One-Stop Guide to Economic Research
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. Economists can request books and manuals for delivery from the Badia Library to the Economics Department (30-day loan).
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-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.
The 11th edition of the EUI Library Research Data Guide was published in April 2023. There are ten sections:
1. 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 EU programmes
5. Managing data during the research project cycle
6. Repositing and preserving data in the EUI repository Cadmus
7. Open Data, FAIR Principles and Open Science
8. Qualitative and unstructured data
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.
Electronic journals are accessible via the Library Catalogue. EUI members also have off-campus access.
The Library maintains a Directory of Bibliographies, Bibliographic Software and Reference Works for Economic Research.
EconLit is an online database of worldwide economics literature, providing bibliographic records, article abstracts and links to EUI full-text journals.
The Web of Science is a bibliographic database of articles from 22,000 peer-reviewed journals, with tools for advanced search, citation analysis and rankings' reports. The Web of Science is published by Clarivate Analytics.
Publishers' e-journal platforms can be used for bibliography-building. Among the most important in economics are Science Direct, Springerlink, Ingenta, JSTOR, Sage and Wiley Online.
RePEc - Research Papers in Economics - is a database of working papers, preprints and bibliographic information, including all EUI economics working papers.
EconBiz - a portal of economics and business literature maintained by ZBW - provides access to scholarly papers and bibliographic records in German and English.
The EUI Library Catalogue can be used for bibliography-building and exporting bibliographic 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.
Cadmus is the EUI research repository. All EUI professors, fellows and researchers are requested to submit details of works published during their time at the EUI to Cadmus. Where possible, full texts are included.
The Economics Books Collection is located in the 330-339 shelf range on the first floor of the Badia Library. The Statistical Theory Collection is at 500-519. The Data Manuals Collection is at 001-006. Library floorplans are on this page.
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.
Books may be borrowed from the main Library (Badia Fiesolana) for 30 days, renewable via My Account if not requested by another reader.
Books may be requested for delivery from the Badia Library to the Department (VLF). Instructions are in the next section.
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 statistical science are indexed on this Library page.
Books may be requested for delivery from the Badia Library to the Economics Department (Villa La Fonte) and other EUI campus buildings. Books are checked out for 30 days.
- Locate the book(s) in the Library Catalogue - being careful to select the edition(s) required
- Click 'Place hold'
- Log into ‘My Library Account' (single sign-on authentication)
- For economists; select ‘VLF’ as location for delivery, and click the green button
- Collect books at the VLF Porters’ office between 08:30 and 19:00 on weekdays.
Books may be returned to the Badia Library via the book drop-box in the foyer at Villa La Fonte.
eBook versions of economics course texts are listed in the second column of this index.
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.
The procedure for submitting to the Economics Department working paper series is described 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 bibliographic 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 Cadmus database and the uploading of papers to RePEc and ZBW EconBiz. For assistance, write to [email protected]
The Library maintains a Directory of Bibliographies and Reference Works in Economics sectioned as follows:
- Bibliographic databases: 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.
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 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 to all 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]
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, European Review of Books 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 Resources for Economic Research. The weekly email bulletin provides news about books, journals and data, and information on how to use Library databases and internet resources for economic research. The Bulletin can only be distributed to EUI mail accounts. 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 economic 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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