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Simpson Library | Special Collections

Economics: Background Information

Why Reference Books?

Use reference books to find:

  • Background material to help familiarize you with your research topic
  • Bibliographies suggesting additional resources for your research topic
  • Definitions of unfamiliar terms

Most reference books are located in the Simpson Reference Collection, on the first floor of Simpson Library, to the right of the main stairwell.

Some reference books are available as eBooks or in the Simpson Stacks. A few may also be freely available online.

Finding Background Information at Simpson Library

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