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Databases for Research in Economics

  • CIAO  Icon
    Subject: International Affairs
    Contains: Full text of working papers, occasional paper series, foundation-funded research project, proceedings from conferences, citations to books, journals and policy briefs.
    Coverage: 1991 - present.
  • GPO Monthly Catalog
    Subjects: Political Science, Economics, Science, Social Science
    Contains: Citations to documents printed by the Government Printing Office. Links to full text when available.
    Coverage: 1976-present.
  • Lexis-Nexis Academic
    Subjects: International, national and regional newspapers, law reviews, and U.S. federal and state law, codes, and regulations.
    Contains: Full-text documents.
  • Lexis-Nexis Congressional Publications
    Subjects: United States Congress
    Contains: Full text congressional hearings, reports and documents
    Coverage: 1791 through the present
  • PAIS International
    Subjects: Public policy, international finance, international relations, human rights.
    Contains: Citations and abstracts to journal articles, books, government hearing, reports, and some internet sources. Non-English language materials included.
    Coverage: 1972 to present.
  • Social Science Citation Index
    Subjects: Social Sciences
    Contains: Citations and abstracts to journal articles. Citation mapping. Some non-English language material included.
    Coverage: 1900-present
  • Social Sciences (Abstracts &) Full Text (1983- )
    Subjects: Social sciences - political science, economics, psychology, geography, law, sociology, and anthropology.
    Contains: Citations and abstracts. Some full text 1990-
    Coverage: Indexing 1983 to present.
  • EconLit
    Subjects: Economics and related fields.
    Contains: Citations to journal articles, books, and working papers in economics.
    Coverage: 1969 to present.

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