One-Stop Guide for Economic Research
Wednesday, 14 October, 14:00-15:30
Villa La Fonte, conference room, ground floor
The Library Data Portal and Micro Data Server: The 3 data sub-directories: (i) macro, (ii) micro (iii) Europe-related statistics ▪ The Library's restricted Micro Data Server ▪ Preparing Eurostat micro data access applications ▪ Demonstration of selected data resources: Amadeus (BvD/Moody’s Analytics); CNTS (Databanks Intl.); Datastream (Thomson Reuters); ECB Statistical Data Warehouse; Global Financial Historical Data; International Country Risk Guide; S&P Global Market Intelligence.
Wednesday, 18 November, 13:30-15:00
Badia Fiesolana, Seminar room 1
Research Data Management, Data Management Plans, Open Data and the EUI Research Data Collection: Data Management Plans (DMPs) ▪ Demonstration of DMPonline data management planning tool ▪ Data handling during the research cycle ▪ Data requirements in EU-funded projects ▪ Data protection and database copyright ▪ Data security during the research project ▪ Assigning metadata to research data outputs ▪ Preparing and submitting datasets for preservation and sharing in the EUI Research Data Collection, Cadmus repository ▪ Open data and embargos.
The Library Catalogue is the starting-point for locating books and connecting to online journals, ebooks and databases. All paper and electronic resources - and all works in the Departmental Library (Villa La Fonte) - are indexed in the Catalogue. The Articles+ search tool complements the main Catalogue. Economists can request books and manuals for delivery from the Badia Library to the Economics Department (30-day loan).
Data Portal and Data Services
Research data services are introduced on this Library page. The EUI Data Portal provides access to macroeconomic and micro-socioeconomic data resources. All 72 resources in the EUI Data Portal have a resource guide with (i) Data description, (ii) Time coverage, (iii) Support links and (iv) Instructions on how to access data.
Macroeconomic databases provide statistics on global, regional and national economic and political-economic developments, provided by international organisations and major data publishers including: Databanks, ECB, Eurostat, Global Financial Data, IMF, OECD, Refinitiv, Standard & Poor’s, World Bank, UN and WIIW. Macroeconomic data resources are described on this Library page.
Micro-socioeconomic Databases provide individual, family, household and company observations. Major providers include: DIW, Eurostat, GESIS, ICPSR, Moody’s Analytics/BvD and UKDS. Microeconomic data resources are described on this Library page. Access to micro data on the EUI Library restricted data server requires registration. Current EUI members can register for access by completing the micro data registration form (selecting the required dataset from the drop-down menu) and signing two conditions of use agreements at the Economics information office (BF085) or at the Economics Departmental Library information desk (Villa La Fonte).
European, EU and Euro Area databases provide macroeconomic, micro-socioeconomic and financial data for research on pan-European topics, EU states, European sub-state regions, the Euro area and Europe in global context.
Library Research Data Guide, 2020
The 8th edition of the EUI Library Research Data Guide has ten sections:
- Data discovery and the EUI Library Data Portal
- Data protection, database copyright and ethical use
- Data management plans
- Managing data during the research project cycle
- Repositing and preserving research data in the Cadmus repository
- Research Data in EU funded projects
- Open Data
- Qualitative data in the humanities and social sciences
- EUI infrastructure, software and support
- International research data guidelines
Electronic journals are accessible via the Library Catalogue. EUI members also have off-campus access.
Publishers' e-journal platforms can be used for bibliography-building. Among the most important in economics are ScienceDirect, SpringerLink, Ingenta, JSTOR, Sage and Wiley Online.
The JournalTOCs table of contents' database provides bibliographical information from scholarly journals worldwide. Set up an alert by creating an account on the right side of the JournalTOCs' homepage.
EconLit is an online database of worldwide economics literature, providing bibliographical records, article abstracts and links to EUI full-text journals.
The Web of Science is a bibliographical database of articles from 12,500 peer-reviewed journals, with tools for advanced search, citation analysis and rankings' reports. The Web of Science, published by Clarivate Analytics, is cross-indexed with Google Scholar.
RePEc - Research Papers in Economics - is a database of working papers, preprints and bibliographical information, including all EUI economics working papers.
EconBiz - a portal of economics and business literature maintained by ZBW - provides access to scholarly papers and bibliographical records in German and English.
Google Scholar can be used for literature search, access to EUI subscription journals and as a complement to Google Scholar Citations and Google Scholar Metrics.
The Library maintains a Directory of Bibliographies, Bibliographical Software and Reference Works for Economic Research.
New Books and eBooks in Economics and Data Science, 21 - 27 September
The Economics Books Collection is located in the 330-339 shelf range on the issue-desk level of the Badia Library. The Statistical Theory Collection is at 500-519, and the Data Manuals Collection at 001-006.
The Departmental Library is located on the second floor at Villa La Fonte (same classification). Books and manuals in the Departmental Library (indexed here) can only be used in the Departmental complex.
All books, ebooks and manuals are indexed in the Catalogue. Click on the cover images above for full details of new books and eBooks, 21 - 27 September.
Books may be borrowed from the main Library (Badia Fiesolana) for 30 days, renewable if not requested by another reader.
Books may be requested for delivery from the Badia Library to the Department (VLF) via ‘My Account’ in the top-bar of the Catalogue > enter the 14 digits on the EUI card > for password, use the last five digits of the card number. Loans can be renewed via the same procedure.
Overdue books are subject to fines. Readers should regularly check their accounts for overdue books - especially approaching holiday periods.
Readers are encouraged to suggest books, ebooks and manuals for acquisition by sending an email to [email protected] All new and older titles - in any language - are considered.
The Economics Collection profile is on this Library page.
Reference works in economics and statistics are indexed on this Library page.
This short video gives an overview of Library collections and services for EUI economists and users of statistical data.
Book delivery service
Books may be requested for delivery from the Badia Library to the Economics Department (Villa La Fonte) and other EUI campus buildings.
1) Locate books in the Library Catalogue - being careful to select the edition(s) required
2) Click 'Place hold'
3) Log into ‘My Library Account’
- Login: enter the 14 digits on the EUI card
- Password: enter the last 5 digits on the card
4) Select ‘VLF’ as location for delivery, and click the green button.
5) Collect books at the VLF Porters’ office between 08:30 and 19:00 on weekdays. (Books may also be collected at the Badia Library issue desk.)
Books may be returned to the Badia Library via the book drop-box in the foyer at Villa La Fonte.
eBook versions of heavily-used economics course texts are listed here.
Economics Working Papers
Online working papers in economics are available via RePEc and Google Scholar.
The following part-paid series should be accessed via the Library Catalogue: NBER; CEPR; FMG and SSRN.
Details of how to submit a working paper to be considered for the EUI Economics working paper series are on this Departmental page.
EUI Economics Department working papers are indexed in the Library Catalogue; the EUI institutional repository Cadmus; the RePEc economics portal, and; the ZBW EconBiz portal. Professors, Researchers and Fellows should submit bibliographical details of their EUI publications for inclusion in Cadmus. Submission guidelines are on this page.
Authors of EUI Economics Working Papers are reminded to include keywords and JEL codes when submitting to the Departmental series. These metadata are required for both the EUI’s Cadmus database and the uploading of papers to RePEc and ZBW EconBiz. For assistance, write to [email protected]
Economics Reference Collection
The Library maintains a Directory of Bibliographies, Bibliographical Software and Reference Works for Economic Research, sectioned as follows:
- Bibliographies / finding literature in economics and statistical science
- Software for bibliography-building
- Major reference works in economics and statistical science
Most reference works, including the New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics are available online. A selection of paper versions is available at the Badia Library and the Economics Department Library.
Departmental Library and Support Services
The Departmental Library is located at Villa La Fonte (2nd floor, VLF-035). Due to heavy demand, the 500 books and manuals may only be used in the departmental complex.
Books and manuals must be returned to the Departmental Library at the end of every working day. 30-day loan copies of all titles may be requested for delivery from the Badia Library to Villa La Fonte.
The Information Specialist, Thomas Bourke, is available in office VF032 (adjacent to the Departmental Library) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 15:00 to 18:30. The telephone extension is 2346. Correspondence should be sent to [email protected]
Economists can request 30-day loan copies of all titles for delivery from the Badia Library to the Department.
Books and data manuals in the Departmental Library are indexed here. Links to eBooks are in the second column (EUI members only). Shelfmarks of books and manuals are indicated in the right column (same classification as Badia Library).
VLF readers must complete the check-out / check-in form for each book:
Check out: Remove the loan slip from the book endpaper > Fill in the user name and loan date > Place the slip on the shelf where the book was located.
Check in: Take the loan slip from the shelf > Mark the 'in' column > Put the slip back in the book > Replace the book on the shelf.
Books cannot be taken out of the Departmental building (VLF). There are no overnight or weekend loans. The Code of User Rights and Responsibilities applies equally to Researchers, TAs, Fellows and Professors.
Every Friday during term, photocopies of the covers of new economics books are posted on the notice board in the Departmental Library. If a new book is 'being processed' a hold may be placed via the Library Catalogue record. Economists receive an email list of new titles every Friday during term. To suggest a new title, new edition, new eBook or data manual, write to [email protected]
Economic News: premium access
EUI members have premium access to online international news resources, including The Financial Times, The Economist and The New York Times.
The EUI Library provides access to international news databases and archives:
The Microform Collection is located on the ground (garden) floor of the Badia Library:
Book reviews are available in the New York Review of Books, Times Literary Supplement and London Review of Books. Paper versions of these publications are also available on the left side of the issue-desk floor at the Badia Library.
Weekly Library e-Bulletin
Every Friday during term, the EUI Library issues the Bulletin of Economic Research Resources and Statistical Data.
The weekly Bulletin provides news about statistical data, journals, books and ebooks - and information on how to use Library databases and internet resources for economic and socio-economic research.
Members of the EUI Economics Department receive the Bulletin by default. Non-economists can sign up with an @eui.eu account, by sending a message with 'subscribe' in the title, to [email protected]
The Bulletin is only distributed to EUI mail accounts.
Collection Profile and Classification
The Economics Collection profile is explained on this Library page. The classification system for books is explained on this page. The classification system for statistical data is explained on this page.
The Economics Collection Policy reflects the evolving research and teaching requirements of the EUI Economics Department, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, Max Weber Programme, School of Transnational Governance and users of economics literature and data campus-wide. There is particular emphasis on European themes and a strong trend towards electronic access. Read the full collection profile on this Library page.
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