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Economics Research Guide: Books

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The Library of Congress (LC) classification for Economics begins with the letters HB -- the system the Blough-Weis Library uses to organize books. 

You may want to look on the shelf where books on your subject are located in order to see what is available.  The general categories for economics are listed below.

Economic theory. Demography HB1-3840

   Economics as a science. Relation to other subjects   


   History of economics. History of economic theory

   Methodology HB131-147

      Mathematical economics. Quantitative methods  

   Value. Utility HB201-206
    Price HB221-236
   Competition. Production. Wealth HB238-251
   Capital. Capitalism HB501
   Income. Factor shares HB522-715
      Interest HB535-551
      Profit HB601

      Entrepreneurship. Risk and uncertainty.

   Consumption. Demand HB801-843
   Welfare theory HB846-846.8
   Demography. Population. Vital events HB848-3697
   Business cycles. Economic fluctuations HB3711-3840
Economic history and conditions HC10-1085
   Special topics HC79
   Economic geography of the oceans (General) HC92
   By region or country HC94-1085



Reference Books

Don't overlook reference books.     

The following 2 databases containing hundreds of subject/specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries

Credo Reference

Gale Virtual Reference Library



Economic Report of the President           REF   HC106.5  .A272 Contains table on international statistics

Statistical Abstract of the United States   REF  HA202 .S8 2014  Includes a section on Foreign Commerce and one on International Statistics


Books to get started


Below are some encyclopedias and other general books on economics available online or at the library.



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