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Springer Nature STM and HSS References Portfolio

Springer Nature’s Major Reference Works (MRWs) portfolio features trusted, peer-reviewed, high-profile encyclopaedias, handbooks, dictionaries, and atlases from the leading brands, Palgrave Macmillan and Springer. Our references span science, technology, engineering, medical, the humanities, the social sciences, business, management, economics, and more, and play an instrumental part as the foundational starting point for students, researchers, and professionals needing authoritative, expertly validated overviews of a field, topic, or concept.

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  • 800+

    Reference works

  • 8,000+

     updates each year

Why choose Springer Nature's Major Reference Works?

  • Online-first dynamic publishing means current, up-to-date information

  • Peer-reviewed content ensures scholarly integrity and quality

  • Content grows as new reference titles are published and previously published works are updated

  • Easy access to valued and much-used reference works across all subjects through SpringerLink

  • High-quality images and illustrations

  • Content available in multiple formats, including eReference works

News and Updates

Exciting changes are on the horizon for The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. As part of Springer Nature’s global strategy to provide the most user friendly experience in accessing and interacting with content, The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics will be moving exclusively onto the SpringerLink platform by the end of 2017. As we seek to ensure as smooth a transition as possible, more content will be added periodically whilst we make sure that the new hosting platform is fully functional for the content until the point where in its current guise is shut down (date to be confirmed imminently).  

If you are an existing licensee of The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics content and have questions regarding the change, download the FAQ for detailed information, including usage reports.



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