Librarian

The library specialist in these subjects are:

Specific Disciplines

General Disciplinary Reference Works

  • Credo Reference - Linked from E-Resources by Subject
    Great for both Economics and Political Science. Links to numerous online encyclopedias and dictionaries. The best way to use this resource is to limit your search to Social Sciences in the drop down menu next to the search box.

General Databases

Academic Search Premier

Look under “Databases/Resources by Subject” http://www.drew.edu/depts/library/er-subject.aspx

This will be your new best friend: it searches articles in academic journals, magazines & newspapers, and includes full text for lots of them.

Be sure to select the check box or tab for “Scholarly Journals”.

For help learning to search databases, see Using the Library, an Introduction: http://www.drew.edu/depts/library.aspx?id=40143 .

For the articles that aren’t included in the database, use the Article Linker button to look for them.

Books

To find books, search the library’s catalog: https://catalog.drew.edu

For help learning the library catalog, see Using the Library, an Introduction.

Disciplines

Economics

Basic Reference Book(s) in the Discipline

  • The New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics Ref 330.03 N532n – In-depth, often technical essays on key economic developments, theory, economists and economic concepts/terminology.
  • The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History Ref 330.03 098o – Less technical articles on economic concepts and economists. Also online

Major Disciplinary Database

EconLit – linked from “Electronic Resources by Title” http://www.drew.edu/depts/library/er-title.aspx
THE database for economic research. Focuses primarily on economic theory, macro and micro economic topics. For business related topics in economics, use Business Source Premier, linked from ”Electronic Resources by Title” http://www.drew.edu/depts/library/er-title.aspx

Call number areas covering this discipline

LC Call Number Ranges:

  • HB-HJ

Dewey Call Number Ranges:

  • 330′s

Electronic Resources for Economics http://www.drew.edu/depts/library/er-subject.aspx?category=Economics

Electronic Resources for Business Studies http://www.drew.edu/depts/library/er-subject.aspx?category=Business%20Studies

Citation Manual

The Citation Manual generally used for this discipline is:
Chicago Manual of Style – Reference Counter 808.02 C532m and online via Resources by Title

Subject Librarian

Beth Patterson, (973)-3480 epatters@drew.edu

Political Science

Basic Reference Book(s) in the Discipline

  • The Europa World Year Book – Reference Counter (newest edition) 300.5 E89e – Detailed information about countries, including government, political history, demographics and international relations. Yearly editions start in 1989, shelved in Reference.
  • West’s encyclopedia of American law - Ref 349.7303 W538w – Essays on issues of American law.
  • CQ Press Guide to the Presidency – Ref 352.230973 G946g – In-depth essays on the developments and issues in the history of the U.S. Presidency, the relationship of the president and the other branches of government and with the public.
  • CQ Press Guide to Congress – Ref JK1021 .C565 – In-depth essays on the developments and issues in the history of the Congress, the relationships of the Congress and the other branches of government and with the public.

 

Major Disciplinary Database

WorldWide Political Science Abstracts - linked from “Electronic Resources by Title” http://www.drew.edu/depts/library/er-title.aspx
Scholary articles on political theory and the application of theory in critical analysis of political, economic and social events and issues. International in scope.

Call number areas covering this discipline

LC Call Number Ranges:

  • J

Dewey Call Number Ranges:

  • 320′s – Political Science
  • 340’s  – Law
  • 350’s – Government

Electronic Resources by Subject: Political Science http://www.drew.edu/depts/library/er-subject.aspx?category=Political%20Science

Citation Manual

 

The Citation Manual generally used for this discipline is: See your professor.

Subject Librarian

Beth Patterson epatters@drew.edu (973) 408-3480