Economics

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ABI/INFORM Collection
Search all three ABI/Inform databases together here or search one at a time below. ABI/INFORM Complete provides current and historic abstracts and many full-text articles from over 2,800 business and management journals, including hundreds of titles from outside the U.S. The database covers finance, management, marketing, operations, accounting, business conditions, sports and business, entertainment, and case studies.
ScienceDirect
Full-text scientific, technological, medical journals; subjects covered include biology, biochemistry, business management and accounting, chemistry, computer science, economics, finance, environmental science, mathematics, medicine, neuroscience, nursing, physics, psychology, education, and communication. Includes access to selected full-text reference books. Indexing/Abstracts to additional titles.
Research Papers in Economics
The largest bibliographic database dedicated to Economics and available freely on the Internet. Over 325'000 items of research can be browsed or searched, and over 225'000 can be downloaded in full text! This site is part of a large volunteer effort to enhance the free dissemination of research in Economics from the University of Connecticut.
Economic Indicators Briefing Room from the U.S. Census Bureau
The Census Bureau releases statistics that provide monthly, quarterly and yearly updates on key measures of the nation's economic condition. Upcoming releases include quarterly financial report - retail trade, new residential construction and new residential sales. Gives the latest releases and schedule and historical statistics.Includes Trade Balance information, durable goods, monthly wholesale trade among others.

Databases to Find Articles

ABI/INFORM Collection
Search all three ABI/Inform databases together here or search one at a time below. ABI/INFORM Complete provides current and historic abstracts and many full-text articles from over 2,800 business and management journals, including hundreds of titles from outside the U.S. The database covers finance, management, marketing, operations, accounting, business conditions, sports and business, entertainment, and case studies.
Wall Street Journal (1984 - present)
Full text of The Wall Street Journal from 1984-present. For issues from 1889-1993, see the  Wall Street Journal-ProQuest Historical Newspapers database.
Business Insights: Essentials
Company profiles, brand information, rankings, investment reports, market research reports, SWOT reports, market share information, company histories, chronologies, journal articles, and interactive charts.  Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information.
Business Source Premier (Original Interface)
Business topics: management, economics, finance, accounting, international business, etc. SWOT analysis on selected companies.
Business Source Premier (Special Business Interface)
Business topics: management, economics, finance, accounting, international business, etc. SWOT analysis on selected companies.
Academic Search Premier
Multi-disciplinary database which includes a large collection of peer-reviewed journals in many areas of academic study including: archaeology, area studies, astronomy, biology, chemistry, ethnic & multicultural studies, law, mathematics, music, physics, psychology, religion & theology, women's studies, and other fields.  Coverage varies, but begins in the 1990s for most journals.
Academic OneFile
Peer-reviewed, full-text articles from journals and reference sources. Coverage includes the sciences, technology, medicine, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects. Also includes transcripts and audio from all National Public Radio programs. Available in both PDF and HTML full-text; updated daily. Coverage is from 1980-present.
ScienceDirect Even though "Science" is in the title, the database has a lot of scholarly economics articles.
JSTOR
JSTOR provides access to academic journals and primary sources in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.

Some Full-text. If you do not find the full-text, you have the option of getting the articles via Interlibrary Loan.

Research Papers in Economics
The largest bibliographic database dedicated to Economics and available freely on the Internet. Over 325'000 items of research can be browsed or searched, and over 225'000 can be downloaded in full text! This site is part of a large volunteer effort to enhance the free dissemination of research in Economics from the University of Connecticut.
Google Scholar
Links to peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports. Supports cited reference searching. Includes recent or unpublished work that hasn't yet been indexed. Includes links to full-text resources when available.
EconLit
Citations and abstracts for journals and books relating to the field of economics, includes the Cambridge University Press Abstracts of Working Papers in Economics. 1969-present
Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
Social Science Research Network (SSRN) indexes and abstracts research papers in the social sciences and contains working and forthcoming papers. Some are full text documents are available.

News & Blogs

Economic Calendar via Yahoo
List what economic indicators are released by week with links to the actual indicators.
Economic News via Yahoo News
Up to the minute news from a wide variety of sources from around the world.
Wall Street Journal Real Time Economics Blog
Coverage and commentary throughout the day of major developments in the economy. Follows the Federal Reserve, Treasury and other government policy makers. Also covers global economics.
Global Economy from the Financial Times (FT)
Latest international economy headlines and analysis. Worldwide coverage.

Newspaper Articles

New York Times (1980-present)
Full-text of The New York Times from 1980 - present. For Historical coverage please use ProQuest Historical Newspapers The New York Times (1851 - 2007)
Wall Street Journal (1984 - present)
Full text of The Wall Street Journal from 1984-present. For issues from 1889-1993, see the  Wall Street Journal-ProQuest Historical Newspapers database.
National Newspapers Premier
This database's detailed indexing will help you quickly find the news information you need. Each issue of each newspaper is indexed thoroughly, so researchers have access to not only top news stories but also the information contained on the various sections of the papers. The indexing covers not only complete bibliographic information but also companies, people, products, etc.
LexisNexis Academic
Full-text access to continuously updated news, law, and business information. Highlights: News: newswires, transcripts, regional, national/international news, & Gallup Polls; Legal: law review articles, federal case law, and federal/state codes; Business: company profiles, country profiles, and SEC filings; People: directories from the entertainment industry, elected officials, executives, politicians, and obituaries.  Also has a section that includes full-text of several health newsletters and abstracts of articles in major medical journals.

Older Newspaper Articles

New York Times (1851-2009)
The full-text of the NY Times. Includes all images and advertising.  Search for names, events and concepts and view a summary of an article, a PDF image of the article or the entire page of the newspaper.
Wall Street Journal (1889-1995)
Includes the full text, full image, and advertising. Search for names, events and concepts. See a summary of the article as well as an image of the article or the entire page of the newspaper. Use the Date option at the bottom of the screen to limit your search to particular dates. 

Organizations, Think Tanks, etc.

National Association for Business Economics-Links
This set of links is a guide to useful and interesting information in the field of business economics. Includes micro & macro data, international links, Finance news, Federal Reserve, economic blogs and more.
Docuticker
Daily update of new reports from government agencies, ngo's, think tanks, and other groups. Search by keyword/subject.

 

Statistical Sites-United States

Economic Indicators.gov
Economic Indicators.gov is brought to you by the Economics and Statistics Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce. Provides timely access to the daily releases of key economic indicators from the Bureau of Economic Analysis and the U.S. Census Bureau.
Bureau of Economic Analysis, U.S. Department of Commerce
Covers a wide variety of economic indicators at the national, international, regional and industry levels, including: Gross Domestic Product(GDP), Personal income, Balance of Trade, and an overview of the U.S. Economy.
Economic Indicators Briefing Room from the U.S. Census Bureau
The Census Bureau releases statistics that provide monthly, quarterly and yearly updates on key measures of the nation's economic condition. Upcoming releases include quarterly financial report - retail trade, new residential construction and new residential sales. Gives the latest releases and schedule and historical statistics.Includes Trade Balance information, durable goods, monthly wholesale trade among others.
Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Department of Labor
Detailed releases of a wide variety of economic statistics including: Consumer Price Index (CPI), productivity, consumer spending, wages and earnings, employment/unemployement, inflation among others.  They Publish the Consumer Expenditure Survey (CE), a survey of American buying habits (spending, earnings, etc.) as well as The American Time Use Survey (ATUS) that measures the amount of time people spend doing various activities. 
Survey of Current Business
Bureau of Economic Analysis monthly journal presents summary estimates and analyses of U.S. economic activity. Includes the "Business Situation," a review of recent economic developments, regular and special articles about the national, regional, and international economic accounts and related topics. Latest estimates of the national income and product accounts every month.
Federal Reserve Board -Statistical Releases
Various statistical releases such as: foreign exchange rates, interest rates, commercial paper, banks, flow of funds, etc. Daily, weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual statistics both current and historical
Economic Research via Federal Reserve Bank-St. Louis
All sorts of current and historical data and papers. Includes ArchivaL Federal Reserve Economic Data (AlFred), FRASER (Federal Reserve Archive of statistics and papers) among others.

American FactFinder
Current population, housing, economic, and geographic data from the US Census Bureau.  Includes the Annual Survey of Manufactures, Economic Census, Current Population Estimates, Business Patterns, and American Community Surveys.  The Guided Search walks you through each step in picking the data and/or geographies you want to download.
Congressional Budget Office (US)
Website with a current Monthly Budget Review, Budget Projections, Economic Projections, Status of Discretionary Appropriations, Historical Budget Data Spreadsheets for Selected Estimates and Projections, and a Glossary of Budgetary and Economic Terms.

Statisitical Sites-International

Official Statistics on the Web (OFFSTATS)
Free statistics from official sources, including current data and time series for regions and topic categories. Many data sets are downloadable as text or spreadsheet files.
International Financial Statistics (International Monetary Fund)
Time series data for major economic aggregates as well as current data on exchange rates, international liquidity, international banking, currency, interest rates, prices, production, trade, government accounts, GDP, and national accounts.
Central Bank lists from Bank for International Settlements
Link to Central Banks for countries around the world. Useful for getting statistics, exchange rate information and news and policy briefings.
Eurostat
Statistical data for European Union members.
European Commission Data Portal
The EC data portal provides access to 5800+ data sets, mostly coming from Eurostat. With the portal, the European Union intends to open up public sector information pro-actively for free re-use in Europe, as part of the European open data strategy.
World Development Reports from the World Bank
Here you will find every World Development Report published by the World Bank since the first report was released in 1978. pertaining to a specific development topic, ranging from agriculture, education, and the environment to infrastructure, trade and poverty reduction.
Economy Watch -Economic Statistics/Indicators database
Worldwide, by country, economic region and geographical regionfrom 1980 to 2016 forecasts. Over 50 indicators from our database of 1,000 are currently display by Econ Stats. Data Sources: IMF, World Bank, UN, OECD, CIA World Factbook, Internet World Statistics, The Heritage Foundation and Transparency International
GeoHive
A site with all kinds of statistics. The main component is population statistics: historical, projections, cities, agglomerations, etc. But also geopolitical data like the administrative divisions of countries (provinces, counties and such) of all nations of this world. In addition, some economical statistics and an up-to-date list of all known national statistical agencies.

Local and New York State Statistics

Index of Economic Activity in Tompkins County
Site maintained by Elia Kacapyr, IC Department of Economics.
New York State Data Center
Economic, demographic and statistical information from various state agencies.