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ECON 3061: Economics Senior Thesis (Harrison)

Prof. Sharon Harrison, Fall 2020

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
  • Remote library services available during the Covid-19 pandemic

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.