context of the full page and issue of the day. Cross-searchable with other collections via NewsVault.
  • Coverage Range: 1888 – 2010, updated annually
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)    
Bibliographic references to journal articles and books, reviews and selected chapters dating back to 1951. Offers broad international coverage. Many journal articles indexed have abstracts; some have full text.
  • Coverage Range: 1951-current
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: Proquest

 
International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences    
This digital version of the nine-volume set provides an overview of a variety of social science topics, as well as a bibliography and cross-linking to related topics. It also provides biographical information on scholars in social science fields.
  • Coverage Range: Regularly updated
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
International Historical Statistics    
Key economic and social indicators for the last 260 years. Users can view content as e-book or download as PDF or Excel tables.
  • Coverage Range: 1750-2012
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Palgrave

 
Lexis-Nexis - Academic Universe    
Access to hundreds of newspapers from around the world, plus a wealth of legal, business, medical, and reference information.
  • Coverage Range: Coverage varies but generally 1980s to current.
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Reed Elseviar Inc.
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Making of the Modern World    
More than 61,000 titles from books, journals, pamphlets, essays, reports, correspondence, speeches, surveys. Content is in English and other languages. Provides historical access to the theories, practices, and consequences of economic and business activity in the West. Combines the strengths of two pre-eminent collections — the Goldsmiths' Library of Economic Literature at the University of London Library and the Kress Collection of Business and Economics at the Harvard Business School — along with supplementary materials from the Seligman Collection in the Butler Library at Columbia University and from the libraries of Yale University.
  • Coverage Range: 1450 - 1914
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
MarketLine Advantage    
A major database for business research. Includes up to date information on businesses, industries, and countries.
  • Coverage Range: current
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Market Line
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
NewsVault    
Allow for cross-searching of 19th Century British Library Newspapers, 19th Century U.S. Newspapers, Economist Historical Archive, Financial Times Historical Archive, Listener Historical Archive, Sunday Times (London) Digital Archive, Times (London) Digital Archive, and Times (London) Literary Supplement Historical Archive.
  • Coverage Range: 19th and 20th centuries
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
Nineteenth Century Collections Online Archive (NCCO)    
Primary source material from rare collections around the globe. Includes eight individual collections: (1) British Politics and Society: sources related to the political climate in Great Britain; (2) European Literature, 1790-1840: The Corvey Collection: full-text of more than 9,500 English, French and German titles including fiction, short prose, dramatic works, poetry and more, with a focus on difficult-to-find works by historically neglected writers; (3) Asia and the West: Diplomacy and Cultural Exchange, which includes government reports, diplomatic correspondence, periodicals, newspapers, treaties, trade agreements, NGO papers, and more; (4) British Theatre, Music, and Literature: High and Popular Culture, featuring primary sources such as playbills, scripts to operas and complete scores; (5) Photography: The World through the Lens, has photos and publications about photography from the period; (6) Science, Technology & Medicine: 1780-1925, parts 1-2, has journals, books and other documents; (7) Women: Transnational Networks has journals, books, manuscripts, and other materials, mostly from the US and UK, but with some other countries as well; (8) Europe and Africa: Commerce, Christianity, Civilization, and Conquest has monographs, periodicals, and other materials documenting European policies and their effects in Africa.
  • Coverage Range: 19th Century
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale

 
PAIS International (Public Affairs Information Service)    
Index access to journal articles, book chapters, reports, and government publications from 120 countries.
  • Coverage Range: 1972 to present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: ProQuest

 
Points of View Reference Center    
Designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of controversial subjects. Useful as a guide to debate, developing arguments, writing position papers, and for development of critical thinking skills. Each Points of View Essay includes a series of questions and additional material to generate further thought. Also included are thousands of supporting articles from the world’s top political and societal publications.
  • Coverage Range: Varied
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Ebsco
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Political Science    
Provides full text access to leading political science and international relations journals, including many titles indexed in Worldwide Political Science Abstracts. Offers some coverage of related topics such as international development and environmental policy.
  • Coverage Range: 1985-current
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: Proquest

 
PrivCo Private Company Data    
A source for business and financial data on major, non-publicly traded corporations, including family owned, private equity owned, venture backed, and international unlisted companies.
  • Coverage Range: Not applicable
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: PrivCo

 
Public Administration Abstracts    
Covers material related to public administration and public economics.
  • Coverage Range: 1974-present
  • Citations Only
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable

 
Sunday Times Digital Archive (London)    
Despite the similarity of names, The Sunday Times was an entirely separate paper from The Times until 1966, when both papers came under common ownership. To this day, The Sunday Times remains editorially independent from The Times, with its own remit and perspective on the news.
  • Coverage Range: 1822-2006
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: Gale

 
Times (London) Digital Archive    
The oldest daily newspaper in continuous publication, providing in-depth, award-winning and objective coverage of world events. The archive supports research across multiple disciplines and areas of interest: in business, humanities, political science, philosophy and numerous other subjects with coverage of all major international historical events. Cross-searchable with other collections via NewsVault.
  • Coverage Range: 1785 – 2006
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: GALE Cengage Learning

 
U.S. Census Bureau    
The official U.S. government web page for census information. Covers demographic, social, economic, and housing characteristics of the United States population, as well as business, industry and trade data.
  • Coverage Range: 2002 - present
  • Some Full-Text
  • Vendor: U.S. Census Bureau

 
Women's Studies International    
Core database for feminist research from 1972 to the present. Contains citations and some full-text of journals, newspapers, newsletters, bulletins, books, book chapters, proceedings, reports, theses, dissertations, non-governmental organization studies, Web sites & Web documents, and grey literature.
  • Coverage Range: 1972-Present
  • Full-Text
  • Vendor: EBSCO
  • Jumpstart Searchable