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9: Resources


The University Library

The main LibraryLink opens in a new window provides you with a wide range of resources to support you with your studies, including printed and electronic books, journals and subject databases. These will all help you find research in your area.

Here are a few quick tips to help you get started in the Library:

  • Use the Get StartedLink opens in a new window online Library orientation programme to find out how to use the library effectively;
  • Use the Library Catalogue to find what you need, using the “Library Search” textbox on the Library home page. The Catalogue contains details of the books and journals (print and electronic) held by the Library;
  • Most electronic resources are available from any PC with internet access, so you can use them from home. Usually, you’ll need your University username and password (the one you use to login to a PC on campus) to access these;
  • Use My Library Account Link opens in a new windowto renew and reserve items via the internet;
  • The Library EconomicsLink opens in a new window webpages contain high-quality information relevant to your area of study. A good way to get started on a topic is to use Key Electronic Resources for Economics. The Library also provides useful online tutorials for Economics students and a guide to databases;
  • DataStream is one of the main sources for finding macroeconomic time series or data on equity markets, bonds, futures, exchange rates and interest rates. DataStream is only available in the Library at a dedicated PC on Floor 1. At busy times, you may need to book to use the terminal. You will also find a very wide range of international macroeconomic time series, plus UK social survey data, on the UK Data Service (UKDS), available online through the Library list of databasesLink opens in a new window;
  • Capital IQ is a useful source of global company and investment financial data. There is a recorded training session on the Academic Support Link opens in a new windowwebpage to help you understand how to use Capital IQ;
  • If you are seeking a useful book or journal article which Warwick does not have, we can often obtain it for you from another library. The Get It For MeLink opens in a new window scheme allows you to obtain journal articles from some other libraries;
  • If you are having trouble finding what you need, there is an Economics Academic Support Librarian to help you. Library contact details appear below;
  • The Library manages a number of learning and teaching study spacesLink opens in a new window. The Learning Grid, which is part of the Library, is located in University House. It offers a range of resources, including access to IT facilities and a collection of reference-only key textbooks. There are also Learning Grids in the Rootes Building and Leamington Grid Spa in Leamington Spa Town Hall. Information about the Postgraduate Hub is given below.

Regular news and updates can be found via the Library's facebook pages (@WarwickUniLibrary) and its twitter account (@warwicklibrary).

More on the Library's community engagement wellbeing services for students can be found on the websiteLink opens in a new window or via Twitter at #StudyHappy.

Contacting the Library: Economics enquiries

General Enquiries

Contact details

t: +44 (0)24 7652 2026

Economics Enquiries

Our Academic Support Librarian, Jackie Hanes, is happy to help you find the information you need for your research, show you how to use specific resources, or discuss any other issues you might have.

The Librarian can be contacted via email: opens in a new window.

The general Library email address may also be used, and your enquiry will be dealt with by Academic Support colleagues, or passed on to the specialist: opens in a new window

The Wolfson Research Exchange

The Wolfson Research Exchange is a community space that offers peer support and a forum for interdisciplinary collaboration to all Warwick research staff and students. The space hosts hundreds of research-led events each year, more than any other space at Warwick. Here you can find other researchers, get involved with the research community, attend events for researchers and plan your own research event.

At the Wolfson Exchange you can:

  • Share tips and experience, including through the PhD Life Blog
  • Attend training to improve your research skills (including the Research Student Skills Programme RSSPLink opens in a new window)
  • Book seminar rooms for your own inter-disciplinary academic events, conferences and networks.

Opening times: 24 hours (see webpage for holiday opening).

The Postgraduate Hub

The Postgraduate HubLink opens in a new window is located in the Junction Building. It is a peer-led collaborative community space that brings together postgraduates from across Warwick.

At PG Hub you can:

  • Book meeting rooms for group-work and collaborative study, as well as find first-come-first-served study and meeting space;
  • Ask any questions you might have about your postgraduate life at Warwick;
  • Access support for your dissertation;
  • Find mentorship to take you to the next level;
  • Get actively involved in cultural events, such as Hallowe’en, Chinese New Year, Eid and other celebrations;
  • Locate support for your studies and future career plans through events and drop-ins;
  • Share your postgraduate life through our competitions and social media.

We recognise that postgraduate life is about more than just work. The PG Hub exists to make your time at the University more productive and enjoyable, so we welcome your ideas on things you want to see as a Warwick postgraduate.

Information Technology (IT) Services

IT Services provide the essential resources and support necessary to give all students access to information technology services and support. Further information on setting up an account, accessing the network from on and off campus, printing and purchasing computers is available hereLink opens in a new window.

Your email address

Once you have registered with IT Services and your account has been activated you will have an email address which is usually in the format: or

This address will be your ‘official’ University email address which the Department will use for all email communications. It will be the responsibility of students to ensure that they check this email account. You can access this account using the appropriate IT Services delivered applications or via webmail at

Help desk

IT Services provide a dedicated Help Desk to assist with IT-related issues. You can contact them online, via email, or by phone. Further information on how to contact IT Services can be found at: 

Computer security

Any computer attached to a network is susceptible to attacks from viruses and spyware. Please ensure you have Antivirus software installed with an up to date subscription as this is a requirement for access to the network. IT Services provide free anti-virus and firewall software Link opens in a new windowto help keep your computer safe.

Open access areas

There are many open access areas Link opens in a new windowoperated by IT Services. (You will need your University ID card to enter some of the open access areas.) The computers are all connected to the network and the internet and provide access to printers, the Library online catalogue and a wide range of software applications. All computers in open access areas run on the Windows 7 operating system (except room A0.01 - SUSE Linux).

IT facilities in the department

Work space in the Department is made available to first and second year MRes students in room S0.56 and S0.58.

The Department's Bloomberg Terminals are located in room S0.55. The Bloomberg Terminal is a computer software system which provides access to current and historical financial information on individual equities, stock market indices, fixed-income securities, currencies, commodities, and futures for both international and domestic markets. It also provides company profiles and financial statements, analysts' forecasts, news on worldwide financial markets, and audio and video interviews and presentations by key players in business and finance.

To use the Bloomberg Terminals, you must register for a Bloomberg for Education accountLink opens in a new window, selecting the learner option. Then you must complete the Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) e-learning course and send proof of your completed certificate to opens in a new window. We will then grant you access to bookLink opens in a new window the use of one of these terminals in half-hourly sessions from Monday – Thursday 9-4.30 and Friday 9-3.30pm. You will only be able to use the terminal if you have pre-booked online. Please note that there are restrictions in the amount of data you are permitted to download. This is imposed by Bloomberg and further information is provided by the terminals.


An A3 colour photocopier is available to students in rooms S2.130 and S0.72 . This can be accessed by swiping your student card over the wireless card reader. Printing is free of charge (within reason). Paper will be filled daily to these printers.

To print from other printers in the University, you will need to purchase printer credits. printer credits are purchased online with a debit or credit card. Further details on printing are available here.Link opens in a new window


We have a wide range of software for economists. Besides generic software, such as Microsoft Office, email and web browsers, the econometric software we use includes Stata and and SPSS.

The Department is very pleased to be able to offer you a licence for the statistical software package, Stata. This resource is primarily funded by the Department and is essential for your MSc studies.

In Moodle you will find resources and information to help you use the software at Introduction to StataLink opens in a new window. You may also wish to look at Introduction to RLink opens in a new window.

All software available to students at Warwick can be found in the IT services software listLink opens in a new window.

Access to economic datasets online

The UK Data Service provides a unified point of access to data from the Economic and Social Data Service (ESDS), the Census Programme and the Secure Data Service.

ESDS gives access to the NS Databank, OECD Economic Indicators, IMF and UNIDO datasets as well as Longitudinal, Large Scale and Qualitative datasets.

CASWEB (Census Area Statistics on the Web) provides access to UK census data and associated geographical boundary data.

This website requires Athens Authentication. The first time you use these services you will be asked to register, so have your Athens username and password ready.

National Statistics Online provides many UK statistics, including Census 2001 data. Registration is not required.

Software to download

It is now possible to download several of the software packages offered by IT Services. Details can be found at 

Getting help

If you have general problems logging in to IT Services open access areas you should follow the procedures published for these rooms. If you have specific problems relating to the computers or printers in the Department please visit room S0.81, use the departmental IT helpdesk pageLink opens in a new window or alternatively email: opens in a new window.

Student Opportunity- Careers

Student Opportunity- CareersLink opens in a new window Link opens in a new windowcan help you explore your options, develop your skills and get the career you want. A range of online resources, one to one advice and guidance, workshops, and events are available to ensure you make informed decisions and leave Warwick equipped with the necessary skills and experience which employers are looking for. Whether you are keen to pursue an academic career or would like to explore options beyond academia, we can help.

Online resources for job hunting can be found in the Economics Careers and Skills website.

Ready to find out more?

Visit the Help and Advice section of our website for details of our services or email

The Department's Careers Consultant for Economics runs 30 minute ‘careers guidance’ appointments throughout the year and these can be booked via the ‘View Available Appointments’ section on myAdvantage.

Researcher Development

The Researcher Development ProgrammeLink opens in a new window is provided by the Doctoral College and aims to support you as a postgraduate researcher both professionally and personally. It provides training and support to equip you with the skills, knowledge and attributes to enable you to thrive as an independent research professional and prepare you for your next career steps.

The programme covers all disciplines and stages of research; including writing, research methods, productivity & skills, PhD in second language series, wellbeing and support for your career. Thinking about your professional development allows you to source the support and training you need, when you need it. We recognise that all researchers have different needs and requirements and have a varied skill set. The programme has been designed with this in mind, allowing you to access the training that suits you and your needs, whatever the stage of your research, career and development.

The programme offers an annual programme, which allows you to plan your needs over 12 months. This includes sessions in vacation time and summer schools, online/e-learning, and evening sessions.

Listen to the careers and research related Podcasts or watch our RDOWarwick - YouTube videos.

Find Workshop and E.Learning Resources 

Language Support

The Language CentreLink opens in a new window supports the University's commitment to the increased provision of foreign language learning opportunities for all students. For those interested in developing their language skills, the Language Centre offers a wide range of modules and the facilities, resources and programmes to support students.

International students following courses at the University may join extra English language classes organised by the Centre for Applied Linguistics (CAL).

For up-to-date information about in-sessional classes, and especially the locations of these classes (which can change at the last minute), please visit the following web site periodically:


General information

Personal and Community Safety

To feel and stay safe on campus, please familiarise yourself with some guidelines that the Community Safety team have provided for students on the Community SafetyLink opens in a new window website. It offers advice on how to stay safe in your student home on and off campus, and how best to protect your property. You will also find details of who you need to call when in need of help.

Health and safety

We consider that high standards of health and safety are of paramount importance in enabling us to achieve our objectives. We view compliance with legal requirements as the minimum acceptable health and safety standard. We are committed to planning, reviewing and developing health and safety arrangements in order to achieve a continual improvement in performance.

All staff, students and others working in the Department are expected to adopt a positive attitude to health and safety issues and must comply with appropriate legal requirements and University requirements as laid down in the University's Health and Safety PolicyLink opens in a new window.

At Warwick we’re part of a community that cares about one another. We place emphasis on everyone's personal responsibility to behave in a way that protects each other keeping our wider community safe.

All staff and students should take time to read the information on the ‘Stay safe at WarwickLink opens in a new window’ webpages.

The Head of Department, Professor Ben Lockwood, holds the ultimate responsibility for health and safety within the Department, but delegates elements of the maintenance, monitoring, development and implementation of health and safety policy and practices to the Head of Administration (Business and Research), Sarah Duggan, whose roles include that of the Department Health and Safety Officer (DHSO).

You should inform the DHSO of any situation that you consider a real or potential hazard or shortcomings in health and safety arrangements. The situation will be added to our risk register, the risk evaluated, and reasonably practicable measures should be put in place to eliminate or reduce the risk.

We will make suitable arrangements for health and safety within the limits of available financial and physical resources. Any relevant information on health and safety will be communicated to people working in the Department.

Information on fire evacuation procedures, first aid and emergency contact details can be found on laminated notices in all rooms allocated to the Department. You should also familiarise yourself with the evacuation procedure for other buildings on campus where you have lectures and seminars.

University policies

Other University Policies which you may find useful to consult are listed below:

University regulations

University regulations which you may find useful to consult on occasion, can be found in the following links.

Children on campus

The Department is a ‘designated work area’ and is covered by the Shops, Offices and Railway Premises Act 1963. Among other things, this means that the building is designed and equipped to be safe when used by responsible adults, but it is not a safe environment for children. When children are brought into the Department their escorts are personally responsible for ensuring that they are at all times safe and protected from the hazards of a working environment and from the behaviour of people who do not expect children to be around. Under no circumstances should children be allowed to wander unaccompanied or to operate office equipment. Members of staff are not empowered to accept responsibility for children and must not be asked to do so.


The information in this Handbook is as accurate and up to date as we can make it. Statements of departmental policy are made in good faith and are an honest attempt to describe current practices, but they do not replace entries in University regulations. In the event of uncertainty the University Calendar and Regulations take precedence.