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Primary Sources in Economics

  • government records
  • maps
  • raw data (such as from polls or censuses)
  • data in tables
  • newspaper articles
  • and more!

To find primary sources specifically, couple the topic of your subject heading with relevant subheadings that relate to the historical time period, place of origin, and item format of the materials that interest you. Use the Library Search for materials.

These "complex subjects" (containing more than one idea) have their own particular notation.

Example: if you are looking for data on the Federal Reserve Bank use  "GDP - Federal Reserve"  for more targeted results.


Examples of Primary Sources in Economics

Database Links for Company Financial Data

IGO Database Links for Data and Statistics