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This guide will introduce you to resources that you can use when studying and researching in Economics.


Welcome! The purpose of this guide is to offer research help with a focus on resources that will be particularly useful to you as you navigate your Economics coursework and research. 

In this guide you will find a list of recommend resources which encompass print and electronic library resources as well as freely available resources. Since research in Economics may involve other disciplines you may need to consult resources and guides for those fields as well. 

This guide only scratches the surface of the resources that are available so please don't hesitate to consult with a librarian for additional support. You can make an appointment with a librarian here:

The Research Process

Research is more than just searching for an answer and reporting that answer. It's an iterative process of asking questions, understanding how others have approached similar questions, and eventually drawing your own conclusions on what you believe the answer to be. If this feels overwhelming, don't be afraid to ask for help from a librarian or your professor!


   an infographic of the research process. The graphic includes the following steps with arrows suggesting the iterative nature of the process: Topic, Identify Keywords, Search & Scan, Change Topic, Evaluate & Cite Sources, Synthesis & Write

Reference Resources

Consulting reference sources at the beginning of your research will help you become more comfortable with topics you're unfamiliar with. Reference sources are written at a level that is accessible to all researchers and help you identify keywords, people, events, organizations, or dates that can be useful when you start to delve deeper into your research. 

You might do this by conducting a Google search or going to Wikipedia and reading up on a subject. Below are some reference resources from the library that can also help you familiarize yourself with your topic.