How to Find Out About Economics

How to Find Out About Economics

The Commonwealth and International Library: Libraries and Technical Information Division

1st Edition - January 1, 1972

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  • Author: S. A. J. Parsons
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483154831

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How to Find Out About Economics focuses on information sources related to economics, including books, periodicals, government publications, and national and international organizations. The sources of arranged according to the Dewey Decimal Classification used by many libraries. This book is comprised of 17 chapters and begins with an overview of modern economics and guides to careers in economics. The following chapters focus on sources of employment registers and careers advice in economics; career and vocational guidance in the United States; and career patterns for economists. The discussion then turns to two categories of information relating to economics: bibliographical sources such as books, periodicals, abstracts, and similar printed documents; and non-bibliographical sources such as organizations and societies formed, for example, by economists or persons having an interest in economics. The book also considers libraries and their functions; guides to library resources; sources of education for careers in economics; and sources of economic history, business history, and biography. This monograph will be a useful resource for students and others interested in embarking on a career in economics.

Table of Contents

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    1. Careers for Economists

    Modern Economics

    The Demand for Economists

    Guides to Careers

    Employment Registers and Careers Advice

    Careers Research and Advisory Center

    Career and Vocational Guidance in the United States

    Career Patterns for Economists

    2. Finding Information on Economics

    Dewey Classes: 330, 330.1


    Guides to Bibliographies

    National Bibliographies

    Subject Bibliographies

    Guides to Reference Works

    Publishers' and Booksellers' Catalogs


    Government Publications

    Books on Economics

    3. Libraries

    The Functions of a Library

    Using Libraries

    Libraries in Britain

    Guides to Library Resources

    Library Facilities

    Library Catalogs and Accessions Lists


    The Personal Library

    4. Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, Theses, and Translations

    Dewey Classes: 330.3, 330.4

    General Dictionaries

    Economics Dictionaries

    General Encyclopedias

    Economics Encyclopedias


    Bilingual and Multilingual Dictionaries


    Research in Progress

    5. Periodical Literature

    Dewey Class: 330.5

    Kinds of Periodical

    Guides to Newspapers and Periodicals

    Guides to Periodicals


    A Short List of Periodicals

    Indexes and Abstracts

    6. Organizations. Part I: International Organizations

    Dewey Class: 330.6

    Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

    The United Nations

    Inter-Governmental Agencies Related to the United Nations

    United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization

    Books on International Organizations

    7. Organizations. Part II: National Organizations

    Dewey Class: 330.6

    British Government Bodies

    Independent Organizations

    American Societies

    Economic Societies

    Location of Societies

    8. Education for Careers in Economics

    Dewey Class: 330.7

    Opportunities in Higher Education

    University Entrance Requirements

    University Degree Courses

    The Open University


    University and College Prospectuses


    Social Science Research Council Training Awards

    Economics Education in the United States

    Guides to Educational Facilities

    The Economics Association

    Developments in Teaching

    9. Economic History, Business History, and Biography

    Dewey Class: 330.9

    Economic History

    Bibliographies and Reference Works

    Bibliographies on History and Economic History


    International Economic History Association

    The Economic History Society

    British Records Association

    The Historical Association

    Guides to Periodicals

    Periodical Literature

    Selected Books

    Business History



    Books on Business History


    Finding Biographical Information

    Individual Economists

    Economic Science Nobel Prize

    10. Economic Geography; Land

    Dewey Classes: 330.9, 333

    Economic Geography

    Reference Material




    Maps and Atlases

    British Government Publications

    Selected Books



    Selected Books

    11. Labor

    Dewey Class: 331





    British Government Publications

    Selected Books

    12. Lucrative Capital

    Dewey Class: 332




    International Organizations

    National Societies

    British Government Publications

    Books on Money and Banking

    13. Co-Operative Systems, Collective Systems, and Schools

    Dewey Classes: 334, 335

    Co-Operative Systems

    Selected Books

    Collective Systems and Schools

    Selected Books

    14. Public Finance

    Dewey Class: 336

    International Organizations

    British Government Publications

    Selected Books

    15. Production

    Dewey Class: 338

    Inter-Governmental Organizations

    British Government Organizations

    Other Organizations

    Chambers of Commerce

    British Government Publications

    Reference Works

    Selected Books

    Food and Agriculture

    International Organizations

    National Organizations

    British Government Publications

    Selected Books

    16. Distribution and Consumption, Tariffs, and International Trade

    Dewey Classes: 339, 350.827, 382

    Distribution and Consumption

    Selected Books

    Tariffs and International Trade

    International Organizations

    Selected Books

    British Organizations Involved in Overseas Trade

    Selected Books

    17. Statistics

    Dewey Classes: 310-319

    Bibliography on Method

    Bibliographies and Guides to Sources



    Official Publications

    Selected Books

    Name Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 242
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1972
  • Published: January 1, 1972
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483154831

About the Author

S. A. J. Parsons

About the Editor

G. Chandler

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Canberra, Australia

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