My name is Nancy, and I'm your economics librarian. I was an economics major and loved my sports economics class. You can always email me or schedule a meeting to talk about anything, from what it's like to study economics, to picking a topic and finding articles, or using Google better.
Use this website to help you write your research paper for ECON 55H.
This video is an example of how to pick a topic and brainstorm a research question.
Databases are only as smart as you tell them to be. Learn about keywords and why they're important.
If you prefer to read content, work through this short Developing Keywords tutorial for keyword basics and practice: https://libraries.usc.edu/tutorial/developing-keywords. You will need the Firefox browser.
If you prefer video content, watch the video below.
It's really important to evaluate the sources you find. Are they credible? Are they appropriate to use for your paper? This video explains a method to evaluate your sources.
Why do we cite? Citations serve three major roles in scholarly work:
Learn about APA citation format: Citing Information Tutorial, APA
Learn How to Cite Data
Searching in databases is different than using Google. These 2 short videos demonstrate how to search in EconLit (database for economics articles) and a better way to use Google Scholar. Go to the Find Articles page for more suggested databases.
Have you found some articles? Here's a strategy for reading scholarly articles.