Globalization:  A Research Guide to Resources in the Princeton University Library

Economics / Business  1.  Econlit
2.  ABI Inform
3.  German National Library of Economics

1. EconLit ,
  subscription database. (1969 to present.) The flagship database of the American Economics Association, Econlit is ground-zero for references to serious debate and exploration of the concept and ramifications of globalization.  Econlit indexes and provides many full text links to the worldwide scholarly literature in economics and finance, and is comprehensive in the areas of  accounting, capital markets, econometrics, economic forecasting, government regulations, labor economics, monetary theory, urban economics, and spcialized topics such as the economics of agriculture, health systems, indurtrial sectors, and entitlement programs including welfare.   It covers some 600 major economics journals and another 600 collective volumes which include essays, proceedings, and so on, and adds each year references to about  2,000 books, 900 dissertations, 2,000 working papers, and numerous book reviews. It is mostly in English, but includes substantial numbers of entries in French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and some other languages. .

2.  ABI/Inform,
  subscription database. (1971 to present.) ABI Inform provides indexing and much full text for a large base of business journals, and as such provides a detailed reporting structure for the function and effects of globalization in the business world.  It focuses on  business conditions, trends, management techniques, corporate strategies, and industry-specific topics on a worldwide basis.. 

3. German National Library of Economics
(Open Internet.)
The German National Library of Economics, also the library of the Kiel Institute for World Economics, is the World's largest library for economic literature  It contains 2.6 million volumes in 46 kilometers - 26.5 miles, of shelving. Forty-thousand volumes are added each year, including around 10,000 working papers. There are 16,000 ongoing periodicals in the collection, and the library has links to 20,000 internet documents in its catalog.. The library's catalog ECONIS, with open web access contains over a million references to books, journal and book articles, working papers and electronic publications. 

Bibliographie der Wirtschaftswissenschaften is found in book format in Firestone stacks at call number Z7164.E2B5187q.  Volumes before v.60 for 1968 have the title Bibliographie der Sozialwissenschaften, and are found in Firestone stacks at call number H1.J174. This is an extensive classified index to books and articles on all aspects of economics. Includes many foreign language materials as well as English. The classification scheme and the subject and regional index are given in English as well as German. Also contains an author and title index. Semi-annual updates. It is continued by article level indexing in ECONLIS, the library's catalog on the web.

To locate materials which have been identified in Bibliographie der Wirtschaftswissenschaften or in ECONIS, first check Princeton's Online Catalog.  Items not found here can be ordered through  Interlibrary Loan services.  

Page last updated  12 July 2010 in the Princeton University Library.