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  • Government Information for Economics Students
    Meghan Ecclestone
    FIS 2110: Information Literacy
    Wednesday, November 26, 2008
  • First: An aside...
  • Government Information for your Research: ECON 3124
    Meghan Ecclestone
    Information Literacy Librarian
    Robarts Library, University of Toronto
  • Agenda
    Government statistical information: Applications for your research
    Specific Resource: OECD
    Activity: Using the OECDStats database
    Conclusions and questions
  • Question:
    What is government information?
    Any documents, publications or electronic information created or distributed by any governmental body
  • Question:
    Why use government information?
    Primary source of information
    Relatively unbiased
    Highly credible
  • OECD
    What is the OECD?
    What does the OECD do?
    What sorts of topics do they cover?
  • Library Website:
    www.library.utoronto.ca
  • Question:
    Find the most recent expenditure figures for Canadian spending on health care. How does it compare to the United States?
  • Another aside...
  • Agenda
    Government statistical information: Applications for your research
    Specific resource: OECD
    Activity: Using the OECDStats database
    Conclusions and questions
  • Contact Information:
    Meghan Ecclestone:
    meghan.ecclestone@robarts.ca
    Government Information Centre:
    5th floor, Robarts Library
    Research Guides for government information: http://main.library.utoronto.ca/MyUTL/guides/library_guides.cfm
  • Evaluation
    Name: Meghan Ecclestone
    Presentation: Government Information for Upper-year Economics Students
  • Question:
    Find the most recent expenditure figures for Canadian spending on health care. How does it compare to the United States?
  • Another aside...
  • Agenda
    Government statistical information: Applications for your research
    Specific resource: OECD
    Activity: Using the OECDStats database
    Conclusions and questions
  • Contact Information:
    Meghan Ecclestone:
    meghan.ecclestone@robarts.ca
    Government Information Centre:
    5th floor, Robarts Library
    Research Guides for government information: http://main.library.utoronto.ca/MyUTL/guides/library_guides.cfm
  • Evaluation
    Name: Meghan Ecclestone
    Presentation: Government Information for Upper-year Economics Students