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A research guide for those majoring in Economics or taking an Econ course.

Getting Articles

Many library databases include information to help you locate articles in the academic literature, but they may not include the full text of the article itself. The library offers two services to help you make the connection from these databases to the article you need:
  1. Reed FullText link in the database.  Most Reed databases include link that says "Check Reed FullText" or something similarly. Click on this link to view Reed's print and e-journal holdings for the article you're looking for. 
  2. Interlibrary Loan Request -- ILLIAD.  Log into ILLIAD with your Reed network ID and password to request journal, magazine, and newspaper articles that are not available through Reed's print or electronic collections.  You'll be notified by e-mail when your article is available for viewing, usually within 3-5 days. 

Additionally, you can use Google Scholar

  1.  Look for [DOC], [PDF] or [HTML] on the result list. When you see one of these options, just click on it to get the full text.
  2. If you don't see [DOC], [PDF] or [HTML] on the result list, look for All versions--there may be a free full text version there. Keep in mind that you may be accessing a pre-print or an unpublished version of the article. 
  3. If you still have not found the full text, look for Related articles under your article to see if articles on the same topic are available full text.


Finding Journal Articles

A literature review on any topic begins with a thorough search for books using the library catalog. But in order to conduct a more thorough search, including the journal literature and other source materials, more tools are needed. These sources are especially useful for students of economics.

Economic Reviews

Economic Journals