Electronic Resources - Economics


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Got A Question For The KMS Librarian?

Contact Jane Shaw on 01782 733534 or email j.shaw2@keele.ac.uk
if you would like some help.

E-Journal Collections

The following database services can be used to find an electronic journal title or paper.

Search Keele's E-Journal A-Z
Use this website to search across all of our e-journal services for a title and in some cases a specific paper.

Business Source Complete and Academic Search Complete - EBSCO
Many business and management titles are included in this collection, which has over 2,000 full text journals. Click here for help on getting started with this database.
You will need your Keele login to access the EBSCO databases from off-campus.
View the Quick Guide to Using EBSCO to help you get started. 

Emerald Management Xtra
95 full-text management journals. View the Quick Guide to using Emerald.

Sage Journals
A collection of over 600 full-text international peer-reviewed journals titles, dating back to 1999. You will need your Keele username and password for off-campus access to Sage Premier. 
The Quick Guide to using Sage Journals can be found here.

Science Direct 
An online database which includes the full-text of around 250 journals of interest to KMS students, with titles on business, management, economics, accounting and finance.
You will need your Keele username and password for off-campus access to Science Direct
View the Quick Guide to Using Science Direct.

Global Market Information Database
GMID provides business intelligence on countries, consumers and industries.

Nexis UK
UK and international news service, includes UK quality and regional newspapers. Please see our newspapers page for more detailed information on the newspaper services available from Keele's collection.

New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics
Contains over 1,850 articles by more than 1,500 of the world's leading economists.

E-Book Collections

Some useful texts are available from the following two e-book services; read the book in full online. Click on the services below to search and read the e-books available. E-books can also be found using Library Search

An expanding collection of ebooks purchased by the Library which includes some titles relating to business and management.
You will need your Keele login for all access.

EBSCO eBook Collection
Collection includes titles on management, strategy, marketing, globalisation and many more.
You will need your Keele login for off-campus access.

Includes many business related titles, including ones on human resource management, industrial relations, strategy, marketing and business law.
You will need your Keele login for off-campus access.

Global Market And Country Data Sources

Global Market Information Database

GMID provides information on countries, consumers and industries. Country data includes economic indicators and statistics (GDP, average incomes, growth etc.). Use this service to look up reports and statistics on companies, product markets and consumer behaviour. 

Business Source Complete and Academic Search Complete - EBSCO
Many business and management titles are included in this collection, which has over 2,000 full text journals. Click here for help on getting started with this database.
You will need your Keele username and password to access the EBSCO databases from off-campus

New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics
Contains over 1,850 articles by more than 1,500 of the world's leading economists.

Nexis UK
Read the "broadsheet" UK press and some regional newspapers on this website. Business pages are included in the service. More online newspapers and other online services are available from our newspapers page.

Find A Reference In Business Subjects

There are more journals available in addition to those we have electronically. Reference databases (sometimes also called "citation" or "abstract" databases) can help you find these if you want to search more widely for papers, especially if you're doing a literature review for a dissertation.

The full text will not be available from the citation database, however clicking on the @Keele logo will search our e-journals and provide a link to the whole paper if available, or direct you to where a paper copy may be found in the Library's print journal collection. Our main citation databases are;

ProQuest provides a large number of bibliographic databases, including several major ones, including British Humanities Index, and the International Bibliography of the Social Sciences.

Web of Science

This includes a number of useful citation indexes:

  • *Science Citation Index Expanded (1970 onwards)
  • *Social Sciences Citation Index (1970 onwards)
  • *Arts and Humanities Citation Index (1975 onwards)
  • *Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Science (1990 onwards)
  • *Conference Proceedings Citation Index- Social Sciences & Humanities (1990 onwards)
  • Book Citation Index (Science & Social Sciences & Humanities editions) (2005 onwards)
  • Chinese Citation Index (citations from the Chinese Academy of Sciences) (1989 onwards)

Databases to which Keele has access are denoted by a * to the left.


International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)
Details of articles, letters, and reviews from more than 2,600 journals and 7,000 books in the fields of economics, political science, sociology, and anthropology. Access with Keele login.

References to economic literature.



Use the advanced keyword option on Library Search and set the material type to 'Thesis' to search for Keele theses held in the Library.

The British Library ETHOS project provides electronic access to research theses from many UK universities.

Index to Theses
A searchable listing of theses with abstracts accepted for higher degrees by universities in Great Britain and Ireland since 1716. You can only access the Index to Theses from computers on the Keele network.

NDLTD – Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
Details of theses and dissertations from universities in the United States and worldwide.

An index of doctoral dissertations in progress around the world.

Help For Economics Students

The following are the Library's quick guides to using the following e-journal libraries:

Using EBSCO Academic Search Elite/Business Source Premier

Using Emerald E-Journal Library

This is an online reference management software which can be used to import, manage and save references from your research, enabling easy creation of bibliographies. Find out more on our Refworks information pages.

Useful Economics Links

Students may find some of the sites below useful or interesting. Please see our Social Sciences general page for links to other social science websites which may be of potential use.

BBC Business
Business news from the BBC, but includes latest financial markets data, economic and company news.

Brint - Global Risk Management Network
Renowned information site for business, with up to date links and digests to key business sites.

CasWeb - Web interface to Census Area Statistics and Boundary Data
Web interface to statistics and related information from the United Kingdom Census office.

Confederation Of British Industry
The UK's top business lobbying organisation.

Corporate Information
Worldwide corporate information. Can be searched by company name, industry.

Department for Business Innovation and Skills (UK)

Economagic.com - Economic Time Series Page
A comprehensive site of free, easily available economic time series data useful for economic research, in particular economic forecasting.

European Business Ethics Network
Website which debates issues on business ethics and corporate social responsibility.

FXHistory: historical currency exchange rates
Online tool for accessing historical exchange rates.

Genamics JournalSeek
Large categorized database of freely available journals.

Health And Safety Executive
The body responsible for the regulation and enforcement of workplace health, safety and welfare, and for research into occupational risks in England, Wales and Scotland.

The International Labour Organization's online database of International Labour Standards.

International Data Base (IDB)
Data bank containing statistical tables of demographic, and socio-economic data for 227 countries.

Another International Labour Organization site, contains references to a wide range of print and electronic publications.

Access to UK legislation dating back to 1987.

Market Research World
Online resources and research related articles on market research.

National Statistics
Government website for UK official statistics.

NOMIS - Official Labour Market Statistics
Use this site to view or download official labour market statistics.

Find company information and links to published information such as financial reports, press releases and webcasts.

Office for National Statistics (UK)

Penn World Tables
Statistical data for 152 countries and 29 subjects.

RePEc - Research Papers in Economics
Database of working papers, journal articles and software components in economics.

World Trade Organization