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Economics: Home

This guide is a starting point for finding books, articles, images and more in your research in economics.

Welcome to the Library

This guide is intended to give Economics majors and those researching economics topics a starting point for their research.


If you have any suggestions you would like to be included on this guide, or if you would like additional research assistance, please email the librarian (

How to Use This Guide

We recommend utilizing appropriate articles (searchable through GALILEO) and books (available in the library) to find information on economics topics. To start the research process: 

  1. To start the research process, think about your specific topic and what keywords you need to search. Before beginning to search the catalog and article databases, make a list of keywords to use in your searches. For each keyword, think of several synonyms to also search (for example, Japan economic policies, Japan economic relations, Japan economic conditions). Try using the keywords and synonyms in different searches to maximize the number of results you receive.

  2. Using your keywords, search at least 3 or 4 recommended article databases with your keywords and synonyms. See the "Find Articles" tab above for links to databases. Limit your searches by date if you need recent articles.

  3. Go to the "Find Books" tab above for a link to our Catalog, and also suggested Subject Headings, which are very helpful.

If at any point you need assistance, stop by the Library or email us.