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Guide for Economics 314: American Economic Development


Welcome to the Course Page for Econ 314: American Economic Development.
As the Social Sciences Librarian, I'm pleased to work with you throughout this course. Please feel free to contact me at if you are having difficulty finding resources for your project. You can contact me at or 973-408-3480



For peer-reviewed articles, look at our databases including EconLit and  America: History and Life or do a general search in Scholar Search - which will search all of our databases. 

For books, look in our library catalog.

For detailed research instruction, please see the tabs above.

Finally, don't hesitate to contact me directly if you need additional resources or information. To make an appointment, send an email to

Peer Review

For this assignment, you need at least six peer reviewed or reputable source. 
What is peer review? Peer Review is the process by which a scholar's work is published. First, a learned expert writes a paper/book/chapter. It is sent to an editor, who evaluates its claims. The paper is then sent to several reviewers - the reviewers do not know the identity of the author, nor does the author know the reviewers. They make comments, corrections, and suggestions. The work is then returned to the author, who revises the work. In the end, the paper has been improved, and reflects the best information available at the time of publication. 

Things to consider:

Who wrote the article? Are they an expert?
Where is it published? Is it a reputable press?
When was it published, and is it out of date?
As with all information sources, consider and question the authority of the source.

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