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EC Thesis: Tips and Reminders

Examination of methods of analysis commonly used in economics and business. Emphasis on non-experimental and quasi-experimental designs necessitating the use of models. and large sample methods, case studies, surveys, regression and forecasting.

Where to look

Take a look at the Economics and Business Subject Guide.

It provides links for

searching library catalogs, ours and others,

finding artilces, news databases,

country and industry information,

data and statistics,

economic indicators, and

internations links

along with tips on searching, recommended websites and tools.


Consult a variety of fields related to your topic.

Pay attention to biases in your sources!

Remember to distinguish between scholarly (peer-reviewed) and popular articles.

For some critieria about this see box below for the The Vodka Ad Test Or a Quick Guide to Evaluating Periodical Articles.

While it is often appropriate for background information and starting research, keep in mind what Wikipedia founder Jimmie Wales said:
   “For God sake, you’re in college; don’t cite the encyclopedia.”

Extended Loan Periods for Tutt Library Books

Thesis students have extended loan periods for Tutt Library books.
(i.e., does not include Prospector or ILL materials), inform circulation staff to alter your status.

Loan periods last for 60 days with one renewal. 


Interlibrary Loan

  • set up an account or make sure yours works
  • to request materials not in the catalog or Prospector
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