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Economics: Reference Materials

Reference Materials

Why Reference Sources?

Is your research topic too big to cover in a short paper?  Is your topic so specific that sources will be hard to find?

Before you even begin your research, start the process with reference sources-- in the Library's Reference Section or online in our databases.  Reference books, like subject encyclopedias, can give you a head start and make your research easier in the long run.  Use reference sources to:

  • find a topic
  • narrow your topic
  • find keywords
  • get background information on your topic

Many general Economic reference books can be found near the Call Number HB 61, in both the Reference and General collections.

Collections of Many Online Reference Books in one place:

Credo Reference     and    Gale eBooks / Gale Virtual Reference Library   and   Salem Press

Oxford Reference and Sage Knowledge Reference also have thousands of scholarly, academic articles, but they are a bit more difficult to use.   Click here to find instructions on how to use these collections of reference books.

Allsides Red Blue Dictionary

The American Middle Class: An Economic Encyclopedia
A Biographical Dictionary of Dissenting Economists
A Biographical Dictionary of Women Economists
Collins Dictionary of Economics
Economics A to Z (from The Economist)
The Economics Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
Economics: The Definitive Encyclopedia.

Encyclopedia of Business in Today's World

Encyclopedia of Health Economics
Encyclopedia of Keynesian Economics
Encyclopedia of Macroeconomics
Encyclopedia of Political Economy.  
Reference  HB 61 .E 554 2001

Encyclopedia of Public Choice

Encyclopedia of the Social and Solidarity Economy.
Environmental and Natural Resource Economics: An Encyclopedia.
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

50 Economics Classics  and  50 More Economics Classics  (summaries of important books)

Government and the Economy:  An Encyclopedia

Investopedia Dictionary

International Encyclopedia of Economic Sociology.  Reference  HM 548 .I 58 2006
Real-World Decision Making : An Encyclopedia of Behavioral Economics.

Rogue Money and the Underground Economy : An Encyclopedia of Alternative and Cryptocurrencies.
The SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society.
Today's Economic Issues: Democrats and Republicans.
The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
Who's Who in Economics

List of COD databases about Statistics

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