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I'm Doug Broadbent-Yale, one of the Academic Librarians for Social Sciences. Please contact me if you need advice / help with using Library resources to support your study, teaching or research - or attend one of my regular drop-in sessions. 

Library Search is your main way into books and articles held by the Library, with Find Databases giving you access to further specialist resources to explore. This current subject guide provides a selection of key Databases and other resources likely to be of use as you undertake your studies.

Search our collections Search our collections

Library Search  Library Search is the one-stop shop for searching all of our collections - physical and electronic. It attempts to pull in data from every database we have access to, and is a good place to start a search.


More information on how to navigate Library Search can be found in our Library search guide.

Off campus access using the Library Access tool Off campus access using the Library Access tool

The vast majority of our e-resources are available off campus to all current staff and students and whilst there are a few resources that aren’t available this will be due to licencing restrictions.

The best way to access our licenced e-resources off campus is to start at Library Search.However, if you're accessing content online from a search engine or using free search tools like Gooogle Scholar its a good idea to download the Library Access Browser Tool which will point you to full text access where the UEA subscribes. For a step by step guide on installing and using Library access watch this short video.

Information Trails: find your feet Information Trails: find your feet

Finding your feet at university is about finding your way around - not just on campus but in your new learning environment. 

Four information trails are available on Blackboard to help you understand what's expected of you in terms of studying, reading, finding and managing information as an independent learner. Each one offers a 'mini-tour' of an important part of your new learning environment:

  • The Library building
  • Your digital learning environment
  • Reading and notemaking 
  • Knowledge and independent learning

Find your trails here

Key resources for Economics Key resources for Economics

EconLit, the American Economic Association's electronic database, is the world's foremost source of references to economic literature.

*NEW* Orbis Bank Focus
A database of banks worldwide. The information is sourced from a combination of annual reports, information providers and regulatory sources.

*NEW* OECD iLibrary
OECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring its books, papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD's analysis and data. Includes 22 statistical databases including OECD Main Economic Indicators.

Centre for Economist Policy Research (CEPR) Discussion Papers 
Research on issues affecting the European economy.

National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) Working Papers
National Bureau of Economic Research is a private, non-profit, non-partisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works.

The Economist
Get full access to Economist.com including each week's full issue, all blog content, and our online archive

Economist Historical Archive
The Economist Historical Archive delivers a complete searchable copy of every issue of The Economist from 1843 to 2010.

Financial Times
Access to articles via the database Nexis (30 day embargo). Guide

Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

Other useful resources for Economics Other useful resources for Economics

Cite them right
Guide to referencing different information sources.

Eikon and Datastream available on two dedicated library PCs near the IT Service Desk. These services provide detailed company and financial data. See Thomson Reuters Database Support for more help using them.

Statistics subject guide
Includes links to key datasets available via UEA as well as many online data sources.

Institute of Economic Affairs
UK think tank focussed on  understanding of the fundamental institutions of a free society by analysing and expounding the role of markets in solving economic and social problems.

Arnold Hill acountancy glossary 
Chartered acountant's glossary of terms

Norwich Economics Papers
Journal for students at the UEA School of Economics

Science Direct
Database of journal articles published by Elsevier

Statesman's Yearbook
Factual information about countries, including economy, political history and international trade.

Statista offers over 1.5 million statistics from over 18,000 sources. It includes market data, industry reports, forecasts, opinion polls and infographics.

Studying Economics: help and information for Economics undergraduates

Web of Knowledge
Abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed journal articles and proceedings in all subjects with links to full text where available.

Social Sciences Social Sciences

Doug Broadbent-YaleAcademic Librarian 

Doug Broadbent-Yale

Email: d.broadbent-yale@uea.ac.uk

Tel. 01603 591712

Location:Library 1.17
Office hours: Mon-Fri 9.00-17.00

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Starting Monday 1 April 2019

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