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Ebook databases

Search through these databases to get access to Ebooks. After you have identified your keywords for your search, you can enter them into the search boxes in the following databases: 


Google Book Search


Finding Textbooks on Reserve for your Courses

Follow these steps to locate textbooks on closed reserve for your courses:

1. Go to the Laucala Campus library catalogue.

2. In the lefthand corner box under "Find Information" click "Closed Reserve." 

3. Select your course from the dropdown menu (i.e. UU100) and click ok.

4. A list of your textbooks that are held at the main issue desk will display. 

5. Write down the call number of the book you need and take it to the main issue desk. Items can be used for two hours in the library, and some items can be taken out overnight. 

USP Library Catalogue and Other Book Sources

The online catalogs are used to find books in the library. You can look for a book by title, author, subject, or keyword. 

Try searching the following sites using keywords to find books on your topic.

  • Laucala Campus Library Catalogue
    Use this link to go directly to the catalog to search collections at USP.
  • Ebook Central
    Ebook Central is a site that USP subscribes to that gives you access to online eBooks in dozens of subjects. Once you select a book, the search function of this site allows you to search within the eBook to immediately find information on your topic.
  • Online free books and journals
    Use this page to connect to online sites for free books that you can read online.

How to Use Subject Headings to Search Economics Books

Subject Headings are assigned by the Library of Congress and may not be the same word you would use to describe your topic; if you're unsure of the subject heading for your topic, begin with a keyword search.


Some useful subject headings for Economics are:

Heading: Economics
Broader Terms: Social sciences
Comparative economics
Narrower Terms:

Economic policy








Economic anthropology


Land use


Economic development

Economic history

Development economics



Convergence (Economics)

Classical school of economics




Chicago school of economics

Elasticity (Economics)

Employment (Economic theory)

Equilibrium (Economics)

Externalities (Economics)

Gross national product

Historical school of economics


Index numbers (Economics)

Indexation (Economics)

Informal sector (Economics)

Institutional economics

Keynesian economics

Labor economics

Long waves (Economics)

Managerial economics

Manchester school of economics

Marxian economics


Multiplier (Economics)

Neoclassical school of economics

Production functions (Economic theory)


Regional economics


Rent (Economic theory)

Resource allocation


Space in economics

Stagnation (Economics)

Statics and dynamics (Social sciences)

Substitution (Economics)

Supply and demand

Supply-side economics

Time and economic reactions

Trusts, Industrial

Urban economics


Waste (Economics)


Welfare economics

Evolutionary economics

Environmental economics

Feminist economics

Law and economics

See Also: Economic man
Reference Notes: see also: subdivision Economic aspects under topical headings, e.g. Agriculture--Economic aspects; and subdivision Economic conditions under names of countries, cities, etc., and under classes of persons and ethnic groups, including occupational groups

Some recent Economics books from the USP Library Catalogue

This is a selection of items recently purchased by the USP Library. Check our Catalogue for other books on this subject.

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Economics for Dummies - Sean Flynn
Call Number: HB 171 .5 .F645 2011
ISBN: 9780470879481
Publication Date: 2011-04-12

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Modern Principles of Economics - Tyler Cowen; Alex Tabarrok
Call Number: qto HB 172 .5 .C695 2015
ISBN: 9781429278393
Publication Date: 2014-12-12

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Economics - Campbell R. McConnell; Stanley L. Brue; Sean Masaki Flynn
Call Number: HB 171 .5 .M47 2012
ISBN: 9780073511443
Publication Date: 2011-01-13

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ABCs of Political Economy - Robin Hahnel
Call Number: HB 171 .H346 2014
ISBN: 9780745334974
Publication Date: 2014-11-20

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Routledge Handbook of International Political Economy (IPE) - Mark Blyth (Editor)
Call Number: HF 1359 .R69 2009
ISBN: 0415781418
Publication Date: 2010-07-21

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The Economics Anti-Textbook - Rod Hill; Anthony Myatt
Call Number: HB 172 .H44 2010
ISBN: 9781842779392
Publication Date: 2010-03-11

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Economics: The User's Guide - Ha-Joon Chang
Call Number: HB 180 .K8 C53 2014
ISBN: 9780718197032
Publication Date: 2014

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The Economics of Money, Banking, and Financial Markets - Frederic S. Mishkin
Call Number: HG 173 .M632 2013
ISBN: 9780273765738
Publication Date: 2013

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