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Economics: ECON 325 - Problem of the Commons

Articles, working papers, data, and other resources related to economics.

Evaluating Databases

The databases listed above are tools for research. How do they stack up? Try searching: valuation AND water. Then evaluate the results according to the following questions:

  • How would you characterize the search results, according to number and relevance? Is it mostly economics, or other disciplines too?
  • Does it contain the most recent issues of journals? What was the most recent journal article result?
  • Does the database include working papers? Books?
  • Does it contain journals likely to publish research on your topic? For example, does it index articles in the Journal of Environmental Economics & Management?
  • Does it search the full text of articles?
  • Can you identify what publications have cited an article?

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