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Social Statistics and Population Sciences: Working Papers
Working papers (also known as discussion papers) are pre-publication research papers which tend to be made available by the author’s employer, e.g. universities and research organisations. They are usually written at a relatively early stage of research and are often published formally as journal articles when the research is complete.
Econlit includes references to working papers from a number of research organisations. NBER Working Papers contains the full-text of the National Bureau of Economic Research's working papers - these are not freely available online.
An Internet directory of over 2000 annotated links to high-quality English-language sources of current information and analysis in international affairs, international relations, international studies, global studies and global education topics.
EconLit, the American Economic Association's electronic database. It provides citations and abstracts to economic research dating back to 1886. Includes journal articles, books, book chapters and working papers. All journals covered are peer-reviewed. No password on campus. Off campus Institutional login.
The National Bureau of Economic Research is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works. The NBER is committed to undertaking and disseminating unbiased economic research among public policymakers, business professionals, and the academic community. This database provides full text access to NBER working papers.
The University of Southampton Economics Division has been publishing discussion papers in Economics since 1992. Abstracts are available from 1997 onwards and many are available in full-text from 1999 onwards.
Full text access to S3RI’s working papers in pdf format.
Other Sources of Working Papers
Many universities and research organisations make their working papers freely available on their websites. If you are aware of a University department, research centre or think tank that is doing research in your topic area, try their website. Many websites list working papers under 'Publications'.