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Economics Resources: Background Info

Getting Started with Reference

Reference resources include encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases and handbooks. Entries in such sources tend to be rather short and they are meant to help you get started with research on a new topic.

General Reference Databases

Reference Books


A Dictionary of Finance and Banking

CALL NUMBER:  Ref. HG151 .D54 2005

Eponymous Dictionary of Economics : A Guide to Laws and Theorems Named After Economists

CALL NUMBER:  Ref. HB61 .E66 2004

Financial Lexicon : A Compendium of Financial Definitions, Acronyms, and Colloquialisms

CALL NUMBER:  Ref. HG151 .B2697 2005

New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

CALL NUMBER:  Ref. HB61 .N49 2008 vol. 1-8

New Palgrave: Dictionary of Money and Finance

CALL NUMBER:  Ref. HG151 .N48 1992 vol. 1-3


Encyclopedia of Associations: International Organizations

CALL NUMBER:  Ref. Ref. AS8 .E53 2006  pt. 1-3

Encyclopedia of Busine$$ and Finance

CALL NUMBER:  Ref. HF1001 .E467 2001  vol. 1-2

Encyclopedia of the Global Economy : A Guide for Students and Researchers

CALL NUMBER:  Ref. HF1359 .O28 2006 vol. 1-2

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History (1999)


International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences (2008)


The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

CALL NUMBER:  Ref. HC15 .O94 2003

Princeton Encyclopedia of the World Economy

CALL NUMBER:  Ref. HF1373 .P75 2009 vol. 1-2

St. James Encyclopedia of Banking and Finance

CALL NUMBER:  Ref. HG151 .M8 1991


Budget of the United States Government

CALL NUMBER:  Ref. HJ2051 .A59 2017
Older years in Govt. Publications: PrEx 2.8

Economic Report of the President

CALL NUMBER:  Ref. HC106.5 .A27 2016
Older years in Govt. Publications: PR 34.9-44.9

Guide to Economic Indicators

CALL NUMBER:  Ref. HC103 .F9 2006

OECD Economic Outlook

CALL NUMBER:  Ref. HC10 .O18

OECD Factbook

CALL NUMBER:  Ref. HC106.5 .O7 2014

World Development Report

CALL NUMBER:   Ref. HC59.7 .W659 2016
Older years in General Collection: HC59.7 .W659


Handbook of U.S. Labor Statistics: Employment, Earnings, Prices, Productivity, and Other Labor Data

CALL NUMBER:  Ref. HD8051 .A63 1997-2015

Historical Statistics of the United States: Earliest Times to the Present

CALL NUMBER:  Ref. HA202 .H57 2006 vol. 1-5

International Historical Statistics: The Americas, 1750-2000

CALL NUMBER:  Ref. HA175 .M55 2003

The Value of a Dollar : Colonial Era to the Civil War, 1600-1865

CALL NUMBER:  Ref. HB235 .U6 D47 2005

The Value of a Dollar : Prices and Incomes in the United States, 1860-2014

CALL NUMBER:  Ref. HB235 .U6 D47 2014

The World Economy : Historical Statistics

CALL NUMBER:  Ref. HF1359 .M333 2003