Economics Research Resources

VII. Library Sources

GENERAL GUIDES

  • Business Information Sources
    (University of California Press, 1993)
    HON REF HF 5351 D16 1993
  • Handbook of United States Economic and Financial Indicators
    (Greenwood Press, 1985)
    HON REF HC 106.8 047 1985
  • Statistics Sources
    (Gale Research Company, 1996)
    HON REF FOL Z 7551 S84

DICTIONARIES AND ENCYCLOPEDIAS

  • Black's Law Dictionary
    HON REF KF 156 B53 1990
  • Encyclopedia of Economics
    HON REF HB 61 E55
  • International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences
    HON REF H40 A2 IN8
  • International Encyclopedia of Statistics
    HON REF FOL HA 17 I63
  • The New Palgrave; a Dictionary of Economics
    HON REF HB 61 N49 1987

PERIODICAL INDEXES

The latest years of most indexes are located on the Index Tables in the Reference area of the Library. Several indexes can be searched using the microcomputers in the Reference area.

  • ABI/INFORM
    On microcomputer at HONNOLD/MUDD REFERENCE
  • Business Periodicals Index
    HON REF PERIODICALS
  • Index to Legal Periodicals
    HON REF PERIODICALS
  • Journal of Economic Literature
    HON REF PERIODICALS
    This quarterly journal is an important source for current articles in the economics literature. It is cumulated by ECONLIT which is available on the CD-ROM NETWORK.
  • Public Affairs Information Service
    On the CD-ROM NETWORK
  • Social Sciences Index
    HON REF PERIODICALS

SPECIALIZED INDEXES

  • CONGRESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS:
    Congressional Information Service Annual
    HON GOV REF KF 49 C62
  • GOVERNMENT DOCUMENTS:
    Monthly Catalog of United States Government Publications
    HON GOV REF Z1223 A184

STATISTICS

  • American Statistics Index
    HON GOV REF Z 7554 U5 A46
  • Index to International Statistics
    HON GOV REF Z7552 I53 1993

Honnold Library has indexes to the major newspapers. There are indexes for the The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The Boston Globe, and The Christian Science Monitor.

STATISTICAL SOURCES

  • Economic Report of the President
    HON GOV REF DESK PR 42.9:996 (Annual)
  • Historical Statistics of the United States
    HON REF HA 215 D6X
  • Statistical Abstract of the United States
    HON GOV REF DESK C 3.287:13

The Reference Librarians are at the Reference Desk to help you use the Library and to advise you on sources for your research. The Reference Department compiles guides to research in specific subject areas and to using the Library. These are available on a wall rack and from the Librarians.

Adapted from "On Writing Papers in Economics," Department of Economics, Colby College, 1989 (http://www.colby.edu/economics/econpapers.html)

Economics Research Links

Basic Government Information for Economists

Current Economic Indicators

Statistical Resources

Tools for Economists