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Economics Research Guide

Resources for economics research.

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Scholarly articles, also called academic articles, can be found using databases and cover a wide range of topics and can either be original research or analysis of an issue or topic.

Features of Scholarly Articles

  • Written by scholars or experts in the field
  • Often peer-reviewed
  • Generally present in-depth analysis or summaries of a topic
  • Provides citations for all sources used

Databases for Finding Scholarly Articles

Don't know where to look for statistics? Think about your topic. Which national or international organization is likely to have collected and published statistics on that topic? Go to their website and check which datasets are available.

Oftentimes, the most recent statistics on a particular topic may be several years old, or they don't go as far back as you expected.

Databases for Finding Data and Statistics


Search our databases to find news sources and magazines. If you run across an article on a website that is asking you to pay for it, try searching our newspaper databases to see if you can access the article for free. 

Finding Newspapers

You can search the library website for books and other materials and request them for pick up at the library.

UIS Library is also a member of I-Share, which means our students can access materials available at other Illinois colleges and universities. Watch this short video to learn more about how to search and request materials.

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