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Economics

Handout on resources available online and search tips

This handout offers an overview of the library’s online research guide for economics research. It lists several databases that will help you get started with your research: EconLit (journal articles), ABI/Inform (journal articles), EconPapers (working papers and articles) and Europa World and EIU (country reports) and Scopus (journal articles). All of these databases can be accessed on the library’s Databases A to Z page. The handout also includes information on how to build your search strategy. Using the AND operator requires both terms (ex. opiate AND addiction). The OR operator searches for one or the other terms or both (ex. addiction OR abuse). NOT excludes a term (ex. NOT book review). Placing an asterisk at the end of your term includes various word endings (ex. addict*). Placing quotes around your term looks for the exact phrase (ex. “health policy”). Information about managing your research and creating a list of works cited is also included on the graphic. Find more information about creating a RefWorks account. Carol Spector is the library liaison for the Economics program. She can be contacted by email at csspector@usfca.edu, by phone at 415.422.2040, and by appointment.