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ECON 3700 - Writing as an Economist (Spring 2024): News & Journal Articles

News & Journal Articles

News reports connected to your phenomenon may help you understand

  • How widespread it is
  • Its background
  • Or, its impact.

On the other hand, an absence of reports might be intriguing—why is this apparently not on anyone's radar?

The economics literature  (especially journal articles) might offer useful discussions of:

  • The economic principle(s) at work
  • Show you how to think more deeply about your question or the limitations of your proposed explanation
  • Or, provide an example of how an economist approached a similar or related issue.

PowerSearch for Articles (and books)

PowerSearch  - the library's main search tool.

If you only want articles, un-tick the Library Catalog box, keep Articles+, and enter article title or keywords to search.




It has all the library's books, DVDs, etc. and also makes about  articles  etc. 2/3 of the library's subscribed databases available in one search tool.

But remember, it's not the only tool & some databases that feed into it may be useful to search because of specific content or added features

Find News Articles

News Databases (Aggregators)

  • WiseNews -  Full-text of local news from 600 newspapers and magazines from Hong Kong, mainland China, Macau and Taiwan. Guide
  • Factiva  A huge news article  & business info database. 32,000+ sources from 200 countries (including Hong Kong). Guide
  • Nexis Uni -  A huge news & legal info database. 15,000 plus sources from  X countries.  Guide.

Individual Newspaper & Magazines

Find Journal Articles and Economics Literature

Academic Economics Literature

Your professors do NOT require this! But if you want to take a look at  articles  written by and for economists, explore the resources below.

General Journal Databases

The phenomenon you are trying to explain may touch on a range of disciplines. You may want to check if it has been discussed in a scholarship other than that of economics; or by an economist who also publishes in another field

Please note that this is NOT required!

The following databases search the scholarly literature more broadly.

What if an article is not available in the Library?

Use the Library's Interlibrary Loan service. The ILLiad online request form makes it easy.

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