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Econ4132

  1. 1. Data Sources in Economics Econ 4132, Spring 2009 Linda Hauck Research Support Librarian
  2. 2. Data Source in Economics <ul><li>Form (print, pdf, .xls, SPSS, SAS, zip ) </li></ul><ul><li>Time Series </li></ul><ul><li>Data Frequency </li></ul><ul><li>Geographic Scope </li></ul><ul><li>Units of Measurement </li></ul><ul><li>Source & Methodology </li></ul><ul><li>Comparability </li></ul>
  3. 3. Data Sources in Economics <ul><li>Footnotes in Literature Review </li></ul><ul><li>Abstracts & Indices </li></ul><ul><li>Subscription databases </li></ul><ul><li>Free web databases </li></ul>
  4. 4. Data Sources in Economics <ul><li>Keyword Searching OR Browsing </li></ul><ul><li>Browsing AND Keyword Searching </li></ul>
  5. 5. Data Sources in Economics <ul><li>Abstracts & Indices </li></ul><ul><li>FedStats </li></ul><ul><li>Lexis/Nexis Statistical (federal, state and some private) </li></ul><ul><li>OffStats (international) </li></ul><ul><li>Statistical Abstract of the United States </li></ul>
  6. 6. Data Sources in Economics: Abstracts & Indices
  7. 7. Data Sources in Economics: Abstracts & Indices
  8. 8. Data Sources in Economics: Subscription Databases
  9. 9. Data Sources in Economics: Subscription Databases
  10. 10. Data Sources in Statistics: Free Web Sites <ul><li>Cautions </li></ul><ul><li>Authority of Source </li></ul><ul><li>Full series may require subscription </li></ul><ul><li>Best Bets </li></ul><ul><li>US Census </li></ul><ul><li>Bureau of Economic Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Liber8 </li></ul><ul><li>EuroStat </li></ul><ul><li>OECDStatExtract </li></ul><ul><li>UN Statistical Databases </li></ul><ul><li>Penn World Tables </li></ul><ul><li>Pew Research Center </li></ul>
  11. 11. Data Sources in Economics: Help! <ul><li>Call, email, IM, drop in, make an appointment w/me </li></ul><ul><li>Call or email data specialists at EIU, BEA, Organizations, ect…. </li></ul>

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