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Journal Articles

You can find academic journal articles (also referred to as peer-reviewed or scholarly journals) on Economics topics by searching in one of these Library Databases:

Databases with Economics Content

For topics in applied economics, you may also try searching in a subject-specific database related to your topic, such as: 

Find Economics Working Papers

Economists frequently publish early versions of their research as working papers. The following links are all good sources for identifying and accessing working papers in Economics:

Finding Journal Articles

Do you need to find peer-reviewed journal articles?

Peer-reviewed articles may also be referred to as scholarly, academic or refereed articles. These articles generally have the following characteristics:

  • written by scholars, researchers for an audience of fellow scholars and researchers
  • may contain footnotes or other notes
  • list many references
  • often contain original research
  • are usually lengthy

Before being published, a journal article must first go through a review process to ensure it meets accepted scholarly standards. The article should also contribute significant, original research to the field. 

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