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What's in this guide

What's in this guide?

These pages will help you successfully complete your assignments for ECON 480. Meet with Nancy to talk about where to get started, finding sources for your assignments, or anything about doing research for economics assignments. Or, send her an email!

Source Types

  • Peer-reviewed or scholarly literature:
    • articles about research written by scholars that are reviewed by other scholars before they're published in academic journals
    • Anatomy of a Scholarly Article
  • Working Papers (esp for COVID-19 related topics)
    • "research papers that have not been published in a journal or vetted through a peer-review process." (source)
  • News & Opinion Magazines
    • tend to contain investigative journalism as well as commentary/editorials. They often explore current events or ongoing debates in society.

    • Though not peer-reviewed, news articles from reputable & specialist publications (like The Economist, Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times) may be helpful for your presentation assignments.

    • Learn about Evaluating News Sources
  • Industry Reports
    • a comprehensive account of a particular industry, containing a depth of information, facts and statistics. (source)
  • Think Tank Research Reports
    • "Think tanks" are "institutions that generate public policy research, analysis, and activity."
    • Reports from these types of institutions are usually timely on current events and issues.
    • More about using think thank research reports

Citing Your Sources & Plagiarism

Articles & Reports

Use Advanced Google searching

Search U.S. government websites for articles, reports, and information about your presentation topic. Use this structure for your keywords:

  • e.g. "minimum wage United States"

Data & Statistics

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