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Economics Research Guide

Welcome! This guide will point you to research resources for a variety of economics related topics.

All Economics Databases

  • Bloomberg (only accessible from dedicated workstations in the Killam, North Learning Commons and Rowe)

Offers real-time trading data, detailed historical data, customizable market monitors, macro-economic data, news, and much more for stocks, bonds,commodities, and other major markets all in one place. At Dalhousie we have access to 12 Bloomberg Terminals. Ten terminals are located in the Risk Lab on the 2nd floor of the Rowe Building.  Additional terminals are located in the 4th floor computer lab in the Rowe Building, as well as in the South Learning Commons in the Killam Library — you can’t miss their distinctive keyboards!

  • Datastream (only accessible from a dedicated workstation in the Killam, North Learning Commons)

Provides access to significant historical time series data including equity, index, commodity, currency, bond, futures, options, and economic data. The Excel add-on allows researchers to download data on multiple securities simultaneously. Also provides access to ASSET4 ESG data which includes 500 metrics on more than 4,700 global companies covering environmental, social, and governance factors.

  • Thomson Reuters Eikon (Available only on campus on specific PCs and use is restricted to current FOM faculty, students and staff. Please email Joyline.makani@dal.ca  for access details (username and password).
Provides extensive business and financial information for listed companies, including current data of exchange-traded instruments (stocks, warrants, options, futures, indexes, etc.), news, economic data, commodity data, foreign exchange rates and interest rates. Thomson Reuters Eikon Access Details: Single-User license.
  • MSCI ESG Research Data (Only accessible from a computer in Room 2030 - iLab.)

Provides access to a suite of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) research and analysis data. It includes data for the top 3000 US companies for the following issue areas and associated indicators; social, community, corporate governance, diversity, employee relations, environment, human rights, product, business involvement, alcohol, gambling, fire arms, military contracting,  nuclear power, and tobacco.

 

EIKON DataStream Help Information

 EIKON with Datastream for Office provides extensive business and financial information for listed companies, including current data of exchange‐traded instruments (stocks, warrants, options, futures, indexes, etc.), news, economic data, commodity data, foreign exchange rates and interest rates.

Access Details: Single‐User license. Available only on campus on specific PCs and use is restricted to current FOM faculty, students and staff. Please email makani@dal.ca for access details (username and password). Dal has only one user access license so please remember to sign out after you finish using TR EIKON/Datastream.

NOTE from Dr Jun Zhou: The best way to learn how to use Thomson Reuters products is to watch their training videos. Their online support is also great. If you have specific questions, they provide support 24/7.

Database Tutorials

EBSCO Databases  

 

ProQuest Databases

 

Can't find the fulltext of the article you need?

First, have you checked Novanet to see whether the journal is available in the Killam library in print. If not then request a copy of the article from a different library by clicking on the relevant link below:

Novanet Express:
If the journal is available in a Novanet library use the Novanet Express service

Watch the tutorial:



Document Delivery Service:
Use the Dalhousie Document Delivery service to obtain materials from libraries outside of the Novanet system.

Watch the tutorial:

Document Delivery: Get books that are not at Dal

Document Delivery is the best way to access books and journal articles that aren't available at Dal. With Document Delivery, your requested item will be delivered to you at your chosen Dal library location or electronically through email. Delivery time ranges from 1-3 business days for articles or three business days to one month for books (depending on the location of the holding library). 

There are three ways to submit a Document Delivery request. 

     1. Novanet Library Catalogue

If the resource you are looking for is not available at Dalhousie but appears in the Novanet catalogue at other libraries, it can be ordered through Novanet Express. You will be emailed when the book is available for pickup. 

  • Log in to your library account using your Dal NetID and password. 
  • If the resource is available for borrowing, it should have the phrase "Check for available services" in the citation information. Click on this phrase or on the book title. 
  • On the resource information page, scroll to the heading "How to get it".
  • Here you should find a "Resource Sharing" link. This link will bring you to a Resource Sharing Request form.
  • Fill out the Resource Sharing Request form to order the item.

     2. Journal Article Databases

If you find a journal article in a database, you can check to see if Dal has access to the article through the Get it @ Dal button. Articles are delivered electronically through email. 

  • The Get it @ Dal button should appear in the citation information.
  • Clicking on this button will bring you to a screen with options to access the article. 
  • If there is a link to access electronic full text through Dal, click on it. There is no need to complete a Document Delivery request. 
  • If there are no options for electronic full text, click the GO button beside Document Delivery. 
  • Log in to the Document Delivery form using your Dal card barcode and the last 4 digits of your phone number. 
  • Fill out the form to place the Document Delivery order.

     3. Document Delivery Form 

If you know the citation information for the item, such as title and author, you can order it through the Document Delivery webpage. 

  • Access the Document Delivery webpage through clicking the link above or searching the Dal Libraries website.
  • Click on Patron Request Form, and log in with your Dal card barcode and the last 4 digits of your phone number.
  • Fill in as much information as possible, including further requests such as a "needed by" date. 

For more information on any of these methods, watch the Document Delivery video tutorial on the Dalhousie Libraries YouTube channel. Or, if you are a distance student, watch the Document Delivery for Distance Students video.