Guidelines for Economics
Table of Contents1. Purpose
2. General Collection Guidelines
D. Publication Date
E. Treatment of Subject
F. Types of Materials and Formats
3. Area Resources
4. Related Subject Policy Statements
5. Subjects and Collecting Levels
The Department of Economics offers two undergraduate degree programs. The Bachelor of Science in economics, conferred by the College of Humanities and Sciences, serves as a general preparation for careers and employment in areas such as public administration, social services, and the financial sector. The other Bachelor of Science in economics, conferred by the School of Business, is designed to prepare the students for positions in government and for graduate study. The Department of Economics offers a Masters of Arts Degree in Economics. This degree is designed to provide training for teaching in secondary schools or in junior colleges and for further study at the doctoral level. This program provides both a thesis and a non thesis option. The School of Business offers a Ph.D. in Business with a specialty track in Economics.
2. General Collection Guidelines.
The emphasis is on current developments. Materials collected should also include a representative survey of various periods of economic thought, economic history, and economic development as they relate to the curriculum.
Treatment of Subject.
Popular works and lower division textbooks are not generally ordered. Upper division and graduate texts are acquired selectively. Professional and scholarly works that support the curriculum are acquired broadly.
Types of Materials and Formats.
Monographs, periodicals, and electronic resources are the principal formats. Also included are indexes, abstracts, dictionaries, encyclopedias, handbooks, bibliographies, directories, loose-leaf services, conference proceedings, and audio-visuals.
3. Area Resources.
The University of Richmond has a business collection which is available to VCU students. The Federal Reserve Bank Library is available to the VCU community by appointment. The State Library of Virginia and the Richmond Public Library are available to the VCU community.
4. Related Subject Policy Statements.
See Business, Public Administration, and Government Documents policies.
5. Subjects and Collecting Levels.
|Subject||Call Number Range||Present||Desired|
|Economic Theory. Demography||HB1-846.8||B||B|
|Economic History, General||HC10-95; HC111-1085||C1||C2|
|Economic History, U.S.||HC101-110||C1||C2|
Collection-centered; list-checking, either in its entirety or using samplings from:
-computer file-. Ann Arbor: U.M.I. 1989-. bimonthly.
Baker Library Harvard Business School Recent Additions. Boston: Harvard Business School, 1982-. monthly.
Business Periodical Index. New York: H.W. Wilson Co., 1958-. monthly.
EconLit. -computer file-. Norwood: SilverPlatter Information, 1990-. quarterly.
Harvard Business School Core Collection. Boston: Harvard Business School, 1982-. annual.
Journal of Economic Literature. Pittsburgh: American Economic Association, 1963-. quarterly.
Public Administration. London: Royal Institute of Public Administration, 1923-. quarterly.
Social Sciences Citation Index. -computer file-. Philadelphia: Institute for Scientific Information, 1992-. quarterly.
WILS - computer file-. New York: H.W. Wilson Co., 1988-. monthly