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    the social science concerned chiefly with description and analysis of the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services

    Getting Started

    Sometimes when you're starting a new class or working in a new subject area, it can be tough to know where to begin looking for resources or where to start on a topic. On this page you'll find some resources on the Library's website which can use as starting points for research in economics.

    You'll notice that these include eBooks and databases.

    Reference Resources

    Reference resources are authoritative works that help you find summaries of information about people, things, and events. Reference resources often contain definitions, facts, timelines, and other helpful information. They are not comprehensive but provide great introductions to a topic. They're a great place to start your initial research and will help you find out more about your topic or idea.  Many reference resources also link or refer you to additional information.

    A Word on Wikipedia

    Many people begin researching a new topic using the Wikipedia. Because anyone can edit a Wikipedia page it makes it very hard to know if the information contained in them is accurate. Because of this, Wikipedia is NEVER an appropriate source to cite in your assignments.

    Instead, try beginning your search with this source, which performs similarly but contains information from reliable sources. It also links you to other library resources that you can use.