Economics Subject Guide
How this subject guide is organized

Summarizing Knowledge
encyclopedic resources, textbooks, histories, handbooks, research reviews

   Encyclopedic Resources

Concise Encyclopedia of Economics
Encyclopedia of American Economic History HC 103 .E52
Encyclopedia of Law and Economics (Not held by OU)
Encyclopedia of Political Economy HB 61 .E554 2001
Essential Principles of Economics: A Hypermedia Text

   Textbooks and Histories

Amazon New and Used Textbooks on Economics
Brief History of Economics: Artful Approaches to the Dismal Science (Not held by OU)
Concise Economic History of the World HC21 .C33 1993
Critical History of Economics
HB 75 .M535 2002
Early History of Financial Economics, 1478-1776 HG101 .P65 2000
Economics and the Historian
Explorations in Economic History
History of Economic Thought
HB 75 .R54 1992
History of Economic Thought: A Critical Perspective
HB 75 .H77 2002
History of Economic Thought
Reinventing The Bazaar: A Natural History of Markets
HB 501 .M554 2002


Economic Indicators Handbook HC 101 .E385
Handbook Of Applied Econometrics HB 139 .H35 1995
Handbook of Development Economics HD 82 .H275 1988
Handbook of Econometrics HB 139 .H36 1983
Handbook of Environmental and Resource Economics (Not held by OU)
Handbook of Experimental Economics (Not held by OU)
Handbook of Game Theory with Economic Applications HB 144 .H36 1992
Handbook of International Economic Statistics PREX 3.16:

Handbook of Labor Economics HD 4802 .H36 1986
Handbook of Monetary Economics HG 221 .H24 1990

Handbook of the Economics of Finance (Not held by OU)
Handbook of United States Economic and Financial Indicators HC 106.8 .O47 2000
Handbook of Win-Win Economics HD 75 .H3158 2001

Handbooks in Economics

   Research Reviews

Conference Board's Research Database
The Economic History Review
International Economic Review HB 1 .I65
Journal of Economic Literature HB 1 .J6
Oxford Review of Economic Policy

The World Bank Research Observer





Economics History is a good Library of Congress subject heading to use when searching online catalogs such as the OU Libraries catalog.

Selective Bibliography
research & subject guides, selective & didactic bibliography, subject directories

   Research & Subject Guides

American Economic and Business History Information Sources Z 7165 .U5 L66
Columbia University: Economic and Political Development: Information Resources
Economic Education Station
Economics: Business Library: University of Florida
Economist's Handbook: A Research and Writing Guide HB 74.5 .W97 1994

Finding & Using Economic Information: A Guide to Sources (Not held by OU)
Guide For The Young Economist H 62 .T465 2001

Resources for Economists on the Internet

   Selective & Didactic Bibliographies

Bibliography of European Economic and Social History HC 240 .A6653 1993
Bibliography of Historical Economics to 1980 HB 97 .M43 1990
Search for Economics as a Science: An Annotated Bibliography HB 71 .S43 1996
Select Bibliography of Modern Economic Theory 1870-1925 330 B32s

   Subject Directories

Academic Info Economic Gateway - Directory of Online Economic Resources
BUBL LINK / 5:15: Economics Research
Education Index: Economic Resources
Infomine: Scholarly Internet Resource Collections
Social Science Information Gateway: Economics
Social Science Resources: Economics
Virtual Library: Economics

Research Information
frequently cited journals, electronic texts, government information,
books & monographs, news & newspapers, article databases

   American Economic Review
   Economic Journal
   Journal of Econometrics
   Journal of Economic Theory
Journal of Financial Economy
Journal of Political Economy
Quarterly Journal of Economy
Review of Economic Studies
Review of Economic Studies
To the left is a list of the 10 most frequently cited economics journals in 2004 according to the Web of Science Journal Citations Report,

    Electronic Texts

   Government Information

   Books & Monographs--LC Subject Headings

   Comparative Economics
   Economic Development
   Economic History
   Economic Policy
   Electronic Commerce
Keynesian Economics
Labor Economics
Managerial Economics
Supply and Demand
Supply-side Economics
Urban Economics
Wages (name of country
Frequently used Library of Congress subject headings for books and monographs in Economics include those listed on the left.  Access the OU Libraries catalog here.
   Books & Monographs--LC Classification Areas
   H HJ is Economics:
   HA Statistics
   HB Economic Theory
   HC Business and Economics Studies
   HD Industrial Economics
HE Transportation
HF Commerce
HG Finance
HJ Public Finance and Economics
The main Library of Congress classification areas for Economics books and monographs are shown on the left.  Again, browse the OU Libraries catalog by classification number.  For instructions on doing so, click here.

   News & Databases

   Article Databases

Business Source Elite
Conference Board's Research Database
LexisNexis Academic

   Working Papers

Colombia International Affairs Online
EconWPA (Economics Working Paper Archive)
EuroStat Working Papers
Federal Reserve Board Working Papers
Links to Working Papers in Business
National Bureau of Economic Research Working Papers
Research Papers in Economics
SSRN: Economics Research Network
WoPEc: Working Papers in Economics
Working Papers Archive at the California Digital Library  

Comprehensive Bibliography
abstracts & indexes, comprehensive bibliographies, library & book catalogs,
archives, search engines, metasearch engines

   Abstracts & Indexes

   Comprehensive Bibliographies

   Library & Book Catalogs

Harvard Libraries
MIT Dewey Library
Social Science Reference Center of Princeton University Library
Stanford University Libraries
University of Chicago Business and Economics Resource Center


   Search Engines

   Metasearch Engines

Reference, Facts, Data
almanacs, biographical sources, data collections, dictionaries, directories,
grants & scholarships, job resources, statistical resources


Europa World Year Book JN 1 .E85
Eurostat Yearbook HA 1107.5 .E976
Information Please Almanac - Business and Finance
World Economic Factbook HC 59.15 .W67

   Biographical Sources

  Data Collections


Blackwell Encyclopedic Dictionary of Managerial Economics HD30.15 .B53 1998
Dictionary of Economics HB61 .B33 2003
Dictionary of Economics HB 61 .B554 2002
Dictionary of International Trade HF 1373 .H55 2002
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Modern Economics HB61 .M32 1984
MIT Dictionary of Modern Economics HB 61 .P4 1992
New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics K 487 .E3 N48 1998
New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics and the Law K487 .E3 N48 1998
New Palgrave Dictionary of Money and Finance HG151 .N48 1992
Online Glossary of Research Economics
Routledge Critical Dictionary of Global Economics HB61 .R68 1999
Routledge Dictionary of Economics HB 61 .R92 2002

Directories -- Academic Departments, Schools, Colleges

   Directories --  Associations, Organizations & Societies

   Directories --  Companies, Vendors, etc.

Directories --  Discussion Groups

   Directories --  Research Centers & Institutes

Economic Departments, Institutes and Research Centers in the World
Open Directory Project - Research Institutes
Resources for Economists on the Internet. Academic Research Organizations and Institutes

Grants & Scholarships

Grantfinder: Complete Guide to Postgraduate Funding Worldwide: Social Sciences (Not held by OU)
Grants in Graduate Studies - Economics

   Job Resources

   Statistical Resources

   Style Manuals




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