Find Articles in Databases & Journals
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.
Find Background Information
Reference sources, online or in print, include encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and directories and are great starting points for background information about a specific topic.
- Economic Freedom of the World
- EIU Viewpoint
- Index of Economic Freedom
- International Monetary Fund (IMF) Country Reports
- World Competitiveness Yearbook
Data sets are collections of data typically in table form.
- Mergent Online
- International Financial Statistics Online
- CDMNext (Alternate Names: CDMN Next, CEIC Data)
CDMNext is a web-based portal for accessing macroeconomic data about international markets. It collates datasets from thousands of sources worldwide. U of I users may click the “Go” button under Guest Access to start using the database, OR register a personal account for a more customized experience.
Browse Useful Websites
Websites can provide statistics, data, articles, documents, and other information about a specific field of study.
Develop Research Skills
Economics Research Guides
Research guides provide suggestions for finding and using information about a specific subject.
Class guides are created by librarians to provide guides to helpful sources for a particular class.
Use Additional Library Resources
Economics Related Libraries and Library Services
- City Planning and Landscape Architecture Reference and Resource Center
- Labor & Employment Relations
- Law Library
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.