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E/M 284: Economic Development and World Resources
The library has many tools to help you conduct research on your topics. Use this guide to explore a selection of sources available to you. If you have questions, encounter problems, or simply want to talk about your topic, stop by the Reference Desk to chat with any of our librarians.
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Reference books are an excellent place to start your research. These specialized encyclopedias provide overviews of topics, giving you both a sense of the scope of the topic and good search terms! Some reference books also have suggestions for further reading; locate these books and articles to use as sources in your paper.
- Africana : the Encyclopedia of the African and African American
Experience. (Ref. DT14.A37435 2005) This vast work covers a range of
materials regarding countries, the history and development in Africa, the
African Diaspora, and African American experience.
China Statistical Yearbook (Ref. HA4631.C47)
- International Historical Statistics : Europe 1750-1993.
(Ref. HA 1107.M5
2007) There are several volumes in this series that contain historical
- International Historical Statistics : the Americas 1750-1993.
- International Historical Statistics : Africa, Asia and Oceania
(Ref. HA 4675.M55 2007)
Regional Surveys of the World: Africa South of the Sahara. (Ref. DT351 .A37) The 2009 edition is in reference.
Regional Surveys of the World: Central and South-Eastern Europe. (Ref. HC244.A1 C46) The 2009 edition is in reference.
Regional Surveys of the World: Eastern Europe, Russia, and Central Asia. (Ref. HC244.A1 E29) The 2009 edition is in reference.
Regional Surveys of the World: Far East and Australasia. (Ref. DS1 .F3) The 2009 edition is in reference.
- Regional Surveys of the World: Middle East and North Africa. (Ref. DS49 .M62) The 2006 edition is in reference.
Regional Surveys of the World: South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. (Ref. F 1401.S68) The 2009 edition is in reference.
Regional Surveys of the World: Western Europe. (Ref. HC240 .A1 W47) The 2009 edition is in reference.
Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific. (Ref. HA1665.S73) Contains tables and statistical resources for Asia and the Pacific, including social development, economic growth, trade, and many others.
- Statistical Yearbook for Latin America and the Caribbean. (Ref.
HA755.A68 2008) Contains tables and statistical resources for Latin America,
including social development, economic growth, trade, and many others.
- Statistical Handbook of Latin America. (Ref. HA935.S79 v.38)
data pertaining to geography, transportation, population, health,
employment, production, trade, and lots of financial data.
- Global Information Technology Report. - now available online.
- Human Development Report. (Ref. HD 72.H85 yr.) These works
published for the United Nations Development Programme. The library owns
the 1995-2009 reports. These reports are also available online.
- Statistical Handbook on Poverty in the Developing World.
- World Development Report. (Ref. HC59.7 .W659) Covers
in developing countries. The latest edition (2010) is in Reference,
earlier editions are in the stacks on the third floor under the same call
- Yearbook of Labour Statistics. (Oversize HD4826 .I63) All editions, including the latest
edition (2006) are in Oversize (on the third floor).
For books in the Gustavus library, use the MnPALS catalog. Write down the call number and location information. Use the maps on the library's website, the tags on the sides of shelves, or stop at the Reference Desk to figure out where your book is shelved. To request books from other libraries, visit the Interlibrary Loan page for more information or use the FindIt! button in WorldCat.
- MnPALS Plus
The online catalog to the library at Gustavus Adolphus College. Choose "All Libraries" in the search options to search other MnPALS libraries (such as Minnesota State schools) and request books through Interlibrary Loan. View our MnPALS Plus tutorial.
Includes over 40 million bibliographic records representing cataloged resources in 400 languages owned by libraries around the world. Materials date back to the 11th century. Owning libraries can be identified for books, journals, archival resources and electronic resources. Access to WorldCat is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM); the database can also be searched through its free web interface, at worldcat.org.
Search for articles in any of these databases. If the full text is not available through the database, click on the yellow FindIt! button. The FindIt! button will search all other databases and our print copies to see if we have access to the article. An SFX screen will pop up, directing you to full text options. If you see an option for ILL, it means we will have to request the article from another library. Click the Go button next to the ILL option to be taken directly to the ILL form.
- Academic Search Premier
The world's largest academic multi-disciplinary database, Academic Search Premier indexes nearly 8,050 publications and provides full text for nearly 4,600, including more than 3,500 peer-reviewed journals. Coverage also includes many newspapers and popular magazines and spans virtually every area of academic study since 1975. Updated daily. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM). View our Academic Search Premier tutorial.
- Business Source Premier
Full-text coverage to more than 2,800 scholarly journals and trade publications in business, economics, political science and public administration. Selected Datamonitor company reports and EIU country documents are also available. Access is provided by the Electronic Library for Minnesota (ELM).
Columbia International Affairs Online contains references to working papers, conference proceedings, journals, books, policy briefs, economic indicators, and more, from 1991 to the present. The database focuses on theory and research in international affairs.
The EconLit database, produced by the Journal of Economic Literature, includes subject indexing and abstracts to 685 journals, books, dissertations, and working papers in the field of economics and allied disciplines.
Websites of Interest
- LexisNexis Academic
Search current news, business information (including business news and corporate financials), and legal news and information. International news sources are also included.
Africa South of the Sahara (http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/africa/guide.html)
Asian Studies WWWVL (http://coombs.anu.edu.au/WWWVL-AsianStudies.html)
Background Notes (http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/)
Central Intelligence Agency (https://www.cia.gov/)
Economic Statistics Briefing Room (http://www.census.gov/cgi-bin/briefroom/BriefRm)
The purpose of this service is to provide easy access to current Federal
economic indicators. It provides links to information produced by a number
of Federal agencies. Includes: Production, Sales, Orders, and Inventories;
Output; Income, Expenditures, and Wealth; Employment, Unemployment and
Earnings; Prices; Money, Credit, and Interest Rates; Transportation; International
LANIC: Latin American Network Information Center (http://lanic.utexas.edu/)
Oanda: The Currency Site (http://www.oanda.com/)
Federal Reserve Bank Foreign Exchange Rates (http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/H10/Summary/)
The Office of Trade and Economic Analysis (http://www.trade.gov/mas/ian/)
This site, maintained by the International Trade Association, provides
links to international trade statistics.
- RFE: Resources for Economists on the the Internet (http://rfe.org)
World Economic Forum (http://www.weforum.org) This site contains links to the Global Competitiveness Report.
The World Fact Book (https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/)
The Library of Congress Country Studies (http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/cshome.html)
This is not a government site, but is a content-rich site for economics
researchers. See the listing on international economics.
Use these pages to explore other library resources.
- Citing Your Sources
Start here to find information on citing your sources in MLA, APA, and Chicago Style.
- Off-Campus Access
Instructions for accessing article databases from off campus.
- Reference Desk
Hours for fall semester at the Reference Desk are: Monday - Thursday 10:00 - 5:00 & 6:00 - 10:00, Friday 10:00 - 5:00, and Sunday 2:00 - 10:00
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