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eBook Collections

Visit the eBook Collections page for links to thousands of ebooks from several ebook providers.  RPCC ebooks are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Students will be prompted to login with their Library User ID or Alt. ID, and PIN to access these ebooks from off-campus.



Suggested Databases

Academic Search Complete: Articles from 5,500+ journals and other sources, multiple subject areas.

Business Source Complete: Articles and abstracts from more than 1,200 scholarly business journals.

CQ Researcher: In-depth, non-biased full-text reports on topics and issues in the news.

JSTOR: The Scholarly Archive: articles from scholarly journals in the arts and sciences, humanities, business, etc.

Nexis Uni: Features more than 15,000 news, business and legal sources – including U.S. Supreme Court decisions dating back to 1790.

Newspaper Source Plus: Articles from over 285 regional, national, international newspapers, and TV transcripts.

Newswires (AP, UPI, etc.): Near real-time access to top world-wide news sources.

Oxford Reference: Full-text general and subject-specific reference sources.



Suggested Internet Resources

  • Bureau of Economic Analysis, of the U. S. Department of Commerce, “promotes a better understanding of the U.S. economy by providing the most timely, relevant, and accurate economic accounts data in an objective and cost-effective manner.” Includes:
    • BEARFACTS, customizable fact sheets showing personal income and gross domestic product at state, county and other levels.
  • Bureau of Labor Statistics, “of the U.S. Department of Labor is the principal Federal agency responsible for measuring labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy. Its mission is to collect, analyze, and disseminate essential economic information to support public and private decision-making.” Also see:
    • Economy at a Glance, which provides data on the U. S. economy as a whole, by region, and by individual states. Data includes unemployment rates, various price indexes, and more.
    • International Labor Comparisons, from the U.S. Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, offers comparisons of labor market and economic measurements across countries.
  • Economics A-Z terms, a glossary from The Economist.
  • Index of Economic Freedom, from “the Heritage Foundation in partnership with Wall Street Journal,” annually tracks and compiles economic data from 185 countries, in areas of property rights, entrepreneurship, and 8 other aspects, in order to “promote economic opportunity and prosperity.”
  • International Monetary Fund “works to foster global growth and economic stability,” offering numerous resources, tools and information sources, including videos, data and statistics, and more.
  • Library of Economics and Liberty, sponsored by the Liberty Fund, this site includes articles, books, reference sources, topic guides and more.
  • National Bureau of Economic Research, “a private, nonprofit, nonpartisan research organization dedicated to promoting a greater understanding of how the economy works.” This organization offers news on economic issues, as well as some free publications and various data resources.

Special Topics: Online Economics News

Note that many online news sources may not make all reports/articles available for free; some may require registration and/or a subscription for complete full-text access. Certain news sources are available through our databases, as noted below. For other news sources, visit the Library’s Free Online Resources and Tools News and Weather.

  • CNN Money
  • The Economist (we also subscribe to this in print, and have access to full-text content from 1988 to date via our database, Biography In Context)
  • Forbes (full-text content available online for 1990 to date via Business Source Complete)
  • Kiplinger (full-text content from several Kiplinger publications are available from various databases, with dates ranging from 1991-1999, others to date)

Print Resources on the Shelves in the RPCC Library on the Gonzales Campus

Selected Journals, Magazines, and Newspapers (Print Edition)

  • Bloomberg Businessweek
  • The Economist
  • Newsweek
  • Time
  • U.S. News and World Report
  • Wall Street Journal

Browse the Print Books, DVDs, and Other Shelved Resources by Call Number

  • HB – Economic theory.
    • HB 71 to HB 74 – Economics as a science.
    • HB 75 to HB 130 – History of economics; history of economic theory.
    • HB 131 to HB 147 – Methodology.
      • HB 137 – Economic statistics.
    • HB 172 – Microeconomics.
    • HB 172.5 – Macroeconomics.
    • HB 501 – Capitalism.
    • HB 801 to HB 843 – Consumption. Demand.
  • HC – Economic history and conditions.
    • HC 79 .C3 – Capital. Capital productivity. Infrastructure.
    • HC 79 .C6 – Consumer demand.
  • HM 548 – Sociology. Relation to economics.