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SMU Libraries

Economics Research Navigator: Find Articles

Gateway to economics research resources and services available in SMU

Databases Intro

Databases allow you to search for scholarly journal articles, book chapters and conference papers. Some databases include the full text. Specialized databases contain financial data, marketing data or statistical data.

See  Appropriate Use of Electronic Resources Policy.

Most databases can be accessed from off-campus. Enter your SMU id and password.

Finding Articles on your Topic

If you just have a topic in mind and you need to find articles on your topic, you have 2 options:

1) Use the Library Search  box

2) Use relevant databases to do the search.

If you are not sure which databases would be good for your topic, you can

use the Subject List or

Search the relevant databases individually on their own platform and use more specific keywords, Boolean operators, search fields, search limits to get a more targeted and smaller set of results. Use the Help function in individual databases for more information on search functionalities.


Citation Databases

Citation databases provide a way of locating bibliographic citations for highly cited articles in a field of your interest. The search results contain hyperlinks to help you retrieve the full text if available in the Library's subscribed databases or e-Journals.

Here are the citation databases available to the SMU Community:

Subscribed Databases

Mobile Friendly Databases


Search and access scholarly full text articles from the broad disciplines of Arts, Business and Social Sciences.

Web App º Free


This platform covers diverse topics such as political science, psychology, business, and economics. Please login with your SMU ID/password when prompted and continue by clicking on 'Mobile Interface for Ebscohost'.

Web App º Free


Search articles from ScienceDirect which covers business, economics, decision sciences, social sciences and psychology. You need to register with ScienceDirect and follow the authentication steps before you can use the apps.

Android / Blackberry / iPhone / iPad º Free

The use of electronic resources must comply with the Appropriate Use of Electronic Resources Policy and Singapore Management University Acceptable Use Policy