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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 Tony Lewis.

Background Information

New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics
Print Location: Burling 2nd Floor HB61 .N49 2008 (8 volumes)

New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law
Print Location: Burling 2nd Floor K487 .E3 N48 1998 (3 volumes)

Newspaper and Magazine Articles

Wall Street Journal Resource contains newspapers
The Libraries have the Wall Street Journal (Eastern edition) online from 1984 until today's print issue, available at the link above. Print copies of the Central edition from the last two months are available in Burling Lounge.
Newspapers and Magazines
See the subject guide on finding newspaper and magazine articles for more sources.

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.
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.
Journal of Economic Literature Restricted Resource
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.


WorldCat Restricted Resource Resource is highly recommended
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.

Data and Statistics

Bloomberg Data Service
Print Location: DASIL Resource contains quantitative data
Copious, often real-time data about corporations, securities, and more. This data can only be accessed from the Bloomberg terminal in DASIL.
Note: Access via the Bloomberg terminal in DASIL.
Print Location: Please see a librarian for access. Resource contains quantitative data
1950–present. The definitive source for data on corporations in the United States and around the world. Access is via individual username and password; please contact Julia Bauder [bauderj] or Kevin Engel [engelk] to have an account created for you.

Other Databases

Business Insights: Global Restricted Resource
This database provides access to full-text articles, case studies, and data sets for research on international business topics, along with authoritative references and interactive analytical tools. Reports and statistics enabling analysis of economies, industries, and individual companies are included, as well as profiles of the many nations of the world, with an eye to the increasingly global nature of modern business.
FASB: Financial Accounting Standards Board
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.
WITS (World Integrated Trade Solution) Resource contains quantitative data
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.
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, including the full text of the Congressional Record. Also contains an extensive collection of Executive Branch documents.

Web sites

LERA for Libraries Restricted Resource
1948–present. Publications of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA), covering the field of industrial relations with research on labor relations, human relations, economics, law, political science, psychology, and sociology. Includes their flagship journal, Perspectives on Work.
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.
White House Office of Management and Budget
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.

Style and Citation Guides

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.

Resources at Grinnell

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