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Economics Research Guide

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Table of Contents:
Subject-Specific Databases
Related Databases
Databases
Catalogs
Reference Sources
Internet Resources and Websites
Journals, Magazines, Newspapers
Government Resources
Videos


Core databases for finding articles in this subject area.

Business and Company ASAP Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Citations and select full text articles from business journals, newspapers, and trade publications. Includes a directory of company profiles.


Business Insights: Essentials Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A fully integrated business resource bringing together news articles, company profiles, industry overviews, brand and product information, business rankings, and investment reports. Search this database to find detailed company and industry news and information.


Business Source Complete Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text journals in all fields of business, including marketing, management, accounting, finance, and economics. Covers major titles such as Harvard Business Review, Industrial & Labor Relations Review, Journal of Management Studies, and Journal of Marketing Research. Also includes market research reports, industry reports, country reports, company profiles and SWOT analyses.


EconLit Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Citations and abstracts of literature in economics. Includes coverage of major journals as well as books, book reviews, conference papers, dissertations, and working papers.


Regional Business News Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Provides full text coverage for regional business publications, including 75 business journals, newspapers, and newswires from all metropolitan and rural areas within the United States.


ValueLine Investment Survey Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A comprehensive source of information and advice on approximately 1,700 stocks in 98 industries, the stock market, and the economy (does not cover mutual funds and options). Search for stock reports by company name or ticker symbol. Search by industry name to find reports on all companies within a sector or view a report on a particular industry. NOTE: This resource can only be accessed by a limited number of simultaneous users. If you are unable to connect, please try again in 10-15 minutes. If problem persists, contact the Reference Desk at 718.982.4010.


Wall Street Journal [Proquest] Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The financial newspaper of record offering in-depth coverage of national and international business, finance, and economic news. Full text is available for all issues published since 1984. Issues from 1889 to 2007 are available on microfilm.


Related databases for finding articles in this subject area.

Academic OneFile Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Multidisciplinary database providing full text articles from over 12,000 scholarly journals and reference sources in the physical sciences, technology, medicine, social sciences, the arts, theology, literature and more.


Books In Print Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Information and reviews for in-print, out-of-print, and forthcoming books, audio books, and videos. Includes access to Non-Fiction Connection and Fiction Connection, readers' advisory resources for locating book recommendations and identifying similar titles.


Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Part of the Web of Science, Conference Proceedings Citation Index - Social Science & Humanities provides citations to papers and proceedings of social science and humanities conferences from 1990 to present.


ebrary Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Access to over 70,000 full text ebooks spanning 16 key academic subject areas, including biology, business, computer science, education, engineering, history, medicine, physics, political science, psychology, and sociology.
In order to read offline, you can download one chapter to save permanently.
To borrow the entire ebook for a limited time first create an account.
Click here for downloading instructions from ebrary


Gale General One-File Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Search over 12,000 general interest periodicals for news and magazine articles on a wide range of topics in current events, business, education, health care, social issues, and technology.


Gale Virtual Reference Library Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Digital reference collection containing over 400 full text encyclopedias, almanacs, handbooks, and specialized reference books. Search all titles or browse titles by subject.
Click on the "Title LIst" for contents. Title List


Social Science Citation Index Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Part of the Web of Science, Social Science Citation Index provides citations to journal articles in the social sciences, including anthropology, education, history, library science, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, sociology, and women's studies.


Search databases and indexes to find citations and/or full text for online articles, books, images, or statistics.

Academic Search Complete Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Large multidisciplinary database providing abstracts and select full text of scholarly and popular publications in a wide variety of subject disciplines, including art, literature, education, history, sociology, science, and engineering. Because of its broad subject and full text coverage, Academic Search Complete is a good starting point for research on virtually any topic. Click here for a search tutorial.


CIAO: Columbia International Affairs Online Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Find articles, conference proceedings, working papers, and policy briefs covering all aspects of global affairs and international relations. Also provides country data and teaching materials such as case studies and course packs of background readings.


JSTOR Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Has FULL TEXT articles from academic journals dating back to 1800's. Includes many economic journals.


LexisNexis Academic Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full text access to a wide range of news, business, and legal information. News resources include major U.S. and world newspapers and magazines, TV and radio transcripts, newswires, and blogs. Business resources include industry and market news, company profiles and SEC filings, and country profiles and business conditions. Legal resources include law reviews and journals, U.S. case law, codes and statutes.


Project MUSE Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Full-text articles from scholarly journals in the humanities, arts, and social sciences primarily covering the fields of literature, history, cultural studies, political science, religion, and the arts. (Books are not available yet)


Social Sciences Full Text Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Enjoy fast access to a wide assortment of the most important English-language journals published in the U.S. and elsewhere with full text and page images from scores of key publications, plus abstracting and indexing of hundreds of others. An in-demand resource for a wide variety of users from students to social workers, Social Sciences Full Text covers the latest concepts, trends, opinions, theories, and methods from both applied and theoretical aspects of the social sciences.


SocIndex FT Information Help Funding Source Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Citations and select full text of scholarly articles, books, and conference papers in sociology. Topics covered include criminology, ethnic & racial studies, gender studies, marriage & family, political sociology, social psychology, social work, sociological theory, substance abuse, violence, and urban studies.


U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Official U.S. economic data from the Department of Labor related to topics such as employment, wages, prices, and inflation.


U.S. Census Bureau Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Official demographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau covering births, deaths, education, employment, income, housing, and much more.


U.S. Government Catalog of Publications Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Search for citations to current and historical government publications. Users can search by authoring agency, title, subject, or general key word.


Search online catalogs to find books, journals, videos, and other materials in library collections.

CUNY+ Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Search CUNY+, the university's online catalog, to find books and other resources located in the CSI library and other CUNY libraries. Search tutorial.


WorldCat Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Union catalog containing records of library holdings all over the world. Use WorldCat to locate books, journals, audio and video recordings, and archival materials held by other libraries. If an item you want is not available at CUNY simply click "Find It" to request an interlibrary loan.


Encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, and other reference works available in print or online.

Encyclopedia of Political Economy Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Encyclopedia that covers a variety of topics in political economy.
Location: 1st Fl Reference - HB61 .E554 1999


Gale Virtual Reference Library Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Digital reference collection containing over 400 full text encyclopedias, almanacs, handbooks, and specialized reference books. Search all titles or browse titles by subject.
Click on the "Title LIst" for contents. Title List


Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Encyclopedia of economic history published by the Oxford University Press.
Location: 1st Fl Reference - HC15 .O94 2003


Oxford Reference Online Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Digital collection of online reference books in all fields of study including dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, and subject reference works. Search by keyword or browse titles by subject.


Routledge Critical Dictionary of Global Economics Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Combining the in-depth background coverage of an encyclopedia, with the quick look-up convenience of a dictionary, this is a good resource for any student concerned with international economics.
Location: 1st Fl Reference - HB61 .R68 1999


Routledge Encyclopedia of International Political Economy Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Comprehensive reference book that covers international political economy.
Location: Reference (1st Floor)
Call number: HF 1359 .R68 2001


Worldmark Encyclopedia of National Economies Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Arranged by country, this encyclopedia contains information about over 200 countries.
Location: Reference (1st Floor)
Call number: HC 15 .W67 2002


Resources freely available on the Internet.

Brookings Institution: Economic Studies Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The Brookings Institution Economic Studies monitors the global economy and seeks answers to economic policy issues in the U.S. and around the world. Their research aims to increase the public's understanding of how the economy works and how to make it better. The site offers articles, research, documents, data, and events information.


Cato Institute Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Website of a prominent think tank that advocates for a "liberterian" or "market liberal" perspective. The site offers articles, research, documents, data, and events information.


Center for Economic and Policy Research Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR) was established in 1999 to promote democratic debate on the most important economic and social issues that affect people's lives. CEPR believes that "In order for citizens to effectively exercise their voices in a democracy, they should be informed about the problems and choices that they face."


Congressional Budget Office Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
This government site offers the most current Budget and Economic outlook, as well as links to economic projections, forecasting records, terms and more.


Economic History Services Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The Economic History Association owns and operates the EH.net website and mailing lists to provide resources and promote communication among scholars in economic history and related fields.


Eurostat Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Key guide to statistics maintained by the European Commission of the European Union.


Glossary of Political Economy Terms Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Maintained by Dr. Paul M. Johnson of Aurburn University, definitions of political economy terms.


Historical Currency Exchange Rate Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Historical currency exchange rate calculator.


Inflation Calculator Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Website that calculates the historical value of a given amount of money adjusted for inflation.


Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The Organisation for Economic Co-Operation and Development website. The website contains information about the economies of the 30 member states (North America and Western Europe) and the global economy.


RFE web guide Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
A guide to economic information online maintained by the American Economic Association.


U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) promotes a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing the most timely, relevant, and accurate economic accounts data in an objective and cost-effective manner. BEA is an agency of the Department of Commerce. Along with the Census Bureau and STAT-USA, BEA is part of the Department's Economics and Statistics Administration.


United Nations Division for Sustainable Development Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
UN's portal to links on sustainable development, arranged by individual country.


United Nations Statistics of Social Indicators and Demographics Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
United Nations' own statistical standards and reports divided in sections on Economic Statistics, Demographic & Social Statistics, Environment & Energy Statistics, Development of National Statistical Systems. There are also ongoing special projects on Millennium Development Goals and Poverty.


World Bank Data Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. Sort on many options such as economic policy, health, environment and education. Includes research reports, prospects, data, documents and tools


World Bank Group: Data and Research Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Research from the World Bank on Development Economics, including research reports, prospects, data, documents and tools.


World Top Incomes Database Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
There has been a marked revival of interest in the study of the distribution of top incomes using tax data. Beginning with the research by Thomas Piketty (2001, 2003) of the long-run distribution of top incomes in France, a succession of studies has constructed top income share time series over the long-run for more than twenty countries to date. These projects have generated a large volume of data, which are intended as a research resource for further analysis. The world top incomes database aims to providing convenient on line access to all the existent series.


World Trade Organization Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The WTO?s website features information and resources for students and researchers, including reports and documentation covering trade policies and topics on a global international scope.


Journals and periodicals available online or in print at the CSI Library.

Economic Indicators Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Published for each member of Congress, the Joint Economic Committee and relevant libraries; statistics on total output, income and spending, employment, unemployment and wages, production and business activity, prices, money, federal finance and more.


Economics Journals Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
All economics journals available in print or online via the CSI Library. Click on a subject heading to see all of the journals associated with that subject.


Economist Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Preeminent weekly magazine that covers international current affairs, business, and finance.


U.S. Housing Market Conditions Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
U.S. Housing Market Conditions, published quarterly, is a compilation of statistical data and written reports. Tabular data indicate market conditions on the national level and are presented for each quarter. Historical data are also presented in summary tables. Overviews of economic and housing market trends are presented for ten geographical regions, the report for each of which includes a profile on a selected housing market.


Wall Street Journal [Proquest] Information Help Funding Source Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The financial newspaper of record offering in-depth coverage of national and international finance along with extensive coverage of hard news. 1984 to current.


Information resources provided by federal, state, or city governments.

U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
The Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) promotes a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing the most timely, relevant, and accurate economic accounts data in an objective and cost-effective manner. BEA is an agency of the Department of Commerce. Along with the Census Bureau and STAT-USA, BEA is part of the Department's Economics and Statistics Administration.


U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Official U.S. economic data from the Department of Labor related to topics such as employment, wages, prices, and inflation.


U.S. Census Bureau Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Official demographic data from the U.S. Census Bureau covering births, deaths, education, employment, income, housing, and much more.


USAspending.gov Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
This government resource tracks government spending and is the product of the Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (Transparency Act). This resource provides the following information about federal spending: 1. The name of the entity receiving the award; 2. The amount of the award; 3. Information on the award including transaction type, funding agency, etc; 4. The location of the entity receiving the award; 5. A unique identifier of the entity receiving the award.


Selected titles from the Library Media collections.

Capitalism Hits the Fan :A Lecture on the Economic Meltdown Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Richard Wolff examines the root causes of today's economic crisis, showing how it was decades in the making and in fact reflects seismic failures within the structures of American-style capitalism itself. Wolff traces the sources of the economic crisis to the 1970's, when wages began to stagnate and American workers were forced into a dysfunctional spiral of borrowing and debt that ultimately exploded in the mortgage meltdown"--Container.


Economics U$A Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
"Explore the fundamentals of economic history, theory, and practice, including microeconomics and macroeconomics, through interviews with Nobel Prize-winning economists. The series features Milton Friedman, Paul Samuelson, John Kenneth Galbraith, Walter Heller, and others. In each program, case studies of major economic events show how economic theory relates to the real world"--Publisher's website.


Shop 'Til You Drop:The Crisis of Consumerism Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
"Are we too materialistic? Are we willfully trashing the planet in our pursuit of things? And what is the source of all this frenetic consumer energy and desire anyway? In a fast-paced tour of the ecological and psychological terrain of American consumer culture, Shop 'Til You Drop challenges us to confront these questions head-on. Taking aim at the high-stress, high-octane pace of fast-lane materialism, the film moves beneath the seductive surfaces of the commercial world to show how the flip side of accumulation is depletion -- the slow, steady erosion of both natural resources and basic human values. In the end, Shop 'Til You Drop helps us make sense of the economic turbulence of the moment, providing an unflinching, riveting look at the relationship between the limits of consumerism and our never-ending pursuit of happiness"--Container.


Store Wars: When Wal-Mart Comes to Town Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
Store Wars follows the one-year conflict that polarizes Ashland, Virginia, population 7,200, when Wal-Mart decides it wants to build a megastore there. The ensuing debate pits neighbor against neighbor in a battle as protracted and bitter as those fought in the Old West between ranchers and farmers over land-use issues. The struggle between conflicting versions of the American dream has on one side those who want to preserve their seemingly idyllic small-town way of life versus those who believe in the positive economic benefits Wal-Mart promises. This truly American story is about the right of a community to determine its own future: Which values are most important? Who gets to decide?


The Crash of 1929 Information Help Funding Source Full/Some Full Text Subscription Resource - Proxy Access CUNY Access
On October 29, 1929 - Black Monday, large and small investors alike lost corporate and personal fortunes when the stock market crashed. This program examines the reasons behind the crash and whether the crash was predictable. Originally produced as a segment of the public television series American Experience in 1990.


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