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Economics - Reference Sources

The reference collection is an excellent place to begin your research if you want to find:

  • a summary of a topic
  • background information on a topic
  • a list of recommended resources
  • factual information

When you find a reference book:

  • Scan the table of contents to see how it is organized.
  • Note its publication date to determine currency of the information.
  • Use the index to locate your topic within the book.

Scroll down for a list of some key resources in the field of History. These titles are located in the reference section.  You can click on this link to perform a search in SAILS using the topic Economics.

The concise encyclopedia of economics
This is essentially the third edition of The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics, which originally came out in 1993 as The Fortune Encyclopedia of Economics and was updated in 2002 with the new name. The 2002 version of The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics is available for free online from the Library of Economics and Liberty for those who do not have the means of purchasing the newest edition. The entries are arranged in two sections: the first for article entries, and the second for biographical entries. These sections are ordered alphabetically and include 160 articles and almost 100 biographies of prominent economists. Entries vary in length from a couple of paragraphs to a couple of pages. Each article entry includes information on the author who wrote the article and a short bibliography for further reading. The biographical entries include a list of selected works of the economist being discussed. A short appendix lists winners of the Nobel Prize in economics, chairs of the Council of Economic Advisors, and presidents of the American Economic Association.
REF HB 61 C647 2008

The encyclopedia of country living : an old fashioned recipe book
Emery, Carla. ; Emery's guide to self-sufficiency has been in and out of print since 1970 and provides advice on food growing, raising, and storage; getting one's finances in order; keeping warm without electricity; and going vegetarian. The book is packed with information and should be an invaluable reference for do-it- yourselfers in just about every home-related realm except repair and construction. The last edition's (1994) 1,500 mail-order sources have been checked and updated with e- mail addresses and websites.
REF TX 158 E45 2003

A century of American icons : 100 products and slogans from the 20th century consumer culture
Dogs eat burritos, camels smoke cigarettes, and frogs drink beer. Welcome to the Century of the Consumer. In the 20th century, Americans were romanced by consumer culture, which in turn reflected the changing attitudes, priorities, and values of the country. This book compiles entries on 100 consumer products--ten per decade--that figured prominently in the rise of consumer culture in the United States, telling the story behind the century's most popular products, slogans, and symbols.
REF HF 6161 B4 C46 2002

Knowledge Exchange business encyclopedia : illustrated
A business encyclopedia that's actually fun to read, with definitions of simple concepts and complex issues, examples, color photos and illustrations, and margin quick facts. Each of 1,225 entries begins with a concise definition followed by an elaboration of what the term really means and how it's applied in the real world. Entries are cross referenced, and keyed to eight different disciplines within business. Industry profiles review 15 of this century's most prominent industries and their impact on economy and society, and 50 leadership profiles focus in business leaders of the past and present. Other features include profiles of entrepreneurial ventures, a timeline of the history of commerce, and 40 pages of data tables.
REF HF 1001 K52 1997