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Economics Collection Development Guidelines

 General Department Information

Undergraduate goals

The undergraduate program in economics is designed to offer students a broad background in the field of economics.  Students are prepared for advanced study in economics as well as careers in applied fields.


Graduate goals

The Master of Arts program in economics provides excellent preparation for a career in economic research in government or the private sector, and for doctoral study.  This program focuses on allowing students to develop strong analytical and quantitative skills.  Students are well trained in the application of economic theory and methods of statistical analysis.  Two tracks are offered in the program, Economic Analysis and Financial Economics.


Departmental goals

The Economics curriculum is designed to provide students with a conceptual and analytical framework necessary to understand the complex interrelationships which exist in modern industrial nations.  The program is designed to provide students with the background to function as intelligent and informed citizens and to pursue careers in government service and business and industry. Undergraduate economics majors are also well prepared to pursue graduate work in economics.  Also a major in Economics is an excellent preparation for law school.


Departmental areas of concentration

  • Economics History and Conditions
  • Economic Theory
  • Money, Banking, International Finance
  • Public Finance
  • Game Theory
  • Probability and Mathematical Statistics.


Degrees offered:

  • Master of Arts in Economics
  • Bachelor of Business Administration


Special programs within the school

There is an internship program offered within the Department of Economics.  Follow this link for more information:

Department of Economics Internships


Economics Department Home Page


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Scope of Coverage

 The collection focus for the Economics department is to support the curriculum and research needs of the faculty, graduate and undergraduate students in the department.


The following subject areas are collected at the advanced study level:

  • Demography
  • Population
  • Economic History and Conditions
  • Probabilities
  • Stochastic Processes
  • Mathematical Statistics


The following subject areas are collected at the research study level:

  • Banking
  • Game Theory
  • Money
  • International Finance
  • Public Finance 


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Apply the Following Parameters to the Above Scope of Coverage Areas 


Primary emphasis is on the English language.


Date of publication

Emphasis on current materials.


Geographical guidelines

No restrictions


Society or publisher emphasis

Publication of the Scholarly Societies. 


Multiple copies

Only when warranted by high demand.

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Material Types

Recent Acquisitions



Advanced study level and research level scholarly materials are emphasized.  Textbooks are acquired on a very selective basis.


Audiovisual material

Purchased upon request from the departmental faculty in support of classroom instruction.


Theses and dissertations

Selectively acquired in support of graduate and faculty research.


Microform reproductions

Acquired only if absolutely necessary.



 Current list of department subscriptions

Recent volumes of a select number of scholarly journals in the discipline are also available online through the OhioLINK Electronic Journal Center (EJC).   

Back issues and full runs of selected scholarly journals focusing on Economics are also available online through Kent State Universityís subscription to JSTOR.   


Government Documents

 The collection is strong from 1962-present, with earlier collections obtained from purchases and donations.  All materials are cataloged and accessible via Kentlink.


Methods of acquisition

Most government documents are received free of charge from federal and state governments.  Federal government documents are selected to match a profile that supports the Economics curriculum.  If requested by the department, monographic funds may be used to purchase documents materials that are not normally received for free.


Federal publications

Many agencies publish and distribute information in support of the research and instructional interests of the Economics Department.  The Commerce Department, Federal Trade Commission and the Agriculture Department supplies the school with documents that offer various statistical information concerning the field of Economics.  We receive all material published by the Library of Congress, which is accessible through KentLink.  Any and all congressional publications are received by the library, which includes bills and laws, congressional hearings, congressional records and various House and Senate reports.

Federal Depository, Documents Data Miner


 Online Services and Electronic Resources

 A number of Economics journals are available through OhioLINKís Electronic Journal Center .  Articles and databases are also available through KentLinkís article indexes/research databases.  There are many Economics databases listed such as EconLit. 



 Materials at the professional level are not collected for the Economics Department.


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