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Economics 489: Senior Capstone: News & Articles

A guide to assist students in the Economics Capstone class.

Scholarly Articles in Economics

Articles on a general topic

If you are looking for scholarly (a.k.a. peer-reviewed, academic, or refereed) journal articles on any economics topic, these databases are the best place to start -- in this order: 

Other possibly-relevant article databases 

One specific citation 

If you have one specific citation, like this: 

Hummels, D. (2007). Transportation costs and international trade in the second era of globalization. The Journal of Economic Perspectives, 21(3), 4-154.


Use this Find Journals tool to search for the journal name first -- in this case, the Journal of Economic Perspectives -- then browse or search within that journal to find the specific article. 

Current News and Magazines

Most of the content in these databases is NOT peer-reviewed, and thus may not be usable for your capstone.  However, it can be useful if you need to research how an economic topic is being presented to the general, i.e. non-economist, public. 

What is a scholarly source?

The biggest difference between scholarly and popular (e.g., newspapers, magazines) sources is that scholarly sources go through a rigorous quality check before being published, a process called Peer Review.  Watch the video below to learn about it. 

Research @ UWW

Research@UWW is our biggest search -- it will include most of our Economics databases listed to the left, but not all.

Reference & Instruction Librarian

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Naomi Schemm
Andersen Library, room 2105A
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