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Reference Books

The Reference collection is usually an excellent starting point for research projects. Reference books are non-circulating items (they cannot be checked out) and are designed to be used to look for specific information rather than read cover to cover. Additionally, reference books contain bibliographic records that can lead to the discovery of further resources to support one's thesis. In some instances, the reference books are compiled or supported by primary source documents or case studies.

American economic history

The encyclopedic dictionary of economics

The Economist guide to economic indicators : making sense of economics

Encyclopedia of the global economy : a guide for students and researchers

World economic and social survey

World development indicators

World economic situation and prospects

Guide to economic indicators

Wall Street lingo : thousands of investment terms explained simply

The American marketplace : demographics and spending patterns

The American economy : a historical encyclopedia

Consumer culture : a reference handbook

Global financial markets revolution : the future of exchanges and global capital markets

United States foreign trade highlights : trends in the global market

International encyclopedia of the stock market

Economic Databases

Academic Search Complete provides abstracts, and full text for many scholarly publications covering all academic areas of study.

Business Search Complete provides full text scholarly articles as well as bibliographic information on all business disciplines including economics and finance.

International Political Science Abstracts indexing and abstracts of journals covering international politics.

Lexis Nexis Academic offers full text articles on business from both national and international sources that update daily.

PAIS International index and abstracts articles, books and government documents concerning public affairs and policy.

Electronic Journal Center; Economic Theoryfull text academic journals covering various aspects of economic theory.

Electronic Journal Center; Management and General Economics full text academic journals that focus on business mangement and economics.

Directory of Open Access Journals, Economics international collection of full text open access academic journals on economics.

Economic Web Resources

Economicae(http://www.unc.edu/depts/econ/byrns_web/Economicae/EconomicaeA.htm) is an online illustrated encyclopedia of economics that covers both economic terminology and theory as well as economic formulae.

FRASER(http://fraser.stlouisfed.org/) is the Fedral Reserve Archival System for Economic Research whose mission it is to provide economic information and data for research on the American economy.

The Library of Economics and Liberty(http://www.econlib.org/) "is dedicated to advancing the study of economics, markets, and liberty" as well promoting economic research.

Economics Statistics Briefing Room(http://www.whitehouse.gov/fsbr/esbr.html) provides easy access to federal economic indicators.

The EH.Net Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History(http://eh.net/encyclopedia/) is designed to provide quality reference articles relating to business and economic history for both laymen and academics.

Liber8; an Economic Information Portal(http://liber8.stlouisfed.org/)from the Federal Reserve includes current economic indicators, recent research and links to other economic resources.

Major Schools of Economic Theory(http://www.frbsf.org/publications/education/greateconomists/grtschls.html#A6) created by the Federal Reserve provides brief synopses of the various schools of economic theory.

Virtual Economy(http://www.bized.co.uk/virtual/economy/) is an educational site out of the UK that uses economic theory, case studies and computer models to facilitate comprehending economic policy and the impact it has on various sectors of society.

NBER National Bureau of Economic Reseaarch(http://www.nber.org/databases/macrohistory/contents/) is a macrohistory database that provides information on economic indicators from pre-WW1 to the present day. Although the US economy constitutes a large part of the focus, historic economic information is available on the UK, France and Germany as well.

Asian Development Bank(http://www.adb.org/) in effort to eliminate poverty in the Asian Pacific region, the ADB monitors economic indicators throughout the region and provides research as well as data on the overall economic climate.

World Bank(http://www.worldbank.org/) webite for the World Bank that provides news, in depth analysis of current global economic crises and situations as well information on developmental projects in emerging countries.

Political Economy(http://www.marxists.org/archive/index.htm#political-economy) digitized full text of classics of political economics from 1673 to 1936 compiled by the Marxist Internet Archive.

International Trade Centre(http://www.intracen.org/) is a policy and research center for the development of international trade that also provides tools for market analysis.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (http://www.fdic.gov/) FDIC offers up to date information on banks as well as responses and programs that address the current economic crisis.

Questions or comments, contact:
Michael Billings, Reference Librarian

440.525.7424 (Circulation) | 440.525.7425 (Reference)