One-Stop Guide: economic and data resources
Library Presentations for new Economists and Users of Statistical Data
Friday, 20 September, 14:00-15:00
3rd floor seminar room
Villa La Fonte
Data Resources for Economic Research
Macro and micro economic data ▪ Data discovery: the EUI Library Data Portal and open data ▪ Data protection, database copyright and ethical use ▪ Data management plans (DMPs) ▪ Data management in EU Horizon 2020 ▪ EUI ResData: preserving and sharing research data outputs ▪ Infrastructure, software and data manuals.
Wednesday, 16 October, 13:30-15:00
Seminar room 3, Badia Fiesolana
The Library Data Portal and Micro Data Server
The Library Data Portal for research in the social sciences ▪ The 3 data sub-directories: (i) macro, (ii) micro and (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.
Wednesday, 20 November, 13:30-15:00
Seminar room 1, Badia Fiesolana
Research Data Management, Data Management Plans, Open Data and the EUI ResData repository
Data management during the research cycle ▪ Data Management Plans (DMPs) ▪ Demonstration of DMPonline data management planning tool ▪ EU Horizon 2020 data requirements ▪ Data protection ▪ Database copyright ▪ Data security during the research project ▪ Assigning metadata to research data outputs ▪ Making data findable, accessible, interoperable and reusable (FAIR) ▪ Preparing and submitting datasets for preservation and sharing in the EUI ResData 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 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
EUI 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 on 18 March 2019.
There are 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
- The EUI ResData repository: preserving and sharing data
- Research data management in EU Horizon 2020 projects
- Open Data
- Qualitative data in the humanities and social sciences
- 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 Science Direct, Springerlink, Ingenta, JSTOR, Sage 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 Economics Books and eBooks, 16–22 September
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 September.
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
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 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, 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
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 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:
In the Economics Department (Villa La Fonte), paper copies of La Reppublica, the New York Times International and The Economist are available on the news rack in the dining area.
At the Badia Fiesolana, paper copies of Il Sole 24 Ore, The Economist, Bloomberg Businessweek and Times Higher Education are available in the periodicals display on the left side of the Library entry-level floor. A selection of international newspapers is available in the Badia café.
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 entry-level 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 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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