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ECB 305: Economic Development: Home

Course Guide

Welcome to the course guide for Economic Development. This guided is intended to provide quick links to top resources to use for research about your chosen country, peer-reviewed journals on development economics and economic theory, and suggestions for places to get started researching funding for your project. Learn tips and tricks for searching in library databases such as Business Source Premier, and how to get access to the many popular and scholarly magazines and journals available at Jenks Library. 

The image used is from Gordon's India Missions trip information page. For any of you interested in working with the country, there are few organizations listed that might be a good place to check out!

In the Stacks

LC Classification Guide
Books on economics and finance are located on Stacks 3 of the Library. Use the chart below to view the subject breakdown. 

Stack 3

  • HB - Economic Theory
  • HC - Economic history and conditions
  • HD - Industries. Land use. Labor
    • HD 28-70 Industry Management
    • HD 72-88 Economic growth, development, and planning
    • HD 2350.8-2356 Large industry and Corporations 
  • HF - Commerce
  • HG - Finance 

Tips for Getting Started

TOPIC IDEAS
Not sure where to get started? Need some suggestions on ideas? We have two resources that explore current global issues in context. Each of these resources presents viewpoints of current issues, providing a variety of resources from popular sources, journal articles, videos and more. Check out the topic pages on Poverty, Water Pollution, and Women's Rights as examples of places to get started. 

POPULAR SOURCE MAGAZINES & NEWSPAPERS
Articles published in popular source magazines such as The Atlantic, Business Week, The Economist and newspapers such as The New York Times or The Wall Street Journal are great places to start your research. These articles are written for a general audience and will point towards many important economic trends and developments in many countries. The following popular source magazines are available in the Periodicals section of the library: 

Common Citation Formats

The Modern Language Association (MLA) citation style is most commonly used in humanities disciplines such as English, foreign languages, literary criticism and comparative literature, and cultural studies.

Note: basic information and some examples of MLA citations are used from Diana Hacker's book A Writer's Reference and the Purdue Owl MLA Citation page.  See full citation below for more information.   

Hacker, Diana. "MLA Papers." A Writer’s Reference. Boston, MA: Bedford/St.Martin's, 2011. 371-440. Print. 

The Purdue OWL Family of Sites. "MLA In-Text Citations: the basics." The Writing Lab and OWL at Purdue and Purdue University, 2008. Web. 25 Oct. 2015.

The American Psychology Association (APA) citation style is most commonly used in disciplines such as social sciences, business, nursing, and education.  

Note: basic information and examples of APA citations are from Diana Hacker's book A Writer's Reference and the Purdue OWL APA Citation pages.  See full citation below for more information.  

Hacker, D. (2011). "APA and CMS Papers." A Writer’s Reference. Boston, MA: Bedford/St.Martin's. pp. 443-537

The Purdue OWL Family of Sites. (2008) "APA Formatting and Style Guide." The Writing Lab and OWL at Purdue and Purdue University. Retrieved from https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/

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