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Economics

Introduction to resources for economics at Georgia Tech

Scholarly sources for economics research

Scholarly sources, which are normally published in journals, as book chapters, or in conference proceedings, usually cover specific topics at a fairly deep level. In Economics, scholarly sources may include essays, reviews, and research articles or papers.

From this page you can 

  • See recommended databases for Economics, where you can search for articles by title, author or topic 
  • Access journals in Economics, to browse recent issues and see what scholars are discussing there 
  • Browse a virtual bookshelf of Economics books at the Georgia Tech Library
  • Learn how the Georgia Tech Library uses OpenAthens for authentication
  • Learn how to request resources through interlibrary loan

What is a database and why use one

What is a scholarly database? 

A scholarly database organizes the best quality, most relevant information for a field or discipline in one place so it can be searched. Because there is so much scholarly research and so many different fields, databases specialize in which kinds of information or tools they provide. 

Why use a scholarly database? 

Scholarly databases take into account the important publications and research methods of a field or discipline. The database helps you make choices about which articles you want to see - by subject, dates of publication, overall topic, and more. Google and Google Scholar, while vast, do no quality control on the content they provide or give you good tools to narrow your focus. 

Please watch this video before your next Google Scholar search

Recommended databases for economics

Find additional Economics databases on our A-Z Databases page. Or search for articles by author, title or topic through Articles+ in the Library Catalog. Most databases use OpenAthens for authentication. See more information about OpenAthens in the video tutorial below.

Find top Economics journals

Economics books

How to navigate OpenAthens

How to use Interlibrary Loan