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ECON 111-01: Principles of Microeconomics (Swoboda)

For Professor Aaron Swoboda - Fall 2010

Brainstorming Sources

What are some organizations that might collect and/or publish data on your topic? Think in terms of the following categories:

  • Government agencies
  • Intergovernmental organizations
  • Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)
  • Think tanks
  • Academic research organizations
  • Philanthropic foundations
  • Business forums
  • Faith-based associations
  • Labor unions
  • Community groups

Search for numbers (and their sources)

Official Government Data

The Statistical Abstract is a good way to identify official data-gathering agencies. Keep in mind that state and local agencies might collect relevant data as well.

You might want to do a broad search of government agency web sites to see which agencies come up on your topic. I like Google's Government Search.

You can also always ask a librarian for suggestions.


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