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Social Research and Public Policy

This guide provides resources to assist with your research in the field of Social Research & Public Policy.


Economic policy research encompasses a variety of information resources. Although academic, scholarly or peer-reviewed articles and publications are considered the most appropriate sources for university level research and writing, you might also have need of general magazines and news articles. Before using the recommended article databases to start your research, here are a few tips when choosing databases:

  • Start your research in a general article database such as EBSCO Discovery or ProQuest Central.
  • Use economic subject-specific databases such as EconLit.
  • If your assignment requires the use of scholarly, academic or peer-reviewed articles, try databases such as JSTOR

Key Economic Article Databases