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This guide is for students of economics


Use Google Public Data type your search in the search box to find datasets. Example: search for GDP and select a dataset, drill down by selecting a country or region. Don't forget to take the next step in finding deeper data directly from the source's website.

Publications, Analysis, and Outlook

Selected Gov. Agencies with Economic Data

Consumer Price Index/Cost of Living

  • BLS Handbook of Methods
  • Consumer Price Indexes
    CPI Home Page from the Bureau of Labor Statistics; includes the CPI Inflation Converter which converts from 1980-2000; historical data from 1913; explanations under FAQ Frequency Asked Questions.
  • Cost of Living Calculator
    Computes cost of living changes from metro areas.
  • Inflation Calculator
    Input a dollar amount and select years from 1800 to 2000 and it will calculate the value based on the Consumer Price Index.
  • Inflation Conversion Factors
    From Robert Sahr, Oregon State, with factors for converting the value of a dollar at each year since 1800 into current dollars.
  • What is a Dollar Worth?
    From the Federal Reserve Bank, Minneapolis to calculate value of dollar between any given year with annual consumer price index back to 1913.



Library Databases

Journals for Economics

The library offers access to many Journals. Try an Economics subject search.

Library Books for Economics

The University Library owns more than 80,000 books on economics. A list of books can be found via OneSearch, here.

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