The economics collection directly supports the instructional program and faculty interests. Faculty requests and instructional materials are prioritized. Broad access to the journal literature is acheived through aggregator databases and journal packages augumented by title by title subscriptions. Access to important monograph literature is achieved throught subscriptions to ebook collections, evidence based acquisition plans and title by title selections.
Departments/programs/subject areas supported
The Economics Department offers an undergraduate major and minor and also offers graduate level courses supporting the professional business degrees offered. Analytical skills are an essential facet of the program. Core courses are microeconomics, macroeconomics, theory, global political economy, and econometrics. Elective courses include topics in banking & finance, international economics, women and the economy, labor economics, risk & uncertainty, behaviorial economics, development aid, health economics, economics of tourism, time series analysis, public sector economics, american industries, and game theory. Faculty research interests range widely including american industries, health economics, development aid, labor economics, public finance, international economics, business cycles and income inequality to name a few.
- Peer reviewed scholarly journals (electronic only)
- Major bibliographic databases (electronic only)
Resources and materials collected selectively or by request:
- Scholarly monographs (print & electronic)
- Data sets
- Economic forecast services/reports
- Highly significant popular books (print & electronics)
- Assigned course materials
Resources not collected:
Collaborations within the library
Economics is an interdisciplinary field and has considerable overlap with other social sciences such as education, public health, political science and sociology and finance. Modeling techniques are also closely related to mathematics, another discipline where coordinated resource selection may be used.
The library participates in several consortial and cooperative organizations such as PALCI and Lyrasis in order to acheive beneficial terms and pricing.