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* Economics: Finding Books

Browse for Economics Books

Materials in the University of Kentucky Libraries are organized using the Library of Congress classification system. Economics books are shelved in the sections labelled HB and HC. In William T. Young Library, these books can be found on the 2nd Floor (Reference materials, which cannot be checked-out) and 4th Floor (available for checkout).
If you wish to browse, here is a more detailed look at the HB and HC sections of the Library of Congress Classification system:
HB1-3840 Economic theory. Demography
HB71-74 Economics as a science. Relation to other subjects
HB75-130 History of economics. History of economic theory including special economic schools
HB131-147 Methodology
HB135-147 Mathematical economics. Quantitative methods including econometrics, input-output analysis, game theory
HB210-206 Value. Utility
HB221-236 Price
HB238-251 Competition. Production. Wealth
HB501 Capital. Capitalism
HB522-715 Income. Factor shares
HB535-551 Interest
HB601 Profit
HB615-715 Entrepreneurship. Risk and uncertainty. Property
HB801-843 Consumption. Demand
HB846-846.8 Welfare theory
HB848-3697 Demography. Population. Vital events
HB3711-3840 Business cycles. Economic fluctuations
HC10-1085 Economic history and conditions
HC79 Special topics including air pollution, automation, consumer demand, famines, flow of funds, etc.
HC92 Economic geography of the oceans (General)
HC94-1085 By region or country

Search for Economics Books

To find books on economics at the University of Kentucky, search InfoKat Discovery:

InfoKat Discovery provides location information for all the collections of the entire University of Kentucky Library System. It lists materials held in all UK Libraries' locations. Most economics books are held at William T. Young Library; however, if they pertain to a particular subject outside of the social sciences or humanities, they might be held in a campus subject library. For instance, a book on the economics of medicine might be held in the Medical Center Library or a book on the economics of the art world might be held in the Little Fine Arts Library. 

To find virtually all books on economics (including those not owned by the University of Kentucky), search WorldCat (FirstSearch), which contains descriptive records of any type of material by most libraries in the U.S. as well as a number of Canadian and European libraries.

Use the link to UK's Interlibrary Loan service within the WorldCat record to conveniently order books that UK Libraries does not own.

In order to use the Interlibrary Loan service, you must first have an ILLiad account, which can be applied for at the University of Kentucky Libraries' Interlibrary Loan Service page. Click on the link for "First Time Users."  Books, as well as other materials not owned by UK, such as articles, CDs, microfilm, etc., can be requested.

Economics E-Books

E-books owned by the University of Kentucky Libraries can be found by searching InfoKat Discovery.  However, you can also search for E-books in the following databases:

Business and Economics Liaison

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