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Internet Resources
An international project that compiles and distributes economics information among academics. It has sections on printed working papers, electronic working papers, home pages on economics, computer programs of use to economists, a vast, well-organized resource guide to economics Internet sites, and even a collection of inside jokes about economists.

Securities and Exchange Commission: EDGAR Database of Corporate Information.
Provides information about publicly held corporations, which are required by federal law to file reports on their activities with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Most reports filed from 1994 to the present are available through EDGAR (Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval System) on this site. The data for each company include financial status, chief officers, stock information, company history, pending litigation that might have an economic impact on the company, and more.

WWW Virtual Library: Resources for Economists on the Internet.
A guide to economics resources with links to more than 700 sites chiefly related to economics, and some related to general scholarly interest. Compiled by Bill Goffe of the University of Southern Mississippi, the guide is clearly organized and frequently updated. Many of the listings are annotated. 


Library Resources
Accounting and Tax Index. Ann Arbor: University Microfilms, 1992-.
A detailed quarterly index of articles, conference papers, reports, and books. It supersedes the Accountant's Index, 1921-91. Available in electronic format. 

Journal of Economic Literature. Nashville: American Economic Association, 1969-.
A periodical offering abstracts of articles and other publications in broad subject categories, as well as articles of interest to economists. Good for coverage of scholarly economic journals. Available in electronic format as EconLit.

National Economic, Social, and Environmental Data Book (NESE). Washington, D.C.: Department of Commerce, 1991-.
A CD-ROM compilation of data on topics such as domestic markets, small business, the costs of environmental regulation, and social factors related to business. 

National Trade Data Bank (NTDB). Washington, D.C.: Department of Commerce, 1990-.
A CD-ROM containing a substantial quantity of data, much of it statistical, on international trade, economics, and other topics. 

New Palgrave: A Dictionary of Economics. 4 vols. London: Macmillan, 1987.
A revision of the classic Palgrave's Dictionary of Political Economy, offering lengthy, scholarly analyses of economic theories and theorists. The work includes excellent bibliographies. 

New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics and the Law. 3 vols.  New York: Stockton, 1998.
Provides in-depth coverage of such topics as antitrusts, cartels, contracts, civil procedures, theories of economics with legal import, taxation, securities regulation, property rights, etc. Each article is followed by a bibliography which includes, when relevant, cases and statutes.  

New Palgrave Dictionary of Money and Finance. 3 vols. New York: Stockton, 1992.
Defines financial terms and provides detailed discussions of concepts related to monetary economics, finance, and banking.

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