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Electronic Databases

Many of the databases listed below are for use by UW-Platteville students, faculty and staff only. For information on using databases from off campus, please see the Guide for Off-campus users or Service to Distance Education Students.

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  • ABI/Inform complete A collection of three unique databases to national and international business information: ABI/INFORM Global; ABI/INFORM Dataeline; and ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry.
  • Academic Search CompleteA comprehensive scholarly, multi-disciplinary full-text database, with more than 8,500 full-text periodicals, including more than 7,300 peer-reviewed journals. In addition to full text, this database offers indexing and abstracts for more than 12,500 journals and a total of more than 13,200 publications including monographs, reports, conference proceedings, etc. The database features PDF content going back as far as 1887.
  • Business Abstracts with Full Text"Contains the full text of articles from more than 510 key publications dating back to 1995, and provides access to product evaluations, interviews, biographical sketches, corporate profiles, obituaries, surveys, statistical rankings, book reviews and reports from associations, societies, trade shows, conferences and more. Additional content includes quality indexing and abstracts for more than 900 publications dating back to 1982, as well as over 600,000 corporate names with cross references to specific industries and countries."
  • Disclosure Reports - see LexisNexis Financial reports on publicly owned companies. In Lexis-Nexis, use the Get Company Info search box. Search for the Company, then click on Financial information.
  • LexisNexisProvides access to 6,000 news, business, legal and reference information. Some full text.
  • Readers' Guide Full Text Mega "Includes indexing of over 450 periodicals as far back as 1983 and searchable full text of articles from over 250 journals as far back as 1994. PDF page images of full-text articles provide access to illustrations, photographs and other graphical content from the original article. Subject coverage includes antiques, arts, business, computers, education, entertainment, film & television, gardening, health & medicine, history, home improvement, literature, news & current events, photography, popular & classical music, politics, popular culture, religion, science, sports & fitness, transportation, travel and much more. "
  • General Electronic Databases

Print Resources

  • A Dictionary of Economics (REF HB 61.B554)
  • NTDB (National Trade Data Bank) (CD-ROM located in Government Documents, 3rd floor) Also available online through STAT.USA NOTE: must search the online version of STAT.USA in the library due to login requirements. Ask at the Reference Desk.

Comprehensive Sites on Economics

  • Antitrust PolicyThe project links four types of information: antitrust case documents (complaints, opinions, and expert testimony); enforcement guidelines and speeches; economic bibliographies; and current antitrust issues in the news.
  • Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve SystemFederal Reserve's duties fall into four general areas:
    1. conducting the nation's monetary policy;
    2. supervising and regulating banking institutions and protecting the credit rights of consumers;
    3. maintaining the stability of the financial system; and
    4. providing certain financial services to the U.S. government, the public, financial institutions, and foreign official institutions.
  • Fed In Print This database indexes, to the abstract level, all Federal Reserve System economic research documents. The InMagic Web Publisher retrieval software allows searching many different ways and results include links to full text, if available.
  • Guide to regional economic activity on the Web. More than 1000 links to socioeconomic data sources, arranged by subject and provider.
  • Economic Indicators "Available from April 1995 forward, this monthly compilation is prepared for the Joint Economic Committee by the Council of Economic Advisors and provides economic information on prices, wages, production, business activity, purchasing power, credit, money and Federal finance."
  • Finance Resources on the webA portal for financial information online.
  • History of Economic Thought This web site serves as a repository of collected links and information on the history of economic thought, from the ancient times until the modern day. It is designed for students and the general public, who are interested in learning about economics from a historical perspective.
  • Yahoo! site for Economics


  • American Institute for Economic Research: AIER Cost-of-Living Calculator"To use this calculator, enter a dollar amount ... and then select the year you want to convert from and the year you want to convert to." Data available from 1913 to the present, using the Consumer Price Index (CPI) from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)."
  • Inflation Calculators"This page links to several useful tools that compute such things as the inflation rates of major cities and categories; cost of living comparisons between major U.S. metropolitan areas; inflation rates; and cost of living comparisons for hundreds of U.S. and international cities."
  • The International Monetary FundThe IMF is an international organization of 184 member countries. It was established to promote international monetary cooperation, exchange stability, and orderly exchange arrangements; to foster economic growth and high levels of employment; and to provide temporary financial assistance to countries to help ease balance of payments adjustment.

Economics at UW-Platteville

  • The Economics Office is located in 446 Gardner and the contact person is John Ifediora. For a listing of courses or for more information on this program, call 608.342.1550.
  • James Hibbard is the Karrmann Library's liaison to the Economics program. Contact James at 608.342.1129 for individualized consultations and/or library instruction sessions in Economics. His E-mail address is

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