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General Databases for Economics

Do you have an assignment? Are you able to find the best articles on your topic i.e. beyond those on your reading list? To find details of the relevant articles and conference papers from across thousands of journal titles, you will need to use the following databases (no single database covers all relevant literature).

When you find a reference of interest, click on the Links button to find out whether the Library provides access to the full document, either online or within the Library's print collection.  

 Business Source Complete

  • Coverage: journal articles from peer-reviewed, trade & weekly titles
  • Date coverage: 1960s onwards (Harvard Business Review from 1922 onwards)


  • World economics literature from 1969 onwards
  • Limited to four simultaneous users - if you cannot login, wait five minutes & try again

IBSS (International Bibliography of the Social Sciences) 

  • Coverage: journal articles & books relating to anthropology, economics, political science & sociology
  • Date coverage: 1951 onwards
  • Guide
  • Video guide


Web of Science Core Collection

  • Part of Web of Science: PDF guide / video guide
  • Viewing results
  • Coverage: journal articles and conference papers
  • Date coverage: 1970 onwards (searching is restricted to title-only up to 1991)