Useful resources, such as government information and publications of think tanks and research institutions, are available on the web. Try some of these:
- Ideas - Largest bibliographic database dedicated to Economics and available freely on the Internet. Based on the REPEC database.
- Bank of England
- Finance sites from the Journal of Finance
- Institute of Fiscal Studies
- Institute of International Economics
- National Bureau of Economic Research
- Royal Economic Society
- American Economic Association
Be careful, though, when using the internet for research, that the sites you find are reliable and up to date. Check when the page was last updated and think about who is providing the information and why. Sites like Wikipedia are not suitable for academic work.
The Internet Detective tutorial looks at the critical thinking required when using the Internet for research and offers practical advice on evaluating the quality of web sites.