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This web site is a starting point for researching economics at the Dulaney-Browne Library. It is not intended to be a comprehensive guide. However, the site is intended to help students understand the various sources available and how to begin research on economic topics. All print sources can be found at the Dulaney-Browne Library unless otherwise stated. The information presented here is intended for college students, who are new to library research or new to the economic subject matter.

Subject Headings

Monographs (books) can be located using the Library Catalog. Following are some examples of subject headings for researching economic topics:

Additional subject terms can be found in the LIBRARY OF CONGRESS SUBJECT HEADINGS.

Journal Titles & Indexes (Electronic & Print)

Journals that are accessible via the Internet are listed under the database they are indexed by. This is not a comprehensive list. You may need your OCU email username and password to access electronic resources.

SEARCH EBSCOhost Databases listed below

EconLit with Full Text (EBSCO)
American Economic Review(1969 - Present)
Contemporary Economic Policy (1996 - Present)

Business Source Premier (EBSCO)
Economist (1990 - Present)

Business Source Premier – Enhanced Business Searching Interface (EBSCO)

Business Source Complete (EBSCO)
American Economic Review (1911 - 2 years Ago)
Quarterly Journal of Economics (1886 - 1 year Ago)
Review of Economics and Statistics (1965 - 1 year Ago)

Journal of Economic History (1941 - 2004, current issues in microfiche)
Review of Economic Statistic (1919 -1947, continues as Review of Economics and Statistics)
Review of Economics and Statistics (1948 - 2004)

NBER Working Papers
The National Bureau of Economic Researchers Working Papers includes about 700 working papers of economic researchers published yearly with many subsequently appearing in scholarly journals.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Dictionaries and encyclopedias are a good place to start your research because they can give you a broad overview of the subject as well as terminology to use in subject searches. (These are all part of the reference collection and are library use only.)

R/330.03/ Am62d2
Dictionary of Business and Economics

Dictionary of Economics 4th ed.

R/330.3 Sl634d5
Dictionary of Economics 5th ed.

Dictionary of Economics and Commerce 6th ed.

Dictionary of Economics and Financial Markets 5th ed.

Economics Dictionary

Encyclopedia of American Economic History (3 vol.)

Encyclopedic Dictionary of Economics

McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Modern Economics

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McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Economics 2d ed.

MIT Dictionary of Economics 4th ed.

New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics (4 vol.)

North American Industry Classification System

Reuters Glossary of International Financial & Economic Terms 3rd ed.


Handbook of Key Economic Indicators

Handbook of United States Economic and Financial Indicators

Economic Assoications

American Economics Association

Economic Policy Institute

Omicron Delta Epsilon (International Honor Society for Economics)

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