This course guide provides resources for senior thesis writers in the Department of Economics.
In addition to this course guide, the library maintains a subject guide for economics that provides a list of electronic resources including journal article databases that index scholarly literature in economics.
Here is the DATA ASSIGNMENT due on 9/20.
Here is the data session presentation powerpoint with some links.
PAIS International (1972 to present)
Coverage of articles, selected books, government documents, research reports, etc., from a wide range of social sciences.
EconLit with Full Text (1969 to present)
From the American Economic Association -- the foremost source of references to economic literature.
ASSIA Applied Social Sciences Index and Abstracts (1987 to present)
Covers health, social services, psychology, sociology, economics, politics, race relations, and education.
CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online (1991 to present)
Handbook of Latin American Studies (1935 to present)
Bibliography on Latin America covering social sciences and the humanities.
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.
Five College Libraries Catalog
Don't forget one of your most important tools to identify and locate books and more in the Five Colleges
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.
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.
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