ABI/INFORM CompleteABI/INFORM Complete indexes, abstracts, and provides full text of articles in business magazines, scholarly journals, and trade publications including the Wall Street Journal. Included in the subscription is ABI/INFORM Dateline which provides access to local, city, state and regional publications, as well as business-oriented newswire services from the U.S. and Canada. Date coverage and full text availability vary by publication.
Applied Science & Business Periodicals RetrospectiveCovers a wide variety of specialties in applied science & technology — acoustics to aeronautics, neural networks to nuclear and civil engineering, computers and informatics. Useful source for issues and trends on the history of business and industry. Applied Science & Business Periodicals Retrospective contains indexing and abstracts for core English-language, scientific and technical publications. Date coverage: 1913-1983.
Balance of Payments and International Investment Position StatisticsIncludes balance of payments and international investment position (IIP) data of individual countries, jurisdictions, and other reporting entities, and regional and world totals for major components of the balance of payments. Balance of payments data are available for over 200 economies and international investment position data are available for over 100 economies. Data available starting in 2005 for many IMF members. Varies by economy.
Bloomberg Business News ServiceBloomberg Business News Service provides up-to-the-minute news and prices from financial markets around the world. Offerings include 24-hour historical and 15-minute delayed securities pricing, news, data, and analysis on companies, markets and economies. Coverage includes equities, money markets, currencies, bonds, commodities, mortgage-backed securities, and derivatives. Much of the information can be presented graphically. Only available through the Bloomberg Terminal at Pardee Library (no remote access).
BU Libraries Search (BULS)BU Libraries Search provides a single place to search for a wide variety of academic material provided by the library. The material covered by the search includes books, journals, scores, video and audio recordings, and other physical items held by the library. The search also covers ebooks and ejournals owned by the library, as well as online material provided by the library from a variety of sources.
Business Source CompleteProvides bibliographic and full text content, including indexing and abstracts for scholarly business journals back to 1886 and full text journal articles in all disciplines of business, including marketing, management, accounting, finance and economics. The database full text content includes investment research reports, industry reports, market research reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses. Sources covered by this database include Economist Intelligence Unit country reports.
CEPR Discussion Paper SeriesCEPR (Centre for Economic Policy Research) Discussion Papers series provides online access to all Discussion Papers published since the series' inception in 1984 – an archive of over 10,000 papers. More than 700 new Discussion Papers are added to the series each year. These papers may have been presented at conferences or workshops and may eventually be published in journals.
China Data OnlineSubscription to China Statistical Databases through China Data Center which provides comprehensive updated information on China’s economic development at national, provincial, city, county, and industrial levels, including: Monthly Statistics, National Statistics, Provincial Statistics, City Statistics, County Statistics, Industrial Statistics and Statistical Yearbooks. BU’s subscription is limited to 14 China Statistical Databases.
Direction of Trade StatisticsTime series data from 1980-present detailing the value of merchandise exports and imports between each country and all its trading partners. Includes total bilateral and multilateral exports and imports aggregated at national or regional group levels. The database contains over 100,000 time series covering more than 180 countries and areas.
EconLitEconLit contains citations and selected abstracts of international literature in the field of economics. It is produced by the American Economic Association and corresponds to the print Journal of Economic Literature and the Index of Economic Articles. It covers journal articles, dissertations and books, as well as chapters and articles in books and conference proceedings. Date coverage: 1969 - present.
Economist Intelligence Unit: Country ReportsEach country page in the EIU database provides forecast updates and featured analysis on economic and political events as well as content pertaining to market opportunities, government regulations and the financial services sector.
FactivaProvides worldwide full text coverage of local and regional newspapers, trade publications, business newswires, press release wires, media transcripts, news photos, business-rich websites, investment analyst reports, market research reports, country and regional profiles, company profiles, historical market data. Date coverage varies by publication.
Google ScholarOff-campus users need to make two changes under "Settings" to take advantage of library subscriptions: type "Boston University" in Library Links and choose RefWorks next to Bibliography Manager (if you are using RefWorks).
IMF eLibrary DataProvides access to Direction of Trade Statistics, International Financial Statistics, etc.
International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS)This database contains indexes journal articles and books in the social sciences. Subjects covered in the database include anthropology, economics, education, ethnography, political science, sociology and more. It has broad international coverage. Abstracts are available for half of all current journal articles. Date coverage: 1951 - present.
International Debt Statistics (IDS).Formerly known as Global Development Finance online. Focuses on financial flows, trends in external debt, and other major financial indicators for developing and advanced economies. Data is from Quarterly External Debt Statistics and Quarterly Public Sector Debt databases.
International Financial StatisticsInternational Financial Statistics (IFS) from the International Monetary Fund includes data on exchange rates, international interest rates, prices, production, and international transactions (including balance of payments), as well as individual country government, finance, and national account data for individual countries.
JSTORThis database provides full text access to the back issues of core scholarly journals in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Book reviews are included as well as journal articles. Abstracts are available for some of the articles. Date coverage: earliest issues of each journal up to the most current five years for most publications and to the present for some.
National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)Contains the full-text of working papers from the National Bureau of Economics Research. The NBER covers four areas of empirical research: developing new statistical measurements, estimating quantitative models of economic behavior, assessing the effects of public policies on the U.S. economy, and projecting the effects of alternative policy proposals.
New Palgrave Dictionary of EconomicsThe online Palgrave dictionary contains full text of the 2008 print edition and full text of the 1987 Archive edition. It incorporates quarterly additions and updates and contains hyperlinked cross-references within articles and features carefully selected and maintained links to related sites. Sources of further information and bibliographical citations enables users to bookmark searches and articles, along with their own notes, in My Dictionary, or add links to articles on social media sites.
OECD iLibraryOECD iLibrary is the online library of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) featuring books, papers and statistics and is the gateway to OECD’s analysis and data. It replaced SourceOECD in July 2010. OECD iLibrary also contains content published by the International Energy Agency (IEA), the Nuclear Energy Agency (NEA), the OECD Development Centre, PISA (Programme for International Student Assessment), and the International Transport Forum (ITF).
Oxford Scholarship OnlineCross-searchable library containing the full text and abstracts of classic and newly published Oxford books in the areas of biology, business and management, classical studies, economics and finance, history, law, linguistics, literature, mathematics, music, neuroscience, philosophy, physics, political science, psychology, public health and epidemiology, religion, and social work.
PAIS IndexThe PAIS International database covers current public policy issues and areas of potential legislation. Cited articles, books and documents can date back to 1910 and are listed in the original language. While some full text is included, the index primarily links to full text articles available through existing BU subscriptions. Date coverage: Approximately 1910 - present.
Policy MapEasy-to-use online mapping and visualization tool. Downloadable U.S. demographic, economic and social data by city, state, zip code, county or census tract. Types of data include crime, housing, health, education and occupations, derived from both public and proprietary sources.
Statistical Abstract of the United StatesThe Statistical Abstract of the United States provides a summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States. It includes indexed tables (with attached spreadsheets), both searchable and browsable. It can be used as a convenient volume for statistical reference, and as a guide to sources of more information online and in print.
Statistical Abstracts of the WorldThe Statistical Abstracts of the World is a growing collection of the statistical abstracts from many countries. These statistical abstracts are generally issued by the national statistical offices of foreign governments and contain country-level data not easily found elsewhere. Global and regional statistical compendia issued by international organizations are included.
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World Bank Open Knowledge RepositoryThe World Bank Open Knowledge Repository (OKR) is the bank’s official open access repository for its research outputs and knowledge products. OKR contains research from thousands of works including World Bank published books, World Development Reports, Policy Research Working Papers, Economic and Sector Work studies, journal articles, and World Bank Group annual reports and independent evaluation studies.
Yearbook of International OrganizationsThe Yearbook of International Organizations includes detailed descriptions of international organizations, and includes relationships and cross-links with other listed organizations. In addition, biographical information is provided on principal officers, as well as bibliographical information on the organization's main publications and information services. Statistics on international organizations are summed up in separate charts, tables and other visual representations.