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Economics: Background Information

We can no longer ask the invisible hand to do our dirty work for us. --E. H. Carr

Online Encyclopedias

Print Encyclopedias

A quick read with the right article in a scholarly encyclopedia on your topic not only will normally make your searches better and faster.  Why?  Simply because any professional or scholarly field has its own history, important names and specialized jargon.  If you don't know them, then your online searching is much harder.  Ten or fifteen minutes with an encyclopedia will give you those quickly--- then you're ready for those databases.  Here are a few suggestions for sources in our library: