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Economic Resources

  • Canadian Census Analyser via CHASS - Provides current and historical aggregate census data as well as access to individual microdata files of the Census of Canada for 1971 to 2011 censuses. The microdata files provide a random sample of actual census records with identifying geographic information removed. The microdata files are suitable for regression analysis and other statistical methods.
    Data from Statistics Canada social surveys and reports. It also includes Canadian polling data.
United States 

For other sources of numeric data, including stock, commodity and financial, see the following guides:

Main databases for economics
  • EconLit
    This database specializes in all aspects of economic literature. It includes citations and abstracts from journal articles, dissertations, working papers, conference proceedings, book chapters and essays.  
  • Business Source Complete
    Provides access to economic and finance journals as well as country reports.
  • ProQuest Business Databases
    A major journal database for all aspects of business including economics. Includes access to major Canadian newspapers and magazines.
  • Web of Science
    Citation indexes (Science, Social Sciences and Humanities) allow searching by cited author or work as well as by author, title, subject, and keyword and related records. 
Additional databases
  • Factiva
    Offers full-text access to major international business and financial publications such as the Wall Street Journal and the Economist.
  • Canadian Research Index
    Indexes Canadian municipal, provincial and federal government documents.
  • CPI.Q
    Indexes Canadian periodicals and magazines.
  • CBCA Complete
    Indexes Canadian periodicals and magazines; particularly strong in business and trade journals.

See also subject guides to: Finance, Political Science.

New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics
The online edition of The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics contains the full text of the 8 volume print edition published in 2008 and includes quarterly additions and updates since then. This is an excellent resource to gather background scholarly information and important readings on all topics related to economics.

These are major sources of working papers available online. Working papers are also indexed in EconLit.

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