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An introductory overview of the literature, data and other sources of information for research in economics.

Library Orientation

computer with books Library Orientation

Learn about resources, people, and support available from the Brown University Library, as well as the special focus of academic libraries from the University Librarian.

Research Skills

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Understand how information systems are organized so you can find and access relevant information.

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Become familiar with information resources, their purpose, and the value of those resources in the research process.

venn diagram with 3 circles Guide to Searching

Learn how to ask questions that inform your search strategy, use boolean operators, and navigate specialized search engines.

person with thought bubble and quotations Organizing and Using Information

Participate in the scholarly conversation by learning the skills needed to produce knowledge with formal and informal attribution, citation management, and other writing tips.

Special Collections

Special Collections iconPrimary Sources

Introduce students to special collections and primary sources, including tools for finding and analyzing primary sources online.

Data Literacy

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Learn the best practices for managing data and use resources and tools provided by Brown Library to support research.


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