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Collections and Services

Welcome to information about the collections and services available from the Giblin Library. Use this page to access electronic resources as well as finding out about how best to access and use the Giblin Library's collections and services. Information about our location and how to contact us is available here.

Electronic Resources


SuperSearch is the access point to all subscribed electronic resources available to University of Melbourne staff and students. SuperSearch allows you to search across popular databases to find journal articles, books and more on your topic. Resources are also arranged into subject-specific sets, as well as alphabetically by title. Users are able to save marked records, personalize databaseand journal lists, and establish saved searches and search alerts. For more information and to access SuperSearch, go to: http://search.lib.unimelb.edu.au/



All electronic journals that the University Library currently subscribes to are listed in SuperSearch. To locate specific journal titles (e.g. Journal of Economics and Business) select the Find e-journal tab in SuperSearch and type in the journal title or keywords into the search box. You can also browse a list of e-journals alphabetically by title.



Economics and Commerce databases can be accessed through SuperSearch by selecting the Find Database tab. Type the name of the database into the search box (e.g. Dat Analysis) or browse databases using the A-Z list. Databases can be searched via supersearch, or click on the database name to be taken to the database home page for more advanced searching and features. For information, download this guide to Economics and Commerce Databases (PDF 78kb)

A number of financial research databases are also available in the Faculty of Economics and Commerce. In most cases these databases are only available through Faculty IT labs and they are not administered by the Giblin Economics and Commerce Library.

Faculty of Economics and Commerce - Financial Research Databases (some restrictions may apply)

Faculty of Economics and Commerce Laboratory Software

Faculty of Economics and Commerce Virtual Computer laboratory (subject restrictions apply)


Current Awareness Services

Many electronic journal providers offer alerting services to help you keep up to date with what is being published in recent issues of journals. These services can alert you when new articles are published and help you keep informed about the latest research and literature in your field. The advantage of these services is that researches are often given advanced notice of the publication of new content before is is available in print or online. Types of alerts include:

  • Table of Contents Alerts (TOC)
  • Saved Search Alerts (SSA)
  • Citation Alerts (CA)
  • RSS Feeds (RSS)

More information about current awareness services can be found here: http://www.lib.unimelb.edu.au/collections/ecocom/currentawareness.html

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Working Papers

Access to a extensive collections of Working Papers in the field of Economics and Commerce is available via this link. Some working papers are available in hard copy via the library catalogue.


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Frequently Asked Questions

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Honours Theses

Economics honours theses (1938-1999) are available on microfilm in the Baillieu Library (call number BA MIC/o 6377). Honours theses are listed here by year of completion. The microfilm roll and section number is given next to each title.

1938-1949 1950-1959 1960-1969 1970-1979 1980-1989 1990-1999 2000-2007

Honours theses (2000-2005) are available on CD from the Baillieu Library Reference Desk. Honours theses are listed here by year of completion.

Masters Research Reports

Masters Research Reports are kept on the second floor of the Giblin Library. They not catalogued in the Library catalogue, however they are listed here by subject and year undertaken.

Please note, only reports from the current five years are held in the Giblin Library.

Economics Finance Management Actuarial Science


Doctoral and Masters Theses

Recently completed higher degree theses are kept in Special Collections and are available for consultation in the Cultural Collections Reading Room, located on the third floor of the Baillieu Library. Theses must be pre-ordered prior to use. Requests for material can be made online prior to visiting the Reading Room. More information regarding access to theses can be found here: http://www.lib.unimelb.edu.au/collections/special/thesis.htm

Economics and Commerce theses are are also catalogued in the Library catalogue.

Masters Theses Doctoral Theses


Examples of theses completed through the Department of Economics and Commerce at Melbourne University and held in the Library's Collection.

Theses in the university and worldwide.


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New Materials List

The new materials list is updated weekly. Click on the link for for Economics to see what has recently been added to the Giblin Economics and Commerce collections.

New Books University of Melbourne Libraries

The new materials alert is now available via RSS feeds on the Library homepage. Usinga feed reader or aggregator, you can subscribe to the list and read updates each time a new one become available. There are RSS feeds now available for new materials for economics, and accounting and management. For more information about RSS feeds and to subscribe to feeds, go here: http://www.lib.unimelb.edu.au/feed/


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  • Carrels are available for the use of students enrolled in higher degree courses. Laptop computers may be used in them.
  • Carrel allocation is valid for twelve months only. At the end of twelve months students can re-apply for a carrel after a four week waiting period.
  • All library materials kept in carrels must be checked out from the Loans Desk. Carrels are subject to random checks and fines will issued for material that has not been borrowed at a rate of $15.00 per item.
  • Bookings and enquiries can be made by contacting Owen Clarke in the Giblin Library on 8344 8874.

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