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Economics Library Guide: Databases

About databases

Databases collect, organise and index information from journals, books, book chapters, theses and dissertations, magazines, newspapers and other sources.  UCT Libraries subscribe to many databases covering a wide range of subject areas.

You can search a database by typing in keywords that describe your topic.  The database will provide you with information about journal articles and other materials on the topic, and most will link you to full text articles in our electronic journals.

Recommended Economics databases

Here are the recommended databases for Economics:

Accessing databases

UCT Libraries subscribes to a number of databases. You can access the full A-Z list here. Alternatively, you can search through a database platform. To search by platform grouping, click here or see the recommended platforms for Economics below.

Recommended Economics database platforms

Click on the images below to access the database platforms directly.



Google Scholar






Wiley Online Library


SciVerse: Scopus