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Library Resources and E‑Journals

Library Resources

All BYU Library resources for economics faculty and students can be found in one convenient and easy to navigate location. The Economics Subject Guide provides valuable resources for learning, research, and publication. There users can search for and access journals, working papers, legal research, books, and other databases. The Data tab is specifically designed to help students locate datasets to download and analyze for research projects.

Please reach out to the Economics Librarian, Maggie Marchant (maggie_marchant@byu.edu), with any questions.

Frequently Used Resources

Articles & Journals:

  • EconLit
    The main database for research in economics. Contains articles from premier economics journals. Produced by the American Economic Association.
  • ProQuest Business Collection
    Broad coverage of peer-reviewed articles and industry publications on economics, business, and related disciplines.
  • NBER Working Papers
    Early access to research and findings from leading economists. Produced by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
  • Journal Citation Reports
    Presents statistical citation data that provides a systematic way to evaluate leading journals and their impact on the global research community.

News:

Data & Statistics:

  • FRED (Federal Reserve Economic Data)
    Time series data on a variety of topics related to economics.
  • Data Planet
    Find, visualize, and download data on a variety of topics including economics, business, and demographics. Also includes resources for teaching with and understanding data (see Data Basics).
  • Statista
    An aggregator of statistics on almost any topic.

Background Research:

Helpful Library Services

  • Course Reserve
    Provide books, articles, and media for students to access in your courses.
  • Interlibrary Loan
    Request and receive access to books, articles, and other items not available at the BYU library.
  • Faculty Delivery Service
    Faculty and administrators can sign up to have library materials and interlibrary loans delivered and picked up from their department office.