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Economic analysis & forecasts, articles, background info (dictionaries & encyclopedias), data & statistics, theses, working papers, writing and citing.

Finding Books on Economics Topics

The Brock Library Catalogue and SuperSearch are your key research tool for finding books and book chapters on Economics and related topics. There are two options:

  1. Search by Keyword. This allows you to search the title, subject headings, and table of contents for each book listed in the Library Catalogue (as well as in SuperSearch).  I recommend using Advanced Search, which lets you combine multiple search terms together using connectors such as AND (e.g., economic development AND India). 
  2. Search by Subject using the correct Library of Congress Subject Heading. For example:
    • Economic Development
    • Economic History
    • Elasticity (Economics)
    • Canada - Economic Conditions
  3. A keyword search will often point to useful subject headings, so sometimes a combination of the two approaches is required. The Brock Library Catalogue and SuperSearch include links to online sources such as ebooks and public policy documents.
  4. In the Brock Library Catalogue, limit your results to Books. In SuperSearch, limit your results to Books & Media @Brock.
  5. In order to find a print book on the shelf, you need to write down the Floor Number and the Call Number. Most Economics books are kept on the 9th floor of the Library in the HB, HC, and HD call number ranges.
  6. Brock University Library uses the Library of Congress Classification system to assign call numbers and arrange materials on the shelf. You can view a detailed outline of the Library of Congress H classification (Social Sciences) online.
  7. You can email records from the Library Catalogue and SuperSearch to yourself. The emailed record will contain all the bibliographic details required to cite your source in your bibliography.