Use this guide to start your research in topics in the area of economics.


Databases are a good place to start searching for up-to-date research and online journal articles.

Dictionaries and encyclopaediae are handy for gathering background information when you start researching a topic. They can help you clarify topics and identify related concepts and terms which you can use to develop a search strategy.

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Media databases

Newspaper articles

Media databases are essential resources to find the latest news and feature articles related to politics, trade and issues impacting the Australian and international economies.


Video databases can be useful resources to keep up with current affairs, and find documentaries and investigative journalism related to economics on programs such as Four Corners and The 7:30 Report.



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Australian organisations

International organisations

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News and reports from the Productivity Commission

The Productivity Commission is the Australian Government's independent research and advisory body on a range of economic, social and environmental issues affecting the welfare of Australians.

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Last reviewed: 25 March 2019