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Economics: Articles & Databases

How To Find Articles

  1. Use the databases listed on this page to find articles.

  2. If it isn't available in full-text, click the "Find It!" button.  We might have e-access another way or have it in print. 
  3. If we don't have it, order the article through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

If you're off-campus, you will be prompted for your Willamette username & password.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar provides a simple way to broadly search for scholarly literature. You can customize Google Scholar to recognize Willamette-owned materials (visit our Google Scholar page for more info).

Economic Census & SIC codes & NAICS codes

Quick Search of Economics & Business Databases

This executes a joint search of an Economics database and a Business database, with results limited to "peer reviewed/scholarly journals":

Quick Search: 2 databases for Business & Economics


Business Source Premier is a full-text database of academic journals, trade magazines and news magazines focusing on all aspects of business, management, public administration, public policy and some coverage of economics.

Econ-Lit is a full text database of academic journals, conference papers, books and "working papers" focusing on theoretical & practical aspects of economics, as well as international development and allied disciplines from the social sciences.

Economics - journals, working papers, current data

Please note that "working papers" are frequently found in Economics publications, but they are not considered to be on par with articles found in peer reviewed journals.  Journal articles have passed through more rigorous editorial reviews than "working papers".

Quick Search of 2 History Databases

This executes a joint search of 2 database that cover the literature of History, with results limited to "peer reviewed/scholarly journals":

Quick Search: 2 databases covering History


America History & Life is a full-text database of academic journals, popular magazines and social commentary on the history of North America.  It also provides access to books, book reviews, chapters of books, and dissertations.

Historical Abstracts is a companion full text database providing coverage of world history that took place outside of North America.  It provides coverage of academic journals, popular magazines, books, book reviews, chapters of books and dissertations.

Public administration; Public opinion; Public policy

Government agencies, information, laws & regulations

Many of these government resources do not show an author's name as a single person, or group of people.  In those cases, you need to name the government agency or committee that is responsible for producing each document.  There can be several groups associated with a single document.  Sometimes a document cover only shows an agency's abbreivation or acronym, while further inside the report, the complete lengthy name & governmental hierarchy of the agency is revealed.

You need to be very careful in understanding the proper way to cite these underlying reports & documents.

Reference Librarian

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