Some article databases provide full text while most only provide references to articles.
Look out for the purple "Find it @ NU" button among your database search results.
Click on the button to see if Northwestern provides full text access to the article via one of our electronic journal packages.
The following mulit-subject databases cover a wide variety of subjects and are a good place to start looking for discussions of topics related to economics.
These specialized databases focus on more specific subject areas. They are good for finding treatment of economic topics within the context of a particular academic discipline and provide articles with lots of background information.
Google Scholar brings together a tremendous amount of scholarly literature on a wide range of subjects. This can be a good alternative to more traditional databases.