This library guide is meant to support your research for assignments in ECON 490: Exploring the Economics of Global Pandemics. Email Nancy or schedule a meeting to talk about your research and ask questions. Don't waste your time- if you've spent 30 minutes searching and it's not working, that's when you should talk to Nancy.
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Keep track of your articles! Use Zotero to save the articles you find and generate citations for your bibliography.
Advanced Google Searching will be your friend.
You'll be using several types of sources in this class. Here are the terms and definitions for source types as used in this library guide:
tend to contain investigative journalism as well as commentary/editorials. They often explore current events or ongoing debates in society. Some showcase a variety of perspectives, while others tilt in an ideological direction. Others are intensely ideological or partisan, but they still fall into the general category of news and opinion magazines
though not peer-reviewed, news articles from reputable & specialist publications (like The Economist, Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times) are essential to studying economics the current pandemic
How to Develop Keywords
How to do an advanced search in databases through EBSCOhost (e.g. EconLit)
How to do an advanced search in ProQuest databases (e.g. U.S. Newsstream)
Search in article & news databases, or specific publications, to find reputable sources on current events. Use Advanced Google search techniques to cut through the noise of Google search results.
Center for Disease Control: U.S. Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report.
To find infection & death rates, I'd probably start by googling for the country's public health agency (their equivalent of the CDC). However, like the Johns Hopkins coronavirus tracker in the U.S., there might be an alternate source of data in the country you're studying. Remember to think about questions like whether the data include presumed COVID deaths, what are the country's testing rates, if they're counting deaths in nursing homes or the equivalent, etc.
Monetary & fiscal policy measures will likely be reported on in news sources.
Take a look at the Industry Research page of this guide.