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* Economics: Finding Articles

Finding a Known Article

If you are looking for a particular article, there are two places to look.

To see if UK has access to the article electronically, check the E-Journals A-Z -- you must search this database by the JOURNAL title, NOT the article title.

To find out if UK owns a paper copy of the article, check InfoKat Discovery, the libraries' catalog. Again, search for the JOURNAL title, NOT the article title.

If the article is not available either electronically or in paper, you can order it using our Interlibrary Loan Service.

Finding Older Economics Materials

Economics Article Databases

Economics News

Business and Economics Liaison

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Some Good Places to Start

If you are beginning an Economics project or paper and need help finding information, a couple of good places to start are:

Journal of Economic Perspectives A general interest journal geared towards people who have an understanding of Economics, but are not necessarily experts in all areas.  Many of the articles it publishes contain summaries of the current thought on whatever topic is being addressed.

Journal of Economic Literature A journal which publishes primarily survey articles on specific topics in Economics. 

Both journals are published by the American Economic Association and are available in paper and electronic formats at UK Library (although both have 2 year embargoes for the most recent electronic issues).  It is easy to search for specific topics or just to browse the issues.  Both are excellent ways to begin a literature survey since the articles they publish usually address the major studies on their topics.