Resources in Economics

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Find Articles

Collections of Journals: Databases

Use databases to search multiple online journals at the same time. Find articles about a specific topic by using keywords, subject headings, authors, and more.

Electronic Journals (E-Journals)

Search or browse individual online journals.



Find Background Information

Reference Sources

Reference sources, online or in print, include encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and directories. These are great starting points for background information about a specific topic.

Data Sets

Data sets are collections of data typically in table form.



Browse Useful Websites

Websites may provide statistics, data, articles, documents, and other information about a specific field of study or employment. Associations, societies, institutions, and government websites are particularly useful.


Develop Research Skills

Research guides provide suggestions for finding and using information about a specific subject or for a specific class. These guides may also give instructions on how to find a specific type of source (e.g. theses) or how to use a specific resource (e.g. Web of Science).

Economics Research Guides

General Research Guides

Class Guides



Use Additional Library Resources

Find Books and Other Material

Search for books, journals, and media by title, author, subject, keywords, material type, or publication date.

Economics Related Libraries and Library Services

Other libraries at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign also have economics-related materials and services to assist with your research.



Learn About Other Resources on Campus

Learn about economics resources, research, and services at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.




About the Economics Collection

Economics covers the history of economic thought, economic theory, econometrics, public finance, international economics and monetary theory and practice. Personal finance and consumer economics are taken care of by the Funk Library. Overlaps in this area include parts of labor economics with the labor and employment relations collection, welfare economics with the education collection, and urban and regional economics with the city planning and landscape architecture collection. There is also a slight overlap with the Law Library pertaining to the legal and economic aspects of antitrust and monopoly and the broad area of governmental regulation of business.

Please direct all comments or requests for information to Yoo-Seong Song, Economics Librarian.