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We are excited to share our new Library catalog and search tool! We hope that you will find it easy to search and explore our collections. If you need help, have questions, or want to share feedback, visit the Ask a Librarian page.


Resources and tips for Economics research


Economics research is primarily communicated through working papers and articles, however books can provide you with background information to contextualize your research, and are excellent sources for theoretical and historical information. 

The library holds a wide selection of books and ebooks covering the basics of economics, theory, history, various subfields and multidisciplinary approaches. 

Use Vassar Library Search to locate books and ebooks.

  1. Start with a keyword search, or search by title, author or subject.
  2. Use the filters on the left side to filter by, 
    1. Availability: select Available Online or Physical Collections
    2. Resource Type: select Books or Book Chapters

Visit Find, Borrow, Request for more strategies. 



Physical books on economics can be found on the ground floor of the Main Library, Rm. 39, in call number ranges:

  • HB 1 - HC 1085   (topics:  Economic Theory, History and Conditions)
  • HD 28 - HJ 9940  (topics: Business, Economic Growth, Finance, Commerce, Trade, Accounting)

See more ebook collections in the Databases - Ebooks list.