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LIUCat on the Web: Remote access available
The online public access catalog of Long Island University's six campuses. This can be searched from any computer. No password is needed.

Online Research, Encyclopedias, and Books: Economics - Economic History


NBER Working Papers Remote access available Full text available
National Bureau of Economic Research scholars initially report their findings in scientific papers aimed at other professional economists. Nearly 500 NBER Working Papers are published each year, and many subsequently appear in scholarly journals. The full-text of Working Papers published from November 1994 to the present can be searched, viewed, and downloaded. Online statistical data is also available at the NBER site.

Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) Remote access available Full text available
Comprehensive source for theory and research in international affairs. It publishes a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs. CIAO is also widely-recognized source for teaching materials including original case studies written by leading international affairs experts, course packs of background readings for history and political science classes, and special features.

The Conference Board (Conference Board) Remote access available Full text available
This is a searchable database of full-text research reports on the latest issues in business management and U.S. and global economics. Economics material includes economic indicators and analysis and forecasts of regional, national, and international economic conditions Full-text coverage from 1995 to date.

The Conference Board Business & Economics Portfolio (Conference Board) Remote access available Full text available
Provides historical economic data from the indicators: Consumer Confidence Index (CCI) - The Conference Board Measure of CEO Confidence - The Conference Board Leading Economic Index (LEI) - and The Conference Board Employment Trends Index (ETI) - as well as the Total Economy Database macroeconomic time series on global output and productivity for over 100 countries. Includes: recorded webcasts - Executive Action reports - the Economics Watch suite of nine economic analyses and data sets - research reports on the latest issues in business management and US and global economics - and issues of Straighttalk that provide analysis and forecasts of US and international economic conditions.

IMF eLibrary (International Monetary Fund) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
Produced by the International Monetary fund, International Financial Statistics provides data on all aspects of international and domestic finance (dating back to 1948), including: prices - production - population - interest rates - exchange rates - national accounts - money and banking - balance of payments - government accounts - international liquidity - and international transactions. Balance of Payments Statistics delivers aggregate and detailed country data on international economic transactions with international investment position (dating back to 1960) on: capital transfers and changes in each economy's external financial claims and liabilities - tables featuring area and world totals of balance of payments components and aggregates - and total goods, services, factor income, and current transfers each economy receives from or provides to the rest of the world.

Monthly Bulletin of Statistics Online (MBS) (United Nations Statistics Division) Remote access available Full text available
Presents current economic and social statistics for more than 200 countries and territories of the world. It contains 53 tables (comprising over 100 indicators) of monthly, quarterly, and annual data on a variety of subjects that illustrate important economic trends and developments. Includes: energy - finance - transport - population - construction - price indices - manufacturing - national accounts - employment and earnings - industrial production indices - international merchandise trade.

ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States (ProQuest) Remote access available Full text available NEW!
Published annually by the Federal Government since 1878 and now maintained and updated by ProQuest, this comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic organization of the United States provides 1400 statistical tables from 400 different sources that are identified below each table. The online version includes: monthly updates to tables - deep searching at the line-item level - links to the websites of the data providers - image and spreadsheet versions of all current and historical tables - and powerful facets for narrowing search results by source, data date, subject, and type of data breakdown.

Social Trends and Indicators USA (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)

Worldmark Encyclopedia of National Economies (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
(See database page for description)

Economic History:

Encyclopedia of the Great Depression (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Comprehensive, multidisciplinary overview of such topics as Depression-era politics, government, business, economics, literature, the arts, society, and culture.

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. Economic History (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Comprehensive coverage of American economic history from the Paleolithic age to the present with an emphasis on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and the rise of the United States as an industrial power including era overviews, movements, industry profiles, inventors, unionizers, robber barons, reformers, politicians, manufacturers, successful women, minority leaders, and more, as well as the histories of the Native Americans, Aztec, Maya, and Inca.

Historic Events for Students: The Great Depression (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Each article covers a specific issue or incident related to the Great Depression, with an introduction, issue/incident summary, an exploration of different historical perspectives, excerpts from primary source documents, a bibliography, and a summary of key political, social, & economic influences that combine basic facts and background with global perspectives.

History of World Trade Since 1450 (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Examines the complex interactions between peoples, from the beginning of the European expansion during the Age of Exploration to the present day, as people sought to exchange goods and services for their own benefit throughout all regions of the world. Explores how the hunt for new resources and markets during this period resulted in the establishment of colonies, the expansion of slavery, the rise of capitalism, the Industrial Revolution, and the ending of the very empires that started and initially prospered from the expansion. Covers the people, places, developments, and ideas that were global in their reach and are global in their implications to this day, such as the effects of imperialism on the global economy. Includes a glossary and primary source documents.

International Directory of Company Histories (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Over 160 volumes detail the historical development of over 10,000 of the world's most important companies - those that have achieved a minimum of $25 million in annual sales and are leading influences in their industries or geographical locations - including public, private, nonprofit, and state-owned companies, as well as wholly owned subsidiaries and divisions if they are large enough to meet these requirements for inclusion. Entries generally contain company perspectives, mission, goals, ideals, key dates, milestones in the company's history, subsidiaries, divisions, operating units, competitors, number of employees, sales figures, stock exchanges, NAICS codes, contact information, bibliography, and more. Indexed by company name, industry, and geographic region. (Make sure that the "all volumes" button is selected to search through all volumes.)

St. James Encyclopedia of Labor History Worldwide: Major Events in Labor History and Their Impact (GVRL) (InfoTrac/Gale Group) Remote access available Full text available
Provides in-depth analysis of more than 300 key events in labor history over the last 200 years, focusing on the relevance of these events to both the labor movement as a whole and to societal changes around the world. Each entry, written and signed by an expert in the field, is three to five pages in length and includes a description of the event, information about the key players involved and discusses the event in historical context.

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NOVEL Database NOVEL (New York Online Virtual Electronic Library) is a statewide virtual library provided free to the public by the New York State Library. It is currently a pilot project funded through a Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant to the NY State Library by the Federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

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