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About this Guide

This guide was created to support the Economics classes at Umpqua Community College.

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Primary and Secondary Information Sources

Primary Sources

Primary Source Information comes directly from real life data or from the time of an event.

  • Examples include: statistics, laboratory experiments and reports on the results of those experiments, news reporting that occurs when an event happens, diaries/journals, transcripts of speeches.

Secondary Sources

Secondary Source Information comes from a collection of primary-source data that is drawn together to provide a larger picture view of an event or to provide an opinion or review.

  • Examples include: most textbooks, summaries of past research (called "literature reviews"), overviews and encyclopedia summaries, policy or product recommendations.

Finding Peer-Reviewed Articles

For the best results, make sure to enter keywords, NOT full sentences!
(GOOD: "fiscal cliff and Congress") (BAD: "What steps should Congress take to avoid future fiscal cliff situations?")

eBooks on Economics

Researching Companies

Business Journals in Multi-Subject Online Collections

Economics definitions and theories: Search Credo Reference

Search Credo Reference for overviews of economic theories

Researching International Economics

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