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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 included in the Catalogue. The Articles+ search and the Index of eJournals and eBooks complement the main Catalogue search. 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_ServicesEUI research data services are introduced on this Library page. The EUI Data Portal provides access to a comprehensive collection of 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 national, regional and global economic and political-economic developments from international institutions and data publishers, including Thomson Reuters, ECB, Standard & Poor’s; Eurostat, OECD, IMF and World Bank.

Micro-socioeconomic Databases provide individual, family, household-level and company data observations. Major providers include GESIS, ICPSR, Bureau van Dijk, UKDS, Eurostat and DIW. Access to micro data on the EUI Library restricted data server requires supplemental registration. EUI members should complete the micro data registration form (selecting the required dataset from the drop-down menu) and sign two conditions of use agreements at the Economics Information Office (Badia Fiesolana, 085) or at the Economics Departmental Library information desk (Villa La Fonte, 2nd floor).

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.

Online software manuals are linked from this Library directory. Paper manuals are available in the 001-006 shelf range at the Badia Library and the Economics Departmental Library (Villa La Fonte).


2019 Library Research Data Guide

The 7th edition of the EUI Library’s Research Data Guide was published in March 2019. 

Research_Data_Guide_2019_coverThere are ten sections:

  1. Data discovery and the EUI Library Data Portal
  2. Data protection, database copyright and ethical use
  3. Data management plans
  4. Managing data during the research project cycle
  5. Repositing, preserving and sharing research data
  6. Research data management in EU Horizon 2020 projects
  7. Open Data
  8. Qualitative data in the humanities and social sciences
  9. Infrastructure, software and support
  10. International research data guidelines


Economics Journals

EconJournalsElectronic 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 Science DirectSpringerlinkIngentaJSTORSage and Wiley Online.

EconLit is an online database of worldwide economics literature, providing bibliographical records, article abstracts and full-text links to EUI subscriptions.

RePEc - Research Papers in Economics - is a database of working papers, preprints and bibliographical information, including all economics working papers published in the EUI institutional repository Cadmus.

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 is cross-indexed with Google Scholar. Full details of Web of Science-Google Scholar reciprocal linking are on this Library page.

The JournalTOCs table of contents' database provides bibliographical information from scholarly journals worldwide. Create an account, and join the alerts' service, at the right side of the JournalTOCs' homepage.

A directory of bibliographies, bibliographical software and reference works for economic research is on this Library page.


New Books and eBooks, 16 – 22 December


Library holdings in macroeconomics, microeconomics, econometrics and statistical theory are located on the entry-level floor at the Badia Library. Economics: 330-339; Statistical Theory: 500-519; Data Manuals Collection: 001-006. All books and eBooks are indexed in the Catalogue.

Books in the Departmental Library - with links to eBooks - are listed here.

Click on the cover images above for full details of new titles, 16 – 22 December.

eBook collections of particular relevance for economic research include:

The Economics Collection profile is on this Library page. Readers are encouraged to suggest books and eBooks for acquisition by sending a note to [email protected]  All new and older titles are considered. Books in any language may be suggested.

Books at the Badia Library may be borrowed for 30 days. Books can be renewed (if not placed on hold by another patron) by logging into the Library account with login: 14-digit EUI card code and password: the last five digits on the card. Overdue books are subject to fines. Readers should regularly check their accounts for overdue books - especially approaching holiday periods.

Books in the Economics Department Library can only be used at Villa La Fonte (no overnight loans). New VLF titles, eBook versions and new editions, may be suggested for purchase by writing to [email protected]

Reference works in economics and statistics are indexed on this Library page.

The Library maintains a Bibliography of the Global Financial Crisis (38th ed., 2018) and a Bibliography of Academia (10th ed., 2019).

A directory of bibliographies, bibliographical software and reference works for economic research is on this Library page.


Book delivery service

DeliveryVan80x80Books 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 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: 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, and the global RePEc economics 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. For assistance, write to [email protected] 


Economics Reference Collection

Bibliographical databases, bibliographical software and reference works are introduced in the Economics Reference Directory which is 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 on the second floor at Villa La Fonte (VLF-035). The Information Specialist is present three afternoons per week; Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 14:30 to 18:30 (ext. 2346). The economics information office at the Badia Library is open every morning and on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons (BF-085, entry-level floor).

Books and data manuals in the Departmental Library can only be consulted at Villa La Fonte, which economists can access with EUI card 24 hours per day.

When consulting books and manuals in the Department, 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. These rules apply to all Researchers, TAs, Fellows and Professors.

Economists can request 30-day loan copies of all titles for delivery from the Badia Library to the Department.

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 entry-level floor at the Badia Library.


Weekly Library e-Bulletin

eBulletinEvery 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 research and teaching requirements of the EUI Economics Department, the RSCAS, the Max Weber Programme and users of economics literature and statistical 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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Visiting Economists and Visiting Data Users


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 Library page
  • Library users can renew loans online by logging into their accounts with 14-digit EUI card code
  • Information about photocopying, printing and scanning is at this link
  • Library presentations are listed on this page
  • This short video gives an overview of economics and data collections and services.



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

  • Badia Library (BF-085, right side of entry-level floor): every weekday morning, and Tuesday and Thursday afternoons (tel. 2346)
  • Economics Departmental Library (VLF-035, second floor): Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons (tel. 2346).





Page last updated on 13 December 2019