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Request Articles, Books and More through Interlibrary Loan

The GC Library ILL team can get you information from other libraries, help you access locally available information, and connect you to free online resources. ILL is usually fast (unless it is rare or from far away...but we can still often get those items, too) and always easy and worth a try!

Suggest New Materials

The library welcomes suggestions for new books and other materials.

Need It Soon? Purchasing and processing new materials takes weeks. If you need an item quickly, request it via Interlibrary Loan.

Faculty: To request materials for a GC course you're teaching, use the Reserve Request Form

Using the Economics Research Guide

`This guide provides easy access to research resources for Economics and related subjects. Navigate using the tabs above or the links below:

  • To search for journal articles, go to Articles
  • To search for print and electronic books, go to Books
  • To search and review previous dissertations, go to Dissertations
  • To find grant and fellowship opportunities, go to Funding

Need help? Visit the reference desk, use our 24/7 chat reference service, or contact Stephen Klein.

E-Research Basics

magnifying glass in a computer windowOur E-Research Basics guide acquaints you with the basics of doing online research through the Mina Rees Library. You'll find information about logging in for remote access, deciding on and searching within a database, locating specific articles and doing broad exploratory searches, determining whether the GC has access to a particular journal, and more.

Popular Starting Places


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FRED Economic Data - great for a novice, but also good for sophisticated users accessing an array of data sources.

Bureau of Labor Statistics data retrieval tools.

FRASER - a digital library of U.S. economic, financial, and banking history—particularly the history of the Federal Reserve System.

Bank of International Settlements - BIS statistics, compiled in cooperation with central banks and other national authorities, are designed to inform analysis of financial stability, international monetary spillovers and global liquidity.

Federal Reserve Tealbook - Several data sets contain the projections from the Tealbooks (formerly Greenbooks) of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. The Tealbook/Greenbook is produced before each meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee. Using an assumption about monetary policy, the Research staff at the Board of Governors prepares projections about how the economy will fare in the future. These projections are made available to the public after a lag of five years.

IPUMS - IPUMS provides census and survey data from around the world integrated across time and space. IPUMS integration and documentation makes it easy to study change, conduct comparative research, merge information across data types, and analyze individuals within family and community contexts. Data and services available free of charge.

Federal Statistical Research Data Centers

Federal Statistical Research Data Centers (RDCs) are secure computing labs where qualified researchers can conduct approved statistical analysis on nonā€public data (“restricted data”).

Baruch College is one of the Centers and fees are waived for all of CUNY. 

Learn more here.