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Guide on resources to find trade related data.
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GUIDE TO HW0221 ESSAY WRITING
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GUIDE TO HW0201 – RESEARCH WRITING IN THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
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HE3004 HEALTH ECONOMICS
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FRESHMAN JUMPSTART GUIDE FOR ECONOMICS
This guide serves as a starting point in finding resources for your study and research in the field of Economics. We also include some useful library tools that will help you to find resources efficiently.
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This is a selected list of library resources on Singapore Economy.
Expand tab to see list of resources pertaining to Economics.
Browsing the Collection
The main Economics book collection is located in the Business Library at Level B1 and B3. The books are arranged according to call numbers. A call number is a group of numbers and letters located at the bottom of a book’s spine. Books with similar content will share similar call numbers. Most books related to Economics usually have call numbers beginning with H. Do note that books on Economics can also be found in other libraries. The core subject areas in Economics and their call number ranges are shown in the table below.
|Business cycles. Economic fluctuations||HB3711-3729|
|China economy. Chinese economic reform.||HC426-430|
|Econometrics and economic statistics. Applied econometrics||HB75-HB130|
|Economic forecasting, stabilization||HB3730-3740|
|Game theory||HB144 / QA269-272|
|Gross National Product and National Income||HC79 /HB601|
|History of Economics thoughts||HB75-HB130|
|Industrial organization (Economic theory)||HD2326|
|Labor economics. Collective agreements.||HD5713|
|Mathematical, quantitative methods. Economic modeling||HB135|
|Microeconomics. Applied Microeconomics.||HB172.5|
|Urban economics||HT 321-329|
Searching for books
For titles on a specific subject category, you can search in our Library Catalogue by using appropriate subject terms in the SUBJECT field.
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Please refer to our catalogue tips to improve your search results.
Selected Book Lists
Listed below are book lists that you may be interested in. Click the titles for a quick scan of the Economics book collection in the NTU library.
- International finance
- Behavioral economics
- Environmental economics
- Game theory
- Labor economics
- Public Economics
- China economy
- Singapore economy
Our library don’t have a particular book? Recommend it!
For Students: email to firstname.lastname@example.org with as much details about the item as possible – Title, Author/editor, Place of publication, Publisher or producer, Date of publication, ISBN, Edition and Price. For Staff: use Staff Link. Under Resource Request — Library Services — Book Recommendation. Do refer to New Title Recommendation for more details.
E-book refers to an electronic version of a printed book although many current books are written digitally first. You can read them on your computer or an e-book reader at your own convenience.
Browsing the collection
The NTU Library has subscription to a wide range of e-books. You can browse them through their collections and click on the titles for access. You may be asked to login with your NTU network username and password. You can also find ebooks using the library’s OneSearch and thecatalogue. The record title for an eBook will indicate “[electronic resource]” with location showing either at “Online (Click URL above to access)” or “Virtual Library”.
- Reading or Downloading You can either read the book online for 5 minutes by selecting “Read online (Browse)” on the right pane or have it for 7 days be selecting “Request Loan”. You will not be able to print or download the book when you are reading it online. Adobe® Digital Editions 1.7.1 or higher is required for offline viewing (Request Loan). For viewing via Apple or Android Devices, please download bluefire reader.The download option is visible only after you have requested the loan or if the book is available. You need to view the book first before you can download.
- Printing or Saving You will need to “Request Loan” to download or print the book. A pop-up window “Request this Book” will appeared when you select “Request Loan”. Fill in the necessary information and state your Loan Period (1 day or 7 days). Our librarian will get in touch with you shortly to approve your loan. Price indicated for the loan of the book will be bore by the library.Up to 20% of a title can be printed or saved per user. Only 5% of the book can be copied and pasted. Do note that the more times you downloaded the same ebook, the more restrictive it will be. (e.g. you may only print up to 10% and copy 2.5% of the same book when you download it for the second time.)
- Reading or Downloading You can view a title online by clicking on the title or read it using a ebrary reader. The ebrary reader allows for your annotations, highlighting, bookmarking to be retained. You will need to register an Ebrary account to use the Ebrary function and to download parts of the ebook. It also allows for text to voice. If you have problem installing the plugins, read the ebrary reader installation guide.Please note that the library subscription only allows for download of “Standard image-PDF format” up to the stated maximum pages and NOT the special format.
- Printing or Saving You can print up to a maximum 16 pages or a current chapter for a title.
- Access Ebrary’s quick guide or video for step-by-step guide on how to view, download, copy and print a Ebrary’s book. For FAQs, refer to Ebrary’s support centre.
- Reading or Downloading You can either view the eBook online or download it by clicking on “Download (offline)” link. If you are using a Mac, you will need to install a PDF Browser plug-in in order to use the eBook Viewer. For download, please select a Checkout period from the drop-down menu and click the Checkout & Download button. You can only borrow up to a maximum of 7 days. You will need to register for an EBSCO account. Adobe® Digital Editions 1.7.1or higher is required for offline viewing. For viewing via Apple or Android Devices, please download bluefire reader. See video on how to access via ipad.
- Printing or Saving Please note that you can only print or save up to 60 pages of a book. Click here for more details on how to print or save an ebook.
- Go to EBSCO Support Centre to find out more about accessing EBSCO Ebooks.
- Reading or Downloading You can read a title either online or download. To download, add notes or saved searches, you will need to register for a myilibrary account. The default loan period for myilibray book is 3 days. You will need to install Adobe Digital Editions on to your computer and create an Adobe ID to view the downloaded book. Adobe Digital Editions allows the publisher to trace the loan period and upon expiry of the loan, you won’t be able to open the file and will need to re-download the book again. For viewing via Apple or Android Devices, please download bluefire reader. If you have difficulty downloading the book, please check your browser’s security. If you are using Internet Explorer, please use the following path to locate this particular setting: Tools > Internet Options > Security. Once on the ‘Security’ page, highlight the ‘Internet’ zone and select ‘Custom level’. Scroll down to the ‘Downloads’ section and Enable the ‘File download’ option. You may have to restart your Internet browser so that these changes take effect.
- Printing or Saving You may only save or print a maximum of 10 pages per use.
- Go to myilibrary help page to find out more about accessing, downloading of their ebooks.
- Reading or Downloading You can read a title either online or download by chapter. Click “View PDF” to download a chapter.
- Printing or Saving You can print the viewing page by clicking the print icon above the title record. If you wish to save or print a chapter, please click “View PDF” to download the chapter first.
- Reading or Downloading You can read a title either online or download. An online access will allow you 120 minutes per book while a offline access upon downloading will allows you to have the book for 36 hours. You will need to install this plug-in to access or view the book. If this link does not automatically load on your machine, you can also visit FileOpen website directly.
- Printing or Saving You may only save or print a maximum of 30 pages per use or copy/paste 1,000 words per use
- Go to Taylor & Francis help page to find out more about accessing, downloading of their ebooks.
Searching for books
Other than the NTU Library’s E-Books collections, there are also other E-Books on the internet available for free.
- Google BooksGoogle together with her partners started this book digitisation project back in December 2004. As of 2013, Google had scanned more than 30 million books and magazines and make them available freely via Google Books. Please note that not all titles found via Google books search are available for download or can be view in its entirety. Only titles in public domain or not copyrighted are freely available. Other titles have previews or snippets available. Use Google Books’ Advanced Search feature to search for titles that allow for download or with full view. Under “Search”, select “Full View Only” or “Google eBooks only“. a. Full View A book available in “Full View” allows for free online viewing. Click on the Link icon to get the unique url to the book. b. Google eBooks only A book available in “Google eBooks” is available for download. Click on the Tools icon to download the book in ePub or PDF format. c. You can also promote your own book on Google books by following these steps. 2. HaithiTrust Digital Library 3. Project Gutenberg 4. University of Michigan Digital General Collection
- Amazon.com free eBooks Free classics and out-of-copyright, pre-1923 books, as well as limited-time freepromotional ebooks available for Kindle. Download this free Kindle Reading App if you do not have kindle.
- Barnes and Noble free eBooks Use on your Nook, Nook software or Barnes & Noble eReader software or app.
- Kobo Click here to download or view a list of applicable reading app.
- Open library Over 1,000,000 free ebook titles in classic literature for download.
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Reference books support students’ needs for quick and basic information. They are usually referred to for particular pieces of information and not meant to be read from the beginning to the end. Some examples include dictionaries, handbooks, encyclopedias, yearbooks, abstracts, almanacs, biographies and etc.
Find reference titles for Economics using Advanced Search in the library catalogue and specifying the TYPE as REFERENCE.
Selected Reference Works
I have compiled a list of reference titles which you might be interested in. Click on the hyperlinked titles to check availability in the Library. Electronic copies are denoted [e-book] and direct access will be provided if available. You might be asked to login with your NTU Network account and password.
Content at a Glance
- New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online [e-book] View its Library Catalogue record.
- A Dictionary of Economics [e-book] View its Library Catalogue record.
- Handbooks in Economics Series (Elsevier) 1979-2010
Contain a list of texts
Books on Economic Indicators
- Guide to Economic Indicators (Frumkin) 2006
Call No.: HC103.F944 2006
- Guide to Economic Indicators : Making Sense of Economics (Economist) 2003 [e-book]
- Secrets of Economic Indicators : Hidden Clues to Future Economic Trends and Investment Opportunities 2008
Call No.: HB3730.B348 2008
- International Economic Indicators and Central Banks 2007
Call No.: HB3730.P595
Other reference Tools
- Adam’s Smith’s The Wealth of Nations [e-book]
c. Online Library of Liberty – contains classic ebooks about individual liberty that go back some 4,000 years and cover the disciplines of economics, history, law, literature, philosophy, political theory, religion, war and peace.
A database contains a collection of electronic information resources that can be accessed on and off campus via the Internet. You may be required to log in with your NTU username and password. Some useful databases are compiled below. Click on the database titles to access.
- EconLit with Full Text EconLit with Full Text is a major academic database with full text. It covers all fields of economics including capital markets, country studies, econometrics, economic forecasting, environmental economics, government regulations, labour economics, monetary theory, urban economics and etc. View its Database information page.
- Business Source Premier (Standard Interface / Enhanced Interface) Business Source Premier provides country reports, company directory and full text scholarly journals. View its Database information page.
- JSTOR JSTOR provides electronic access to back issues of core scholarly journals in the humanities, social science, and science. While coverage of these journals goes back to the first issue, the most recent issues are 3-5 years ago. View its Database information page.
- ProQuest ProQuest offers digital dissertations and theses from over 1,000 accredited North American graduate schools and European universities. Some have free access to full text while others expect a fee. View its Database information page.
- Business Monitor Online Offers global Country Risk, Financial Markets, Industry and Company Intelligence, Analysis, Data and Forecasts. View its Database information page.
- Roubini Global Economics RGE provides news, research, and commentary on global economic and political developments. A great resource for background information on developed markets as well as emerging economies. View its Database information page.
- EIU.com (Economist Intelligence Unit) Provides valuable full text quarterly country reports. Subcategories include: Country Intelligence, Country Commerce, Country Finance, Country Forecast,Country Profile and Country Report. View its Database information page.
- World Development Report by World Bank Provides world development reports of the World Bank from 1978 to 2005 with selected world development indicators. View its Database information page.
- PERC (Political and Economic Risk Consultancy) Risk Report covers Asian Intelligence Reports and Monthly Country Risk Updates. Both full text and statistics are available. View its Database information page.
- CEIC WebCDM [How to Guide] CEIC offers accurate, timely and comprehensive economic data. Based on official publications or records obtained directly from issuing resources. View its Database information page.
- OECD iLibrary Besides books, SourceOECD also provides data covering a wide range of topics. Topic coverage is Agriculture & food; bank profitability; economic outlook; education at a glance; employment; globalisation; indicators for industry and services and etc. View itsDatabase information page.
- Passport GMID (Global Market Information Database) Passport GMID is an excellent source for international, US economic & consumer data. Compare countries over a 20-year span. Includes some forecast data. The data is easily downloadable into Excel. View its Database information page.
- World Development Indicators Online View its Database information page.
- China Data Online 中国数据在线 China Data Online offers macroeconomics and microeconomics data on China in English. Besides national statistics, the database also captures data of China’s provinces, cities and counties. View its Database information page.
- China Geo-Explorer II – China Data Online 中国数据在线 [How to Guide] China Geo-Explorer II is an add-on module for China Data Online. This add-on component allows manipulation and display of macroeconomic and microeconomic geospatial data on China up to level of provinces, cities and counties in China. Data can be exported in excel, pdf, html or Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Shape files.
- ChinaScope Financial ChinaScope Financial offers China companies data, industrial sector and macroeconomic data as well as media reports and market developments in both English and Chinese. Besides national statistics, some data is also available in China’s provinces, cities and counties level.
- National Bureau of Statistics of China This database contains statistical information for various aspects of China – ranging from financial data, to environmental issues data and demographic data.
- ISI Emerging Markets Provides news, economic data, legal information, market analysis, and information on companies and industries in emerging market countries. View its Database information page.
- United Nations Commodity Trade Statistics Database (UN Comtrade) [Guide on Basic Query] [Guide on Basic Selection] Contains detailed trade statistics (import, export) among countries. Time series of data date back to 1962. If you are downloading more than 50,000 (maximum 5 million) data, please use library subscription. Commodities are classified according to SITC, theHarmonized System (HS) and Broad Economic Categories (BEC). View its Database information page.
- Statistical Yearbook (United Nations. Statistics Division) Provides economic and social statistics for over 200 countries and areas around the world. Subject covers Finance, Industrial production, Intellectual property, International merchandise trade, International tourism, Population and human settlements and etc.
- Global Economic Monitor (GEM) by World Bank Provides daily updates of global economic developments covering developed as well as developing countries in data and briefs. View its Database information page.
- SingStat Time Series Online (STS) NTU faculty, students and staff can contact the Statistical Information Services, Department of Statistics, at telephone: 1800-323 8118, fax: 6332 7689, or email email@example.com with their data requirements. The charge is $1.00 excluding GST per data series on top of individual subscription fee $160.50 (annual). Please refer to the SingStat Time Series Directory for the list of available dataset.
- World Competitiveness Yearbook Using a range of statistical and qualitative data, it analyzes the ability of countries to create and maintain an environment that sustains the competitiveness of enterprises. It ranks 55 countries along four main Competitiveness Factors : economic performance, government efficiency, business efficiency and infrastructure. Each of these four factors are broken further into five sub-factors and measured using 323 criteria.
- Factiva Factiva provides news and business information. It covers 10,000 sources from more than 159 countries in 22 languages and offers more than 400 continuously updated newswires, including the exclusive combination of Dow Jones, Reuters, and The Associated Press. View its Database information page.
- LexisNexis Academic LexisNexis Academic is strong for Legal Research covering legal news, law reviews, international case law and regulations and patent research but it also has extensive coverage of news wires and international news. View its Database information page.
- ISI Emerging Markets Provides news, economic data, legal information, market analysis, and information on companies and industries in emerging market countries. View its Database information page.
- Roubini Global Economics This database offers a collection of research reports, commentaries, summaries and news written or selected by Economists covering deep perspective about macroeconomic and geostrategic issues relating to global happenings and news. View its Database information page.
- Scopus Scopus is a multi-disciplinary database that brings you the broadest available coverage of scientific, technical, medical and social sciences literature from over 4,000 international publishers. Users can set up search & citation alerts for their research purpose by creating a personal profile and login. The Science Direct User ID and password can be used for Scopus.
- Web of Science Provides access to the Science Citation Index, Social Sciences Citation Index, and Arts & Humanities. View its Database information page.
An academic journal is the dominant communication medium for disseminating and sharing research findings. A Journal’s impact factor is commonly used to indicate how well cited a journal title as it measures the frequency with which the average article in a journal has been cited in a particular year or period.
Top Journals in Economics according to ISI Web of Science, Journal Citation Reports Social Science edition 2014
Some other Core Journals in Economics
|6||Energy Strategy Review||2211-467X|
|7||European Economic Review||0014-2921|
|8||Harvard Business Review||0017-8012|
|9||International Economic Review||0020-6598|
|10||Journal of Applied Econometrics||0883-7252|
|11||Journal of Development Economics||0304-3878|
|12||Journal of Development Studies||0022-0388|
|13||Journal of Finance||0022-1082|
|14||Journal of International Economics||0022-1996|
|15||Journal of monetary Economics||0304-3932|
|16||Journal of Public Economics||0047-2727|
|17||Journal of Risk and Uncertainty||0895-5646|
|18||Oxford Economic Papers||0030-7653|
|19||Rand Journal of Economics||0741-6261|
Click on the hyperlinked titles to access the title online. You might be asked to login with your NTU Network account and password. There are 2 other ways to search or browse for journals.
There are thousands of electronic journal titles subscribed by the Library. You can BROWSE or SEARCH for more journal titles using the NTU Library Subscribed E-journals: A-to-Z List. This is a great method if you already know the name of the journal.
If you do not have a specific journal in mind and just want to search on a specific subject or topic, use OneSearch.
Some journals are only available in print format. If you have a specific print journal title in mind, find the call number and library location via the Library Catalogue. Select “Advanced Search” and limit your search to FORMAT TYPE > JOURNAL, MAGAZINE.
For more Library Catalogue tips, please click on IFAQ.
Browsing the Audio visual collection
Searching for AV materials
Here is a step-by-step instruction guide on how to search for AV titles in the library catalogue.
Some of the Economics AV titles are listed below. Click on the hyperlinked titles to check availability in the Library. All titles are available at Business Library unless otherwise indicated. Click here to view full list of DVD under Economics.
Call No.: HN60.A257
Call No.: HB74.5.T246
- Freakonomics : a rogue economist explores the hidden side of everything
Call No.: HB74.P8F849
- Global Economics
Call No.: HD75.G562e
- Made in China
Call No.: HB126.C6M181
- Real world economics. Economies of scale
Call No.: J509304
- Real world economics. Market structure
Call No.: B509306
- Real world economics. Barter, banknotes and beyond
Call No.: E509302
- The ascent of money : boom and bust
Call No.: HB75.A811
- The undercover economist: exposing why the rich are rich, the poor are poor–and why you can never buy a decent used car!
Call No.: HC59.15.H278
- Wall Street
Call No.: PN1995.9.B87W187 (ADM Library)
- Where got problem
Call No.: PN1995.9. W467 2 VCDS
- The Asian economic crisis
Call No.: F509535
- Asian Development Bank Working Paper Series
- Economics Working Papers at Oxford
- Research Papers in Economics (RePEc)
- Social Sciences Research Network (SSRN) – Not all Series are free. For restricted series, please download while in NTU campus network or install VPN.
- OECD Working Papers
- International Finance Discussion Papers (IFDP)
- Economics Working Paper Archive (EconWPA)
- National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers
- IMF Working Papers
Learning applications (.exe)
- The Globalization Research Center-Africa : at UCLA; “about globalization and its relationship with Africa, Africans, and United States-African policy.”
- London School of Economics and Political Science: Public Lectures and Events (podcasts)
- American Public Media Market Place podcasts
- Bloomberg Surveillance
- Harvard Business Review IdeaCast
- Economics Departments, Institutes and Research Centers in the World (EDIRC)
- Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
- Global Development and Environment Institute (G-DAE)
- American Economic Association
- The European Commission Economic and Financial Affairs Directorate General
- Institute for International Economics
- ESRC Macroeconomic Modelling Bureau (U.K.)
- National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
- Chinese Economic Association of North America
- Chinese Economists Society (CES)
- World Economic Forum
- WWF Global – Contains news and reports about environmental issues in the world. You can browse information by country.
- National Committee on United States-China Relations – Contains comprehensive information about United States-China relations. Information range from annual reports to news and events related to USA-China relations.
Reserves / RBR titles / Red-spot books are recommended textbooks selected by your lecturers for your course modules.
Browsing the Reserves collection
Economics Reserve titles are located in the Reserves section at the Library Outpost, located on the top floor of the new South Spine learning hub. They are marked for 2-hour loan and are easily identified by the red spot on the book spine. For Year 1 and Year 2 course reserves, there will also be a duplicate copy available in the Automated Reserves Machine (ARM), outside the Library Outpost, which will allow for 24/7 access.
RBR titles are borrowed at the loan counter only. The books may be borrowed overnight 2 hours before the Service Desk closes on weekdays, and at 10 am on Saturdays. These overnight loan items must be returned by 11 am the next working day. Overdue fines for RBR titles are set at $0.50 per hour so be sure to return them on time.
Searching for Reserve titles
You can retrieve Reserves titles via their Course Codes from the Library Catalogue.
- Go to the Library Catalogue: https://eps.ntu.edu.sg/client/en_GB/OPAC/search/
- Select Reserves from the first drop-down menu from left-hand side
- Key in the course code
- Click Search
The Library collects Final Year Projects in the Digital Repository (DR-NTU Restricted Access).
The Library also collects other student reports, industrial attachment reports (except confidential reports) and FYP videos. You can access these collections by logging in to Digital Repository (DR-NTU Restricted Access) with your NTU network username and password.
Final Year Projects
View the Collection Page of HSS Student Reports (FYP/IA/PA/PI). At the interface below, enter your known search terms and click Go; alternatively browse the collection by author, title, subject and date.
To retrieve all the FYP projects by Economics students, go to Advanced Search and set Economics under Degree.
To view video, click on “redirect.htm” and save the file. Double click the saved file to link to the video.
To submit your FYP,
- Login with your NTU network username and password to Digital Repository under My Account > NTU Student Authentication >
- Go All of DR-NTU > Communities & Collections >
- Select your School e.g. College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences > School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) > HSS Student Reports (FYP/IA/PA/PI) >
- Click Submit a new item to this collection
HSS Staff Papers
The Digital Repository (Open Access) or DR-NTU (Open Access) aims to capture, store and preserve the scholarly output of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and make it available to the global research community. Journal articles and conference papers published by NTU faculty in the DR-NTU Open Access collection are searchable using Internet search engines such as Google.
Many publishers allow self archiving of publications in institutional repositories. You may refer to the copyright policies and archiving guidelines from Sherpa Romeo for more information on these publishers.
If you would like to submit your journal article or conference paper for inclusion our collection, please see the instructions about submissions to DR-NTU or contact your subject librarian.
Access the HSS staff papers directly.
Here are some faculty publication directories: