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Economics:  Ebooks 

Your comprehensive station for UCI's economic research content and beyond!

Find Eooks (and Print!)

Yes, we still buy print books!  
In fact, some books we can only buy in print, because publishers might not make Ebooks available to university libraries.

Want to read for fun?  The UCI Libraries now have OverDrive, a platform for borrowing "popular and recreational reading" ebooks. 


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Oxford University Press
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Geography: Global

  • Very Short Introductions
    Concise and original introductions to a wide range of subjects. Expert authors combine facts, analysis, new insights, and enthusiasm to make often challenging topics readable.

  • Handbooks
    Surveys of current thinking and research. Specially commissioned essays from leading international figures in the discipline give critical examination of the progress and direction of debates, providing scholars and graduate students with compelling new perspectives.


Elsevier Handbooks in Economics
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Geography: Global

Reference sources with contributions from leading researchers in the domains of economics, econometrics, and finance.  Each volume presents a self-contained survey of the topic under examination.  


Econometric Society Monographs
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Published by Cambridge University Press.  Original research contributions of high quality in economic theory and theoretical and applied econometrics, e.g. the book Analysis of Panel Data.  The UCI Libraries have access to ebooks from 2016 - Present.  

OECD iLibrary
Access: UCI
Geography: Global

From the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.  Thousands of e-books, chapters, tables and graphs, papers, articles, summaries, indicators, databases, etc. discoverable by theme, country or content type.  

  • 17 Themes:  Agriculture and Food, Development, Economics, Education, Employment, Energy, Environment, Finance and Investment, Governance, Industry and Services, Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology, Social Issues/Migration/Health, Taxation, Trade, Transport, Urban, Rural and Regional Development.


World Bank eLibrary
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Geography: Global

All World Bank publications and research including:  Economic Review (WBER) and Research Observer (WBRO) since 1996. Development Outreach issues.  Policy Research Working Papers since 1995. Content is made available immediately upon release.


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Geography: Global

Produced by the National Bureau of Economic Research.  Some research initially presented at NBER conferences and in NBER Working Papers is reviewed, revised, and formally published in NBER books by the University of Chicago Press.

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Dissertations and Theses


ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global
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Geography: Global

The world's most comprehensive collection of dissertations and theses from around the world, spanning from 1743 to the present day. It also contains a significant amount of new international dissertations and theses.

In this database UCI has access to all other UC dissertations electronically since 1997, and UCI dissertations back to the 1980's. 


UC Library Search: Economics Dept. Dissertations
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Geography: Global

This link searches the library catalog for all UC Irvine dissertations in Economics.


Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations
Access: Public
Geography: Global

Index of 1.5 million+ electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs).  


Open Access Theses & Dissertations (OATD)
Access: Public
Geography: Global

Index of 1.5 million+ electronic theses and dissertations (ETDs).  

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