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ECON 3700 - Writing as an Economist (Spring 2024): Welcome & Get Help


This library guide will help you:

  • Explore your intriguing real-life economic phenomenon
  • Identify, select and use good empirical sources to find evidence to support or test your argument
  • Understand limitations and strengths of different search tools and
  • Find guidance on economic argumentation and writing

Pre-workshop videos

Before the workshop, please watch the following short videos. You will learn about and practice some of these techniques in the workshop (~ 15 min)

  1. Advanced Search in PowerSearch (2 min , 9 sec)
  2. Email and send favorite items in one go [PowerSearch] (1 min 30 sec)
  3. Use Keywords, Not Sentences (2 min, 37 sec)
  4. Expand Your Keywords (1 min, 22 sec)
  5. Use Boolean Operators (39 sec)
  6. Subject Databases: Intro to Selecting
  7. Citation Chaining  (2 min, 3 sec) – from the Claremont Colleges Library

Need Help?

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