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ECONOMICS: SUBJECT GUIDE: Getting Started

Sage Reference

Sage provides online Encyclopedias, Handbooks and Dictionaries that cover topics in the Social Sciences.

Video Introduction to Economics

Economics USA: 21st Century Edition  is a video instructional series produced by the Annenburg Foundation on micro- and macroeconomics comprised of 28 half-hour episodes.

Starting Points

What's a tertiary source?

Tertiary sources are excellent starting points!  They consist of information synthesized from primary and secondary sources.  Examples include:

  • Almanacs
  • Chronologies
  • Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
  • Directories
  • Fact books
  • Guidebooks
  • Indexes, abstracts, bibliographies used to locate primary and secondary sources
  • Manuals
  • Textbooks

These resources give you succinct overviews of your topic, explain scholarly arguments, point out interesting questions, and refer you to especially key sources. 

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