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ECON 211: Introduction

Welcome! This guide is intended as a resource for the Current Events Project for Dr. Sonja Kolstoe's section of ECON 211.

+Library Instruction Objectives

This guide can help you:

Explore topics and current events that relate to economics.

Use keywords or subject-specific vocabulary to search discipline-specific tools.

Start to gather information for an assignment. 

Evaluate potential sources for authority, reliability, credibility, purpose, viewpoint, and suitability.

Cite sources using an appropriate and consistent documentation style.

Pre-work for library instruction

  1. Create a RefWorks account: Go to for link to RefWorks.
  2. Find, read, and bring to class a current events article that relates to economics.

Assignment overview

Information Need

  • Current event article that illustrates an economic concept you learned in class


  • Library databases
  • Newspapers and magazines (print and electronic)
  • Search engines
  • Media websites
  • Course materials (textbook, notes, etc.)
  • Writing and presentation resources


Manage & Organize with ProQuest RefWorks

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.