Economics and Business Research Guide


You can use library electronic resources from any computer on or off campus. See a complete listing of electronic resources by name, provider, or subject. Databases covering economics and business are listed below.


  • Business Economics and Theory Collection (Gale) - search a subset of Gale Academic OneFile journals focusing on economics along with video feeds from that contain business news and interviews.
  • Business Insights: Essentials (Gale) - Business, company and industry information. Use this resource to find company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, company histories, chronologies, periodical articles, and more.
  • Business Source Premier (EBSCO) - scholarly business journals and publications covering marketing, management, accounting, finance and economics. Business Source Premier also includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses.
  • Business Source Premier Enhanced Interface (EBSCO) - search features are tailored to help business and economics students with research assignments
  • General Business File ASAP (Gale) – broker research reports, trade publications, newspapers, journals, and company directory listings with full text and images
  • Insurance & Liability Collection (Gale) - search a subset of Gale Academic and General OneFile journals focusing on the liability and insurance industry, covering such topics as labor relations, mortgage banking, and legal issues.
  • International Financial Statistics (IFS) (IMF eLIBRARY) - International and domestic finance data going back to 1948.  All first-time users of the database must create an account.  In the box titled “My Data,” click on the “Sign in or Register” link to create an account.  After signing in, to access the IFS database look for the “Query within a Dataset” box on the left side of the IMF eLibrary page, and select the“International Financial Statitics (IFS)” link. 
  • NBER Working Papers (National Bureau of Economic Research)
  • Oxford Reference Online: Economics – find definitions and more from Oxford reference titles. Please log out when you are finished searching. Our subscription allows one user at a time.
  • Regional Business News (EBSCO) – business journals, newspapers, and newswires from metropolitan and rural areas within the United States
  • Small Business Collection (Gale) - search a subset of Gale Academic and General OneFile journals covering small business.
  • World Bank Open Data - find data about development in countries around the globe, including World Development Indicators, Global Development Finance, African Development Indicators, and Global Economic Monitor.



  • Academic OneFile (Gale) – scholarly database containing journals, podcasts, and transcripts
  • Academic Search Complete (EBSCO) - comprehensive database of scholarly journals
  • Guide to Social Science and Religion – index to periodicals covering religion and social science.
  • JSTOR - a collection of core scholarly journals, many going back to the first volume. Emphasis is on back issue coverage and does not include the current 3-5 years, unless Gordon has a current subscription to the journal. JSTOR provides long term preservation for journals.
  • Newspaper Source (EBSCO) – selected full text for national (U.S.), international, and regional (U.S.) newspapers, also full text television & radio news transcripts
  • PsycINFO (EBSCO) – index for psychology journals, books, etc. with links to many full text articles
  • Sage Journals Online - a searchable collection of scholarly online journals published by Sage, covering many subject areas including economics and management

More electronic resources are available through Boston Public Library. However, you must first take a minute to sign up for a BPL eCard.


  • Gordon's Periodical List is a complete list of all journals available through Jenks Library (full text in databases, online, and print).
    • You can search for a journal title in Periodical List.
    • You can also see subjects under the broad category of social sciences. Click on social sciences subjects such as commerce, business, economic theory, and finance to see lists of journals available.
  • Print journals are located in the periodicals area on the 4th floor of Jenks. Please note that journals are arranged alphabetically by title, not by subject area.


  • Search the NOBLE catalog to find materials on topics in economics and business.
  • If you want to browse the shelves, some related call numbers are:
  •  HA  Statistics
     HB  Economic Theory. Demography
     HC  Economic History & Conditions
     HD  Industry. Land use. Labor
     HE  Transportation & Communication
     HF1-5000  Commerce
     HF5001-6351  Business, Business Administration
     HG  Finance
     HJ  Public Finance
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