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Economics: Home

Here you will find library and internet resources for research on topics and issues in Economics


Programs in this field provide educational opportunities for students seeking careers related to economics, statistics, or business. While CR does not offer Associate Degrees for the discipline, these classes can help fulfill the requirements for other degree programs. In addition, many courses are transferrable to the UC and/or CSU systems (check catalog for more details).  

Useful and Relevant Search Words

These are some of the search words that students may need for a research project. Other words may be useful in addition to those listed below. Consult your textbook, class notes, or assignment guidelines for topic ideas.


Use specific words. Use only one or two words. Try both plural and singular forms. Try varying combinations. Try words for specific issues relevant to the topic.Try both technical and common usage words. Try names of relevant places or persons.

  • Accounting
  • Austrian (economics)
  • Balance of payments
  • Bankruptcy
  • Bimetallism
  • Bond
  • Broker
  • Capitalism
  • Cartel
  • Commodity market
  • Communism
  • Consumerism
  • Consumption
  • Cost theory
  • Credit
  • Debt
  • Deflation
  • Distribution
  • Dividend
  • Dumping
  • E-commerce
  • Econometrics
  • Elasticity
  • Embargo
  • Euro
  • Federal Reserve System
  • Fraud
  • Fiscal policy
  • Globalization
  • Gross domestic product (GDP)
  • Hedge fund
  • Income tax
  • Inflation
  • Interest
  • International Monetary Fund
  • Keynesian (economics)
  • Labor law
  • Laissez–faire
  • Liability
  • Macroeconomics
  • Market equilibrium
  • Marxian (economics)
  • Mercantilism
  • Microeconomics
  • Money
  • Poverty
  • Resources
  • Scarcity
  • Socialism
  • Social security
  • Specialization
  • Speculation
  • Standard of living
  • Statistics
  • Supply and demand
  • Supply-side economics
  • Tariff
  • Trade
  • Unemployment
  • World Trade Organization

Economics Classes

‚ÄčOther classes in business, math, history, or political science may be relevant or required. Check with a counselor to see what classes are currently required for these degrees.

For Del Norte and Distance Education students

Online resources are set up to be accessible to all students from any location at any time. You may be prompted to login using your WebAdvisor ID and your eight digit birth date.  Physical format books from Eureka can be requested and delivered to Del Norte, and vice versa. 


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Cathy Cox
Cathy Cox
Library Director
College of the Redwoods
7351 Tompkins Hill Rd.
Eureka, CA 95501

Citation Styles

Always ask your instructor what citation style should be used for research projects. See below for links to helpful resources.