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Use this guide to locate resources for studying economics, including background reading, economics works, journal and newspaper articles, websites, data and statistics.

Palgrave Dictionary of Economics

Background Reading Resources by Topic

Find Books & eBooks

Search books on EBSCO Discovery


Here are a few search terms to get you started.

Simply enter one of the terms below into the search box and change the drop-down box to Subject.

  • Austrian school of economics
  • Capital
  • Comparative economics
  • Economic development
  • Economic history
  • Economic policy

NOTE: This is just a short list of terms to get you started. Be sure to look for additional terms as well.

Want to Browse the Shelves? 

Here are some of the Relevant Call Number Ranges for Economics:

HB -- Economic theory

HC -- Economic history and conditions

HD -- Regulation

HG -- Monetary policy

Need a book the library does not own?

You can request the book through Interlibrary Loan.  Info and a downloadable form are available here!

To search for books available in other libraries, try using

WorldCat -- Search the holdings of more than 10,000 libraries to locate books and identify citation information.


Library of Congress -- Access to the Library of Congress catalog and other online collections.

NOTE: Users do not need to identify a library that owns the book. Simply provide the appropriate information on the form and library staff will do the rest!