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ECON 430: Introduction

Literature Review and Empirical Research

Library Instruction Goals

This guide should help you:

Explore topics for your assignment. 

Use keywords to search.

Distinguish differences between types of sources.

Explore the library's information resources.

Start to gather information for an assignment.

    Assignment and research approach

    Sometimes, a structured approach to research can help to organize ideas and the way you think about information sources:

    1. Explore topic basics and develop keywords (casual searching)
    2. Quantitative Research (websites) (Using exact search with quotation marks)
    3. Research (library databases) (Using operators AND OR NOT)
    4. Support your argument (cite reliable sources) (export to refworks)
    5. Drafts & revisions (research librarians & learning commons)


    Course Guides: Manage & Organize

    ProQuest RefWorks - Source citation tool

    Sign into your RefWorks account to export and manage citations while you research.

    TIP: Keep RefWorks open in a tab at the top of your web browser when exporting citations from library databases.

    For more information on using RefWorks and creating your account, go to the Cite Sources tab or view this page.