Economics Research Guide

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JSTOR Retrospective Journal Collection - anthropology, archaeology, area studies, economics, education, geography, history, political science, sociology, statistics [also covers humanities]

RAND California - information and statistical service covering California economic and public policy issues

Sage Journals - social sciences [also covers business, humanities, sciences]

Social Sciences Abstracts - anthropology, area studies, criminal justice, cultural studies, economics, geography, international relations, political science, public policy, social work, sociology

Social Services Abstracts - social work

Sociological Abstracts - sociology

Annual Review of Sociology Backfile - review articles synthesizing the literature of sociology; does not include last five years

Others to consider:

Academic OneFile - useful for all topics

Academic Search Premier (Ebsco) - useful for all topics

CQ Researcher: Business & Economics

Google Scholar - indexes a large proportion of the scholarly literature in a wide range of research areas

Opposing Viewpoints in Context: Business & Economics

Browse selected electronic journals

American Economic Review (latest 3 years not available online)

American Journal of Economics and Sociology

Brookings Papers on Economic Activity

Contemporary Economic Policy

Economic History Review (latest 5 years not available online)

The Economic Journal (latest 3 years not available online)

Explorations in Economic History

Economica (latest 3 years not available online)

Feminist Economics

Journal of Asian Economics

Journal of Economic History (latest 5 years not available online)

Journal of Economic Literature (latest 3 years not available online)

Journal of Economic Perspectives (latest 3 years not available online)

Journal of Economic Theory

Journal of Labor Economics

Journal of Monetary Economics

Journal of Political Economy

Quarterly Journal of Economics (latest 5 years not available online)

Review of Economics and Statistics (latest 5 years not available online)

Review of Economic Studies (latest 3 years not available online)

Review of International Political Economy

Browse selected news sources

Economist | Consumer Reports | Business Week | Entrepreneur | Fortune | Forbes | Wall Street Journal

OneSearch - Articles

See also

See also the CSUMB Library's guides to Distinguishing Scholarly Journals from Other Periodicals and Citing Your Sources.

Books and background reading

Books in the CSUMB Library

The CSUMB Library Catalog lists books and videos in the CSUMB Library's collection. Use the links below for quick lists of books and videos on:

Economic development

Economic ethics

Economic sociology

Environmental economics

U.S. economic policy

Recently received titles on economics and business

Books at other libraries

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CSU Union Catalog to search library catalogs of the 23 California State University campuses.

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MOBAC Monterey Bay Regional Library Catalogs to search library catalogs in the Monterey Bay region

Melvyl to search library catalogs of the University of California

WorldCat to search library catalogs from around the world.

CSUMB students, faculty and staff may use the ILLiad Interlibrary Loan Request Form to borrow books found using the catalogs above.

Selected online encyclopedias

21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook. 2010

Economist Guide to Economic Indicators. Ref HA29.E28 1997

Encyclopedia of American Economic History. Ref HC103.E52 1980

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History. 1999

International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences. [abstracts only, see Ref H41.I58 2001 for text]

St. James Encyclopedia of Labor History Worldwide. 2004

21st Century Economics: A Reference Handbook. 2010


General Economics - Includes links and information by topic, news, an economics glossary, and introductory articles; provided by

Archive for the History of Economic Thought - Excerpts from representative texts of the major thinkers and schools of thought in economics; provided by McMaster University.

RFE: Resources for Economists on the Internet - Topical directory that includes categories: Data, Dictionaries, Forecasting, Organizations, Internet Guides; provided by The American Economic Association.

WebEc: WWW Resources in Economics - Topical directory that includes categories: Methodology and History, Economics Data, International Economics; Agriculture; provided by Lauri Saarinen, University of Helsinki.


California Financial and Economic Data - Includes Latest Economic Data, Economic Indicators, Statistical Abstract, County Profiles; provided by the California Dept. of Finance.

Long-Term Socio-Economic Forecasts by County - Biennial forecasts for all counties in California; provided by the California Dept. of Transportation.

Public Policy Institute of California - "Dedicated to improving public policy in California through independent, objective, nonpartisan research"; provided by the Institute.

United States

Bureau of Economic Analysis - Provides interactive economic data in the following areas: National, Industry, International, Regional; includes full-text of the Survey of Current Business; provided by the Bureau.

Bureau of Labor Statistics - The principal fact-finding agency for the Federal Government in the broad field of labor economics and statistics; provided by the Bureau.

Conference Board - Non-profit, fact-finding institution that conducts research and publishes studies on business economics and management experience; provided by the Board.

EconData.Net - Links to state and sub-state socioeconomic data sources arranged by subject and provider; provided by EconData.Net. - Economic time series data useful for economic forecasting; provided by

Economic Indicators - Monthly federal economic indicators from 1998 to the present; provided by the U.S. Government Printing Office.

Economic Policy Institute - Non-profit, non-partisan think tank focused on the economic condition of low- and middle-income Americans; provided by the Institute.

Economic Statistics Briefing Room - Current federal economic indicators, including Employment, Income, International, Money, Output, Prices, Production, Transportation; provided by the White House.

FRASER - Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research; current and historical statistics; provided by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.

FRED - Regional and national financial and economic time series data; provided by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis. National Bureau of Economic Research - America's "leading nonprofit economic research organization"; provided by the Bureau.

North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) - Official industry classification system used by U.S. statistical agencies; provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

U.S. Economy at a Glance - Current data on employment, price indexes, and productivity; includes national, regional, state, and metro data; provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.


See the Library's Course Guide for SBS 351: Introduction to Global Economics

See also

See also the CSUMB Library's research guides on Business, Government Information, Public Policy, and Statistical Information

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