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Reference (330s)

The McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Economics
       R 330.03 En19g2
Encyclopedia of Political Economy                     R 330.03 En19o
The New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics    R 330.3 P175di2
Dictionary of United States Economic History      R 330.973 OL8d
Encyclopedia of American Economic History       R 330.973 En19


Online Catalog

Some tips:

  • Keyword:  most flexible, most results.
  • Subject:  more restrictive, categories, works like an index, idea farm. Try the following phrases:
    economics history                      economics history 18th century (etc.)
    economics history to 1800         economics history United States
  • Title:  more restrictive, have precise titles, works like an index.
  • Modify/Limit:  limit by language or location. Ex.: media center



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Project MUSE 
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Some Economics Journals in Bailey Library*

American Economic Review
Arkansas Business and Economic Review
Bell Journal of Economics
Brookings Papers on Economic Activity
Econometrics Review
Economic History Review
Economic Journal
Harvard Business Review
History of Political Economy
Industrial and Labor Relations Review
International Economic Review
Journal of Business
Journal of Economic History
Journal of Economic Issues
Journal of Economic Literature
Journal of Economic Perspectives
Journal of Economic Surveys
Journal of Financial Economics
Journal of Industrial Economics
Journal of Law and Economics
Journal of Monetary Economics
Journal of Policy Analysis and Management
Journal of Political Economy
Journal of Socio-Economics
Labor History
Monthly Labor Review
Policy Analysis
Public Policy
Quarterly Journal of Economics
Rand Journal of Economics
Review of Economic Studies
Review of Economics and Statistics
Southern Economic Journal


*For a complete list consult our Journals List.

If we don’t have the journal you need, check UCA's Journals List. If they don’t have it, order your article on interlibrary loan!

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