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Economics Subject Guide: Find background Information

Reference sources

Finding background information

When you are new to a topic, library-subscribed reference sources can help you define key terms and gain a general understanding. These are similar to Wikipedia, except that they are more authoritative. You can use such sources in your assignments with confidence.

Here are some reference sources that are relevant to Economics:

Internet resource



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Here are some highlights from the Library's book collection relevant to Econimics: