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Friday, July 31, 2009

Cool tool: Internet for Economics

The UK's Intute has created what looks like an incredibly useful tool for students, called Internet for Economics. It's a tutorial on how to use the internet to do research in economics. What I really like about it is that aside from just providing links to useful econ sites, it discusses the difference between academic sources that may be available online (e.g., through a library database or Google Scholar) and other sources that may turn up in a Google search, and how students should evaluate whether a source is appropriate for their research. For anyone teaching a research class (or simply assigning research papers), I would imagine this would be a great resource.
[Hat tip to Economics in Action]

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the link; it is a terminally cool site. Now if we just had some undergrad econ majors...

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