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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

EconLit database - journals, working papers, current data

EconLit with Full Text provides access to 400 scholarly journals of economics, business economics, social economics, income distributions, and monetary controls from around the world. Covers both theoretical and applied aspects of economics and allied disciplines from the social sciences. Also includes books & book reviews, essays from multi-author books, working papers, and dissertations.

Please note that "working papers" is a type of publication this is frequently found in Economics, 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".

Business Source Premier database

Business Source Premier provides full text access to more than 3,300 journals & trade magazines of business & management in for-profit, government and non-profit sectors.  It is particularly strong in the areas of corporate efficiency and corporate responsibility as well as public utility operations (electricity, natural gas, water & sewer services).  This database also provides access to industry reports and market research reports.  It includes some coverage of economics, but there is a separate database called ECONLIT which provides deeper & broader coverage of Economics.

Joint search of EconLit + Business Source Premier databases

EconLit + Business
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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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