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Economic & Business Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

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This section provides researchers with access to online economic, business and trade encyclopedias, dictionaries, and glossaries. The resources displayed on this page provide extensive lists of definitions, technical terms, and phrases covering the related fields. Many of links include detailed descriptions and explanations of business and economic related terminology. This section is intended to serve as a general reference aid and guide to online reference resources.

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Selected Print Resources

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Encyclopedia of World Trade : From Ancient Times to the Present. Edited by Cynthia Clark Northrup. Armonk, NY: Sharpe Reference, c2005.
LC Call Number: HF1373 .W67 200503
LC Catalog Record: 2003015313
Table of Contents

This four-volume encyclopedia contains approximately 450 essay entries written by experts. Provides information on many topics dealing with the development of trade around the world throughout human history and how trade is intertwined with the political and social issues of the period. Includes excellent subject, biographical, and geographical indices. Also provides a "topic finder" which offers a useful breakdown by categories such as commodities and trade organizations.
BERA - Business & Economics Research Advisor - A Quarterly Guide to Business & Economics Topics

Issue 7/8: Summer/Fall 2006

International Economics & Trade

Table of Contents

World Economic History
International Trade & Global Commerce
International Finance
Trends in International Trade
Trade Policy, Treaties, & Law
Marketing & Distribution
Natural Gas Industry Trends
International Organizations & Economic Development
Central Banks
Country Data
U.S. Government Resources
Online Periodicals
Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

Hanjin company container ship at port in the Port of Vancouver
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Hanjin company container ship at port in the Port of Vancouver
Courtesy of Joseph Sams.

Encyclopedia of Tariffs and Trade in U.S. History. Edited by Cynthia Clark Northrup and Elaine C. Prange Turney. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2003.
LC Call Number: HF1705 .E53 2003
LC Catalog Record: 2002019506

This three-volume encyclopedia covers the development of the tariff and its relationship to trade in U.S. history from 1600s to 2003. Volume 1, The encyclopedia. Volume 2, Debates of the issues. Includes a number of selected primary documents such as the General Agreement of Tariffs and Trade amended through 1966 and the Gore-Perot debate over the ratification of the North American Free Trade Agreement. Volume 3 holds the texts of the tariffs passed by the U.S. Congress 1789-1930. It ends with tariff acts in 1930 when Congress allowed the executive branch to negotiate reciprocal trade agreements. This reference work includes a subject index and an extensive bibliography. A list of tariff acts by easily identifiable titles and dates is offered which is very helpful since after 1860 most tariffs became more widely known by the names of the congressmen who sponsored them.


Selected Internet Resources

Biz/Ed Glossary and Diagram Bank..
Biz/ed Glossary and Diagram Bank has over 1000 business and economics definitions and approximately 200 of the most common diagrams which allow for searching and browsing. The glossary and the diagrams are all inter-linked so that a search in the glossary will also provide all related diagrams and glossary terms and vice versa. There is also an acronym finder that indicates the meaning of various economic and business abbreviations.

Library of Congress Catalog Searches

Additional encyclopedias and dictionaries on this topic in the Library of Congress may be identified by searching the Online Catalog under appropriate Library of Congress subject headings. Choose the topics you wish to search from the following list of Library of Congress subject headings to link directly to the Catalog and automatically execute a search for the subject selected. Please be aware that during periods of heavy use you may encounter delays in accessing the catalog. Please see the individual sections of this guide for catalog searches relating to those topics. For assistance in locating other subject headings which relate to this subject, please consult a reference librarian.

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