Economics Research Guide — Library Sources
- CANSIM Tables
(Canadian Socio-Economic Information Management System from Statistics Canada)
Contains over 1.2 million time series, covering a wide variety of social and economic
aspects of Canadian life. Data can be displayed or exported in many different formats, including graphic and spreadsheet formats.
- Census Data
- Canadian Census via E-STAT -
current and historical aggregate census data
- Canadian Census Analyser via
CHASS - provides access to individual microdata files of the Census of Canada for 1971 to 2006 censuses.
The microdata files provide a random sample of actual census records with identifying geographic information removed. The microdata files are suitable for regression analysis and other statistical methods.
Canadian microdata from Statistics Canada social surveys
- Economist Intelligence Unit (data restricted to Concordia users only)
Data on countries from The Economist Intelligence Unit.
- Penn World Tables
- Datastream - Contact the Economics Librarian for more
- Stock Exchanges - Data restricted to Concordia users only and strictly for academic purposes
For other sources of numeric data, including stock, commodity and economic, see the following guides:
GOVERNMENTS AND INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
For broader information, including analyses and other types of publications.
Main databases for economics
Citations with some abstracts to literature in the field of economics. Includes journal articles, dissertations,
working papers, conference proceedings, book chapters and essays. International in scope. Updated monthly. 1969 onwards.
- Business Source Complete
Includes access to management, economic and finance journals including, Harvard Business Review, Global Economy Journal (BE Press) and more.
- ProQuest Business Databases
A major journal database for all aspects of business including economics. Includes access to major Canadian newspapers and magazines.
Web of Science
Citation indexes (Science, Social Sciences and Humanities) allow searching by cited author or work as well as by author, title, subject, and keyword and related records. 1989-onwards.
Offers full-text access to major international business and financial publications such as the Wall Street Journal and the Economist.
- Canadian Research Index
Indexes Canadian municipal, provincial and federal government documents.
Indexes Canadian periodicals and magazines.
- CBCA Complete
Indexes Canadian periodicals and magazines; particularly strong in business and trade journals.
See also subject guides to:
DICTIONARIES & ENCYCLOPEDIAS
- New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics online
The online edition of The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics contains the full text of the 8 volume print edition published in 2008 and
includes quarterly additions and updates since then. This is an excellent resource to gather background information and important readings on topics
related to Economics.
These are major sources of working papers available online. Working papers are also indexed in
page last updated on: Friday 7 October 2011