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ECB 324: Intermediate Macroeconomics: Web Resources

Google Scholar

Google Scholar is a great starting place for initial research.  Unlike a regular Google search, Google Scholar attempts to connect you with more "academic" content then information typically found on the web.  

As with any web searching important evaluation work will still need to be done on each of the resources you are looking at.  Use the following criteria to evaluation the information from Google Scholar or other web searches.

  • AUTHORSHIP
    Websites can be produced by individuals or organizations. 
    Reputable websites will have authorship information easily visible, 
    including both the authors' names and credentials. 
  • ACCURACY
    To use information in your research it must be judged accurate and 
    verifiable before use. 
  • CURRENCY
    Look for the publication date of the website, frequent updates, and 
    dates for specific articles.
  • CONTENT
    Does the information provided by the website meet your research need?
  • PURPOSE
    A website's purpose is the reason it was created. This should be very clear. 
    Note that some websites might present opinions as facts but they are 
    actually attempting to sell a product or persuade you. 

Accessing Articles from the Web

Watch this short video for how to get access to articles you find from a web search like Google Scholar. Remember, never pay for content, the library can get it for you!

Websites

GOVERNMENT SOURCES

ECONOMIC INDICATORS

THINK TANKS