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A subject guide for economics

Search Strategy

1. Use a KEYWORD search.

2. Find a relevant article.

3. Try clicking an official SUBJECT descriptor from this article. Or look for a "Find Similar Articles" function.

4. Use precise terminology from the article in a new Keyword search.

5. Consult an encyclopedia for overviews of concepts.

6. Email articles to yourself--with citations.

Below are some Library of Congress Subject Headings that may be useful in narrowing a search.

  • Commerce
  • Economics
  • Elasticity
  • Industries
  • Macoeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Supply and demand

Our Databases

Looking for scholarly, peer-reviewed articles and journals? Professors frequently require scholarly, peer-reviewed articles when creating projects and writing research papers. Using the drop down arrows menu Research Databases, check out general databases and subject-specific databases to find relevant articles and information on Business Administration and Economics.

Peer review is when another expert in the field reads the article before it is published in order to confirm that the methods used in the article conform to the requirements of the field. Peer reviewed articles are available through many of the databases.