EC 391 Introduction to Econometrics

MLA Guide from the Purdue OWL Writing Center

Zotero -- citation manager



Wall Street Journal database with access to full text of newspaper
New York Times database with access to full text of newspaper


Scholarly databases

EconLit with Full Text
Business Source Complete
Social Science Research Network


Statistical Databases

Statistical Abstract of the United States- 1878 - 2012
Statistical Abstract of the United States - 2013- Present
ProQuest Statistical Insight
Claritas 360

Additional Data Sources

American Economic Association Data Sources -- including US macroeconomic data, data from foreign countries, and world data
Official Foreign and International Statistical Agencies


How to Find Data

1. Identify organizations and agencies that care about your topic
2. Read articles on your topic and see where the authors found their data
3. Use statistical databases to find data close to your topic and follow the source for additional data
4. Be patient and explore websites thoroughly


Learn What Matters