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EC Thesis

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.

1: Find review/survey articles

Use advanced techniques in EconLit:

Step A:

Search with the JEL subject classification system and the EconLit Thesaurus to identify subject terms.

Step B:

Use the Index of Journal Titles in EconLit to perform a search for a particular journal

  •  Journal of Economic Perspectives OR Journal of Economic Literature
Step C:

Use the History search in EconLit to combine the first two searches.

Step D:

Browse the results for relevant review/survey articles.


2: Mine bibliographies

1: Examine the references in articles you've already found then use Find Journals to get access or request via ILL.
2: Using those articles you've already found, search the Web of Science for other articles that cite them.  Note possible data sources.

3: Searching options

Search more effectively in bibliographic databases

    When you search for articles, don't rely strictly on keyword searches.

Authors: After identifying important articles in your area, search for more articles by those authors.

Descriptors: Also, search in databases like EconLit for an article you've already read. Look at the descriptors used by the database to describe it. Perform new searches based on those descriptors.

Organizations: Organizations publish reports, too. If you identify a relevant organization, like the Mediamark (a company that surveys the public), for example, search for that organization as an author.

Advanced Search Screen: there are many options such as document type (case studies, book chapters, etc.), language or geographic limiters, NASIC codes, and so on.