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Economics 489: Senior Capstone: News & Articles
A guide to assist students in the Economics Capstone class.
An online bibliographic database of Economics papers on the internet. Look for green icons for ones that are freely available; red icons mean it is in a subscription source only, but it may link to UW-W's holdings.
Online business library database of millions of full-text items across scholarly and popular periodicals, newspapers, market research reports, dissertations, books, videos and more. See Vendor's guide for useful information.
Partial funding provided by UW System Shared Electronic Collection.
JSTOR is a multidisciplinary electronic journal archival project. It provides full-text access to many complete runs of back issues of scholarly journal titles -- not usually current dates, but great coverage for historical content.
Coverage varies by publication but typically begins with volume one of each title and continues to within 3 to 5 years of the most current issue.
Partial funding for Collections V and VI from the Russell Moratz estate. Partial funding for Collection VII provided by Student Technology Fees.
Good for general industry statistics and entrepreneurial information (see Operating Conditions, Competitive Landsape, and Key Statistics chapters in particular)
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. http://dx.doi.org/10.1257/jep.21.3.131
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.
Google Scholar is also great at finding one specific article. Use the directions on the second tab of this guide to link from Google Scholar to what we have access to through our UW-W subscriptions.
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Most of the content in these databases is NOT peer-reviewed, and thus may not be usable for your capstone.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.
Regional business magazines, newspapers, and wires from Canada and all metropolitan and rural areas in the United States.
Access provided by Wisconsin DPI via Badgerlink.
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.
Use these "smart searching" strategies to adjust your results:
Add more search words to get fewer results
Quotation marks around phrases to get fewer results NFL draft = 129K results. "NFL draft" = 56K results
Truncation (using the asterisk to find all possible endings of a word) to get more results econom* finds economic, economics, econometrics...