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The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics
Print Location: Burling Ref HB61 .N49 2008 (8 volumes)

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law
Print Location: Burling Ref K487 .E3 N48 1998 (3 volumes)

Scholarly Articles

EconLit Restricted Resource

1969-present. Provides citations for journals, books, dissertations, and working papers on economics from hundreds of sources. NOTE: Many of the articles in EconLit are working papers from the RePEc database. "Search for full text" will NOT take you to the full text of these working papers. Look for the links in the EconLit records to the full text of the working papers.

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NBER Working Papers Restricted Resource

The National Bureau of Economic Research makes its research available in preliminary form to encourage discussion and suggestions for revision before publication. Documents are in PDF format and various search options are available.

SSRN eLibrary

Database of nearly 450,000 working papers from the Social Sciences Research Network. Primarily covering economics and law, with some political science and other subjects. Being working papers, this research may not necessarily have been peer reviewed.

Worldwide Political Science Abstracts Restricted Resource

Index of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, public policy, and public administration.

Journal of Economic Literature Restricted Resource

Provides indexing and abstracts to economic literature, including journal articles and book reviews. Published by the American Economic Association and available online through JSTOR from 1969 to two years ago. Paper copies are available for the most recent two years.

Data and Statistics

Mergent Online Restricted Resource

Current and historical information about U.S. and foreign companies. Includes financial information, stock prices, annual reports, and more.

Newspaper and Magazine Articles

Wall Street Journal
Print Location: Microform Room

The Libraries have the Wall Street Journal on microfilm from 1970 until a few months ago. Issues from recent months are available in print in the microform room, except for the most current issue, which is in current periodicals. If you need help using the microfilm machines, ask a librarian.

Regional Business News Restricted Resource

1990-present. Comprehensive full-text coverage for regional business publications including 80 business journals, newspapers, and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.

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Business Source Elite Restricted Resource

1984-present. Searchable database covering national and international business, finance, banking, and industry, but also emphasizing regional business activities and trends.

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Business Periodicals Index
Print Location: Burling Reference Index Alcove

1958-1995. Topics covered include business and commerce, accounting, economics, communication, politics and government.

Newspapers and Magazines

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Books

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Other Databases

FASB Accounting Standards Codification

Replaces FARS. The authoritative source of information on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Offers free basic access after registration.

WITS (World Integrated Trade Solution)

Provides access to databases covering imports, exports, and protection data (tariff and non-tariff measures), as well as tools to assess the impact of trade policy scenarios in terms of various economic indicators. Developed by the World Bank in collaboration with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), the International Trade Center, the United Nations Statistics Division, and the World Trade Organization (WTO), among others.

IDEA (formerly EDGAR)

SEC Filings and Forms. This database provides indexing and access to all forms which companies and others are required by law to file with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

ProQuest Congressional Restricted Resource

1789-present. Provides access to the CIS Index, a comprehensive index/abstract to Congressional publications, plus the full text of some hearings, reports, and other Congressional documents. Also includes the full text of the Congressional Record.

Web sites

Resources for Economics (RFE)

A project of the American Economic Association. A searchable database of 2,000 sources of economics information on the Web.

Beige Book

Formally known as the "Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District." Qualitative information about the state of the economy.

Economic Report of the President

An annual report to Congress written by the chair of the Council of Economic Advisors. Reports are available here from 1995-present and in FRASER from 1960-1980.

Style and Citation Guides

RefWorks

Online research management, writing, and collaboration tool designed to help researchers at all levels easily gather, organize, store, and share all types of information and to instantly generate citations and bibliographies.

Assembling a List of Works Cited in Your Paper

Collection of links to guides for citation styles, prepared by the Duke University Libraries.

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