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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