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Economics Library Guide

Research tools for economics.

Types of Reference Sources

Reference resources are non-fiction writings that are intended to provide information on a topic. Reference resources are often consulted when researchers want to increase their knowledge. Reference sources are usually not argumentative as their purpose is to explain. Common reference sources include -- 


Economics Encyclopedias Online

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Online contains the full text of the 8-volume print edition and is updated at least four times a year with new articles and updates to existing articles, along with new features and functionality.
    *     Contains hyperlinked cross-references within articles, making it an indispensable tool for researchers and students
    *     Features carefully selected and maintained links to related sites, sources of further information and bibliographical citations
    *     Enables users to bookmark searches and articles, along with their own notes, in My Dictionary, or add links to articles on social bookmarking sites.



Use these resources to find definitions and short explanations of key concepts in social science disciplines.

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