Economics is going to share a lot of resources with finance,
although this certainly does not mean that they are the same.
focuses on the dynamics of supply and demand, which is a huge part life
not to mention Capitalism. Economics is also related to the social
has as much to do with behavior as it does with finite resources.
The subject guides for business
or others may be of interest as
As ever, EBSCO is a great way to do research. It is
actually an aggregator, and that means that it searches lots of
databases at the same time. For business-related information, one
want to select these particular ones (to avoid getting irrelevant
Academic Search Premier
Business Source Complete
Regional Business News
Military & Government Collection
Vente et Gestion (business journals in French)
Economia y Negocios (business journals in Spanish)
Hospitality & Tourism Index
Academic Search Complete
This allows you to browse ULM's available journals by name, so
you can know very quickly whether or not we have the publication you
scholarly journal archive
There are many journals on JSTOR-- it means "Journal
storage." You can search by issues and genres, and inside the
article text itself. JSTOR brings you journal pages just as they
in print-- and just about as usefully.
LexisNexis has devoted a specific part of its powerful
database interface to Business research (accessible by clicking the
corresponding link on the left of the front-page). Using it will
extremely useful as it has detailed company information, news,
more. Also, don't forget the general news or the Legal Research
This resource can produce a lot of things, including very
detailed profiles of companies with codes, numbers, recent stocks,
information, summaries of what they are, financial info, competitors,
more. Do remember, though, that it only goes back as far as
If you want to dates earlier than that, you'll have to use the print
version. As this time, they are shelved in the stacks.
GOVERNMENTAL INTERNET RESOURCES
CIA World Factbook
The CIA World Factbook is useful even for general reference
purposes. It is a very fast way to find out about the economic
of a country and other useful things, like transportation, in
detail. This resource is also sometimes available in print.
part of the Census website which has data on the US economy and is
updated every 5 years. Its data is accessible by industry, year,
and NAICS codes, and there are FAQs and other ways of getting questions
and Demographic Fact Book
The 2007 Edition of the Annual Economic and Demographic Fact
Book for Northeast Louisiana-- ULM's very own! This has market
related to Ouachita Parish and is accessible to the public.
This site carries information on trade, investment,
financial flows, and more. This data can be displayed in text in
or in the browser, and there is news in plain text. This is a
part of the Bureau of Economic Analysis
, which is also
rather useful itself.
Financial Report (QFR)
part of the U.S. Census site, this "provides
up-to-date aggregate statistics on the financial position of U.S.
corporations." It is meant to be used to monitor the strength of
Income and Program Participation
Here is more information from the U.S. Census Bureau.
This website has information on "the income and program participation
individuals and households in the United States, and about the
determinants of income and program participation." This can be
to indicate how well a government program is doing considering its
This site displays data on U.S. merchandise trade statistics
(exports) using graphs, maps, and text. One can choose what data
be on the visuals, and they will be made to show those fields.
available from 1989 onwards, and the data covers individual U.S. states
and other countries as well.
Data - FRED®
This database, which is free to access, has data on more than
3000 U.S. economic time series and for different categories (economic
employment, banking, etc.). \Data can be displayed on a graph in
browser, or downloaded in Excel or text form.
Economics and Liberty
This website has articles, news, links, and various other
things (like famous economists' birthdays). On its "books" page
there are many out-of-copyright classic books which are browse-able by
fields but can also be searched). This can be useful if ULM
the book you want or if you are unable to visit.
Time Series Data Source Locator
If you can't find the time series data you need using other
resources, this website may be able to help you find out where you need
by data, location, and category. A link at the end of the
boxes will also show a short glossary defining those categories.
Study of Income Dynamics (PSID)
This organization keeps demographic statistics on the
effects of economic conditions on families and individuals. There
detailed information on how to use the site and on PSID itself.
be accessed by selecting fields or in entire archives. There is
bibliography showing where PSID data has been quoted.
on the Internet (RFE)
This like a portal for economics information, and is
sponsored by the American Economic Association. The links are
category, and there are sub-categories for some ("Data" has several,
of course). Apart from the very useful links, there is also a section
listings for conferences.
Of course, the topic you
researching will probably require more specific books and
feel limited to materials in your field alone, as others may be just as
relevant for what you need to write.
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