History of Economic Thought

Spring 2013

Listed in: Economics, as ECON-473; Daniel P. Barbezat (Section 01)

  • Overview
  • Databases
  • Reference


This course guide provides starting places for searching for primary and secondary literature and media sources for this course.

Here is the Concept Mapping Worksheet we used in the introductory library session.

Databases: Find articles, book chapters, e-books

EconLit with Full Text (1969 to present)
From the American Economic Association -- the foremost source of references to economic literature.

International Bibliography of the Social Sciences (IBSS) (1951 to present)
Indexes about 3,000 journals and 7,000 books per year.

Political Science Database (ProQuest) (1985 to present)
Full-text articles from leading political science and international relations journals.

Social Science Database (ProQuest)
Covers academic literature for disciplines ranging from anthropology, sociology, and political science to communication, education, criminology, demography, economics and more.

Sociological Abstracts (1952 to present)
Covers the international literature in sociology and related disciplines.

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts (1975 to present)
Covers international journals in political science and its complementary fields.


Encyclopaedia Judaica
Important scholarly encyclopedia for all aspects of Judaic studies.

Encyclopedia Britannica
Standard general encyclopedia.

International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences
Scholarly surveys of all aspects of social sciences.

International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences
Covers scholarship and fields in the social sciences.

Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization
Provides an authoritative survey of the Greek and Roman worlds in all their aspects

Palgrave Dictionary of Economics (New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics)
Online resource covering all aspects of the field of economics.

Routledge Encyclopedia of Philosophy
Scholarly entries on all aspects of philosophy.


Print sources for biography and history of economics:

A biographical dictionary of women economists. 2000. Cheltenham, UK ; Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar.
Handbook of the history of economic thought: insights on the founders of modern economics. 2012. New York: Springer.
Who’s who in economics: a biographical dictionary of major economists, 1700-1986. 1986. 2nd ed. Cambridge, Mass: MIT Press
AC Frost Stacks / HB76 .W47 1986 / Regular