Economics - Recommended Sources

Listed below are some specialist e-resources that are bought by the University that you may wish to explore. 

There is also a list of useful websites.

Do remember to look at other subject pages such as Finance and Banking and International Business and Trade.

Specialist e-resources

This fantastic resource has captured UK terrestrial TV and radio programmes from 1998 onwards for anyone in UK universities to watch for free. You can create playlists and clips to embed in presentations, as well as putting in requests for recording. Look out for all the useful documentaries. (Not available to anyone outside the UK.)

A variety of reference works, including dictionaries, which tutors may well prefer to Wikipedia, and it even tells you how to set out a reference to what you find. Try out the 'Mind Map' option to see how your keyword links to others - useful for essay planning and dissertation work (use the arrow next to Basic Search to get to it).

Also includes An Encyclopedia of Macroeconomics (2002), Collins Dictionary of Economics (2005), the Penguin Dictionary of Economics (2003) and the Dictionary of Trade Policy Terms (2007).

Scholarly research monographs from Elgar covering Business, Economics and Law.

An authoritative summary of the seminal works that have established a field of research. World renowned experts research and select the most important readings. They provide a detailed essay outlining the evolution of the discipline. Elgaronline takes this content and makes it fully searchable with smart linking to locate resources in your library, on publisher platforms, repositories, open web, Google Book

Key facts and statistics for every country in the world, plus very useful, background essays by country experts covering the contemporary history, politics and economics of each country. There are also background essays on international and regional organisations. The statistics are searchable and let you create comparative charts across countries.

A useful print resource for introductory essays on economic terms.

Access to more than a million statistics from many different sources. Useful for finding industrial, economic and consumer market statistical trends. Statista take their information from many different providers across the world. Do look at the real source of the material they offer you.

Whilst the UK data sets cover such areas as employment, and family expenditure, the international data sets from major bodies such as the IMF, OECD and World Bank are well worth exploring – often giving information down to country level (previously ESDS).


This site lists more than 2,000 online resources of interest to academic and practicing economists.

This collaboration aims enhance the quality of learning and teaching throughout the Higher Education economics community. The learning materials section provides many useful links to online resources. Check out in particular Online Economic Data for excellent advice and links from John Sloman about free national, international and market data


An online information service providing free access to relevant, up-to-date and diverse research and policy documents on international development issues.


Use this site to find Government information from departments, publications or statistics. 
H.M. Treasury is particularly useful for publications and statistics.

Links to podcasts and videos of Public Lectures by prominent economists and politicians at the London School of Economics.

General pages provide country information and statistics. Investment pages of particular interest.

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