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Welcome & reference resources


The purpose of this guide is to recommend print and electronic resources for conducting research in Economics at Laurentian University. Click on the links on the left to see a variety of research resources that are available.

I am available to assist you in your research throughout the academic year.  Please e-mail me to set up a date and time.

Cite your references!

The recommended style manual for Economics is the Chicago Manual of Style. Kate Turabian's A Manual for Writers of Research Papers, Theses, and Dissertations is based on the Chicago Manual. 

Use Zotero to help import, manage and export bibliographic references in various styles.

New books

View the list of new books purchased or on order for Economics.

Subject Librarian

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Name: Desmond Maley
Position Title: Associate Librarian
Email Address:
Extension: 3323
Office Location: 30-246, J.-N. Desmarais Library

Workshop on Library Resources

Our online workshop on discovering the library's resources is available in Laurentian's Desire2Learn platform.

More Help

In the library: The Library User Assistance Desk to your immediate left as you enter the library is a good place to start.

By email: Email the librarian responsible for your faculty for a reply during regular working hours.

By telephone: 705-675-4803, or toll free at 1-800-661-1058, ext. 2

By chat: With our "Ask the Library" service. For more information, see About Ask a Librarian.

For Distance Education students: Telephone: 1-800-661-1058, ext. 2 or email:

Get articles & reports

Core Resources

  • EconLit ?

    Description: Indexes full-text articles in all fields of economics including capital markets, country studies, econometrics, economic forecasting, environmental economics, government regulations, labor economics, monetary theory, and urban economics. Produced by the American Economics Association since 1969.

Related Resources

  • Academic OneFile ?

    Description: More than 14,000 titles, including more than 9,000 peer-reviewed journals and more than 6,000 in full text. Extensive coverage of the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and other subjects since 1980.

  • Business Source Complete ?

    Description: "Indexes and abstracts the most important scholarly business journals, dating back as far as 1886. In addition, searchable cited references are provided for more than 1,300 journals" - publisher's description (4/1/2013).

  • Canadian Business & Current Affairs™ (CBCA) Complete ?

    Description: More than 4.5 million records from 1,730 titles covering current events, business, education, science, the arts, and academic information as produced in Canada. The database also includes a few Canadian legal journals that are in neither Hein Online nor Lexis-Nexis, also full-text.

  • RePEc (Research Papers in Economics) ?

    Description: "Over 1400 archives from 75 countries have contributed about 1.2 million research pieces from 1,500 journals and 3,300 working paper series."

  • Scholars Portal - Ejournals ?

    Description: Scholars Portal is a digital repository of over 20 million scholarly articles drawn from journals covering every academic discipline.

Get books


E-books are located in two different places:
  • Some may be located by using the library’s catalogue and selecting "Electronic" item form. These records will have [electronic resource] in the title.
  • E-books can also be located by searching in e-book collections. Searching in these collections is the same as searching in a database. Recommended e-book collections can be found below.

E-book Collections for Economics

  • Ebook Central ?

    Description: close to 40,000 ebooks in multiple subject areas

  • Oxford Scholarship Online ?

    Description: Over 13,960 ebooks in multiple subject areas.

  • Springer LINK ?

    Description: SpringerLink currently offers 2,777 fully peer-reviewed journals and 56,704 books online.


With nearly 200 million records representing titles held by nearly 75,000 libraries you will find almost any book ever published in the English language in WorldCat.
Search Tips:  Once you log-in, click on the Help Button: Help button
After your search, when you see a title that interests you, click on it and within the record you will see an image for "Get it @ Laurentian" :
   Get it @ Laurentian
When you click on that, you will be led to a menu which allows you to check for availability in Laurentian’s catalogue or order the item through ILL - Interlibrary Loan.
Note: While a free version of WorldCat is available online, we recommend that you use the university's subscription version of WorldCat because it offers the "Get it @ Laurentian" feature and more powerful search functionality.

Shelf Searching

Laurentian uses LC Classification. Some patrons may wish to browse for books in the stacks; Economics is classified under Social Sciences (H), more specifically under subclasses HB - Economic Theory. Demography and HC - Economic history and conditions, as well as related to other various subclasses.

Subclass HB:

HB71-74 - Economics as a science. Relation to other subjects

HB75-130 - History of economics. History of economic theory

HB135-147 - Mathematical economics. Quantitative methods

HB238-251 - Competition. Production. Wealth

HB522-715 - Income. Factor shares

HB848-3697 - Demography. Population. Vital events

HB3711-3840 - Business cycles. Economic fluctuations

Data and other resources

Sources of Economic Data

  • CANSIM (Statistics Canada) ?

    Description: CANSIM is Statistics Canada's key socioeconomic database. Updated daily, CANSIM provides fast and easy access to a large range of the latest statistics available in Canada.

  • CANSIM from CHASS ?

    Description: Canadian socio-economic information management system (CANSIM) - provides statistics on labour, health, income, trade, education, manufacturing, investment and more.

  • IMF eLibrary Data ?

    Description: The IMF publishes a range of time series data on IMF lending, exchange rates and other economic and financial indicators. Manuals, guides, and other material on statistical practices at the IMF, in member countries, and of the statistical community at large are also available.

  • World Bank Open Data ?

    Description: Free and open access to data about development in countries around the globe, including World Development Indicators (WDI) and other datasets.