Finding Journal Articles: Economics

The most current research on any academic topic is most often found in journal articles. Journal articles typically provide information on specific research, events, or discoveries in a particular field. They do not usually provide background information or basic information.

Use databases to find articles on your topic.

To find journal articles on your topic, use databases available to the UPEI community. Through the UPEI computer network, you can access subject specific databases or databases that cover a wide range of academic areas. Depending on the database searched, you will have access to the full text or to the citation of an article.

Databases pertinent to Economics include:

 

Title Description
EconLit with Full Text (EBSCOhost) Foremost source of references to economic literature. Provides indexing and abstracting of 450+ international economic periodicals, books & papers.
EconPapers Provides access to Research Papers in Economics, the worlds largest collection of online Economics working papers, journal articles, and software.
CANSIM - Canadian Socio-Economic Information (Statistics Canada) Statistics Canada's key socioeconomic database. Updated daily, CANSIM provides access to a large range of the latest statistics available in Canada.
CANSIM - Canadian Socio-Economic Information (via CHASS) Statistics Canada's key socioeconomic database. Updated daily, CANSIM provides access to a large range of the latest statistics available in Canada.
LexisNexis Academic Full text of hundreds of world newspapers, wire services, tv new transcripts, business and medical magazines, and US and Canadian laws and court cases.
Academic Collection Complete (Proquest) Search/browse the UPEI Proquest Ebook Central e-book collection. Use the Catalogue to find all e-books available at UPEI.
Academic Search Complete A multi-disciplinary database which provides full text for more than 8,500 periodicals, including full text for over 7,300 peer-reviewed journals.
Blackwell Synergy -- See Wiley Online Wiley Online is a multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.
Cairn Cairn offers access to a comprehensive collection of French language periodicals in the social sciences and humanities disciplines.
Ingenta Contains citations to research articles from over 13,500 scholarly & popular journals. Coverage includes the humanities, social sciences & science.
JSTOR Arts & Sciences I - VIII, Complement Collections and Life Sciences

Provides access to archival & current issues of over 1,400 scholarly journals across 57 academic disciplines. Includes primary source materials.

Robertson Library does not subscribe to all of the JSTOR collections, so use Interlibrary Loan to request articles that are not available in JSTOR or the Library's other collections.

 

Beta from JSTOR:

JSTOR Labs has created an interesting new kind of search engine for finding articles within their collections that are "similar to" an article that you provide (upload PDF, does not have to be from JSTOR). If your topic does not require very recent articles, give it a try!
http://www.jstor.org/analyze/

New York Times Archives search 1851-present. Full text 1851-1922 and 1987-present. Editions 1923-1986 free preview only. Microfilm 1923-1986 available in the Library.
Oxford University Press Journals Full text for over 240 journals from a variety of areas, including history, literature, science, medicine, political science, psychology & sociology.
Project MUSE Includes the full text of over 320 scholarly journals in the Arts & Humanities and Social Sciences fields.
SAGE Premier Collection Full text of over 600 journals published by SAGE in the fields of Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, Technology, and Medicine.
ScienceDirect Provides full text to peer-reviewed journals from Elsevier Science, including a large number of journals in the life sciences.
Springer LINK Contains over 1,900 full text electronic journals from the areas of science, technology, medicine, engineering, environment, economics, and law.
Web of Science (Backfile)

Backfile thru December 2009 for Web of Science (WOS) Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI) & Arts & Humanities Citation Index (AHCI)

 

Why just the backfile? See the Web of Science Subscription 2010.

Wiley Online Wiley Online is a multidisciplinary collection of online resources covering life, health and physical sciences, social science, and the humanities.
World Bank Open Knowledge Repository The World Bank's official open access repository for its research, including books, articles, Policy Research Working Papers, & Economic & Sector Work.

 

 

Please contact the Library's Service Desk, 902-566-0583, for assistance.

Created by: Betty Jeffery, B.A., M.L.S.
Former Instructional Services Coordinator
Date Created: 22-December-1999
Date Revised: 29-September-2014