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Economics Research Guide

Get started with research in economics at the Cornell University Library

Reference Resources

A Dictionary of Economics. 4th ed. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012.  (5th ed. 2017 available in print, Olin Ref HB61 .B554 2017)

Provides definitions for thousands of economic terms, including up-to-date entries on topics such as e-commerce and the Euro. Covers all aspects of economic theory, from microeconomics to public finance and international trade with definitions of mathematical and statistical terms widely used in economics

Handbooks in Economics series

Useful introductions to areas of scholarship in economics, published by Elsevier and available online through the Library Catalog.

The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics. ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2017. (Also in print in 8 volumes, Olin Ref HB 61 .N49 2008)

Encyclopedic in scope. Continuously updated with signed articles by over 1,500 eminent contributors providing a current overview of economics. 

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History. 5 vols. New York: Oxford University Press, 2003. (Also in print, Olin Ref HC 15 .O94z 2003+)

This encyclopedia gives in-depth coverage of economic history in all areas of the world from prehistoric times to the present.

International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences. [Amsterdam ] : Elsevier, 2015. (Also in print in 26 volumes, Olin Ref Oversize H41 .I58 2015)