Types of Collection

The General Book Collection

The General book collection is mainly concerned with the subject area “Social Science” with specific emphasis on economics. The open-shelf collection is located on the second floor (north side). Lending and receiving of materials are done at the Circulation Desk.

The General Reference Collection

General reference books which include atlases, dictionaries, directories, encyclopedias, gazetteers, handbooks, indexes, etc. are located at the first four rows of bookstacks. The collection is to be used in the reading room only.

The Reserve Book Collection

The collection consists of textbooks and supplementary reading materials recommended by the faculty as required readings for the economics courses. The books are on closed shelves and may be borrowed for a two-hour use within the second floor reading area. With proper reservation they are allowed for overnight use.

Filipiniana Collection

The Filipiniana section has an updated collection of special studies and reports from both the government and private sectors. Among the notable documents in the collection are government documents such as: national and regional development plans, socioeconomic profiles of the various regions of the country, feasibility and industry studies, annual reports, budget reports, censuses, and statistical yearbooks; published works; special studies and reports on the Philippines by international and intergovernmental organizations and research agencies; research studies by the private sectors; theses and dissertations; and publications of colleges and universities.

The Serial Collection

The Library subscribes to a number of technical journals and economics periodicals, both foreign and local. At present, the library has a total of 574 serial titles in 7,635 bound volumes.

The Non-Print Collection

Consists of 768 CDs which are mostly statistical references, 39 video recordings, 717 reels of microfilm of development plans of Southeast Asian countries, 241 microfiches of back issues of technical journals, 103 slides and 36 maps of different countries.

Click  to view Online: List of  Data Sets and Raw Data from PSA,ADB, BSP,IMF and WB

Online resources

The Library is one of the online resources centers of electronic books and journals from World Bank (Open Knowledge Repository), International Monetary Fund (IMF eLibrary) and Asian Development Bank.

The Library  still receives some print publications from local and foreign institutions and agencies where the Library  has an active exchange program.  Their online resources are useful to economics students and other researchers and the Library recommends them to visit their sites. The following agencies and institutions are:

  • Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
  • Bureau of Agricultural Statistics
  • Department of Labor and Employment
  • National Economic and Development Authority
  • National Statistical Coordination Board
  • National Statistics Office
  • Philippine Institute for Development Studies
  • Duke University (U.S.)
  • Institute of Developing Economies (Japan)
  • Institute of Social Studies (Netherlands)
  • Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (Singapore)
  • International Development Research Center (Canada)
  • Kiel Institute of World Economics (Germany)
  • Russian Academy of Sciences Institute of Scientific Information on Social Sciences (Moscow)
  • World Institute of Development Economic Research of the United Nations University (Finland), International Labor Organization (Switzerland)
  • University of Sussex Institute of Development Studies (England), among the many other international research agencies and learned institutions.

The growing collections of pamphlets, monograph series (occasional, discussion, research and working papers) as well as reprints are received from these exchange partners.

Electronic books

Electronic books or e-books are books in digital form. The Library has a modest collection of purchase and gift e-books. Institutional exchange partners, such as: World Bank through their Open Knowledge Repository (https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/) , International Monetary Bank through their IMF eLibrary (http://www.elibrary.imf.org/)  and Asian Development Bank ( http://www.adb.org/publications) are sources of  current ebooks.

These can be read inside the library or downloaded and saved to a local disk to be read anywhere and anytime.

Cambridge Books Online (http ://ebooks.cambridge.org/subject_landing)  offers predefined or bespoke collections of content within a richly functional, fully searchable online environment. Majority of the collections pertains to economics topics. Below are the available titles specifically chosen for economics majors:

  • Building Chicago economics : new perspectives on the history of America’s most powerful economics program
  • Cases in European competition policy : the economic analysis
  • The Clash of economic ideas: the great policy debates and experiments of the last hundred years
  • Competition policy and patent law under uncertainty : regulation innovation
  • Culture in economics : history, methodological reflections and methodological reflections and contemporary applications
  • The Decline of the traditional pension : a comparative study of the threats to retirement security
  • Dynamic modelling and applications for global analysis
  • Economics of freedom : theory, measurement, and policy implications
  • Economic openness and territorial politics in China
  • Economics and marijuana : consumption, pricing and legislation
  • Epistemic game theory : reasoning and choice
  • Europe and the maritime worlds : a twentieth century history
  • Game theory: interactive strategies in economics and management
  • Global energy assessment : toward a sustainable future
  • Governance, regulation and powers on the internet
  • Government and markets : the changing economic role of the state


Open-Access Materials

  • Open-access materials may contain scholarly journals, reports, discussion papers, working papers, reviews, policy briefs, etc. about economics, finance and business. These are available online to the reader without financial, legal, or technical barriers other than those inseparable from gaining access to the internet itself.
  • A
  • Advances in Management and Applied
  • African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Policy Briefs
  • African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) Research Paper
  • African Technology Development Forum
  • Agricultural and Food Economics
  • Asian Productivity Organization (APO) Research Papers
  • Australian Review of Public Affairs
  • B
  • Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Working Papers
  • BOFIT Discussion Papers
  • BRAND: Broad Research in Accounting, Negotiation, and Distribution
  • BSP Publications (Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas )
  • Business and Economic History On Line
  • Business and Economic Horizons
  • Business Systems Research
  • C
  • Central European Journal of Economic Modelling and Econometrics
  • CESifo Forum
  • Cogent Economics & Finance
  • Comparative Economic Research : The Journal of University of Lodz
  • Consilience
  • Comparative Population Studies
  • Contemporary Economics
  • Creative and Knowledge Society
  • Current Research Journal of Economic Theory
  • Czech Economic Review
  • D
  • Development Studies Research
  • Discussions on Estonian Economic Policy : Theory and Practice of Economic Policy
  • E
  • Econ Journal Watch
  • Economic and Business Review
  • Economic Annals
  • Economic Bulletin
  • Economics
  • Economics and Finance Review
  • Economics and Organization of Enterprise
  • Economics Research International
  • Economics of Development
  • Economy Informatics
  • Economy Transdisciplinarity Cognition
  • EconPapers
  • Erasmus Law and Economics Review
  • Eurasian Journal of Business and Economics
  • EuroEconomica
  • F
  • Financial Theory and Practice
  • G
  • Game Theory Journal
  • Games
  • I
  • Intereconomics : Review of European Economic Policy
  • International Journal of Applied Economics and Finance
  • International Journal of Economic Sciences and Applied Research
  • International Journal of Economics and Finance
  • International Journal of Economics and Finance Studies
  • International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues
  • International Journal of Economics and Research
  • International Journal of Energy Economics and Policy
  • International Journal of Population Research
  • International Labour Organization (ILO) Working Papers
  • International Productivity Monitor
  • International Review of Economics Education
  • IZA Journal of Labor Economics
  • J
  • Journal of Advanced Research in Law and Economics
  • Journal of Applied Economics and Business
  • Journal of Applied Economics and Business Research
  • Journal of The Australasian Tax Teachers Association
  • Journal of Economic and Social Policy
  • Journal of Economic Structures
  • Journal of Economics and Business Research
  • Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Science
  • Journal of Emerging Trends in Economics and Management Sciences
  • Journal of Financial Therapy
  • Journal of International Economic Studies
  • Journal of Management and Economics
  • Journal of Regional Analysis and Policy
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • L
  • Latin American Journal of Economics
  • N
  • NBER (National Bureau of Economic Research) Working Papers
  • New Perspectives on Political Economy
  • M
  • Modern Economy
  • O
  • Oeconomics of Knowledge
  • Open Economics Journal
  • P
  • Panoeconomicus
  • PIDS Development Research News
  • PIDS Discussion Papers
  • PIDS Policy Notes
  • Philippine Journal of Development
  • Philippine Review of Economics
  • Productivity Commission (Australia)
  • Purdue University Agricultural Economics Publications
  • Q
  • Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis in Social Sciences
  • Quantitative Economics
  • Quantitative Finance
  • R
  • Region Direct
  • Regional Studies, Regional Science
  • Research in Applied Economics
  • Research in World Economy
  • Research Journal of Economics, Business and ICT
  • Research School of Economics Working Papers
  • Review of Economic Analysis
  • Review of Economic and Business Studies
  • Review of Economic Perspectives
  • Review of Economics & Finance
  • Review of Economics and Institutions
  • Romanian Economic and Business Review
  • Romanian Journal of Fiscal Policy
  • S
  • Scientific Bulletin – Economic Sciences
  • South African Journal of Economic and Management Sciences
  • South East European Journal of Economics and Business
  • South-Eastern Europe Journal of Economics
  • Theoretical and Applied Economics
  • T
  • Theoretical and Practical Research in Economic Fields
  • Theoretical Economics Letters
  • Trends in Agricultural Economics
  • U
  • UNU-WIDER Discussion Papers
  • UNU-WIDER Policy Briefs
  • UNU-WIDER Working Papers
  • UPSE Discussion Papers