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Welcome to your Subject Guide for Economics & Finance. Below you will find information on how to access journal literature in your field. Use the tabs along the top of the screen to find additional resources for economic and financial data, recommended reference works, sources of business news and market, company and country reports


Databases for Economics


SEEKER allows you to search multiple library databases at once and is particularly useful for finding interdisciplinary material. Results will include relevant books, journal articles, newspapers and theses. Use the Advanced Search to combine your keywords


You'll find a number of useful options on the SEEKER screen. Ticking "You have access (print or online) will bring back all the items that are available to you at St Andrews.

EconLit is a key database for Economic literature from the American Economic Association

EconLit is useful if you want to look for a specific publication type such as journal article, working paper or book. Scroll down the search screen and select the one you want from the list.

EconLit uses the Journal of Economic Literature classification system and controlled vocabulary of keywords to index the content. If you are unsure what keywords to use or want to find the terminology used in EconLit then you can do this by using the Indexes
For example if you were looking at the balance of payments the index will show you the range of subject available and alongside each one the number of records available.
balance of payments theory: accounting frame-work 36
balance of payments theory: general 12
balance of payments, mechanisms of adjustment, exchange rates balance of payments and adjustment mechanisms and impacts, theory 1
balance of payments, mechanisms of adjustment, exchange rates exchange rates and markets 6
balance of payments. mechanisms of adjustment: general 605
balance of payments. mechanisms of adjustment: history 175



Subject Guide

Hilda McNae
Senior Librarian (Academic Liaison)

University of St Andrews Library, KY16 9TR

Tel: 01334 462298

New Books

The most recently purchased Economics and Business books in the library.