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When accessing subscription databases from off-campus, you will be asked to sign in using your campus username and password. If you have any problems accessing library resources from off campus, please contact Rebecca Ciota or Sheryl Bissen.
Print Location: Burling 2nd Floor HB61 .N49 2008 (8 volumes)
Print Location: Burling 2nd Floor K487 .E3 N48 1998 (3 volumes)
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.
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.
1984-present. Searchable database covering national and international business, finance, banking, and industry, but also emphasizing regional business activities and trends.
See the subject guide on finding newspaper and magazine articles for more sources.
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.
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.
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.
Index of the international serials literature in political science and its complementary fields, including international relations, law, public policy, and public administration.
Provides overviews of the recent economic literature on various topics. 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.
Over 300,000 working papers in economics. These working papers are indexed in EconLit, so you can also find these papers by searching that database.
1963-1968. Provides indexing and abstracts to economic literature, including journal articles and book reviews. Published by the American Economic Association and available online through JSTOR.
Print Location: Burling Computing Commons
Copious, often real-time data about corporations, securities, and more. This data can only be accessed from the Bloomberg terminal on the first floor of Burling. Ask at the Circulation Desk for a username and password, or follow the on-screen instructions to create your own account.
Note: Access via the Bloomberg terminal on the first floor of Burling.
Print Location: Installed on all classroom and lab computers
1950-present. The definitive source for data on corporations in the United States and around the world. Updated quarterly; for up-to-the-minute information, use the Bloomberg terminal.
Note: Access via the Research Insight client, which should be installed on all lab and classroom computers on campus.
Before 1000 BCE to the present. Catalog of millions of books, web resources, and other materials held in libraries worldwide, maintained by the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC). The best way to identify resources beyond Grinnell College's collections.
The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) establishes federally-recognized accounting standards for private-sector organizations. A wealth of up-to-date information on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles is available, as well as links to related resources and the FASB's Accounting Standards Codification site.
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.
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.
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, including the full text of the Congressional Record. Also contains an extensive collection of Executive Branch documents.
A project of the American Economic Association. A searchable database of 2,000 sources of economics information on the Web.
Formally known as the "Summary of Commentary on Current Economic Conditions by Federal Reserve District." Qualitative information about the state of the economy.
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.
Information about the President's annual proposed budget, plus historical data about actual federal revenue and spending. Most historical data is available from approximately 1940 to present.
Links to the twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks. Many of the Feds have their own resources for research, including FRED at the St. Louis Fed.
PDF scans of historical publications related to economics. Most of the publications were originally produced by the Federal Reserve or various government agencies.
Information about financial institutions (banks, bank holding companies, etc.) collected by the Federal Reserve System.
International trade policy and statistics
United States foreign economic policy.
(Historical, 1993-2001) Intended to provide a single, comparative analysis of the economic policies and trade practices of countries with which the United States has significant economic or trade relationships, these reports were abolished by Congress in 2002.
Trade agreements and trade policy documents from the Organization of American States.
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.
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