General Resources

Economics Resources

Where to Look? Browse these call numbers

  • HB – Economic theory.
    • HB 71 to HB 74 – Economics as a science.
    • HB 75 to HB 130 – History of economics; history of economic theory.
    • HB 131 to HB 147 – Methodology.
      • HB 137 – Economic statistics.
    • HB 172 – Microeconomics.
    • HB 172.5 – Macroeconomics.
    • HB 501 – Capitalism.
    • HB 801 to HB 843 – Consumption. Demand.
  • HC – Economic history and conditions.
    • HC 79 .C3 – Capital. Capital productivity. Infrastructure.
    • HC 79 .C6 – Consumer demand.
  • HM 548 – Sociology. Relation to economics.

Selected Books in the Library

General Reference

  • American Economists of the Late Twentieth Century, 1996.
    Call number: HB 119 .A3 A42 1996.
  • A Biographical Dictionary of Dissenting Economists, 2000.
    Call number: HB 76 .B5 2000.
  • Economics Basics, 1999.
    Call number: HB 76 .E267 1999 REF, in 2 volumes.
  • Oxford Dictionary of Economics, 1997.
    Call number: HB 61 .B554 1997.
  • The Routledge Critical Dictionary of Global Economics, 1999.
    Call number: HB 61 .R68 1999.

Special Topics

  • American Capitalism: The Concept of Countervailing Power, 1993, by John Kenneth Galbraith.
    Call number: HB 501 .G3 1993.
  • Economic Democracy: The political Struggle of the Twenty-first Century, 2000.
    Call number: HB 95 .S587 2000.
  • Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, 2005, by Steven D. Levitt.
    Call number: HB 74 .P8 L479 2005.
  • Gale Encyclopedia of U. S. Economic History, 1999.
    Call number: HC 102 .G35 1999 REF, in 2 volumes; also available online in Gale Virtual Reference Center Library (login required for off-campus access).
  • A General Theory of Competition: Resources, Competences, Productivity, Economic Growth, 2000.
    Call number: HB 238 .H86 2000.
  • Learning and Expectations in Macroeconomics, 2001. Call number: HB 172.5 .E94 2001.
  • Microeconomics Demystified, 2006.
    Call number: HB 172 .D465 2006; also available as an e-book.

Selected Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers

  • Bloomberg Businessweek
  • The Economist
  • Newsweek
  • Time
  • U.S. News and World Report
  • Wall Street Journal
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General Reference

Special Topics

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  • Bureau of Economic Analysis, of the U. S. Department of Commerce, “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.” Includes:
    • BEARFACTS, customizable fact sheets showing personal income and gross domestic product at state, county and other levels.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, “of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making.” Also see:
    • Economy at a Glance, which provides data on the U. S. economy as a whole, by region, and by individual states. Data includes unemployment rates, various price indexes, and more.
    • International Labor Comparisons, from the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, offers comparisons of labor market and economic measurements across countries.
  • Economics A-Z terms, a glossary from The Economist.
  • Index of Economic Freedom, from “the Heritage Foundation in partnership with Wall Street Journal,” annually tracks and compiles economic data from 185 countries, in areas of property rights, entrepreneurship, and 8 other aspects, in order to “promote economic opportunity and prosperity.”
  • International Monetary Fund “works to foster global growth and economic stability,” offering numerous resources, tools and information sources, including videos, data and statistics, and more.
  • Library of Economics and Liberty, sponsored by the Liberty Fund, this site includes articles, books, reference sources, topic guides and more.
  • National Bureau of Economic Research, “a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works.” This organization offers news on economic issues, as well as some free publications and various data resources.
Note that many online news sources may not make all reports/articles available for free; some may require registration and/or a subscription for complete full-text access. Certain news sources are available through our databases, as noted below. For other news sources, visit the Library’s Free Online Resources and Tools News and Weather.

  • CNN Money
  • The Economist (we also subscribe to this in print, and have access to full-text content from 1988 to date via our database, Biography In Context)
  • Forbes (full-text content available online for 1990 to date via Business Source Complete)
  • Kiplinger (full-text content from several Kiplinger publications are available from various databases, with dates ranging from 1991-1999, others to date)

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