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Economics: Study Skills

Guide to economics resources at University of Warwick Library. Includes books, journals, databases, study skills, referencing and economics librarian.

Economics - Study Skills

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Study Skills

Study skills encompasses the academic and professional skills which enable you to succeed at university.

Study skills includes reading, note-taking, critical thinking, planning, writing, referencing, presentation, revision and examination skills. For economics students, they might also include mathematics and statistics.

This guide highlights a range of study skills courses, events and books available to economics students on transition to university, for assessments and examinations, and for dissertations and theses.

Library Online Courses

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Library Online Courses

The library has a range of self-study courses to support study skills from library inductions for new students, to support on your PhD journey, to mindfulness and meditation.

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Library Induction.

Study Skills Books

How to Succeed at University book cover
Study Skills Handbook book cover
The Business Student's Guide to Study and Employability book cover
Essential StudySkills book cover
Academic Skills Handbook book cover
Student Mindfulness book cover
Critical Reading and Writing for Postgraduates book cover
Critical Thinking and Persuasive Writing book cover

SAGE Catalyst and Research Methods

SAGE Catalyst - collection of 150+ study skills and research methods ebooks.

SAGE Research Methods - collection of books, videos and podcasts on quantitative and qualitative research methods. Also includes a Research Project Planning tool.

Dissertation and Thesis Books

Doing Your Research Project book cover
Essential Guide to Doing Your Research Project book cover
Succeeding Dissertation book cover
Business Research Methods book cover
Essentials of Business Research Methods book cover
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PhD Writing Handbook book cover
Doing a Phd book cover
Doing Economics book cover

Study Happy

Study Happy

The library offers a range of activities to support student wellbeing on campus. Watch the video to find out more, and see our events guide for mindfulness, active study, creative chillout, PAT (pets as therapy) dogs events and much more ...

Info Skills for Economists Tutorial

Moodle iconInformation Skills for Economists


Information Skills for Economists is the University of Warwick Library's self-study Moodle course.

It introduces students to different types of academic information, and shows you how to find, use and reference them using a range of library and economics databases.

Title page from Psychology resources for economists library induction session

Introduction to Psychology Resources for Economists - a special library induction for Behavioural and Economic Science

Moodle iconEconomic Data Workshops

As part of the EC331: Research in Applied Economics module, the librarian ran a series of workshops: Macroeconomics, Microeconomics and Company and Financial data. Video recordings are available below [10 minutes].

Academic and Research Skills

Study Skills

Study Skills

Discover a range of library and study skills guides including how to study, how to think critically, and how to write essays and prepare for examinations.



Discover how to avoid plagiarism, how to use the Harvard referencing style, and how to manage references with EndNote referencing software.

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Discover the range of research databases for business, economics and financial reports, statistics and data.