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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, (CC's and others),

finding articles, news databases,

country and industry information,

data and statistics,

economic indicators, and

international 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.

Select Academic Resources in Research Tab for some criteria about 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  (or ILL) is the name of the service that lets you borrow or gain access to materials from libraries across the country and around the world.