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Hello! Welcome to the Economics research guide at the UT Tyler library.

This guide is designed to inform you about resources for your studies in all aspects of economics.

Please be aware that some links in this guide will link out to other UT Tyler guides, databases, and other Internet sources in new browser tabs.


Department information

College of Arts & Sciences (A&S)

     P: 903-566-7407


A&S is divided into many departments, one of which is Economics. Click the link below to visit the department's website.

     Department of Economics

          P: 903-566-7371


Looking for industry data?


We now have access to the excellent IBISWorld database. This is a premier database containing detailed industry reports.

If you're looking for industry data, click the link below to visit the newly-updated "Industries" section of the General Business research guide. On there, you'll find several "How to" documents I've written to help you locate industry and industry-related information using the IBISWorld, Business Source Complete, Mergent Online, and LexisNexis databases.


What is economics?

Economics is a division of the social sciences that deals with studying and understanding the processes that govern the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services in an exchange economy.

Two broad areas of economics are macroeconomics and microeconomics. The former of these concentrates on large-scale analyses of financial groups, business, countries, the world, etc. The latter of these focuses on small-scale analyses of individual behaviors and interactions.

To get a broad sense of what economists do, here's the entry for Economists in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook. 


Need an appointment?

If you'd like to set up an appointment with me to talk about your assignments, send me an e-mail. Let me know what the assignment is about, what research you've done thus far, and any other related information.

I will be glad to help you with using the databases, looking for books, brainstorming ideas, citing sources, and related tasks. However, I can't help you write your paper, do your statistics, or complete any of your homework assignments.

For writing help, you can contact the Writing Center. For statistics tutoring, you can contact the Department of Mathematics

Remember, any of the Reference staff at our library can assist you with the basics of research help, but if you need assistance with economics specifically, please feel free to let me know!

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