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Government Information For Economics Students

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

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