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Finding Resources

As an Economics student, you are expected to find and use high quality literature. You'll need to use a range of different sources and demonstrate your ability to find good results in order to impress your tutors and to develop your research skills.


Books can be a great place to start your reading around a topic.

Economics books are located in the G section on the first floor of the JB Morrell Library. Many books will also be available online as e-books. Look for the links in YorSearch, under the View It section of each book.

Shelf location Subject
G Economics
G 0.1 Economic Theory; Microeconomics; Macroeconomics
G 0.182 Mathematical Modelling
G 1 Labour Economics
G 2 Financial Economics
GA 2 International Economics
DA Social Policy
F Historical Statistics
S Mathematics

eBook collections

Journals & databases

All journal titles are listed on YorSearch, and can be found by searching the journal title.

If you don't have a specific title in mind, you can browse journals in your subject area on Browzine. Journals are organised by field of research, such as:


To start a more detailed search for articles and other research evidence, you'll need to use online databases. These are collections of resources that allow you to search for articles from hundreds of different journals at the same time.

Guides to using databases