US Economy

We can't fit every resource about the U.S. economy on to this list! A pathfinder is just the beginning of building your bibliography.

Reference materials

This is the place to start any research project. Reference resources offer short, authoritative information on every topic. Reference books must be used in the library. Most contain bibliographies of important books on your topic.


Britannica Online Great for pre-search and primary sources, including speeches, essays, biographies, court decisions, editorials and photos.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
General Reference Center Gold
Routledge Reference Resources
World Book Online (on-campus use only)


Books about the history of the U.S. economy can be found at around the 330s.

Hunnicutt, Susan. What is the future of the U.S. economy? 102 pages. 330 HUNNI
Wheelan, Charles. Naked economics : undressing the dismal science 260 pages. 330 WHEELAN
Woods, Thomas. Meltdown : a free-market look at why the stock market collapsed, the economy tanked, and government bailouts will make things worse 194 pages. 330 WOODS


Check the Remote Access tab in the left navigation bar to access the databases when off-campus.


The New York Times (1851-2005)*
The New York Times (1980-current)
World News Digest

Other sources
Expanded Academic ASAP
History Study Center
Issues and Controversies

Internet resources

Check out the BCDS library's Delicious account for great sites on economics.

BPL resources

You can use the Boston Public Library's electronic resources if you need more sources. You will need to sign up for an electronic card. Stop by the BCDS library for help. Helpful databases through BPL include Credo Reference and JSTOR..

Created 10/10