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ECON 3061: Economics Senior Thesis

Fall 2023

About this guide

1900 Childs' restaurant menuWelcome! This guide highlights key resources for conducting effective research for the economics senior thesis, including the following: 

  • Reference sources to find background information on your topic
  • Catalogs and e-book collections to search for books in print and online
  • Databases for locating scholarly journal articles, reviews, and working papers
  • Reliable strategies for finding and sources of data and statistics
  • Databases for locating primary sources such as news articles, transcripts, and videos; U.S. government documents; and other primary source digital collections
  • Resources for citing your sources and writing in economics
  • Tips to to help keep textbook costs down

If you need assistance identifying additional resources, search terms or strategies, please schedule a research consultation

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Background information

Consult scholarly reference sources to get an overview of a topic, an introduction to a theory, definitions to discipline-specific terms, and more.