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Just getting started?

Start by doing some background research. Take time to engage in some brainstorming exercises that will help you identify key subject terms. Encyclopedias and other reference resources can be used to help you refine your subject terms and the citations in these sources can be used to find more information on your topic.

Consider how much time you have to complete your assignment and how hard it will be to get the resources you need for your topic. If you are finding your research difficult to manage, narrow your topic or break your research down into manageable sub-topics. If you are not finding enough information on your topic, try using broader subject terms.

Other Useful Guides

Guide to the Library Using Databases Citation Guide

Library Catalog: Books, Videos, e-Books and more!

Call number areas to browse

Subject Area
Call Number Range
Subject Area
Call Number Range
Subject Area
Call Number Range
Economic Theory. Demography HB Economic History and Conditions HC Industries. Land Use. Labor HD
Commerce HF Finance HG Public Finance HJ

The books in the library are organized by subject. You can browse these call number areas to find related books. So, if you are searching the library catalog and find a book that looks interesting or particularly relevant to your research, you can search the shelves in the library in the same call number area to find related items.

Reference Sources

Title Call Number
Consumerism REF HB801 .C62824 2010
Everyday Finance REF HB171 .E93 2008
Consumer Culture REF HC79.C6 G665 2004
Elgar Dictionary of Economic Quotations REF PN6084.E36 E44 2003
Find More

The reference collection is located at the back, right-hand side of the library. Items in this collection cannot be checked out, but a copier is conveniently located so you can make copies of the resources you find.

To search the Library Catalog for reference books about Economics, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Economics" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search by selecting "Collection: Reference Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Circulating Books

Title Call Number
Economics Evolving: A History of Economic Thought HB75 .S293165 2011
Economic Lives: How Culture Shapes the Economy HM548 .Z42 2011
Naked Economics: Undressing the Dismal Science HB171 .W54 2010
Too Big to Fail HE206.2 .L47 2010

Find More Economic History Find More Economic Conditions Find More Commerce


To search the Library Catalog for books about Economics, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Economics" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Collection: Circulating Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

E-Books

Title E-Book Type
Theory of Incomplete Markets netLibrary eBook
Workers Unite! netLibrary eBook
The Myth of the Rational Market netLibrary eBook
The Big Three in Economics netLibrary eBook

Find More Economic History Find More Economic Conditions Find More Commerce


To search the Library Catalog for e-books about Economics or a related subfield, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Economics" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Collection: Electronic Books" from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items available to Montgomery Library patrons only, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Audio/Visual Materials

Title Call Number
Freakonomics HB74.P8 F74 2011
Plunder: The Crime of Our Time HB3722 .P58 2010
Mind Over Money HB3722 .M56 2010
Economics HB171 .T39 2005

Find More Economics Find More Economic History Find More Industries


To search the Library Catalog for books about Economics, go to www.lonestar.edu/library and select "Advanced Search" on the "Catalog" tab. Enter "Economics" or a related subfield into the "Subject" field and then limit your search to items you can check-out by selecting "Media: Videos, DVDs, films, slides, etc." from the Collections/Media menu.

To limit your search to items located at Montgomery Library, select "Location: LSC-Montgomery" in the Locations menu.

Periodicals

Business Week Periodicals Collection
The Economist Periodicals Collection
Fortune Periodicals Collection
Houston Business Journal Periodicals Collection
Inc. Periodicals Collection
Money Periodicals Collection
Newsweek Periodicals Collection


The periodical section is located in front of the circulating collection, next to the outdoor patio area. The periodical collection is organized by title. These items cannot be checked out, but there is a copy machine available adjacent to the periodical section.

Tips!

Requesting items not available at Montgomery Library:

If there is an item listed in the catalog, but it is not located at Montgomery Library, just select the “Request First Available Copy of this Item” button from the catalog record to have the item sent to Montgomery Library for pick-up. To complete your request, you need your library barcode and PIN number. Generally, your PIN number is the last 4 digits of the phone number you used to register for classes. If you have problems accessing the databases, contact the Circulation Desk in person, at 936.273.7387 or email mclr@lonestar.edu

If the item is not available in the catalog:

Just select the “Requests” tab located in the upper, right-hand side of the screen. Complete and submit the Inter-Library Loan Request Form – LSCS. Contact a librarian if you need help!

Research Databases: Find journal, magazine, and newspaper articles

Recommended Databases

Business Source Complete Provides "journal and magazine full-text articles, financial data, case studies, industry reports, market research reports, company profiles, SWOT analyses and more."
Films on Demand High-quality, educational streaming video from companies such as Films for the Humanities, BBC, and PBS.
Regional Business News Full text from business newspapers, magazines, and newswires throughout the United States.
Wall Street Journal Provides full-text coverage from January 2, 1984 to the present.

Tips!

Finding the right database:

If you’d like to explore a subject area: Access the Research Databases: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab> -> Select a category that is relevant to your topic.

If you know the title of the journal you’re looking for, use the A to Z Electronic Journal Search to find out which database provides access to that journal: www.lonestar.edu/library -> Find Articles Tab -> A to Z Electronic Journal Search -> Select “Search” tab

If you know the database title: www.lonestar.edu/library ->Find Articles Tab -> Find Database by Title

If the full-text/PDF version of an article is not available, select the “Check LinkSource for more information” link to see if another database offers full-text access.

Accessing Databases from Home:

You can access these databases from home, but you need your library barcode and PIN number. Generally, your PIN number is the last 4 digits of the phone number you used to register for classes. If you have problems accessing the databases, contact the Circulation Desk in person, at 936.273.7387 or email mclr@lonestar.edu

Interlibrary Loan (ILL):

If you are not able to find a resource that you need in the databases or in the library catalog, you can request the item via the Interlibrary Loan Form: http://www.lonestar.edu/library/interlibrary-request.htm

Scholarly, Peer-Reviewed Sources

Scholarly articles are written by an authority on the subject and are meant to share primary research with others in the field. Unlike popular sources, scholarly sources generally have a narrow audience and include a clear author or sponsoring association. These documents are very structured and usually include a literature review, methodology, and extensive citations. Many scholarly sources are also peer-reviewed which means others in the field reviewed the work before it was published. Many databases will allow you to limit your search to scholarly and/or peer-reviewed sources – look for this option.

Websites

Occasionally the librarians at LSC - Montgomery library will find a website they consider exceptional or particularly useful for academic research.

Suggested Websites:

Amos Web amosweb.com
Economic History Services eh.net
Finance Resources on the Web pages.stern.nyu.edu/~igiddy
Resources for Economists on the Internet rfe.org
OSU Virtual Finance Library fisher.osu.edu/fin/overview.htm
Yale Global Online yaleglobal.yale.edu

Getting research assistance . . .

Subject Librarian

Sarah Palacios-Wilhelm
Email: sarahpwilhelm@lonestar.edu Phone: 936 273 7393 Office: bldg. F-161

Reference Desk

Email: mclr@lonestar.eduPhone: 936 273 7390

Department Contacts

Department Home: https://www.lonestar.edu/economics-dept-montgomery.htm

Name Email Phone Number Office Number
Pat Sendelbach, Department Chair patricia.a.sendelbach@LoneStar.edu 936.271.6134 F354
James Zipperer james.f.zipperer@LoneStar.edu 936.273.7348 F359
Kevin Nguyen kiet.nguyen@LoneStar.edu 936.273.7346 F345
Roland Blackford, Faculty Adviser Roland.R.Blackford@lonestar.edu


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