Monograph Collection

The general book collection is mainly concerned with the subject area “Social Science” with specific emphasis on economics.

Filipiniana Books

The Filipiniana materials refer to publications about the Philippines. These may be produced inside or outside the Philippines by Filipino or non-Filipino authors.

Notable documents in the collection are:

  • government documents (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

Reference Books

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

Reserve 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.

Theses and Dissertations

The Collections are unpublished works of undergraduate and graduate students and are stored in closed stacks to further preserve them.

Included in the collection are the exemplary theses of graduating students of the U.P. School of Economics that won G.P. SicatAward. To view the complete list [insert URL of the Sicat Awardee list]



The Library subscribes to a number of technical journals and economics periodicals, both foreign and local.  At present, the library has a total of 573 serial titles in 7,544 bound volumes. Some of these periodicals titles are also available in electronic format [insert URL of E-journals link]


Current Serials

These materials are continuing resources that the library is currently subscribing to. These are magazines, professional journals and newspapers. The library also receives useful materials from its partner institutions through gift and exchange programs.   These are available for use at the Browsing Area and at the Reserve / Circulation desks.



Technical Journals

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Bound Journals

Bound journals are shelved at the third floor. This research guide may help you in searching appropriate serial for your research.

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Online Resources, Depository, Gifts / Exchange Programs

The following institutions are sources of the Library’s online resources and print publications through an agreement and as gifts and exchange partners of publications:

World Bank’s  Open Knowledge Repository (

International Monetary Fund’s   IMF eLibrary.  (

The Asian Development Bank’s  publications  (

The Library  also  benefits from the gift and exchange program with local and foreign agencies in sharing their print and  online resources such as the following:

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (

  • Philippine Statistics Authority (Bureau of Agricultural Statistics)  (
  • Department of Labor and Employment (
  • National Economic and Development Authority (
  • National Statistical Coordination Board (www.
  • 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 Library’s collections of pamphlets, monograph series (occasional, discussion, research and working papers) as well as reprints are received from these exchange partners.