Economics and Finance: Overview


Welcome to the Economics and finance guide. Throughout the guide's sections you'll find our suggestions for key resources and information in this subject area.

Getting help researching and using Library resources:

  • Look through the Finding Resources Guide for advice on getting started with searching and use the comprehensive Help sections in individual databases
  • Look out for Information Literacy, referencing and database training in your modules (if there isn't any, ask your module leader to invite us to speak at a lecture or organise a workshop)
  • Attend Information and digital literacy training in the LibSmart programme.  Upcoming workshops are listed elsewhere on this page, or see the LibSmart guide for more details. In addition to sessions on referencing and literature searching, we also run workshops on Data & Statistics, Bloomberg, Market Research and
  • Drop by the LibSmart point, on the first floor of the Library, in the Learning Commons between 12.00 - 5.00pm, Monday-Friday. An Academic Liaison Librarian will be on hand to answer your questions on referencing and finding resources.
  • Make an appointment using the contact details on the right hand side.

To get you started, here are the key shelfmark areas for your subject. The floor information is for books; print journals will have the same shelfmark but all journals are on the third floor.

Subject Shelfmark Floor
Accounting HF5635-5636 1
Macroeconomics HB172.5 1
Microeconomics HB172 1
Banking HB192.7-336 1

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Our discovery tool, Library Search, will look for books, journal articles and more in one quick easy search - a great place to start your research. The results list also includes full-text links to subscribed content, like articles and textbooks. 

To search Library 'Search all' you can use keywords relevant to your topic, author names or the title of the source. 


For a more comprehensive search, individual databases offer greater functionality and give full access to a tailored suite of resources for your subject. To find out the database available in your subject, look for your programme in our Subject Guides, or you can view and access all our Databases alphabetically on the Databases A-Z webpage.

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Academic Liaison Librarians are available between 1pm-4pm, Monday to Friday term-time to discuss queries about using library resources and referencing.

Outside of these times, you can use the Library chat service and your query will be picked up by another member of Brunel Library staff or our friendly co-op support staff, who provide us with 24/7 chat coverage.

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