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Finding Econ Articles in Popular Magazines & Newspapers: Getting Started

Use to find economics newspaper and magazine articles (not scholarly journal articles). May be useful for assignments in the introductory micro and macro economics courses.


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Common Business Newspaper & Journal links

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Search Tips:

  • to focus your search, use the limits on the left side of the result page
  • try the Peer Review limit to focus your results on scholarly articles
  • learn more about LibrarySearch

Search Journal Titles

Find journals and newspapers subscribed to by St. Thomas. Enter all or the beginning of the title (e.g., New York Times or Harvard).


This guide will help identify good sources for newspaper and news magazine articles in Economics.  It was designed for short paper assignments where students must read, analyze, and discuss recent articles on micro or macro economic topics.

Key sources

Proquest US Newsstream Search examples

Let's say you want to find articles in the Wall Street Journal relating to the Obama administration's proposal for economic stimulus, and especially the "Cash for Clunkers" program.  You might try the following search:

Business Source Premier search example

Type the search terms as above, then select magazines using the radio button above the search results (you can also search within specific titles if desired):

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