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Journal Storage (JSTOR)
This site can be used to search for papers from the scholarly journal archive.
Business Source Premier
varies by title
Business Source Premier database includes both scholarly journals and periodicals for practitioners.
January 1969 - present, updated quarterly.
Contains bibliographic citations and selected abstracts to the professional and scholarly literature in the field of economics and allied disciplines, including journals, books, chapters in books, conference proceedings and dissertations.
PAIS International Coverage
dates 1972 - present (abstracts from 1985 - present)
Use this index for broad coverage of social science issues worldwide.
Location: Wilson Reference Quarto H1.A3 P82x
Check MNCAT Record for Location and Availability
varies by title
LexisNexis Academic is a collection of online databases: News, Business (plus corporate news and corporate financials), Legal, Medical, and Reference.
1990 - present
PolicyFile draws its content from public policy think tanks, university research programs, research organizations and publishers.
For ample data sources and electronic journals visit http://subject.lib.umn.edu/socsci/econinternet.html
Search MNCAT, the libraries' catalog, to find books, journals, etc.
The Conference Board Business Knowledge Research Collection is a searchable database of full-text research reports on the latest issues in business management and US and global economics.
The Penn World Table provides purchasing power parity and national income accounts converted to international prices for 188 countries for some or all of the years 1950-2004. The European Union or the OECD provide more detailed purchasing power and real product estimates for their countries and the World Bank makes current price estimates for most PWT countries at the GDP level.
Links to statistical sources at federal government agencies maintained by The Federal Interagency Council on Statistical Policy.
A comprehensive and extensive set of links to economic, political and social statistics. This list is maintained by the Documents Center of the University of Michigan Library.
An excellent listing of economic data on the internet organized and maintained by Rutgers University.
An excellent listing of social science data on the internet organized and maintained by the University of California, San Diego.
Extensive data collections maintained by the University of Virginia.
The Homepage for the BEA, a division of the Department of Commerce, is a good starting point for lots of macro level data about the performance of the economy.
The homepage for the Bureau of the Census is a good starting point for a wealth of data.
- Subject Areas
Census data from a large number of subject areas are available from this location.
- Statistical Abstract of the United States
On line access to the annual Statistical Abstract since 1995.
- 2000 Census
On-line access to 2000 census data maintained by the US Census Bureau.
- Census Data On Line
The homepage for the Bureau of Labor Statistics. At this site you can access a large number of data series including the latest press releases and historical data for prices, productivity and employment, unemployment.
Data on interest rates, exchange rates and other financial data
FRED (or Federal Reserve Economic Data) is maintained by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis It is a large and comprehensive database covering more than financial data
A listing of Web sites maintained by the agencies of the federal government
The NBER is an association of academic economists who do research on a wide range of public policy issues.
AEI "aims to preserve and to strengthen the foundations of a free society-limited government, competitive private enterprise, vital cultural and political institutions, and vigilant defense."
Brookings prides itself on being America's oldest think tank. Theresearch fellows study issues of public policy -- especially ones that deal with current issues of public policy.
The Cato Institute advocates a libertarian approach to many issues. Its motto reads "Promoting public policy based on limited government, free markets, individualliberty, and peace."
CBPP "conducts research and analysis on a range of government policies and programs, with an emphasis on those affecting low- and middle-income people."
EPI describes itself as seeking "to broaden the public debate about strategies to achieve a prosperous and fair economy."
CTJ describes itself as fighting against "the armies of special interest lobbyists for corporations and the wealthy" to give "ordinary people a greater voice in the development of tax laws."
Links to a number of advocacy groups.
The Heritage Foundation advocates "ideas of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditonal American values, and a strong national defense."
The Institute describes itself as "a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research institution devoted to the study of international economic policy."
The Joint Center describes itself as "an international nonprofit institution that conducts research on pubic policy issues of special concern to black Americans and other minorities."
The Levy Institute "strives to carry on [Jerome Levy's] spirit of independent thinking, his concern for economic efficiency and justice, and his belief in the potential of economics to make a positive contribution to society and to improve the human condition." Their Public Policy Briefs are available on-line and cover a wide range of economic issues.
Economic think tank focusing on the global economy, capital markets, human capital, and regional economics and demographics.
RFF, engages in research and public education on natural resource and environmental issues.
The Urban Institute-Brookings Tax Policy Center describes itself as helping "to fill the growing need to clarify and analyze the nation's tax policy choices. It provides timely, accessible analysis and facts about tax policy to policymakers, journalists, interested citizens, and researchers."
The Urban Institute describes itself as "a nonprofit nonpartisan policy research and educational organization established to examine the social, economic, and governance problems facing the nation."
Lots of information about the economics of the internet, information goods, intellectual property and related issues collected by economist Hal Varian.
An extensive listing of Web sites in many countries that are of special interest to economists maintained by Lauri Saarinen in Finland.