The principle collection of economics books is located in the Main Library, 1st floor, south end, Wilkins Building.
Explore is the principal tool to find books, journals and other materials (either in print or in electronic format) held in UCL libraries. From Explore, you will find the location details of the materials you are looking for: library site, collection and shelfmark.
The Library has its own classification scheme for arranging books on the shelves. Typically, a book will have a shelfmark which begins with the name of the subject (corresponding to the section of the Library in which the book can be found), followed by letters and numbers denoting its position on the shelves within that section; e.g.
ECONOMICS N 35 PEA for a book on environmental economics
ECONOMICS R 14 OSB for a book on game theory
On UCL Explore, you can look at the results of your search to quickly discover if a book is available in print or/and online: View Online means that the book is available electronically, while Available means that the book is available in print. In some cases a book is available both in print and online.
Consult introductory material or general reference works for a broad overview of your issue or topic, and to identify key concepts, theories and researchers in the field. Introductory material may include:
Find introductory material in Explore by combining a topic keyword with one of the material type descriptors above, e.g. handbook development economics. Elsevier's Handbooks in Economics series provides high-level summaries of recent advances in research literature.
These are some examples of introductory material available for Economics in the Library. The list is not extensive, and you should perform your own searches to see what else is available in our collections.
A brief guide to finding and accessing e-books via UCL Explore.
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