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Economics Guide: Search Research Databases

This research guide shows the best sources of information in economics.

ProQuest Article Database

  • an article database of magazines, journals and newspaper
  • most of the articles are full-text, you can read the complete article online
  • it has Wall Street Journal, an important source of economic information
  • citations can be created in APA, MLA or other formats

Hints for searching ProQuest

  • Check out our Proquest tutorial video
  • use quotation around search terms, for example "federal reserve" to retrieve that exact wording
  • be brief, use only important terms
  • use Search options to limit your search: for example: date range (you can limit your results to the last 3 months, etc.), a particular company (ProQuest helps you look up companies)
  • When you get your results you can limit to a particular year: look at the options on right hand side of the page, you can click on the date range desired 
  • use TAB for Wall Street Journal to find instruction for finding articles and capturing article URLs


  • articles from magazines, journals and newspapers (newspapers are not full text)
  • has 100's of eonomic journals and magazines
  • is easy to use
  • is considered very scholarly
  • citations are availabe in MLA, APA, etc.
  • you can email articles

Hints for using Academic Search Complete

  • Check out our Academic Search Complete tutorial
  • don't use too many words: be brief
  • use more than one search box, one for each important term
  • be sure to click on Full Text so you will be able to read the complete article
  • use the Search Options below the search boxes: limit to particular dates, limit to scholarly sources
  • you can limit the dates of your results by using the date slide on the left hand side of the results

Try these article databases as needed

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