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Economics: E-Books & Reference


All e-books can be accessed via SOLO, through e-libraries:

IMF eLibrary

provides online access to the collection of global economic content, published by the International Monetary Fund - text publications and statistical databases.
eBook Central

ProQuest Ebook Central

aka EBL and ebrary

Delivers ebooks from scholarly sources, including UPs and other top publishers.


You can also find Economics ebooks in EBSCOhost eBook Collection.

OECDiLibraryProvides comprehensive access to OECD statistical data, books, journals, and working papers.
Or directly through publisher collections:

Oxford Scholarship Online

A collection of ebooks containing an extensive Economics and Finance selection.

Oxford Research Encyclopedia: Economics and Finance

Offers long-form overview articles written, peer-reviewed, and edited by leading scholars


In addition to currrent subscriptions ScienceDirect offers over 250,000 articles on open access.


Open Access eCollections

OAPEN.orgonline library and publication platform

The OAPEN Library contains freely accessible academic books, mainly in the area of humanities and social sciences, a quality controlled collection of open access books.

Directory of Open Access Booksdirectory of open access books

A list of academic, peer reviewed books in Open Access from a variety of publishers, linking to the full text.

Online Handbooks & Reference

Oxford Handbooks Online

Business & Management
Economics & Finance

The handbooks offer both introductions to topics in the discipline, and a useful reference resource.

Each handbook presents a self-contained survey of the current state of various branches of economics.

New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

A definitive reference source for economics containing articles by world's leading economists.

Library of Economic Literature

The Making of the Modern World

Provides digital facsimile images of unique primary sources that track the development of the modern, western world through the lens of trade and wealth. Full-text searching across millions of pages of works from the period 1450-1914 provides access to this vast collection of material for research in the areas of history, political science, social conditions, technology and industry, economics, area studies and more.

Commonwealth iLibrary

Commonwealth iLibrary Includes titles on a range of topics in which the Commonwealth has particular insight and expertise, especially concerning small states, including globalisation & multilateral trade issues, and export & enterprise development.
Titles are organised by series, year and alphabetically, and search and discovery of complete publications or even their components – articles and chapters – is a click away.


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CASES Search and browse the collection of case studies of real social research, specially commissioned and designed to help you understand abstract methodological concepts in practice.

METHODSPACEAn online network for the community of researchers engaged in research methods. Sponsored by SAGE, the site is created for students and researchers to network and share research, resources and debates. Methodspace users have free access to selected journal articles, book chapters, etc which highlight emerging topics in the field.