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Finding Books

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Economics Index/Databases

General Reference

  • Cabell's Directory of Publishing Opportunities in Economics and Finance
  • Dictionary of Economics. REF. HB61 .B554 2002
  • An Encyclopedia of Macroeconomics. Ref. HB172.5 .E55 2002
  • An Eponymous Dictionary of Economics : a Guide to Laws and Theorems Named After Economists. REF. HB61 .E66 2004
  • The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History REF. HC 15.O94 2003
  • Routledge Dictionary of Economics. REF. HB61 .R92 2002
  • The Value of a Dollar. HB 235 .U6 V35 2004 "Records the actual prices of thousands of items that consumers purchased from the Civil War to the present."

Economic Indicators and statistics

  • Budget of the United States Government. provides comprehensive information on the income and expenditures of the Federal government. Departmental and Agency budgets include current estimates, previous year expenditures, and projections.
  • Business Statistics. REF HC 101 .A124 (This title is now listed as "Inactive of Discontinued", for recent information, see:Survey of Current Business, OnlineThis source publishes historical information on business indicators, commodity prices, the labor force and unemployment, foreign trade, and industrial production.
  • Handbook of U.S. Labor Statistics. Ref. HD8051 .H36 This source provides information the labor force, employment, productivity, compensation, unions and industrial relations, and foreign labor statistics. The most current statistics are available in the Monthly Labor Review(2nd Floor, Periodicals), published by the US Labor Department. Issues from 1926- are in the 2nd Floor Periodicals collection.
  • Handbook of United States Economic and Financial Indicators. HC106.8 .O47 2000 This source provides descriptions of the indicators, their derivation and use, the publishers or compilers of the indicators, the publication in which the indicators' values appear, and the publications which regularly publish or project the indicators.
  • International Financial Statistics Yearbook. REF HG61 .I57. By International Monetary Fund. Detailed financial data by country.


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