Google Scholar searches specifically for scholarly literature, including peer-reviewed papers, theses, books, preprints, abstracts and technical reports from all broad areas of research. Use Advanced Scholar Options to refine your search! Be sure to consider the "cited by" and "related articles" features.
EconLit (1969 to present)
Industry reports, surveys, news, academic articles, etc. are all included here. Very useful in particular for searching about specific industries, sectors, etc. Use lefthand navigation to refine your search as well as the dropdown menu.
Social Sciences Abstracts (1983-present)
ASSIA: Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts is an indexing and abstracting tool covering journals in health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations and education. Currently covers over 500 journals from 16 countries.