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ECN 445: Articles

Finding Articles

Scholarly articles are the best place to find research results and analysis of a topic. Databases can help you to find articles on your topic.

A specialized type of scholarly article that you may find useful is the "literature review" which surveys the literature for all the scholarly articles on a particular topic, briefly summarizes and sometime critiques them.  While many journals may have the occasional literature review article, the Journal of Economic Literature is devoted to literature reviews and related articles in the field. You may want to search here first to see if there is a literature review on your topic so you don't have to reinvent the wheel.

Searching Google Scholar will result in scholarly articles but keep in mind that Google does not reveal what they index or what they consider scholarly and sometimes will pull content off without warning.  That being said, you can optimize Google Scholar so that URI holdings are linked.  The guide listed below explains how.

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