This guide will list some of the resources available at the COD Library that you can use to find information when doing research on Economic issues and topics.
A list of various topics can be found below.
Over on the right are some other research tools that you can use to find information.
Be sure to ask for help at the Reference desks if you have questions or problems.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Business Statistics of the United States: Patterns of Economic Change. . Reference HC 101 .A 131222 2014
Consumer Expenditure Survey
Consumer Price Index Monthly data on changes in the prices paid by urban consumers for a representative basket of goods and services.
Economic Indicators Prepared by the Council of Economic Advisers for the Joint Economic Committee.
FDIC State Economic Profiles Quarterly data sheet summation of banking and economic conditions in each state
Data.gov Access to the full range of official statistical information produced by the Federal Government.
Guide to Economic Indicators
Measuring Worth The purchasing power of money in the United States from 1774 to the present.
OECD (Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development)
OECD Economic Surveys of the United States 2014 This online book examines recent U.S. economic developments, policies and prospects.
Brief Overview of the Illinois State Economy, from Economy Watch
Bureau of Labor Statistics: Illinois. Statistics on employment, wages, labor force, and CPI.
County or Zip Code Business Patterns, from the U.S. Census Bureau
Illinois Data and Statistics
Illinois Department of Commerce
Illinois Prevailing Wage Rate
Illinois Statistics by Subject and Agency
A to Z World Business. Comprehensive country-by-country resource for information on international business and trade.
AltaPlan: An International Economics Gateway
Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean. A commission of the United Nations, it seeks to reinforce economic ties among countries.
Economic Freedom of the World (Fraser Institute). Find out how much economic freedom exists in a given country.
Historical Dictionary of the Chinese Economy.
International Economics and Trade Glossary
OECD Economic Outlook
A Political and Economic Dictionary of Eastern Europe
A Political and Economic Dictionary of Latin America
A Political and Economic Dictionary of South Asia. General DS 334 .S 683 2006
A Political and Economic Dictionary of the Middle East
A Political and Economic Dictionary of Western Europe
Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy
U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets. (formerly Background Notes) Select a country from the list.
United Nations: Economic and Social Development
World Economic and Social Survey. Reference HC 59 .A169
World Economic Outlook. From the International Monetary Fund.
World Factbook. Select a country from the drop-down menu and click on 'Economy.'
Worldmark Encyclopedia of National Economies. Reference HC 15 .W675 2002
Economic Statistics. Data on industries, trade, and GDP's from around the world.
Eurostat. Statistics from the European community.
Foreign Statistical Agencies
International Historical Statistics. Reference HA 154 .M51
International Monetary Fund (IMF)
International Trade Statistics (WTO). Reference HF 1371 .I584
OECD iLibrary. Browse by country and select the economic data you want to view.
Statistical Yearbook (United Nations). Reference HA 12.5 .U63
Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific. Reference HA 1665 .S73
The World Bank
The American Economy: A Historical Encyclopedia also Reference HC 102 .A 66 2003
Business, Economy, and Trade in U.S. History (Themes in American History)
Cambridge Economic History List of COD Library books from the Cambridge University Press, very good economic history books on time periods, regions, and countries.
Datapedia of the United States: America Year by Year Reference HA 202 .D 283 2007
Economic Thought Since Keynes: A History and Dictionary of Major Economists
Economy: History of Women's Participation
Encyclopedia of American Economic History General HC 103 .E 52 1980
Encyclopedia of Economic and Business History
Encyclopedia of World Trade: From Ancient Times to the Present. also Reference HF 1373 .W 67 2004
FRASER: Federal Reserve Archival System for Economic Research. Lots of historical statistics.
The Gale Encyclopedia of American Economic History. Reference HC 102 .G 35 1999
Historical Statistics of the United States. Reference HA 202 .H 57 2006
The History of Economic Thought website
International Historical Statistics series:
.....Africa, Asia, and Oceania, 1750-2005 Reference HA 4675 .M 553 2007
.....Americas, 1750-2005 Reference HA 175 .M 552 2007
.....Europe, 1750-2005 Reference HA 1107 .M 5 2007
The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History. Reference HC 15 .O94 2003
Prices and Wages by Decade, from the University of Missoui Library
The Value of a Dollar: Colonial Era to the Civil War, 1600-1865, & 1860-2014. Reference HB 235 .U6
World Economic Historical Statistics Reference HA 155 .S 23 2005
Some countries were colonies for a long time, so there might not be much economic information about them until they became independent after the Second World War (post-1945). For BOOKS about individual countries or regions, do a keyword search in the Library Catalog. First type in the name of the location, then the word AND, and then type ("economic history" OR "economic conditions"). Be sure to put those parentheses around those phrases. Example: africa AND ("economic history" OR "economic conditions")
What are Dematerialization and Immaterialization?
What is Environmentalism?
What about Economic Growth and the Environment?
What is Globalization?
What are Limits to Growth?
What is Environmental Degradation?
What is Environmental Justice?
What is Environmental Planning?
What is Environmental Policy?
What is Environmental Racism?
What is Environmental Regulation?
What are Environmental Services?
What is Free Market Environmentalism?
What is the Policy Process?
What is the Public Interest?
What is Risk Assessment?
What is Social Ecology?
What are Tradeoffs?
What is Urban Sprawl?
What is Wind Energy Economics?
Environmental Policy at the State Level reading
Land Availability and Degradation reading
America Goes Green: An Encyclopedia of Eco-Friendly Culture in the United States.
At Issue: Should the U.S. Reduce its Consumption? General HC 110 .C 6 S 54 2011
Critical Government Documents on the Environment. General GE 180 .P 45 2015
A Dictionary of Environmental Economics, Science, and Policy. Reference QH 540.4 .G 72 2001
Encyclopedia of Environment and Society.
Encyclopedia of Environmental Ethics and Philosophy.
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: An Encyclopedia.
Environmental Issues: Primary Sources.
Green Atlas: A Multimedia Guide.
Green Cities: An A to Z Guide.
Green Ethics and Philosophy: An A to Z Guide.
Green Issues and Debates: An A to Z Guide.
Green Politics: An A to Z Guide.
Green Technology: An A to Z Guide.
Handbook of Global Environmental Politics.
International Encyclopedia of Environmental Politics.
National Center for Environmental Economics. (NCEE) U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Today's Environmental Issues: Democrats and Republicans
Trash Talk: The Encyclopedia of Garbage and Recycling around the World.
Opposing Viewpoints: Garbage and Recycling. General TD 791 .G 37 2012
Encyclopedia of Consumer Culture Reference HC 79 .C 6 E 53 2011
Encyclopedia of Consumption and Waste.
Green Consumerism: An A - to - Z Guide.
Real-World Decision Making : An Encyclopedia of Behavioral Economics.
The Social Media Revolution Encyclopedia.
COD Library Business Anthropology research guide
The First Railroads: Atlas of Early Railroads. General TF 15 .H 39 2017
Historical Atlas of the North American Railroad. Reference HE 2701 .H 394 2010
Historical Atlas of World Railroads. General G 1046 .P 3 W 4 2009
A Railroad Atlas of the United States in 1946: Illinois, Wisconsin, and Upper Michigan. Reference HE 2761 .C 377 2011
Rand McNally Road Atlas At both the upstairs and downstairs Reference Desks.
Smithsonian Atlas of World Aviation. Reference TL 515 .S 525 2008
Transit Maps of the World. Reference G 1046 .P 33 T 6 2015
OTHER REFERENCE WORKS
The Airline Encyclopedia Reference HE 9780 .S 65 2002
The Airline Industry Encyclopedia. Reference HF 5343 .E 6 A 5 1992
Chronology of Transportation in the United States. Reference HE 203 .W 75 2004
Encyclopedia of North American Railroads
Geography of Transport Systems (textbook)
Oxford Encyclopedia of Maritime History. Reference VK 15 .O 84 2007
Seas and Waterways of the World: An Encyclopedia of History, Uses, and Issues. Reference HE 381 .S 43 2010