Economics - Recommended Sources

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


Specialist e-resources

• Bloomberg  (in Library only) 

As well as the Bloomberg Suite in the Richmond building, there are 2 terminals on the first floor of the Library, which are available during our extended opening hours.
NOTE: These machines cannot be booked.

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).

• Datastream  (in Library only) 

CURRENT UNAVAILABLE - please check back for updates December 2019

For masters or dissertation students, this is a very powerful database with financial and economic data from around the world.
It is available through AppsAnywhere (on campus).
Use is limited to two simultaneous connections at any one time. Try again after 15 minutes if unsuccessful at first.

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.

• Linkedin Learning ( not in Discovery 

Copied from the resource description:

LinkedIn Learning (formerly Lynda .com) is a great online learning and training resource, available free to all students and staff. A University account gives al students and staff access to a library of course on business, creative and technical skills.

There are over 14,000 courses available covering Business, Creative and Technology subjects. Some of the courses will relate directly to your degree course, others offering general skills such as Microsoft Office, SPSS, while others offer business skills for increased employability.

All the courses are available over the web or through the mobile apps and can be studied at your own pace.

From the Publisher: "The OECD Economic Outlook is the OECD’s twice-yearly analysis of the major economic trends and prospects for the next two years. Prepared by the OECD Economics Department, the Outlook puts forward a consistent set of projections for output, employment, government spending, prices and current balances based on a review of each member country and of the induced effect on each of them on international developments."

From the publisher: "OECD Economic Surveys are periodic reviews of member and non-member economies. Reviews of member and some non-member economies are on a two-year cycle; other selected non-member economies are also reviewed from time to time. Each Economic Survey provides a comprehensive analysis of economic developments, with chapters covering key economic challenges and policy recommendations addressing these challenges."

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).

Additional printed resources

You might also like to check the Library Catalogue for additional printed resources such as:

  • World Development Report
  • UK National Accounts - Blue Book
  • Economic Survey of Latin America and the Caribbean - Vols 1 & 2
  • Economic Issues (previously British Review of Economic Issues)

• World economic and social survey not in Discovery 

Available in print in the Library.

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