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Encyclopedia articles are great for getting the big picture and pointing to additional sources. Scholarly encyclopedia articles are written by experts and are authoritative.  

Books often capture the big picture too.  Many of the books in are collection are ebooks.  Books don't have to be read cover to cover, often a chapter will suffice.

Links to an encyclopedias, textbook and handbooks (more specialized) are provided.  Use the Books and more search to find other books in our collection.  Use the Limits to retrieve only ebooks.

  The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics
Indepth articles that explain economic concepts, methods & historical developments and figures written by leading scholars.

  The Oxford Handbook of International Political Economy

  International Political Economy

Economic & Business news

Newspapers and magazines will be key sources for current international economic events and developments. 

You can search across business news in ABI Inform and Business Source Premier.  Use the filters for magazines and newspapers.

Links to well regarded publications such as the NYT, WSJ, FT, Bloombert Business News and Current Affairs are provided.

  Wall Street Journal  Limitations on Use  Access Instructions
Offers full access to all sections of the newspaper and website.
Access courtesy of the Villanova School of Business.

  Financial Times  Limitations on Use  Access Instructions
Provides full access to the web edition which features the same content found in the print edition plus additional multimedia features, company tear sheets, interactive charting, a dictionary of financial terms, and recruitment tools. Digital access to the print edition is available via ABI/Inform and Nexis Uni.
Subscription courtesy of Villanova School of Business.

  The Economist

  Bloomberg Businessweek

  Foreign Affairs

  New York Times (  Access Instructions
Offers access to all sections of the website without monthly limits. Coverage from 1851 to present, with limited availability of articles from 1923-1980. For full text access to all NYT content except the most recent five years, use ProQuest Historical Newspapers.
Subscription courtesy of the Provost's Office and Falvey Library.

  Business Source Premier (EBSCO)

  ABI/INFORM Collection (ProQuest)


Non-governmental organizations and think tanks are good sources for timely and reliable reports and studies.  Be alert to left or right leaning tendencies. 

scholarly articles

Scholarly articles typically tackle narrowly framed research questions.  Methods used may be challenging to follow and reading my be slow going, but they can be used to good effect if you can focus on their contribution to understanding the big picture.

  EconLit with Full Text (EBSCO)
Indexes and abstracts journal articles, books, working papers, and dissertations in the field of economics based on the Journal of Economic Literature's subject classification. Provides access to the full text of selected journals including all American Economic Association journals. Coverage goes back to 1886.

  Scopus (Elsevier)
Interdisciplinary in scope.

  Google Scholar
Interdisciplinary in scope. If hit a paywall use library website to find full text.

  Library: Search Articles and More
Search the Falvey Library's catalog for scholarly Articles. Enter your search terms in the search box and run your search, then before you do anything else be sure to check the box for "Limit to articles from peer-reviewed journals" under "Refine Search."