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The Most Useful Resources for Students, Researchers and Writers

Whether you are writing an essay, a research paper, a dissertation proposal or an article, finding top quality resources can be a challenge. Below, we have put together a list of the most useful online resources for students, researchers and writers, to help you with whatever you may be writing.

 

 Resource  Link  Description
 Google Scholar  https://scholar.google.com/  Search for free and subscription-based research papers
 ScienceDirect  https://www.sciencedirect.com/
 Subscription-based access to academic journals with a focus on science, economics and medicine; some articles have a free access
 Emerald Insight  https://emeraldinsight.com/
 Subscription-based access to academic journals with a focus on business, marketing and management
 Lexis Nexis  https://www.lexisnexis.com/en-us/gateway.page  Subscription-based access to legal papers
 Research Gate  https://www.researchgate.net/  Social network for scientists and researchers with shared papers available
 Questia  https://www.questia.com/  Subscription-based access to academic journals and books with a focus on social sciences
 Wiley Online Library  https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/
 Subscription-based access to academic journals and books with a focus on social and physical sciences
 Google Books  https://books.google.com/  Search for books; a free preview is available for some books
 Jstor  https://www.jstor.org/  Subscription-based access to academic journals; older articles are available for free
 Thomson One Banker  http://banker.thomsonib.com/
 Subscription-based database with a focus on financial, accounting, corporate governance and market data
 BoardEx  http://corp.boardex.com/  Subscription-based database with a focus on corporate governance data
 Statista  https://www.statista.com/  Database with social, economic, market and government data
 Bloomberg  https://www.bloomberg.com/  Database with market and financial data
 Yahoo Finance  https://finance.yahoo.com/  Free database with market and financial data
 Trading Economics  https://tradingeconomics.com/  Database with macroeconomic statistics
 Wharton Research Data Services  https://wrds-web.wharton.upenn.edu/wrds/  Subscription-based database with a focus on financial, accounting and economic data
 World Bank Database  https://data.worldbank.org/  Free database of macroeconomic and social data
 Penn World Tables  https://www.rug.nl/ggdc/productivity/pwt/  Free database of macroeconomic and social data
 OECD Statistics  https://stats.oecd.org/  Free database of macroeconomic and social data
 OECD Data  https://data.oecd.org/  Free database of macroeconomic and social data
 FRED Database  https://fred.stlouisfed.org/  Free database of macroeconomic and social data
 IMF Database  http://www.imf.org/en/Data  Database of macroeconomic and social data
 Eviews (Software)  http://www.eviews.com/home.html  Statistical Software
 Stata (Software)  https://www.stata.com/  Statistical Software
 SPSS (Software)  https://www.ibm.com/analytics/data-science/predictive-analytics/spss-statistical-software  Statistical Software
 Matlab (Software)  https://www.mathworks.com/products/matlab.html  Statistical Software
 R (Software)  https://www.r-project.org/  Statistical Software
 Wolfram Mathematica  https://www.wolfram.com/mathematica/  Statistical Software
 Nvivo  https://www.qsrinternational.com/nvivo/home  Software for qualitative research

 

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