This course guide provides resources for senior thesis writers in the Department of Economics.
In addition to this course guide, the library maintains a research guide for economics that provides a list of electronic resources including journal article databases that index scholarly literature in economics.
sign up for Fall Zotero workshops
Zotero [zoh-TAIR-oh] is a free application that collects, manages, and formats citations and bibliographies. Zotero also helps organize your research by allowing you to attach PDFs, notes, and images to your references. You can arrange your sources into collections for different projects and tag them for easy searching. We recommend Zotero highly for thesis writers. It is a great all-around tool for getting your digital desk in order. Sign up to attend a one-hour tutorial to get you started with Zotero. All workshops are held in the Lane Room on level A of the Frost library.
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EconLit with Full Text (1969 to present)
From the American Economic Association -- the foremost source of references to economic literature.
IBSS: International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (1951 to present)
Indexes about 3,000 journals and 7,000 books per year.
LEXIS-NEXIS Academic Universe (date coverage varies)
Full-text federal and state laws, international legal materials, and law reviews. Also newspapers and business information.
Political Science Abstracts (1975 to present)
Covers international journals in political science and its complementary fields.
Social Sciences Citation Index (1984 to present)
Tracks cited references to locate more recent articles in social science.
International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Scholarly surveys of all aspects of social sciences.
The Palgrave encyclopedia of world economic history since 1750.Graham Bannock and R.E. Baxter, eds. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.(FROST REF HC15 .B355 2010)
Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History. Joel Moykl, ed. Oxford [England] ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2003. 5 vols. (FROST REF HC15 .O94 2003)
Encyclopedia of Political Economy. Phillip Anthony O'Hara, ed. London [England] ; New York : Routledge, 1999. 2 vols. (FROST REF HB61 .E554 1999)
Market research and industry trends.
China Data Online
Includes monthly and yearly reports on national, regional, and local macro-economics, as well as statistical yearbooks and census data.
Historical Statistics of the United States
Standard source for quantitative information about the U.S., updated and includes 37,000 data series.
ICPSR: Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
World's largest archive of computerized social science data, provides abstracts and data.
Indiastat.com (Username/Password required for access is available from the Reference Desk.)
India-specific socioeconomic statistical facts and figures; data can be downloaded in Excel or HTML.
Statistical Insight (ProQuest)
Searches U.S. federal government (1974-present), international intergovernmental (1983-present), state government and privately published documents (1981-present) that contain statistics. Many tables are available online as images or Excel files.
WDI Online (1960 to present)
World Development Indicators providing international social and economic statistics from the World Bank.
Comprehensive online database focusing on economic statistics of China, arranged by regions and categories.
NBER Data - wealth of well-documented data from the National Bureau of Economic Research
BOPS - Balance of Payments
Fedstats is a good place to start...
Africa Development Indicators
Global Development Finance
World Development Report
There are many different strategies for finding data.
WoPEc: Electronic Papers in Economics -- the latest research
NBER Working Papers (National Bureau of Economic Research)
Eldis: Development policy, practice and research. Over 24,000 summarised documents from over 4,500 development organisations - all free to download.
Social Science Research Network: Economics