Economics - Finding Articles

Our Discovery Service allows you to find lots of journal articles all in one place. Sometimes however, you may need to use a specific database or journal.
This page lists the major databases that you have access to, as well as key journals.

There is also a News Services section and you should consider using one or more of these resources to keep up-to-date with the business world.


These bring together published research (including articles, conference papers and reports) in defined subject areas.
You can use sophisticated search options and filters to find the most relevant research on your topic.

NBER covers a wide range of working papers which may also be useful for your research.

Contains academic peer-reviewed journal articles as well as professional and trade publications covering a vast range of business topics.  Also includes country overviews, market reports and company swot analyses. 

• EconLit 

Find articles, book chapters, working papers and dissertations in Economics. In many cases (but not all) there are links to the full text of the document.


An academic journal archive containing thousands of articles on a wide range of subjects. You will need to search other databases to find the most recent years.

The NBER is committed to undertaking and disseminating unbiased economic research among public policymakers, business professionals, and the academic community.

This is a collaborative attempt to bring together bibliographic records of economic research and working papers from over 99 countries. Very useful for researchers who, in addition to using the database, might like to follow the New Economic Papers or read the EconAcademics blog.

ScienceDirect's extensive and unique full text database covers authoritative titles from the core scientific literature, published by Elsevier. More than 2,500 journals and more than nine million full-text articles are available in ScienceDirect providing access to the physical sciences and engineering life sciences. This resource is also available through the Discovery service. A Library Guide is available.

Also includes thousands of articles on economic topics and some full-text handbooks.


Listed below are some of our most used academic journals for economics. 

Use the eJournals search tab at the top of the page to locate further titles.

To find individual journal articles on a specific topic, use the databases above instead.

Features original, high-quality papers on theoretical and empirical developments in public, co-operative or non-profit economics, as well as survey articles reviewing relevant literature and addressing all the topical issues in the field.

Published by the Royal Economic Society, find peer-reviewed articles covering all fields of economics and econometrics, from academic, government and business economists.

Find papers on all aspects of model building in the field of economics including computable general equilibrium models, real business cycle models, environmental models, and macroeconomic models.

Useful for researchers to keep abreast of new results, models and methods in all fields of economic research, this journal offers "concise communications, which are a vehicle to quickly communicate important pieces of new research".

Find theoretical and empirical articles exploring how human behaviour impacts on economic decision, organisation, behaviour and economic change.

Discover theoretical and applied research in economics and finance: covers corporate finance, monetary and fiscal theory and policy, financial institutions and markets, industrial organisation and labour.

This Elsevier journal offers theoretical and empirical research in all areas of international economics including trade patterns, commercial policy, international institutions, exchange rates, open economy macroeconomics, international finance, and international factor mobility.

Find research in monetary economics, monetary analysis, the working a structure of financial institutions, the role of institutional arrangements, changes in banking structure, and welfare aspects of structural policies.

News Services & Archives

Keep up-to-date and develop your awareness of the business world by using these services:

• The Economist not in Discovery 

Leading weekly magazine covering global political, economic and business news. Includes archive back to 1997.
On Campus use only (or use VPN/Work Anywhere when away from the University).

This archive gives you highly respected commentary and analysis of global news each week from 1843 to 2015. Search by subject or browse by date. The articles are full facsimiles, including photos and charts. 
Read about financial crises as they happened.

Access the current FT and the archive back to 2004. 
Includes up-to-date business and commercial news as well as global financial markets, company and industrial sector information.
Explore data on companies, markets and investments using charts and research tools.

Note you must register using your UoP email address at the branded UoP registration page – after this use the Registered users link to access the service.

• Nexis not in Discovery 

Full text articles from many news sources and trade journals both UK and international. Archives sometimes stretching back to the mid 1980's.

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