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Finance and Economics: Websites

This Finance and Economics guide was created to support research in Finance and Economics.

Google Scholar

Google Scholar Search

Google Books

Google Book Search

Suggested Web Sites

 Alkek Library's List of Economic Indicators - Ever-growing collection of economic indicator links.

Dallas Federal Reserve - Macroeconomic analysis as well as detailed Southwestern regional statistics and analysis 

Liber8 - Linkfest and research from the St. Louis Fed that covers all regions and many topics. Includes hard to find stats and interesting research. 

Blogs and News Aggregators:

Naked Capitalism - Good morning news stop for links to best economic analysis and news. 

Zero Hedge - Spirited, irreverent but usually informed analysis of economic events, particularly investment. 

Evaluating Web Pages

CHECKLIST FOR EVALUATING A WEB PAGE: 

  • Identify the author and the author's expertise on the topic.
  • Verify the facts, statistics, or quotes on the web page in another source.
  • Identify the agenda of the page: are they selling something or promoting a point-of-view that benefits them? 
  • Check to see when the page was last updated. If you can't find a date, consider using a different source. 

DO THE ABOVE BECAUSE: 

  • Most people don't know what they are talking about. 
  • Many people will make up facts, misrepresent facts, or leave out facts in order to support their position. 
  • People will tell you anything if money or power is somehow involved. 

AND IN THE END: 

  • Learn to think for yourself and do not rely on gathering other people's opinions posted on the internet. 

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