Articles & Databases : Economics
Business Source Complete
Comprehensive coverage of scholarly journals for business topics such as marketing, management, human resources, MIS, POM, accounting, finance and economics. Includes author profiles, financial data, books, major reference works, book digests, conference proceedings, case studies, company profiles, SWOT analyses, investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, datamonitor, and country reports.
EconLit with Full Text
Provides bibliographic coverage of a wide range of economics-related literature. An expanded version of the Journal of Economic Literature (JEL) indexes of journals, books and dissertations, EconLit covers both economic theory and application.
Economist Historical Archive 1843-2013
The Economist Historical Archive is a searchable copy of every issue of The Economist from 1843 to 2013. Full-color images, multiple search indexes, exportable financial tables and a gallery of front covers highlight a key topic of each week, all combine to offer a primary source of research covering the 19th and 20th centuries.
Features full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals such as the Economist, country-and industry-focused reports, and downloadable data.
American Doctoral Dissertations
Open-access database, it includes thousands of theses and dissertations from 1902 to the present.
Coverage: 1990, 2000 & 2010
Decennial Census data (1990, 2000, 2010), Economic Census (1997, 2002, 2007), Annual American Community Survey Data (2000-present) and more. Provides a tool to create tables, reports, and reference maps. Learn more about features and functions.
Asian Business Database
Offers detailed information on companies, economies, markets and overall business conditions throughout the Eastern Hemisphere, as well as international trade. Includes national and regional coverage.
Searches banking industry publications for information about the financial services industry, banking and industry trend.
C2ER Cost of Living Index
Resource provides city-to-city comparisons of key consumer costs. Available datasets include current cost of living index, historical cost of living index, and the county-level cost of living index. It also includes the COLI calculator, which allows users to select a combination of areas and calculate comparable income between two places.
[Council for Community and Economic Research (C2ER)]
Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities
Provides current information to prospective authors for journals covering business (accounting, economics and finance, management, and marketing) and education (educational curriculum and methods, educational technology and library science, and educational psychology and administration). Information includes scope/coverage, acceptance/rejection rates, number of reviewers, time required for review, availability of reviewers' comments, fees charged to review or publish the manuscript, copies required, manuscript topics and contact information.
[Cabell Scholarly Analytics]
Online collection of publications in the French language, in the area of social sciences and humanities. Selected English abstracts and articles can be accessed at CAIRN International Edition.
Provides access to several popular Census Department databases, among them: Annual Survey of Manufacturers; Building Permits; Census Tract Street Locator; County Business Patterns; Zip Business Patterns; Occupation by Race and Sex; and others.
[US Census Bureau]
Center for Research Libraries e-collections
Current digital collections include: pamphlets, manuscripts, periodicals, government documents and other resources related to Chinese mass education in the PRC; Medieval slavery and manumission; 18th & 19th-century Brazil; 1848 Revolution in France; South Asia.
[Center for Research Libraries]
China Academic Journals
CAJ is a comprehensive, full-text database of Chinese journals dating back to 1915. Available collections include: Education/Social Sciences, Literature/History/Philosophy, Economy & Management,and Politics/Military Affairs/Law. Access is provided by English or Chinese language interfaces. All content is Chinese language.
[East View Information Services]
Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)
A comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. It provides a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, conference proceedings, books, journals, and policy briefs. It also includes teaching materials such as case studies and course packs of background readings. All sections of CIAO are updated monthly.
Conference Board's Business & Economics Portfolio
Provides access to historical data for our economic indicators used by governments, CEOs, economists, risk and portfolio managers, and others who track economies and markets. Downloadable datasets include: Leading economic indicators; Consumer Confidence Indices; Employment Trends Indices; Measure of CEO confidence indices; Total Economy database; and other research reports on economics and markets, leadership, and high-performing organizations.
Coverage: current and historical
A service of the Library of Congress that makes federal legislative information freely available. Features and content include: bills and resolutions, the Congressional Record, committee reports, information on treaties, teacher resources, and more. Formerly THOMAS.
Data-Planet Statistical Datasets
Provides access to statistical data produced by U.S. Federal agencies, States, private organizations, and major intergovernmental organizations. Charts, maps, views, rankings, time series and tables are available for use in the Data-Planet repository. Data-Planet Statistical Datasets offers capabilities to compare & contrast multiple data series, perform statistical calculations on the data, and customize output views.
[Conquest Systems, Inc.]
Provides significant historical data for securities markets worldwide; equity coverage; comprehensive market indices; fixed income securities. Please review the Datastream Infoguide for detailed content information, tutorials, and workstation locations.
Note: For use by current George Mason University students, faculty & staff only.
Digital National Security Archive
Consists of curated and indexed government documents covering U.S. policy toward critical world events – including their military, intelligence, diplomatic and human rights dimensions – from 1945 to the present.
Dissertations & Theses @ George Mason University
Access full text of dissertations and theses in pdf format, as well as online 24 page preview. Content submitted by George Mason University, and published in Dissertation Abstracts.
Economic Research from Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Created and maintained by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis Research Library. Individual indicators (such as GDP and CPI) are linked, and each link has a description of the data. Included in each record is the title, corporate author, publisher.
Economist Intelligence Unit Country Information
Extensive country information from various Economist Intelligence Unit publications, covering most countries and including politics, economics, business, markets and data. (Country Report, Country Profile, Country Monitor, and Business Newsletters.)
Economist Intelligence Unit Market Indicators and Forecasts
A database of economic, demographic, consumption and industry data on 60 major countries worldwide and 11 regional aggregates, stretching back to 1990.The product includes detailed economic and industry forecasts for the next five years and longer-term economic projections.
Economist Intelligence Unit ViewsWire
Coverage: Coverage varies
Timely analysis on key economic, political and business developments around the world. Each day, the EIU ViewsWire supplies 100–150 analytical articles on any of 195 countries.
Economist Intelligence Unit World Investment Service
World Investment Service contains flows of investment by country and industry, overseas mergers and acquisitions (from BvDEP’s Zephyr database) and business costs.
Resource offers insight and opinion on international news, politics, business, finance, science and technology. It offers a variety of web-only content, including blogs, debates and audio/film programs. Provides full access to the print edition and a searchable online archive that dates back to 1997. Note: For access to The Economist newsletters, please register here using your Mason email address.
[Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)]
EDGAR performs automated collection, validation, indexing, acceptance and forwarding of submissions by companies and others required to file reports with the SEC. Use for 10-K reports
Provides access to journals published by Emerald Publishing. Subjects include accounting and finance, engineering, library and information science, management, and marketing.
[Emerald Group Publishing]
Europa World Year Book
Online version of the print Europa World Year Book. Provides lengthy descriptions of countries and international organizations as well as multinational comparative statistics.
European Business Database
Contains European business and financial information. Includes resources such as The Economist, Fortune and European Business Journal.
The Eurostat website is the reference for European statistics online. Direct access to the latest and most complete statistical information available on the European Union, the EU Member States, the euro-zone and other countries.
International business and news coverage from more than 8,000 sources including newspapers, newswires, magazines, trade journals, radio and television transcripts, and websites. Company information and data. Up to 5 years of historical market data. Photographs and pictures from Reuters and Knight Ridder.
First Research (D&B Learn)
Offers industry research reports covering over 900 industry segments; U.S. state, Canadian province, and country profiles, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe; industry metrics, drivers and forecasts; and sales & marketing communications templates.
[Dun & Bradstreet]
Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports 1975-1996
Access full text of reports issued 1975-1996. Created by the U.S. intelligence community to benefit policy makers and analysts, FBIS Daily Reports offer foreign views and perspectives on historical events from thousands of monitored broadcasts and publications. See World News Connection for broadcasts from 1996 to the present. See FBIS Electronic Index, below, for a subject search option.
Gale Directory Library
Cross-searches Gale directories of companies, publishers, associations, and more.
Global Trade Atlas
Note: This resource is best accessed via Internet Explorer. Select George1 for annual data and George2 for quarterly data. Detailed country trade (import and export) information organized by the Harmonized Schedule Code. Annual import/export trade data is available for Canada, China, EU27, Japan, Mexico, and the US. Quarterly import/export trade data is available for China, EU 27, and the US. Access to World Trade Atlas - US State Export Edition.
Knowledge web-portal that connects international business professionals worldwide to a wealth of information, insights, and learning resources on global business activities.
Government Periodicals Index
Coverage: coverage varies
Indexes more than 300 current periodicals including newsletters published by agencies and departments of the U.S. government. Covers 1988 to the present.
Coverage: coverage varies
Very large image-based legal research database includes such collections as: Legal Classics, Law Journal Library, U.S. Supreme Court Library, U.S. Federal Legislative History Library, Treaties and Agreements Library and more.
Issued annually since 1972, the Historic Document series provides full-text primary sources covering each year's most significant events. Presidential speeches, international agreements, and Supreme Court decisions are among the sources included.
Provides English language abstracts of scholarly literature (journal articles, articles in collections, dissertations, book reviews) on world history from 1450, excluding North America.
Note: with full-text links to JSTOR 420,000 journal articles; 24,000 dissertations; 51,000 book entries
Database collection of Industry Market Research and Industry Risk Ratings in 6 categories: US Industry Reports (NAICS), US Specialized Industry Reports, Global Industry Reports, US Risk Ratings Reports, US Risk iExpert Summaries and US Business Environment Profiles.
IMD World Competitiveness Online
No longer available. For similar resources, please consult the Global Affairs infoguide.
[IMD - International Institute for Management Development]
International Historical Statistics
Collection of international statistical data on the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania, covering a wide range of socio-economic topics. Users can conduct statistical analysis across both time and geopolitical boundaries. Data tables can be downloaded as PDFs and/or Excel files.
International Monetary Fund eLibrary
Includes the IMF’s periodicals, books, working papers and studies, and data and statistical tools, providing information and perspective on macroeconomics, globalization, development, trade and aid, technical assistance, demographics, emerging markets, policy advice, poverty reduction, and more.
[International Monetary Fund]
Journal Citation Reports
Coverage: 1999 --
Compiles articles' cited references, to help measure research influence and impact at the journal and category levels, and show the relationship between citing and cited journals. Evaluates leading journals worldwide, in the sciences and social sciences. Part of the InCites platform available through Web of Science.
Coverage: coverage varies
Collection of core scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences digitized in most cases back to the first date of issue. JSTOR also includes selected books, primary sources and other materials for academic work.
Key Business Ratios
Provides online access to competitive benchmarking data. This tool allows researchers to examine industry benchmarks compiled from Dun & Bradstreet’s database of public and private companies, featuring 14 key business ratios (users choose a one-year or three-year set of ratios) for public and private companies in 800 lines of business.
Independent and reliable information and analysis about Latin America and the Caribbean with an emphasis on the problems and situations that affect the human rights of vulnerable and marginalized sectors of the population.
Market Share Reporter
Presents comparative business statistics. Each entry features a descriptive title; data and market description; a list of producers/products along with their market share; and cites original sources.
Allows users to chart and graph numerous equity analytics that show trends and historical tendencies. Includes concepts such as activity ratios, business segment data, leverage & coverage, price & return, profitability, and revenue & EPS.
Provides US taxable and municipal fixed income and evaluation data. Includes bond data for both issuer and bond level terms and condition data, US taxable bonds, municipal bonds and retail notes.
Provides business data and reports, industry news and profiles, executive contact information, plus nationwide residential white pages search.
Delivers comprehensive suite of authoritative financial information. Up to 4 years of key financial information on over 400,000 global private companies; integrated screening and searching for public and private companies; full company reports in pdf format; ability to view competitors on both private and public companies.
National Bureau of Economic Research. Working Papers
Preliminary results of research by more than 30 NBER programs and working groups; topics range from Aging to Urban Economics. Search options include bibliographic and full text.
New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics
Offers over 2,000 peer-reviewed articles on contemporary economics, encompassing theory, methodology, empirical work, commentary, and biographical analyses; updated quarterly. Additionally provides access to the full archive of the classic 1987 edition.
Provides access to a wide range of news (includes New York Times, Washington Post, LA Times), business (company news, industry forecasts), government (legislative news, tax information), legal (news, case law) and reference information. Formerly LexisNexis Academic.
North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
Resources from the military alliance of democratic states in Europe and North America.
Full-text electronic portal for publications of the Organization for Economic Co-Operation and Development (OECD). Included are books, reports, periodicals, and statistical publications with downloading capabilities.
Oxford Handbooks Online
Offers review essays that evaluate the current thinking on a field or topic in a given subject area, and makes original arguments about the future direction of the debate. Handbooks available through GMU cover the fields of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Economics and Finance, Linguistics, Music, Physics, and Political Science.
Covers issues in the public debate through selective coverage of a variety of international sources including journal articles, books, government documents, statistical directories, grey literature, research reports, conference papers, web content, and more, from1972 to present. Includes PAIS Archive, covering content published in print 1915-1976.
Policy File Index
Public policy research and analytical papers on governmental and legal topics can be accessed here, representing the work of think tanks, research groups and academic institutes.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers
Provides genealogists, researchers, and scholars with first-hand accounts and coverage of the politics, society and events of the time. Full-text of the: Atlanta Constitution, Baltimore Sun, Boston Globe, Chicago Defender, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, New York Amsterdam News, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.
ProQuest Research Library
Provides access to more than 4,000 titles from general reference databases, including a diversified mix of scholarly journals, trade publications, and magazines covering over 150 academic disciplines.
ProQuest Statistical Insight
Find all statistics issued by the US government since 1973; 1000 of the best statistical publications of private and state government sources and approximately 2000 titles from international agencies. Includes Statistical Abstract of the U.S., and Statistical Abstracts of the World.
Note: Full text docs offered in GIF, PDF, XLS and CSV formats
Index, abstracts and full-text of over 20,000 titles in the RAND archive dating back to 1946. Areas covered include energy, education, health, justice, the environment, and international and military affairs.
Sage Journals Online
Provides online access (searching and browsing) to over 800 journals published by Sage in fields of Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Science, Technology and Medicine.
Coverage: coverage varies
Provides online access (searching and browsing) to journals and ebooks published by Elsevier and its partners. Most disciplines are covered, including science, medicine, economics and the social sciences.
Social Science Database
Offers indexing for more than a thousand academic journals, most with full text. Covers a wide range of social science disciplines including anthropology, criminology, economics, education, political science, psychology, social work and sociology.
Social Science Research Network (SSRN)
Composed of specialized research networks in each of the social sciences, SSRN's open access eLibrary consists of an Abstract Database containing abstracts on scholarly working papers and forthcoming papers, and an Electronic Paper Collection of downloadable full-text documents. Also available are the research papers of a number of fee-based partner publications.
Springer eBook Collections
Provides access to more than 45,000 titles in the areas of Behavioral Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences, Business and Management, Chemistry and Materials Science, Computer Science, Earth and Environmental Science, Economics and Finance, Education, Energy, Engineering, Humanities, Social Sciences and Law, Mathematics/Statistics, Medicine, Physics and Astronomy, and Professional and Applied Computing. The collections are searchable down to the chapter level, and are integrated with available Springer online journals.
Coverage: coverage varies
Provides online access to over 480 journals, books, book series (including Lecture Notes in Computer Science and Topics in Current Chemistry), protocols, and reference works published by Springer and its partners. Covers subjects in computer science, engineering, humanities, social sciences, law, business and economics, biomedical and life sciences.
SRDS Media (Local Market Audience Analyst)
Online consumer market and media research service from SRDS and Nielsen that provides demographic, segmentation, and targeting data.
[Standard Rate & Data Service]
Online statistics portal, integrates more than 80,000 diverse topics of data and facts from over 18,000 international sources. Includes statistics and studies gathered from market researchers, trade organizations, scientific publications, government sources and international organizations. Create graphs, reports and infographics. Data is easily exportable for analysis.
Times Digital Archive, 1785-1985
This database is a full-image archive of every page published by The Times [London] from 1785-1985. The text within the images is fully searchable at the article level. Search news articles, obituaries, images, advertising and classifieds — virtually everything that appeared in the newspaper.
UlrichsWeb Global Serials Directory
Current, comprehensive and continuously updated source of information on more than 300,000 periodicals and serials published in the United States and throughout the world, covering more than 900 subject areas. Additionally includes approximately 47,000 discontinued titles from 1974 onward.
Contains detailed import and export statistics reported by statistical authorities of more than 200 countries or areas. It concerns annual trade data from 1962 to the most recent year.
[United Nations Publications]
USA Trade Online
Official US export and import data for thousands of commodities; includes monthly and annual trade statistics at the district and port level, as well as state exports and imports. Annual data is from 1992+, and monthly data from 2002+. Access restricted to two Data Services computers in Fenwick Library (Ask for assistance to log on the computers).
[U.S. Census Bureau]
Wall Street Journal (1984-Current)
The newspaper is considered the preeminent publication for business news and information on financial markets worldwide as well as national and international news. The ProQuest database version provides comprehensive indexing, covering bibliographic information as well as subjects, companies, people, products, and geographic areas.
World Bank e-library
Coverage: coverage varies
Includes all current and recent titles published by the World Bank including books, documents and working papers. Search the complete database or limit by geographic region, country, topic, publication type or date.
Access data from all the World Bank data sources--more than 50 databases freely available through the World Databank.
A complete geographical handbook, featuring 267 full-color maps and flags of all nations and geographical entities. Each country profile tracks demographic, ethnicity, literacy, political, and economic data.
Note: updated yearly
World Trade Online
World Trade Online contains every article from each week's issue of Inside U.S. Trade (from 1993 to the latest issue). It provides in-depth and exclusive coverage of U.S. and international trade policy.
Most of these electronic resources are governed by license agreements which limit use to the George Mason University Community of students, faculty, staff, and on-site users of George Mason University Libraries facilities. Each user has the responsibility of using these resources only for individual, educational and non-commercial purposes. The systematic downloading, distribution, or permanent retention of significant portions of these databases may be a violation of said licenses or copyright law. Particular resources may have additional requirements for access or restrictions on use. Please consult with a University Libraries Collection Development Officer for details about terms and conditions.