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Welcome to the subject guide for Economics - your guide to using the library resources, services and facilities for your subject.

Welcome to your University Library: getting started.

Welcome to University of Edinburgh Libraries

A short (3.5 min) video highlighting the key services available.  

Finding Library Resources - DiscoverEd

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More resources for Economics

Full database list A-Z

Working Papers and Repositories

Research and Statistical Data

More data listings at the Research Data Service

News and current awareness

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Finding Library Resources


The print collection for Economics is held in the Main Library with most books available on the second floor and the ground floor HUB.

The Main Library also provides open-access computing, printing and a range of study spaces.

Resource Lists & Subject Guides

Resources lists at Edinburgh LogoResource Lists are online reading lists that can signpost you to key reading materials. Some of your courses may have a Resource List embedded in the Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) but you can also access them directly.

Full details are available on the Resource Lists: Information for Students webpage.

Subject Guides from other disciplines can be a useful source of ideas and information. Some focus on a topic such as newspapers as well as others that are more subject specific e.g. Business, Medicine economics etc. A full list of subject guides is available on the university website. 

Can't find what you need?

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Request an Inter-Library Loan

To request a new journal subscription, or other resource, please send an email using the 'Email Me' link.

Citing and Referencing

Citing and referencing is an important part of good academic practice. Guidance from the Institute of Academic Development (IAD) - find out more here.

Cite Them Right Online. An online tool to help you to understand referencing for a range of sources.