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Economics Research Guide

A guide for conducting research in the Economics program

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How to Read a Call Number

Books at HSU are organized by the Library of Congress Classification System. This means that the books are grouped by broad subjects alphabetically and numerically within a subject. This system helps you locate books on those topics by keeping them all together. Each book has it's own call number to help you find it in the broader subject and can also be given a more specific topic within the broad subject. HERE'S AN EXAMPLE Title: The Encyclopedia of Arthurian Literature. Call Number: DA 152.5 A7 C64 1992.  This book has a subject of History with a sub-class of Great Britain (DA) and second sub-class of Early and medieval to 1485 (152.5). HOW TO READ A CALL NUMBER The first letters represent the broad subject (DA), The first set of numbers identify a more specific topic of a subject (152.5) The second set of letter/number combinations represents the author or the title of the book (A7 C64) and the last number is the year published (1992)

Useful Catalog Call Numbers

You can also browse the HSU Library's print collection by call number. The main areas of interest for Economics-related research are in the HB and HC sections on the second floor.

HB Economic theory. Demography
HB75-130 History of economics. History of economic
theory
HB131-147 Methodology
HB221-236 Price
HB238-251 Competition. Production. Wealth
HB522-715 Income. Factor shares
HB801-843 Consumption. Demand
HB3711-3840 Business cycles. Economic fluctuations
HC10-1085 Economic history and conditions
HC92 Economic geography of the oceans (General)
HC94-1085 By region or country
   

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