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Library Catalogue

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

Data_ServicesResearch 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-LSEG, Standard & Poor’s, Statista GmbH, 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). 

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

The 10th edition of the EUI Library Research Data Guide was published in April 2022. There are ten sections:

cover_2022-thumbnail-white1.   Data discovery and the EUI Library Data Portal
2.   Data generation, data protection, data processing and ethical use
3.   Data management plans
4.   Research data management in Horizon Europe, ERC and other EU programmes
5.   Managing data during the research project cycle
6.   Repositing and preserving data in the EUI research repository Cadmus
7.   Open Data and Open Science
8.   Qualitative data and ancillary materials in the humanities and social sciences
9.   EUI infrastructure, software, protocols and support
10. International research data guidelines

Download the PDF. The hyperlinked text is on the Research Data Services homepage.


Economics Journals

EconJournalsElectronic journals are accessible via the Library Catalogue. EUI members also have off-campus access.

The Library maintains a Directory of Bibliographies, Bibliographical Software and Reference Works for Economic Research.

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.

Publishers' e-journal platforms can be used for bibliography-building. Among the most important in economics are Science DirectSpringerlinkIngentaJSTORSage and Wiley Online.

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.

The EUI Library Catalogue can be used for bibliography-building and exporting bibliographical metadata.

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 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.

An electronic journals index is maintained by the University of Regensburg, with links to both subscription and open access journals.  Users can sort by discipline (eg. 'Economics') via the search facets in the left menu.

Journal Finder Beta is an online tool to support authors with journal selection and submission.

Cadmus is the EUI research repository. All EUI economists - Professors, Researchers and Fellows - are requested to submit details of works published during their time at the EUI to Cadmus. Where possible, full texts are included.


New Books and eBooks in Economics and Data Science, 27 March – 2 April

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 Library books, ebooks and manuals are indexed in the Catalogue. Click on the cover images above for full details of new books and eBooks in economics and data science, 27 March – 2 April.

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 the Library Catalogue - click 'Place hold' - log into ‘My Library Account' (single sign-on authentication) - select ‘VLF’ as location for delivery - click the green button - collect books at the VLF Porters’ office between 08:30 and 19:00 on weekdays.

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' (single sign-on authentication)
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 placed on hold for pickup 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: NBERCEPRFMG 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 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

VLFbiblio2016 The Departmental Library is located at Villa La Fonte (2nd floor). Due to heavy demand, the 500 books and manuals may only be used in the departmental complex. The Departmental Library is open on weekdays and weekends to all EUI economists with valid EUI card. 

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 VLF-026 (adjacent to the Departmental Library) on Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons. 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 TimesThe 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 BooksTimes 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

eBulletinEvery Friday during term, the EUI Library issues the Bulletin of Statistical Data and Economic Research Resources. The weekly email Bulletin provides news about statistical data, journals, books and ebooks - and information on how to use Library databases and internet resources for economic, socio-economic and economic-historical research. The Bulletin was first published in 2003. Members of the EUI Economics Department receive the Bulletin by default. Members of other departments and centres can sign up by sending a message with 'subscribe' in the title to [email protected]


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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EconLit economics literature search


Visiting Economists and Visiting Data Users
  • Information about short-term visits is on this Library page
  • Note that most EUI-hosted micro-socioeconomic data resources are not available to short-term visitors
  • Before coming to the EUI, short-term visitors should write to [email protected] to check the access status of licensed databases.


Practical Information
  • Information about the Departmental Library, VLF information desk and the book delivery service are on this page
  • EUI cards are used to photocopy, print, access e-resources off-campus, and use the Badia Library checkout machines. Details are on this page
  • Library users can renew loans online by logging into their accounts
  • Information about photocopying, printing and scanning is at this link
  • This short video gives an overview of economics and data collections and services.


Write to Thomas Bourke at [email protected] for research support, or visit one of the two information desks:

  • Badia Library: BF-085, right side of issue-desk floor (tel. 2346)
  • Economics Department Library Office, Villa La Fonte: VLF-026, Friday afternoons (tel. 2346).



Page last updated on 27 March 2023

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