Reference Sources (Background)
Credo Reference (full text; current)
Over 500 reference books and sets from several publishers covering all subject areas.
Oxford Reference Online- Business and Management or Oxford Reference Online- Economics full text; current)
Search dictionaries and reference books published by Oxford University Press.
Dictionary of Economics (1997)
Ref HB61 .B554 1997
Encyclopedia of Capitalism (2004, 3 volumes)
Ref HB 501 .E558 2004
Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History (1999, 2 volumes)
Ref HC 102 .G35 1999
McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Economics (1994)
Ref HB61 .E57 1994
In the Library of Congress Classification, books about economics are generally in HB-HJ:
||Economic theory. Demography
||Economic history and conditions
The library's online catalog, providing access to books, journals, music, and movies in the library.
A catalog of books and other materials in libraries worldwide.
Books and articles not owned by our library can be obtained from other libraries through Interlibrary Loan.
Allow sufficient time for processing. Average turnaround time is
3-5 days for articles and 3-14 days for books, excluding holidays and
weekends. Submit ILL requests well in advance of deadlines.
Locating Articles And More (Databases & Indexes)
Indexes and full Text Databases:
EconLit with Full Text (some full-text; 1886 to present)
Articles from journals, books, and other resources on economics and related fields.
ABI/INFORM (some full-text; 1980 to present)
Articles from magazines and journals on accounting, economics, finance, marketing, management, and data processing.
Business Source Complete (dates vary, generally 1980s-present, includes some titles to 1886; some full-text)
Articles from scholarly and popular sources in all areas of business, economics, and related fields.
Factiva (full text; 1968 to present)
Covers global news and business information, including newswires, newspapers, magazines, and company reports.
LexisNexis Academic (1980 to present, full text)
An excellent source for current general and business/economics news, both U.S. and worldwide.
Regional Business News (1980s-present, full text)
Full text of over 80 regional business publications in the United States.
OmniFile Full Text Mega (some full text; most 1994 to present, with some 1982 to present)
Articles from scholarly and popular sources in all disciplines.
Academic Search Complete (1988 to present, some full-text)
Articles from selected popular magazines and scholarly journals in all disciplines.
Bibliography of Asian Studies (citations; 1971-present)
An index to Western-language publications including periodical articles,
books and book chapters, conference proceedings, anthologies, etc.,
covering East, Southeast, and South Asia.
Dissertations & Theses Global (full text 1997 to present; citations & abstracts primarily 1861 to present, some citations 1637+)
Covers master's theses and Ph.D. dissertations worldwide in all disciplines.
PAIS with ProQuest Political Science(some full-text; 1914 to present)
Covers political science, international relations and public policy with
articles, books, hearings, government publications, etc. from 120
Once you know which journals you need, search Journals A-Z to see if they are online or in the library.
Online Journal Collections:
JSTOR (full text; dates vary by journal)
An archive of back issues of hundreds of journals in many disciplines, including several core journals in Economics. PLEASE NOTE: We do not have access to all of the economics journals in JSTOR, but have many available elsewhere. Check Journals A-Z for access.
ScienceDirect Social and Behavioral Sciences College Edition (full text; most 1995 to present)
We have access to 400 scholarly journals in the social and behavioral
sciences and the humanities published by Elsevier in this collection
of several thousand. PLEASE NOTE: We do not have
access to all of the economics journals in this database (look for the
green key or green square for online access), but have many available
elsewhere. Check Journals A-Z for access.
Film, Video, and Image Collections
American History In Video
Hundreds of hours of histroical film footage compiled from commercial
and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage,
and important documentaries on American history.
PBS Streaming Video Collection
Hundreds of hours of streaming video content from PBS, including
programming from series such as Frontline, NOVA, and The American
An international digital library of approximately 550,000 images
contributed by museums, individual photographers, scholars, special
collections at libraries, and photo archives. In addition
to images of paintings, drawings, sculpture, and the
decorative arts, the collection includes cultural and religious
objects, cartoons, fashion and costume illustrations, covers from
printed music, pages from illuminated manuscripts and early printed
books, natural history illustrations, early anatomical and medical
drawings, and many other types of images.-
Locating Data and Statistics
See the library's Reference Quicklinks page on Statistics and Data Sets for additional sources and for international and multinational data sources.
Economics and Statistics Administration (U.S. Department of Commerce)
Includes links to data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis, the
Economic Census and other information from the Census Bureau, and
Gateway to statistics from over 100 U.S. Federal agencies
ICPSR Data Sets (data files; current and historic)
ICPSR provides access to the worlds largest social science data archive,
with data sets from over 6300 studies. Data sets are used with
statistical software, such as SAS, SPSS, and Stata.
American Economic Association
Board of Governors/Federal Reserve System
Economic Report of the President
Economic Research -- Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
FRED II, includes over 1000 U.S. economic time series; other working papers and economic resources.
Economist Intelligence Unit
Economic and political analysis and forecasts for 200 countries and regions.
Description of careers in economics from the Occupational Outlook Handbook by the US Department of Labor.
International Monetary Fund
National Association for Business Economics
Evaluating Sources (R-MC)
Is it POPULAR or is it SCHOLARLY? (R-MC)
Critical Evaluation of Resources on the Internet (University of Alberta Libraries)
Guides to the major citation styles (MLA, APA, Chicago, and Turabian) are available at the Reference Desk.
Citing Full-Text from Library Databases (R-MC)
Citing in MLA, APA, and Chicago Styles (R-MC)
KnightCite (Calvin College)
Automatically formats citation information
according to MLA, APA, or Chicago styles. Be sure to double-check the
result for accuracy!