Key Databases for Journal Articles:
- Asia-Studies Full-Text Online
- Canadian Business & Current Affairs Database
- Columbia International Affairs Online
- HAPI Online
- Web of Science Core Collection
- World Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology Abstracts
- Emerald Management eJournals
Good to know:
- Within a database, limit your search to scholarly articles when it is appropriate to disregard other resources.
- Never limit to full-text only as we may subscribe to the journal you find from another vendor. Use the Get it! icon to search for the full text when it is not immediately available.
- Use available options to search more than one database at a time.
- Look for the option to set up an RSS feed or to Create an Alert. You are then notified when a new entry is added to the database that meets your search criteria.
- Use the Interlibrary Loans RACER form to request items not held at Carleton’s library.
Use citation databases to find if a particular author and/or paper has been cited by other authors.
Web of Science
Select Cited Reference Search from top tool bar.
You have the article
Brecher, RA and CF Diazalejandro, 1977. Tariffs, foreign-captial and immiserizing growth. J. International Economics 7:4: 317-322
Enter one author in cited author box
Brecher R* (use surname, first initial and truncation symbol)
Retrieve abbreviation of journal name from list provided, and enter year of publication.
J INT ECON
From the list, select the article and click on Finish Search at the top of the list.
Results show the article has been cited 177 times - the most recent in 2016.
Note the option Create Alert to be notified of any future citings of this article.
Choose Author Seach from top tool bar.
Enter author's name and affiliation if known
Khalaf L* Carleton University
Select displayed result. On right hand side all published articles by the author will be listed. Click on article for citing references.
Remember to see if an citing article has itself been cited.
Tips for effective searching -
If you find one relevant article for your reseach it can lead to other relevant papers by the following:
- using the databases, including OMNI, look to find all papers & books published by the author or co-authors
- explore the bibliography in the paper for sources
- using Web of Science or Scopus, look for articles that cite the article you found. Remember, some databases will also list citing articles but those lists are limited to the current database. The Web of Science and Scopus are more comprehensive, with coverage from multiple databases.
Corporate & Industry Data
- EIU.com - provides tables and charting of economic indicators, including disposal income, for all countries.
- Online version of the World Competitiveness Online - analyzes and ranks the ability of nations to create and maintain an environment that sustains the competitiveness of enterprises based on over 300 criteria grouped into 4 main factors: economic performance, government efficiency, business efficiency, and infrastructure.
- globalEdge - user friendly site from Michigan State University providing statistical data and informaition on 202 countries worldwide.
- Doing business - from the World Bank
- BMO Capital Markets. Economic Research
- RBC Capital Markets
- RBC Economic Research
- Scotia Bank. Economics Publications
- TD Bank Financial Group. TD Economics
- Brookings Global Development
Explore the subject guide Trade: Public Policy and Statistics for additional sources.
Grey literature is an important source of information.
Grey literature is defined as "information produced on all levels of government, academics, business and industry in electronic and print formats not controlled by commercial publishing" ie. where publishing is not the primary activity of the producing body." —ICGL Luxembourg definition, 1997. Expanded in New York, 2004
Policy Reports and Working Papers
- Brookings Institute
- Canadian Public Documents Collection
- Conference Board of Canada e-Library In addition to the e-Library, look to particular Centres for research on specific topics. Go to Conference Board of Canada and scroll down to the bottom of the page. Select Sitemap. Under Special Projects you will see Centre for the North, Centre for Food in Canada, How Canada Performs, etc.
- National Bureau of Economics Research (NBER) Working Papers
- Policy File Index (U.S.)
- Social Research and Demonstraton Corporation A non-profit research organization, created specifically to develop, field test, and rigorously evaluate new programs.
- Central Bank Websites
- IDEAS (University of Connecticut)
- WWW Virtual Library
- Inomics: The Internet site for economists
- Economics Departments, Institutes and Research Centers in the World