Below are some online resources you can use to enhance your knowledge of economics

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Economic Journal Repositories


We help you explore a wide range of scholarly content through a powerful research and teaching platform.

We collaborate with the academic community to help libraries connect students and faculty to vital content while lowering costs and increasing shelf space, provide independent researchers with free and low-cost access to scholarship, and help publishers reach new audiences and preserve their content for future generations.


Founded in 1920, the NBER is a private, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to conducting economic research and to disseminating research findings among academics, public policy makers, and business professionals.

NBER-affiliated researchers study a wide range of topics and they employ many different methods in their work. Key focus areas include developing new statistical measurements, estimating quantitative models of economic behavior, and analyzing the effects of public policies.


SSRN is a platform for the dissemination of early-stage research. From its initial focus on the social sciences in 1994, SSRN has grown to become the most interdisciplinary service of its kind.

SSRN is instrumental both as a starting point for students and faculty in the research process, and as a place to communicate their findings at an early stage, prior to publication in academic journals. The vast majority of papers can be downloaded free of charge as well. The only exceptions are papers whose copyright is held by third parties that request a download fee.


Built on the widest range of trusted, high-quality, interdisciplinary research, ScienceDirect helps you find answers to your most pressing research questions, stay on top of your field and gain in-depth insights into trending research topics as you take your next steps in discovery.

From foundational science to new and novel research, 25 million researchers a month count on ScienceDirect. Use the research community’s leading platform to stay ahead, discover more breakthroughs and manage your research.

Free Online Courses Offered by Universities

MIT Open Courseware

MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world and is a permanent MIT activity.

Through OCW, educators improve courses and curricula, making their schools more effective; students find additional resources to help them succeed; and independent learners enrich their lives and use the content to tackle some of our world’s most difficult challenges, including sustainable development, climate change, and cancer eradication.


Every course on Coursera is taught by top instructors from world-class universities and companies, so you can learn something new anytime, anywhere. It is a leading online learning platform for higher education, where 61 million learners from around the world come to learn skills of the future.

Hundreds of free courses give you access to on-demand video lectures, homework exercises, and community discussion forums. Paid courses provide additional quizzes and projects as well as a shareable Course Certificate upon completion.


edX is the trusted platform for education and learning. Founded by Harvard and MIT, edX is home to more than 20 million learners, the majority of top-ranked universities in the world and industry-leading companies.

Supporting learners at every stage, whether entering the job market, changing fields, seeking a promotion or exploring new interests, edX delivers courses for curious minds on topics ranging from data and computer science to leadership and communications.

Additional Resources

Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. From one place, you can search across many disciplines and sources: articles, theses, books, abstracts and court opinions, from academic publishers, professional societies, online repositories, universities and other web sites.

Google Scholar aims to rank documents the way researchers do, weighing the full text of each document, where it was published, who it was written by, as well as how often and how recently it has been cited in other scholarly literature.

FRED Economic Data

The widely used FRED data service is updated daily and allows 24/7 access to over 500,000 financial and economic data series from more than 85 public and proprietary sources.

The economic data published on FRED are widely reported in the media and play a key role in financial markets.The data can be viewed in graphical and text form or downloaded for import to a database or spreadsheet, and viewed on mobile devices.

Economics Help

This blog is written by Tejvan Pettinger. Among other information, it contains extensive definitions of economics terms.

Tejvan Pettinger lives in Oxford where he works as an Economics teacher (A-Level students) at Greenes College and formerly with Cherwell College, Oxford. He studied PPE at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University, gaining a 2:1. He contributes articles to the Economic Review and writes regularly on economics.