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Business Source Premier (EBSCOhost)
Business research database. Provides full text access to more than 2,200 business journals.

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Economics research database. Provides full text access to a variety of national and international economic journals.

Full text access to the archive of over 400 journals. The most current 3-5 years may not be available due to JSTOR’s publisher-defined moving wall.

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Find books and journals held at Lane Library.

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Reference Sources

North American Industry Classification System: The NAICS is the standard used by Federal statistical agencies in classifying business establishments for the purpose of collecting, analyzing, and publishing statistical data related to the U.S. business economy.

Statistical Abstract of the United States: A comprehensive collection of statistics on social, political, and economic organization of the United States

The McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Economics: Articles on over 300 topics

The New Palgrave A Dictionary of Economics: Four volume set including biographies and entries on key concepts in economics

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History: Five volume set covering economic history from the spread of agriculture to the 21st century

JEL Classification Codes Guide: Guide to JEL Classifications and EconLit Subject Descriptors


International Programs (IDB)
This database is sponsored by the Census Bureau and contains information about the population and demographics of the world.

International Monetary Fund Data and Statistics
“The IMF publishes a range of time series data on IMF lending, exchange rates and other economic and financial indicators. Manuals, guides, and other material on statistical practices at the IMF, in member countries, and of the statistical community at large are also available.” — IMF.

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) — Statistics
A variety of international statistics and tools

U.N. Statistics Division
Worldwide statistical information made available by the United Nations.

World Bank Data
Data by country, topic, indicators, and other topics.

United States

The main portal for the United States Government.

The main portal for the State of Wisconsin

Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Bureau of Labor Statistics tracks the Consumer Price Index; labor and employment statistics (unemployment); and wages, including occupational information

National Agricultural Statistics Service
This USDA site provides information related to U.S. agriculture. Both national and state information are represented.

Statistical Abstract of the United States
The Statistical Abstract is a compendium of U.S. government statistics made available at this site as downloadable tables.


Wisconsin Blue Book
See the most recently published Blue Books online. The Blue Book is a State Almanac, full of interesting and useful data about Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Blue Book Archives
A digital archive of Wisconsin Blue Books, curated by the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections

Wisconsin Business Page
State of Wisconsin business services website

Worknet Data Analyst
Presented by the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, provides economic data – employment, unemployment, wages, and occupations by area, county, or state for Wisconsin.

Peter Conlon

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