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ECB 311: Intermediate Microeconomics: Home

Course Description

Welcome to the course guide for Intermediate Microeconomics. This guided is intended to provide quick links to top resources to use for research in the field of economics. 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. 

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

POPULAR SOURCE MAGAZINES & NEWSPAPERS
Articles published in popular source magazines such as Business Week, The Economist, and Forbes 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 experienced by companies and industries. Start here to get an idea of the current trends around your company, product, or industry of interest. The following popular source magazines are available in the Periodicals section of the library: 

DEVELOPING KEYWORDS
When searching in library databases such as Business Source Premier, usually 2-3 keywords are a good place to begin for your initial search. Use the information you are reading about in the popular source articles to develop potential keywords that will help you identify scholarly articles about application of economic theory and trends as it relates to your topic. Below is a list of the best bet business and economics specific databases for getting started with searching: 

Citing Sources

When working with and using information of any kind you must always cite your sources. Use the library's citation guide for help getting started with citing sources in the three major citation formats: MLA, ALA, and CMS.  Additionally, the OWL Purdue Writing Lab website contains useful information on citing sources. 

We also have the following books available in the library for help with citations: