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ECO 151 - Principles of Macroeconomics - Clark - 2022

Use this course guide to help successfully complete the course term project. It also offers resources to generate curiosity and deepen understanding of course topics and to help students improve their information literacy and research skills.

Library Minute Video: Academic Journals

Use Databases

What is a Database?

A database is a collection of articles which are accessible online, but which (in most cases) first appeared in print sources such as scholarly journals, magazines written for the general public, or newspapers.  The articles have been placed online so that they can be easily searched and accessed.

A database normally lets you search for articles in a variety of ways, including by keyword, subject or author.  Some of the articles you retrieve will only be article abstracts, or summaries.  Other articles will appear in full-text form, meaning the entire article is available to you.  Most databases have a full-text option you can choose so that only full-text articles will appear in your search results.

Visit Searchpath module 4 for in-depth help with using databases.

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Databases to search to find articles and background info. on countries

The databases below are useful to find country profiles, articles, background information, news and more. These are databases available to currently-enrolled students, faculty, and staff of St. Louis Community College through a library subscription. Some articles are full text; for others, you may need to use the Journal Finder or ask a librarian to help you track it down.

The first four databases listed below are especially useful for information on countries.  (See Also: CIA World Factbook listed under the Web Resources tab in addition to other identified websites under this area.)

Business, General Purpose, News, and Science Databases:

Note: Performing a variety of searches in several different databases will yield interesting and useful results.  Examine search results for ideas for new searches.  Examples:  GDP and Brazil     /     "aggregate supply curve"     /     currency and china and macroeconomics     /    unemployment and Italy    /    "market economy" and turkey


Journal Finder

Journal Finder can be used to find out if certain titles are included in databases available through STLCC Libraries. Click on the links below to see a list of titles and how to access them. Requires login from off campus locations. 

St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000