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Economics: Find Primary Sources

Resources and web sites to support learning micro- and macroeconomics.

Primary or Secondary

For definitions and a better understanding of what constitutes a primary or secondary source, consult the Library's Guide: Primary Sources: What, Why, and Where  http://researchguides.austincc.edu/primarysources

Key Comparative Economic Data Sources

World Bank DataBank

DataBank is an analysis and visualisation tool that contains collections of time series data on a variety of topics. You can create your own queries; generate tables, charts, and maps; and easily save, embed, and share them.

World Bank Open Data

Open access to global development data.

Data catalog

30,000 datasets with development relevance, including time series, microdata, and geospatial.

Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Download, graph, and track 766,000 US and international time series from 101 sources.

 

National Bureau of Economic Research

From the NBER website:

"Founded in 1920, the National Bureau of Economic Research is a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works. The NBER is committed to undertaking and disseminating unbiased economic research in a scientific manner, and without policy recommendations, among public policymakers, business professionals, and the academic community."

National Bureau of Economic Research

Primary Sources in Economics

To access Primary Sources online for either U.S. or International materials, from the Library's home page:

library.austincc.edu

Navigate to "A-Z List of Databases" button toward the center of the page and click on it.

1. For United States materials:

From the Alphabetical List, under 'A', choose "American History Online"

(If you are off campus, you will be prompted to login using your ACC eID.  The database's license is for use only by ACC's currently enrolled students or employees.)

Choose "Topics Center" from the top menu: for each era, a list of Primary Sources are provided on the right side

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2. For International materials:

From the Alphabetical List, under 'W', choose "World History in Context"

(If you are off campus, you will be prompted to login using your ACC eID.  The database's license is for use only by ACC's currently enrolled students or employees.)

See "Economics" section on the opening page and click 'View All" (in brown letters) to the right

Choose one of the topics on that page

See the Primary Sources section (center column)

You will also find links to other helpful resources on this same page.

 

 

 


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