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A guide to Economics databases and other resources available from the Unversity Libraries.

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Subject Headings

Did you know that in addition to using a keyword search to find material you can also use a subject heading search to find material that a keyword search might miss?

On the library catalog basic search page use the drop down menu  to change the search from Keyword Anywhere to Subject Keywords.

Or once you find an book that looks promising check the subject headings that the item is tagged with. Click on the subject heading and proceed to find all the material in the catalog with that subject heading.

You can also use subject searches when searching for articles in databases. You can even combine keyword and subject searches in one query to get very focused results.

Examples of subject headings in Economics:

Consumption (Economics) -- Social aspects
Supply-side economics
Urban economics

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Help Finding Economics Books

Economics books can be found in the Main or Melville Library, the large brick building north of the SAC.

Economics books are on the 3rd floor in the Main Stacks - entrance in South East corner of building.

Guide to Call Numbers in Economics:

  • HA - Statistics.
  • HB - Economic Theory. Demography.
  • HC - Economic History and Conditions.
  • HD - Industries. Land use. Labor.
  • HE - Transportation and Communications.
  • HF - Commerce.
  • HG - Finance
  • HJ - Public Finance.

Detailed breakdown of Library of Congress call numbers.

Note: For interdisciplinary topics like healthcare economics, resources may be located in other sections of the library.